Raakib Khan

Banihal, Feb 10: All Jammu and Kashmir paid employees Federation of Public Health Engineering Department (PHE) protest in Banihal in Ramban district on Monday.

Under the banner of the PHE Employees United Front, workers had served a 15-day ultimatum on the UT administration, seeking redress of their demands.

For years, daily rated workers, who are the backbone of the PHE department, have been demanding regular wages. The workers had hoped that their demands would be met after the abrogation of Article 370, but the UT administration has done nothing so far to redress their grievances.

“For years, the daily rated workers have been denied wages and the regularisation process is going on at a snail’s pace. It is a violation of rules and the fundamental rights of workers who are working to ensure drinking water supply to people,”