The construction workers of Jammu & Kashmir working in organized and unorganized sector will go on one day National Strike on 1st June, 2015 on the call given by Construction Workers Federation Of India (CWFI) affiliated with CITU for the demands such as proper implementation of All India Building and Construction Workers Act in all states, Enroll all the Construction Workers, Brick kiln workers, quarry workers, and stone Crushing Workers, in state welfare Board, Ensure representation for CITU in Tripartite State Welfare Boards, Increase the existing welfare benefits substantially, No diversion of board funds to other purpose, increase pension to Rs. 2000/- per month and reduce age of pension eligibility for women to 55 years, allotment of more funds for infrastructure and development works by both the governments, do not liberalize FDI in construction sector, Govt. should take steps to reduce the prices of construction materials like cement, steel, paints etc., Ensure housing for construction workers, Implement RSBY and increase the limit of medical benefit from Rs. 30,000/-, All India Identity Cards (Smart Cards) to be issued to the migrant workers, Minimum wages for unskilled workers Rs. 15000/-, Registration of worker within a week, early disposal of all claims of registered workers, Stop corruption in welfare board. It was decided in a meeting of state committee of CITU presided over by Sham Prasad Kesar, Sr. Leader of CITU held at 27-A Gandhi Nagar, Jammu, other attended the meeting were Om Prakash, General Secretary, Jagdish Sharma, Ramesh Chand, Raj Kumar etc.
Hundreds of casual, contractual and daily wage employees gheraoed the J and K state secretariat today, 28th May, demanding regularisation and other important issues.
They were arrested and kept in custody by the police. The exploitation of these workers should end. They should be regularised. Justice should be meted out to them.
I am herewith reproducing a PTI report on the attack of BSNL franchise office in Kashmir by Militants. I contacted Com. Nisar Ahmed, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, J and K, who is going to Sopore tomorrow and will inform the details. It can be understood under how much strain and danger BSNL employees are working. My heartfelt condolence to the family of the deceased franchise employee.
“Srinagar, May 25 : One person was killed and two others were injured in a militant attack on a telecom company outlet in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district today, police said.
The militants opened firing on the franchisee of BSNL at Iqbal Market in Sopore, 52 kms from here, which resulted in injuries to three of its workers, a police officer said.
The injured were rushed to a local hospital, where doctors referred them to a hospital here for treatment, the officer said.
He said one among the injured, Mohammad Rafiq (26), a resident of Handwara area of Kupwara district, succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
The two injured, Ghulam Mohammad Bhat (40) and Imtiyaz Ahmad Lone (30), both residents of Sopore township, were being treated upon, the officer said.
He said it seemed to be an attack on telecom operators as militants had threatened them in the past. It was second such attack in less than 48 hours in Sopore area.
Suspected ultras had hurled a grenade at a residential compound where a mobile transmission tower was installed on the intervening night of May 23 and 24.
Although officials were tight-lipped as to why the militants were targeting telecom installations, sources said the ultras were upset about “theft” of their communication equipment from mobile transmission towers in Sopore and surrounding areas earlier this month.
The militants had allegedly installed communication equipment atop the towers of private and PSU companies. (PTI)”
Police today used water cannons and batons to disperse hundreds of Jammu and Kashmir government employees who tried to march towards the Civil Secretariat here to protest in support of their demand for regularization of their services.
The contractual government employees of the Public HealthEngineering Department assembled at Pratap Park here to protest in support of their demands, officials said. Ganashakti)