Scores of employees of Agriculture Engineering Workshop and members of All Pakistan Clerks Association (APCA) on Thursday staged a demonstration, urging the government to increase their salaries.
The protesters, holding banners and placards, marched on Jhang-Faisalabad Road and staged a sit-in there. They blocked Jhang-Faisalabad Road for traffic for several hours.
Addressing the protesters, APCA divisional president Syed Akhtar Ali Shaheen said the government had employed a large number of people for everyday affairs but failed to regularise services of contractual employees and had not revised their pay scales.
“The price hike has aggravated miseries of those with meagre salaries. Privatisation of the government bodies will lead to the economic murder of the class-IV employees.”
“The government should take steps to curb inflation and increase the salaries government employees according,” he said.
He said if the government did not revise pay scales and regularise services of daily wages, contractual, work-charge and ad-hoc employees, the APCA would launch a country-wide protestation.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 8th, 2015.
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