The lady health workers of Khairpur district started a protest against the delay in payment of their salaries and warned of a province-wide protest if the issue was not resolved.
Around 26,000 workers in Sindh, including 1,650 from Khairpur district, have not been paid for the last five months.
A reprsentative, Haliman Laghari and Shahnaz Abro, warned that the protest would spread across Sindh if their demands were not met immediately. They also complained that despite the announcement by Federal Minister Khursheed Shah two months ago, the notification of permanent orders has not been issued as yet.
“The workers completed the department’s tasks, including vaccination in remote areas, but they are still denied their rights,” said Laghari and Abro while speaking to Sindh Express. They added that majority of the workers were dependent on their salaries and were facing financial difficulties. “They [the workers] will not be able to celebrate Eid if they don’t get paid on time.”
Published in The Express Tribune, August 8th, 2012.
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