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Sanitation workers’ strike enters day 5

Protesting workers said that they would not be fooled by mere assurances this time.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: March 29, 2015 3:44 am

Refusing to relent, the protesting sanitation workers continued their strike on the fifth consecutive day on Saturday, even as garbage piled up in dustbins and collection centres across the city. Members of the MC Safai Karamchari Union have been demanding regularisation of the 134 daily wagers who were hired on compassionate grounds, and also regularisation of other daily wagers hired after 1992. They have also demanded jobs to family members of deceased workers on compassionate grounds, as more than 225 sanitation workers have died in the last five years.

Protesting workers said that they would not be fooled by mere assurances this time, as in January, they had been promised fulfillment of their demands within 10 days. They were also produced minutes of a meeting which said the workers would be regularised, but they wanted the files cleared first. All garbage dumping vehicles are parked in the MC garage in Industrial Area, and the entire area has begun to stink.

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    RK Handa
    Mar 29, 2015 at 1:21 pm
    Garbage has been dumped here,a mountain of garbage has come up in East Delhi due to sanitation workers strike....Prime Minister Modi had launched cleanliness movement by taking broom in his hands and sweeping a police station himself...and today,all this..?
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      RK Handa
      Mar 29, 2015 at 1:13 pm
      If sanitation domain itself is thrown into a dustbin,its iis a total mockery of cleanliness campaign launched by Prime Minier Modi.
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        RK Handa
        Mar 29, 2015 at 1:26 pm
        In a small country like Singapore a person is caught throwing even a piece of litter on roadside or spitting in public place,he is sent to prison and if he defaces any public or private property he is subjected to punishment of flogging..,5 to 10 lashes...
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