Haryana employees to go on hunger strike on July 14

  • Ishtiyaq Sibtian Joo, Hindustan Times, Hisar
  • Updated: Jul 08, 2015 21:13 IST

Government employees' union Sarv Karamchari Sangh Haryana (SKSH) on Wednesday gave an ultimatum to the state government to accept their demands, failing which they will go on statewide hunger strike on July 14.

The protesters, including guest teachers, causal employees and computer teachers, assembled outside the mini-secretariat here shouted slogans against the government and demanded their regularization.

They said that the government cannot keep on terminating employees when they had promised to regularise them.

"Ever since the BJP led government has come to power more than 12,000 employees have been terminated. This includes guest teachers, computer teachers and computer lab assistants. This is surprising as before the state assembly elections, the BJP in its election manifesto had promised to regularise these employees," union general secretary Subash Lamba said.

Issuing a warning to the government, Lamba said, "If the government won't reinstate all the terminated employees and won't accept our other demands, including revision of our pay grades at par with Punjab employees before July 14, we will go on one-day state-wide hunger strike at all the district headquarters."

The employees union also slammed the government for not showing any concern towards the ailing guest teachers who were admitted in hospital after their health deteriorated as they had been sitting on hunger strike at Mahendragarh.

"Six guest teachers who were on a fast-unto-death at Mahendragarh were in such a critical condition that they needed to hospitalised. However, till date no one from the government side has come to see them. Instead, the government is speeding up the process of outsourcing of services," Lamba said, who is also the assistant general secretary of All India State Government Employees Federation.

He said that on July 25, the SKSH would also organise a state executive committee meeting where its future course of action would be decided.

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