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Employees' hunger strike enters 65th day, no decision yet

HT Correspondent  Chandigarh, June 19, 2013
First Published: 00:31 IST(19/6/2013) | Last Updated: 00:33 IST(19/6/2013)

The chain hunger strike by employees of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) demanding implementation of pension completed 65 days but there is no respite in sight.


The administration and CHB management have failed to give any positive assurance to the employees.

CHB employees, under the banner of Chandigarh Housing Board Employees Co-ordination Committee (CHBECC) have been sitting on a hunger strike for the last 65 days.

As the employees failed to get a response from the UT administration or the management of CHB, the union has decided to extend the ongoing chain hunger strike for another seven days up to June 24.

On Tuesday, five CHB employees: Bhagwan Singh, Surjit Singh, Ronak Singh, Nirmaljit Singh and Vinod Kumar, sat on a day-long hunger strike to register their protest for non-implementation of pension scheme to the employees of CHB pending with the administration since 2009.

The employees are demanding implementation of pension scheme for employees who joined before January 1, 2004.

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