JKYSS workers protest in Srinagar, demand release of pending wages from 5 yrs

TNN Bureau. Updated: 1/9/2019 4:33:55 PM Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 9: Scores of Jammu and Kashmir Youth Service and Sports (JKYSS) casual labourers on Wednesday staged a protest in the summer capital, Srinagar, demanding wages pending from last five years.

Braving chilly weather conditions, scores of JKYSS labourers assembled at Press Enclave in Srinagar and held a protest demonstration against non-payment of their wages since 2013.

Holding placards, which read, 'We want justice', ‘release our pending salaries’ besides other slogans, the protestors, who were shouting slogans in favour of their demands, urged the authorities to immediately release their pending wages so that they can cater to the needs of their families.

“We have not been paid from the last five years and it is becoming very difficult for us to make the ends meet. We have several times approached the concerned authorities, but over demands were not fulfilled,” the protestors said.

They said that now school authorities are threatening to suspend their children as they have not been able to pay the fee due to non-payment of wages.

There are 49 casual labourers engaged by JKYSS in different places in the state. “Some of us have been working with JKYSS from last 10 to 15 years,” the protestors said, adding if their demands were not fulfilled as soon as possible, they will intensify the protest.

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