Strikes across India

Employees of various government bodies across the country have been expressing their frustrations over unfulfilled demands

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Employees of Jammu & Kashmir Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (J&K EPFO) at Jammu went on an indefinite strike demanding that the authorities protect their service interest and address all their pending issues.

Among their demands, they want their salary budget to be released, they wish for various human resource issues to be settled and a DPC meeting to be held.

Staff of EPFO sat in protest at the divisional provident office led by the J&K Employees Provident Fund Staff Welfare Association.

The protestors claim that the authorities are unnecessary delaying the process of merging the J&K EPFO employees with the Central EPFO.

Meanwhile, in Karnal, hundreds of health workers, who were hired on contract during the pandemic, protested against the termination of their service contract, and demanded job security and renewal of contract.

These workers were hired through third parties during the emergency situation when government hospitals were short staffed. The protestors had gathered from different parts of Haryana and expressed their disappointment at how the government had used and thrown them.

Woes of contractual workers continued with contract employees at the Indore Railway Station protesting against authorities for not taking action against their contractor who has not been depositing their provident fund.

The said contractor, on the other hand, maintains that the Railways has not been clearing his bills for the last 14 months, which is why he has been unable to deposit their PFs.

The protestors resumed work after senior railway officials asked the contractor to resolve the issue of the workers in a week’s time.

Elsewhere in Jaipur, employees and officers of the Jaipur Municipal Corporation-Greater (JMC-G) called a pen-down strike in protest against the alleged insult they suffered at the hands of the councillors in a general body meeting.

The sanitation workers claim that the councillors called them corrupt without any proof, which is unethical.

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