Threatens to hit streets if Govt fails to frame policy till Sep 30
Srinagar, Sep 27: Stating that the government has failed to fulfill the promises done with them, the Trader Union Forum (TUF), an amalgam of casual labours and Need Base workers on Wednesday threatened to hit streets along with their families in case the government fails to frame regularization policy for them till Sep 30.
Addressing a presser here at Press Enclave, the TUF president, Muhammad Yousuf Wani according to KNS correspondent said that at least 61,000 casual labours and Need Base workers are serving different departments since 1994 but unfortunately the government has failed to come up with a proper roadmap for their regularization.
“We have been assured several times by the government but unfortunately nothing has been so far, resulting in immense hardships to the casual labours and Need Base workers,” he said, adding that the recent budget presented by the Finance Minister, Dr Haseeb A Drabu had also assured that the policy will be framed for them.
“The departments only gathered out information following the announcement made by Finance Minister. The process for framing the regularization policy was halted for unknown reasons, which exposed the tall claims of the government over fulfilling the demands of hundreds of casual labours and Need Base workers,” Wani told reporters here.
He informed that on Sep 11, 2014 and Aug 12, 2015, the authorities made two agreements with them wherein they had promised the labours that they will be regularized soon. “We went from pillar to post to seek justice but unfortunately no to avail,” he added.
Threatening the government to come up with a proper roadmap till Sep 30, the forum said, “In case the government failed to fulfill the demands of casual labours and need base workers, which include regularization and implementation of Minimum Wages Act, we will take the streets here along with our families. We will also take extreme step for which the government will be held responsible.” (KNS)