MCD Workers' Strike Enters 13th Day, Garbage Piles Up On Roads

08/02/2016 11:51 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA- FEBRUARY 4: Heavy Garbage on the road at Padpadganj Main road (Near Radhu Place) during the MCD workers protest against the Delhi Government and Central Government for non-payment of their salariers for the last Three months, on February 4, 2016 in New Delhi, India. They carried out a corpse procession on the roads and demanded their salaries while raising slogans against the AAP Government. Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal announced a loan of Rs.551 crore for payment of salaries to striking workers of two municipal corporations in the national capital and urged them to call off their strike. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- The sanitation workers strike of Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD) entered 13th day on Monday over the non- payment of salary and allowances.

With garbage piling up in different areas, the strike is creating hardship to the people.

"We should get all our dues from 2003. The temporary workers should be made permanent. The Delhi Government, had on October 23, 2015 said that the pending arrears would be cleared. But, it hasn't been cleared even now. The government is misleading us and somewhere we are becoming the victims of politics," said one of the protestors.

"If any Talibani diktat is announced or if even a single employee of the MCD is removed, then we would make this protest very aggressive and the government would then have to pay its price," he added.

On Saturday, Municipal Corporation Teachers Association called off their indefinite strike after they received their pending salaries. Along with the 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.

The Delhi Government had also released Rs.693 crores to the corporations in this regard but the protesters are demanding permanent solution of their salaries issue.

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