State Ministerial Services Association announced to go on two-day strike on December 5 and 6. Sukhwinder Singh, president of the association, said: “A state-level meeting was held on November 23 in Ludhiana, where it was decided that the clerical staff will go on a two-day strike.”
The work services at various departments, including district administration, health, education, excise, treasury and other departments others would get affected if the clerical staff goes on strike.
Sukhwinder Singh said: “We had earlier given a notice, but the state government is not ready to fulfil our demands, which are pending for long. To make the strike successful, we asked members at district level to participate in the strike.”
Sukhwinder said that they have been demanding to increase the pay scales of clerks, stenos, senior assistants and superintendents.
They are also demanding from the government to issue pending installments of dearness allowance.
General secretary, Kulwant Singh Chahal, said that government should recruit more staff to fill vacant posts of clerical cadres.
Earlier on November 15, the association had announced to go on strike on December 3 and 4.