LCWU employees boycott work on second day of protest

LAHORE: The Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) employees, on Tuesday, boycotted work and vowed to continue the boycott until their demands were fulfilled.

The employees, including clerks, drivers, attendants and sweepers, had started the strike on Monday under the banner of All Pakistan Clerks Association (APCA). The protesters blocked the Jail Road, burned the effigy of LCWU Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Sabiha Mansoor and set ablaze tyres at Shadman Chowk during the protest.

Separately, students and faculty members of the university staged a peace walk in the university to express solidarity with the VC. The participants were holding placards inscribed with demands of a peaceful academic environment. They also condemned the negative attitude of the employees who, during their protest, burned the effigies of the current and former VCs.

The protesters have presented a 14-point charter of their demands. Group insurance of employees, establishing GP fund, job quota for the children of employees in the university, reserved seats for the education of employees’ children, house requisition, and technical allowances are the chief demands put forward by the protesters.Daily Times.

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