Srinagar, Nov 12: Expressing satisfaction after meeting Lt Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha, Jammu and Kashmir Casual and Daily Wage Forum (JKCDWF) on Thursday announced to defer their 18-day old strike.
LG has acknowledged our demands and announced to set up a high level committee to finalize the modalities with the consultation of representatives of the forum, JKCDWF president Sajad Ahmad Parray told reporters in Srinagar today.
He said JKCDWF has gone on “Kaam Chood Hartal” in support of their demands from October 26.
We were called by LG Sinha for a meeting at Jammu which was very encouraging, he said.
Our demands included regularization of over 61000 daily wagers and casual workers, implementation of minimum wage Act, revisiting of SRO 520, consideration of cases of land donors, benefit against death cases of workers and non payment of wages.
Parray said Sinha during the meeting gave patient hearing to us and acknowledged the legitimacy of our demands and agreed to long pending issues of regularization of temporary employees. However, LG expressed inability of the administration to regularize all the 61000 temporary employees in one go and promised that regularization will be done in a phased manner for which a high level committee will be constituted in coming days to finalize the modalities.
Therefore, he said, we deferred our strike.