Karachi: KESC Fired Employees Vent Ire on Head Office: Dunya News TV (January 20, 2011):
KESC fired employees vent ire on head office Terming it their economic murder, the sacked employees of Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) on Wednesday vent their ire on Company’s head office, Dunya News reported.
The angry protesters damaged the cars parked near the KESC head office located at Gazri, ransacked the office and blocked the road to the Fawara Chowk.
The demonstrators chanted slogans against the high-ups and demanded immediate withdrawal of the forced decision. On Tuesday, KESC fired more than 4000 employees under voluntary separation scheme (VSS). According to KESC spokesman, administration has decided to shut non-management and non-technical departments in the company. These department included security guards, drivers, clerical staff, bill distributors and sentry workers among others. The company offered its 4500 employees VSS, whose date of validation expired on January 15. 375 employees accepted the offer while rest of the sacked employees will be paid all their statutory dues along with one month’s salary