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Civil surgeon office staff's dharna for salary enters Day 2

HT Live Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, February 22, 2013
First Published: 18:17 IST(22/2/2013) | Last Updated: 18:24 IST(22/2/2013)

The Anti-Larvae Wing Employees' Union protest dharn against the Punjab government at the civil surgeon's office demanding salaries of the last three months entered Day 2 on Friday. The protestors raised slogans against the government for not releasing salaries.

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Chairman of the union Jagdev Singh said: “More than 50 employees were not given their salaries, thus leaving them to face a hard time. When they work for the health department, why the government is not paying them?”

However, he said that they would be participating in the national anti-polio drive starting on Sunday, but would boycott all upcoming programmes if the government failed to pay their salaries.

Earlier on February 13, the employees had strike their work for a day to press their demand, however the protest was withdrawn following the assurance of the authorities concerned that they would be paid by February20.

However, despite the assurance when their salaries were not paid, they went on strike again on Thursday.

President of the union Surjeet Singh said again we were assured to wait till Wednesday, but if the government failed to pay their salary, they would be forced to flare up their agitation.

The union members appealed to the government to issue their salaries.

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