23rd Feb 2024 11:02:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter 

ITANAGAR, Feb 23: Following the failure of the state government to address their charter of demands the Arunachal Pradesh Trade Union Federation (APTUF),  has announced a series of democratic movement  from March 11 next in the state.
The federation besides the strike also announced, ‘no solution, no vote’ movement in the state.
Speaking to the media at the press club here on Friday, APTUF Secretary General, Kenkar Yomcha said that the federation had earlier placed a 6-point charter of demands to the state government in the interest of workers. Among the 6 points, the state government has fulfilled one of the demands, for which the federation acknowledged CM Pema Khandu. 
However, the rest of the demands are yet to be addressed. Therefore, the federation demanded that the state government immediately fulfil the demands at the earliest by March 10 next.
Yomcha said that the other demands included, enhancement of grade pay of WC employees, including WC computer operator from existing Rs. 1900 to Rs. 2400. Creation of one time WC post in every engineering department, exclusion of MTS post from APSSB interview and regularisation of contingency/ casual workers.
He said that the contingency workers who have been serving the state for more than 15 years with meagre salary deserve to be regularised. Likewise, the grade of the WC employees should also be enhanced, looking into the inflation of basic commodities in the country.
“The federation has received a letter from the state government to defer the scheduled strike. However, we deny the letter as we have been repeatedly being denied after assurance. Therefore, the strike will continue unless the entire demands are fulfilled,” he added.   
The APTUF announced that the first phase of strike will commence on March 11, in the form of peaceful dharna cum rally throughout the state. The second phase will be of two days from March 14 to 15 in the form of pen and tools down.
Simultaneously, there will be mass casual leave on March 18, 19, and 20.
“Even if the state government ignores the voice of the workers, the federation will launch a two day hunger strike on April 3 and 4 at IG Park. Further, the federation has also planned to launch a non-cooperation movement from April 10 in the form of ‘no solution no vote’ campaign in the entire state,” he added. 

Kenter Joya Riba

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