CPI(M) on Friday asked the Jammu and Kashmir Government to hold dialogue with its agitating employees and fulfill their genuine demands on priority.
"We demand resumption of dialogue between the representatives of the employees and the government to discuss and resolve genuine issues of the employees," state Secretary of CPI(M), M Y Tarigami, said in Srinagar.
Hundreds of government employees were detained and dozens injured in lathicharge by the security forces on August 12 when the employees took out processions at different places in the city to press for their demands including implementation of Sixth Pay Commission report.
"We condemn the use of unwarranted force on agitating employees at Srinagar. Such tactics only complicates the issues and deepens resentment," Tarigami said.
Pointing towards the anomalies in the Pay Commission, the CPI(M) leader said that employees appointed after January 2006 have a genuine grievance regarding disparity in their salaries. The class 4th employees have also not benefited much under the new pay scales.
Likewise, contractual and ad hoc employees awaiting regularisation need to be given minimum basic pay as per the new scales of the 6th Pay Commission, he said.
The employees have given a call for two day strike for August 19 and 20.