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Posted at: Jun 10, 2019, 7:35 AM; last updated: Jun 10, 2019, 7:35 AM (IST)

Contractual employees seek regular jobs, hold meeting

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, June 9

The Contract Employees’ Sangharsh Morcha, Punjab, on Sunday held its state-level convention at Teacher’s Home here on Sunday.

Addressing the convention, state leaders Kuldeep Singh, Jagroop Singh, Resham Singh Gill, Varinder Singh, Gurwinder Singh, Didar Singh Mudki, Sher Singh, Jagjit Singh, Sukhwinder Singh and others said the Congress had promised to regularise the services of temporary and contractual workers of all departments of the state government and provide employment.

They said two and a half years had passed, but the state government had not regularised the services of any worker.

They added that instead the government was going on firing temporary workers.

The morcha members claimed that due to pressure built by the Contract Employees’ Sangharsh Morcha during the 10-year rule of the SAD-BJP combine, the government had made a “Welfare Act 2016”. But the Capt Amarinder government was not implementing this Act and delaying it for one or the other reason, they added.

They said it was also trying to keep outsourcing and enlistment employees out of it.

On the other hand, a large number of contract employees had been working in many departments on outsourcing for a long time, they added.

They demanded that all categories of the temporary workers should be included in the Act, cut in salaries of 7,888 employees should be done away with and firing of temporary employees in departments should be stopped. They also condemned the firing of Powercom and Transco Contract Employees’ Union state president Balehar Singh and 130 lift operator and helpers of the PWD Electrical Department.

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