Lucknow : The Congress party Thursday said it would support the employees of public sector undertakings in Uttar Pradesh who are demanding implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission’s recommendations.
“Lakhs of employees of state PSUs (public sector units) were being deprived of their legitimate right to recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, while leaders of the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) being appointed as chairmen and vice-chairmen of these undertakings were only draining their finances,” legislator Vivek Singh, the Congress’ state unit secretary, told reporters.
Singh also accused the state government of intimidating the public undertaking employees.
“Leaders of the employees’ unions have been picked up by the police and taken unlawfully to an unknown destination,” he alleged.
Demanding their immediate release, he warned if the employees were not released, the Congress too would throw its lot with the employees, who have already issued an ultimatum to proceed on an indefinite strike from Sept 8.