Jammu Kashmir Government employees go on strike again

February 16th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI  

Srinagar, Feb 16 (ANI): All government offices and other public sector undertakings in Jammu and Kashmir remained shut on Monday due to another three-day strike called by state employees to demand implementation of the Sixth Pay panel report and enhancement of the retirement age from 58 to 60 years.
The employees who went on a two-day strike on February 10, decided to intensify their protest after the authorities failed to meet their demands.
The government employees are also demanding regularisation of temporary workers, formation of a transparent transfer policy and revival of the mediclaim insurance policy.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is likely to meet members of Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) and Employees Joint Action Committee factions today to arrive at a solution.
JCC spokesman Abdul Qayoom Wani has, however, warned that the strike could become indefinite if the State Government continues with its rigid stance. (ANI)

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