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Anganwadi workers stage sit-in; demand release of pending salaries

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Jammu: Anganwadi workers and helpers today took to streets and staged a sit-in here in support of their demands, including release of pending salaries and hike in honorarium.

The sit-in protest by over 500 women under the banner of Anganwadi workers and helpers association near the Press Club was peaceful, though they raised slogans against government for its alleged failure to address their issue.

“We are on strike for the last 41 days but it is unfortunate that nobody from the government visited us to take note of our genuine demands, president of the Association Suman Suri told PTI.

She said besides the demand for hike in honorarium and release of pending salaries, the association is seeking seniority list, implementation of the pension scheme and gratuity of Rs 2 lakh for workers and Rs 1 lakh for helpers on retirement.

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