Relief for 'stinking' Delhi as MCD sanitation workers agree to call off strike
In a big relief for local residents, the sanitation workers of Municipal Corporations of Delhi have agreed to call off their ongoing strike from Monday evening following the intervention of Delhi High Court in the matter.
New Delhi: In a big relief for local residents, the sanitation workers of Municipal Corporations of Delhi have agreed to call off their ongoing strike from Monday evening following the intervention of Delhi High Court in the matter.
According to ANI, the MCD sanitation workers informed the Delhi High Court today that they will call off their strike by today evening.
On the matter pertaining to their arrears, the Delhi High Court today scheduled the next hearing on February 10.
The development came on the 13th day of the MCD workers' indefinite strike over the non- payment of salary and allowances.
According to ANI, the agitating MCD workers this morning protested outside Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's residence.
With truck loads of garbage piling up in the open in several localities, the strike by MCD workers had created hardship to the local residents.
On Saturday, Municipal Corporation Teachers Association called off their indefinite strike after they received their pending salaries. Along with teachers, MCD doctors and para medical staff have also ended their strike.
Earlier, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung had also offered additional loan of Rs 300 crore to East and North corporations to pay the salary of protesting workers.
Delhi government had also released an 693 crores rupees to the corporations in this regard but the protesters are demanding permanent solution of their salary issue.
In view of the MCD sanitation workers' strike, the Resident Welfare Associations accused the Delhi government of failing to make arrangements to get tons of garbage off the roads.