The employees of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), who are not sure of protection of their rights in the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation (IMC), have gone on strike to press for their demands.
The federal government is set to transfer more than 10,000 CDA employees particularly those hailing from municipal services to the IMC. However, the Islamabad local government act does not cover safeguarding rights of non gazetted employees regarding their existing pay scales, haj facility and job security.
The situation has created unrest among the employees who are on strike for the last two days. The employees also staged protest demonstrations at Aabpara Chowk, in front of CDA headquarters and other places on Tuesday.
Owing to two-hour daily strike in the morning, also being participated by sanitary workers, the problem of cleanliness had been created in the federal capital. The workers are now turning up for carrying out cleanliness work after 11 am.
Chaudhry Muhammad Yaseen, General Secretary CDA Mazdoor Union, when contacted, said that they were not against the local government system in Islamabad but they want that rights of the employees are ensured but the same are not being covered in the local government act.
He said the Mazdoor Union would also move the court of law against non-protection of rights of the employees, “We are also in contact with other union leaders and worker’s unions to intensify our campaign,” he said.
He said that the CDA union was also not consulted during process of distribution of powers and employees.