Published On: Thu, Jan 14th, 2016

Civic body employees stage protest over delay in salaries

New Delhi: Thousands of civic body employees today staged a massive demonstration at the Civic Centre here demanding timely payment of salaries and unification of the three “financially-ill” municipal corporations.

"We have been readying for the strike by all the MCD employees and getting wide support from all the quarters including the sanitation workers," said Sanjay Gehlot, president of Swatantra Mazdoor Vikas Sanyukt Morcha.

“We have been readying for the strike by all the MCD employees and getting wide support from all the quarters including the sanitation workers,” said Sanjay Gehlot, president of Swatantra Mazdoor Vikas Sanyukt Morcha.

“Thousands of employees from the three municipal corporations today abstained from work and staged demonstration at the headquarters of South and North Delhi Municipal corporations at Civic Centre,” said Rajender Mewati, general secretary of United Front of MCD employees.

A large number of sanitation workers and other class IV employees as well as doctors, engineers and teachers of the three MCDs attended the demonstration as they have not been paid salaries for last 3-4 months, Mewati claimed.

“Not only the sanitation workers and other class IV employees of different departments of three MCDs but officers of those departments have also not been paid salaries and there is a widespread anger against this,” he said.

The demonstrators demanded the civic authorities and the Delhi government for ensuring timely payment of salaries to all employees, disbursal of arrears and unification of the three municipal corporations.

“With the trifurcation of the erstwhile MCD, most of the sources of income have been gone to South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) while East and North corporations have got nothing although they have expendtitures to meet,” Mewati said.

Another group of employees of municipal corporations including sanitation workers which have been sitting on a relay hunger strike at Jantar Mantar for over a month, has already declared to go on strike from January 27.

“We have been readying for the strike by all the MCD employees and getting wide support from all the quarters including the sanitation workers,” said Sanjay Gehlot, president of Swatantra Mazdoor Vikas Sanyukt Morcha.

PTI

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