LMC, PWD employees stage demos for salaries

LARKANA: The Mehnatkash Labour Union of Larkana Municipal Corporation (LMC) and the employees of Population Welfare Department (PWD) held a protest demonstration separately at Jinnah Bagh roundabout here on Tuesday for acceptance of their demands.

The Labour Union activists said that 1,600 employees of LMC were running from pillar to post for payment of their monthly salaries as the finance department has not yet released the increased installment of Rs 18.000 million.

The increase was made by the Sindh Chief Minister recently, they informed. Sikander Sangi, Sham Lal, Munwar Sandano, Hussain Bux Kanasro and others said that the installment might be released without further loss of time as the employees have not been paid their monthly salaries since last three months which amounts to depriving them of their basic right. They demanded immediate payment of salaries to save them and their children from undergoing hunger.

In their protest, the employees of Population Welfare Department, including Peeral Dayo, Moeed Surhiyo, Imamdin Bugti and others, said that after passage of 18th Amendment and NFC Award, this department was being run on PC-1 which was unjustified.

They demanded regularization of the department and its inclusion in Sindh government. They further demanded award of time scale, regularization of contract employees, up-gradation of posts, award of scale to social male mobilizers on the pattern of lady health workers and visitors, their regularization and son quota. They warned that if their demands are not accepted, they would be forced to plan further course of action.

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