DW BUREAU / Chandigarh
Claiming that most of the demands of the municipal workers have been met, Haryana’s Urban Local Bodies Minister Kavita Jain asked them today to end their strike and join duty.
Nearly 30,000 employees and workers including Safai Karamcharis of over 80 municipal corporations, municipal committees and councils began a three-day strike on Wednesday last week in support of their demands, including regularisation of contractual employees.
On Friday, they decided to extend their strike to May 14. “Most of their demands have already been met by the state government,” Jain said, while speaking at a function in Sonipat.
“The demand of regularisation of contractual employees of municipality in urban areas of Haryana is unjustified as the court has put a stay on regularisation of employees under various policies since 2016,” she said.
The other major demands of the striking employees include: implementation of cashless medical facilities for contractual employees, increasing allowances of both permanent and contractual employees, risk allowance and better safety equipment for those engaged in cleaning sewers.