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Municipal employees stage strike, warn of suspending sanitation work

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

The protesting members of Nagar Vikas Karmchari Mahasangh (NVKM) organised a one-day strike against the state government and demanded issuance of pending payments of municipal employees besides fulfilling their other demands. They have also warned the government of going on indefinite strike from next week suspending all the sanitation-related work if the government fails to comply with their demands.

The protesting members also staged a protest in the premises of the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD). The NVKM president Nam Bahadur said that the municipal employees in all the municipal bodies held a one-day strike on Monday and they will gradually intensify their protest throughout this week. “The government has not cleared our pending payments for years. We are not being given other allowances and services as per the central government. There is no proper implementation of any health scheme for us by the state government. Fourth class employees are not being given any chances of promotions. We have appealed to the government multiple times regarding our issues but nothing was done,” stated Bahadur. He said that there are over 5,000 sanitation workers in Dehradun alone and no sanitation work will be done in the state if the government fails to consider their demands by the end of this week.

As per the official sources, the municipal commissioner Abhishek Ruhela has already sent a letter to the state administration regarding the issues of municipal employees but they are still insistent on intensifying their protest.

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