Jammu, May 01: Apni Party Trade Union (APTU) Sunday celebrated International Workers' Day / Labour Day at the party office in Gandhi Nagar and paid homage to the martyr labourers.
A party statement said that in this regard, a programme was organized by APTU president AjazKazmi at the party office and the function was presided over by the provincial president Jammu Manjit Singh.
Manjit Singh remembered the sacrifices of the labourers due to which the working of the labourers was reduced to 8 hours. He, however, said that the standard of working conditions needs to be improved as it still lacks in many sectors and often leads to mental stress for the workers.
He further said that the government should implement the minimum wage act in Jammu and Kashmir with a motive to provide equal opportunity for protection to their wages in government as well as in the private sector.
He said that the May-Day is celebrated across the world so that the importance of the labour class in the development of any society is not forgotten and their sacrifices are remembered.
Meanwhile, President Apni Trade Union, AjazKazmi said that the government should regularize the services of the daily wagers, Anganwari workers and need based workers and others in the government departments. He also demanded regularization of the NHM employees.