Pakistan’s Water and Sanitation Services Company employees in Bannu go on strike over nonpayment of salaries

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IBNS: Water and Sanitation Services Company employees in Pakistan’s Bannu region recently went on strike over non-payment of salaries.

The strike call was given by the leaders of workers’ union when local traders and clerics failed to convince authorities to pay them salaries, reported Dawn News.

The union leaders including Farmanullah, Hayatullah Khan and others told a protest meeting that they had postponed their agitation on assurance by the leaders of business community and ulema that they would take up the issue of their salaries with quarters concerned, the Pakistani newspaper reported.

“Despite assurance and promises, the employees have not been paid salaries for the last three months,” they were quoted as saying by Dawn News.

They alleged that trader leaders and clerics did not bother to update them about their negotiations with authorities.

They asked the provincial government to ensure that the issue is resolved.

They also asked the government to ensure payment of salaries to WSSC workers without any delay.