MCD sanitation workers end strike

Ruling AAP on Sunday said that sanitation workers of the Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD) have called off their strike that continued for three days as Delhi government has released funds on time.

PTI| Updated: Oct 25, 2015, 23:25 PM IST

New Delhi: Ruling AAP on Sunday said that sanitation workers of the Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD) have called off their strike that continued for three days as Delhi government has released funds on time.

It said that various unions of the workers talked with AAP leaders Dilip Pandey and Sandeep Kumar today and unanimously decided to end the strike.

"The striking union admitted in a letter that Delhi government released funds meant for them on time and, in fact, released much more compared to the previous year," AAP said in a release here.

The party further said it was decided in the meeting that the rest of the funds for the current financial year would be released by this December.

AAP said that MCD workers were also peeved at DDA for allegedly holding back huge sums of money it owed to MCD.

"The workers also announced that if DDA does not release the money to MCD soon, they would launch an agitation against DDA and BJP," AAP said, adding that "DDA owes Rs 1,550 crore to the three MCDs in property tax."

It said that BJP should look into the problems of the sanitation workers and ask DDA to release the pending money to MCD.

A section of MCD sanitation workers had struck work on October 23 demanding the fulfilment of their "long-pending" demands, including for timely payment of salaries.