Uttarakhand: Two-day work boycott of sub-contract workers across the state from today, these are the main demands:
Upal contract employees have announced a two-day work boycott across the state from today on various seven-point demands including timely and honorable honorarium. Some other organizations are also supporting the workers’ movement.
Constantly ignoring the demands, forced them to boycott
Yogendra Vishral, state convener of the Employees’ United Front, Uttarakhand Ex-Servicemen Welfare Corporation Limited (Upnal), said that the employees do not want the movement, but they are being forced to do so by ignoring their demands. The state convener of the Morcha, while interacting with the media in the Press Club, said that the honorarium of only 10 to 12 thousand rupees is being given to the sub-contract employees despite years of service.
They also do not get this honorarium on time. He said that orders have been issued by the government not to remove the employees, even after this, the services of 49 employees from sales tax and 12 from electricity department have been terminated. While it has been said on behalf of the concerned department that these employees have a better job, their removal is affecting the work, but the officers sitting in the government are not ready to listen.
Government should withdraw the SLP (Special Leave Petition) filed in the Supreme Court
He said that the government should withdraw the SLP (Special Leave Petition) filed in the Supreme Court on the issue of sub-employees, following the High Court’s decision in the year 2018. The employees said that the government should make a policy for their secure future. He said that if their demand is not implemented soon, then after the two-day work boycott, the employees will hold a meeting and plan the further strategy of the movement.
During the work boycott, employees will protest, protest in various districts. During the interaction with the media, Chief Convener PS Dhami, State General Secretary Pramod Gusai, District Convenor Jagvendra Panwar, Co-Convenor Devendra Raturi, Umesh Khatri, Anil Singh Kotiyal, Sandeep Kumar, Yogesh Bhatia, Ratanmani Rankoti etc. were present.
Some key demands of the employees
The service of any employee should not be terminated.
- Reinstatement of fired employees.
By not deducting tax from the honorarium of the employees, it should be paid directly to them.
The government should withdraw the SLP filed in the Supreme Court.
Government should make a policy for the safe future of Upal and other contractual employees.