Tribune news service
Jalandhar, December 16
Members of the B.Ed Front, Punjab, said Thursday that they will vote against the state government if their “anti-worker” policies continue in the same way.
Ravinder Singh, district president of Jalandhar B.Ed Front, Punjab, said the anti-labor face of the Punjab government is coming to the fore every day, under which government employee allowances are being cut by the government.
Front members condemned cuts in rural workers’ allowances. They said the new example of the government’s anti-labor policies is the cut in rural allowances for government employees. They said that 70 percent of the staff are involved in development work in villages. They said that as a result, village or rural works will be stopped or affected by the decision of the state government. Ravinder Singh said: “It is unjust with government officials of the state to cut the rural allowance. Apart from that, 37 other allowances were discontinued by workers, ie border area, ACP allowance, etc. “
He said the government had also failed to implement the wages commission report. They also said the Punjab government refused to pay arrears on DA rates. They said Congress also promised to reintroduce the old pension system after the Punjab government was formed before the elections. They said government officials would vote against the government for Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal’s anti-labor policies.