JKSRTC employees took to streets, demanding five months wages

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Srinagar, Feb 19 (UNI) The Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) employees today again took to streets, demanding early release of five months salaries.

Hundreds of employees assembled at the headquarters of the SRTC at Moulana Azad Road near here to protest against government's failure to release their salaries.

Raising slogans against the SRTC management, the agitated employees marched through different streets saying, they are without wages for the past four months.

They said despite assurance by the advisor to Chief Minister to SRTC employees that he will take up the matter with the concerned authorities and get release their wages, salaries were not released.

We are facing starvation as we have nothing to eat as shopkeepers have now refused to give essential commodities, the employees arrested.

General Secretary of the SRTC Employees Coordination Committee said they have presented a 13 point demands to government, which included release of wages, payment of cost of living from 2006, appointment of children of deceased employees under SRO-43 and appointment of a commission to probe into alleged scandals in the corporation.

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