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Delhi govt’s indifferent attitude made civil sanitation workers protest


Newsgram Staff Writer

 New Delhi:  The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) sanitation workers created an ugly scene outside the south zone office of EDMC on Saturday, as they went on a strike. This protest was organized by the sanitation workers who are demanding permanent jobs and protesting against the non-payment of wages and salaries.

The Central government’s response to this protest was recorded in a statement made BJP president Satish Upadhyay “The Delhi government is not releasing funds for salaries. They have money for advertisement, to pay their employees but they do not have money for the poor safai karamcharis. They should avoid this kind of politics.”

Not only this, the striking workers threatened to continue their protests across Delhi if their demands were not met. They were demanding permanent jobs, payment of arrears and cashless medical insurance.

The mayors of three different corporations met Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to discuss how to end the strike but with no result.

(With inputs from IANS)


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Sanitation workers on strike for non-payment of salaries in Delhi


New Delhi: Delhi municipal sanitation workers staged a protest against the non-payment of their salaries leading to which they dumped garbage outside Deputy Chief Minister Sisodia’s Camp office in east Delhi.

The protestors have threatened for an indefinite strike if their demands are not fulfilled at the earliest. They have demanded for an immediate release of funds of their salaries, which they say are pending for a long time.

The workers have raised slogans against the government and dumped garbage outside the office building of Sisodia’s camp in Patparganj.

“Many workers are not being paid their salary for two to three months. Despite several appeals, our demands are not considered,” said Sanjay Gehlot, president of Mazdoor Vikas Sanyukta Morcha.

“We will call off work for an indefinite period if our demands are not met,” he added.

More than 1.5 lakh workers have gone on a three-day strike on Wednesday for non-payment of their salaries.

Apart from all this, the employees are also demanding payment of arrears, regularization of employees who are on a contract basis and also a meagre of the three corporations.

Earlier, in October 2015, the employees of East Delhi Municipal Corporation went on a strike with the similar demands.(IANS)