Casual labourers from Tourism Deptt demand release of pending wages

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Srinagar, Dec 31: Casual labourers from Tourism Department Monday staged a protest demanding release of wages in their favour. A large number of casual labourers from Tourism Department assembled in the premises of Directorate of Tourism Department here in Srinagar and raised slogans against the government as well as department.
The protesting casual labourers they have been waiting for the release of their wages since July 2014. “We have been facing immense problems. We are unable to take care of our families. Despite working hard for the department we are being deprived from our hard earned wages,” the protesters said.
The protesters said that Tourism Department have uploaded the names of 342 casual labourers on its website but ironically only 14 are getting wages.
“We vehemently appeal to Governor of the State to intervene into the matter,” they said adding if their wages are not released they will hit to roads along with their families. (CNS)