Unionists set 30th as deadline to get CoDs accepted

By: News Desk      Published: 11:50 PM, 14 Sep, 2020
Unionists set 30th as deadline to get CoDs accepted
Punjab government employees have been up in arms about anti-employees policy since July 4.

The All Punjab Government Employees Grand Alliance, an amalgamation of unions of provincial government staff, has set September 30 as the deadline for getting their Charter of Demands accepted.

The core committee decided to stage a sit-in outside the Governor House on October 7 if the government refuses to budge, the unionists told the media on Monday.

All Punjab Government Employees Grand Alliance Chairman Khalid Javed Sukhera, Secretary-General Prof Dr Tariq Kalim,  Patron-in-Chief Hafiz Abdul Nasir, Zafar Ali Khan and  Hafiz Ghulam Mohiyuddin, Rashid Ahmad, Rukhasaan and Amir Nadeem present at the press conference.

They said they have been on a peaceful protest to raise voice for due rights since May 4 but the government turns a deaf ear.

The government employees find it difficult to make both ends meet in 100 per cent price hike in the ongoing year, the speakers said, adding that the government has been doing so to appease the International Monitory Fund (IMF). They alleged the policymakers promoted favouritism.

They announced holding the divisional convention in Lahore and demonstrations in other divisions across the province on September 24.

The charter of demands includes new pay-scale, payment of executive and utility allowances, withdrawal of notification of time- scale notification, Regularization of employees from day one, unconditional release of the detained demonstrator, issuing  technical allowance for sub engineers, establishing new universities instead of giving the varsity status to colleges, bring the student-teacher ratio to 1:40