WATER Supply Deptt workers not to allow snatching of their rights

Ferozepur, April 30, 2013: “We will not allow the government the snatching of our rights at any cost”, said Bhajan Singh Markhai, President Water Supply and Sanitation Must Roll Employees Union in a meeting held at Ferozepur which was attended...

WATER Supply Deptt workers not to allow snatching of their rights

Ferozepur, April 30, 2013: “We will not allow the government the snatching of our rights at any cost”, said Bhajan Singh Markhai, President Water Supply and Sanitation Must Roll Employees Union in a meeting held at Ferozepur which was attended by the workers engaged on contract basis.

Addressing the meeting, Markahi said, Punjab Government and Labour Department have issued a notification fixing the minimum wages of a worker of Rs.5,695 per month and these new wages rates would be effective from March.  But on the other hand, Water Supply and Sanitation Department is still paying Rs.4,500 per month, which too are paid after 3-4 months.  The instructions of the notification are being violated by the Water Supply and Sanitation Department. 

He further said, a meeting with the Chief Engineer is being fixed within a week’s time for implementation of revised wages rates. In case the same are not implemented, the agitation will be intensified.

Date: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013