‘Release wages’

ITANAGAR, Jun 18: Claiming that the wages of the labourers engaged under the forest department have not been released for the last four months, the Joint Working Committee of Arunachal Pradesh Trade Unions in a representation to the principal chief conservator of forests (PCCF) on Monday sought release of the wages within a week.
It said the department has not released the labourers’ wages for the months of March, April, May and June 2018, despite the finance department having released the letter of credit every month as per the department’s demand.
Also claiming that some forest department offices in the state have discharged labourers without any reason, the committee urged the PCCF to reconsider the decision and direct the DFOs across the state to re-engage the workers who have been terminated from their jobs.
It said it would launch a tool-down and hunger strike if its demands are not met within the stipulated time.