AIUTUC to support proposed protest of state police on June 4

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-05-30 19:50 Bengaluru: The All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC) has announced its support for the multiple protests planned by the state government employees on June 2 and the lower rung personnel of state police on June 4. The protests are over low salary, harassment by senior officers, long working hours without leaves, appointment of new people due to shortage of police officials and other issues. AIUTUC in a release said it would they would place these demands in front of the state government and ask the government to revise the pay considering that neighbouring states provide higher pay. However, Home Minister G Parameshwara on Saturday said the government would consider revising the salary during the next pay commission. He had appealed to the personnel to drop their plans of going on ‘mass leave’, saying that around 15,000 policemen would be appointed in the coming years. At present, the state is having shortage of about 25,000 police personnel, forcing many of them to work beyond the normal duty hours.