Hyderabad: Pakistan WAPDA Hyrdo Electric Workers Union (CBA) here Friday took out a rally from the labour office to the press club.
Led by the Union's Central President Abdul Latif Nizamani, the workers called for acceptance of their demands while also staging a token sit-in. Speaking on the occasion, Nizamani demanded welfare funds, health allowances and support of families of the workers who die on duty.
He complained that the workers of the power generation and distribution companies were being sacked against fake complaints and called for putting an end to such layoffs.
Nizamani claimed that the workers employed on contract and daily wages over 6 years ago had not been regularized so far.
He demanded that those workers should be regularized and that at least Rs.25,000 salary should be fixed for the contractual staff in view of the ever rising inflation.The union asked the government to direct the distribution companies to stop sending faulty detection bills to the consumers in order to provide relief to the public.
Abbass Chandio, Muhammad Hanif Khan, Raja Afridi, Iqbal Ahmed Khan and other leaders of the union also spoke.