New Delhi: The municipal sanitation workers on Thursday staged a protest against non-payment of their salaries and dumped garbage outside Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s camp office in east Delhi.
The protestors demanded immediate release of funds for their salaries, which they said were pending for months, and threatened to go on an indefinite strike if their demands are not met soon.
The sanitation workers gathered at Sisodia’s camp office located in Patparganj — his assembly constituency — in east Delhi and raised anti-government slogans. They dumped garbage at the gates of his office building.
“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.
Over 1.5 lakh workers of Delhi’s three main civic bodies went on a three-day strike on Wednesday over non-payment of their salaries.
Besides salaries, the employees are seeking payment of arrears, regularisation of employees who have been working on contracts, and merger of the three corporations.
Earlier in October last year, the sanitation employees of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) had gone on a strike with similar demands.