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Sanitation workers


Bengaluru sanitation workers allege lack of safety gear amid Covid, demand masks, gloves

April 29, 2021 6:46 am

According to Nirmala M, the President of the BBMP Pourakarmika Sangha, the sanitation workers are being exposed to a more "severe and deadlier" strain of the virus ever since the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic hit Bengaluru.

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa distributes new uniforms, protective equipments to sanitation workers on Ambedkar Jayanti

April 15, 2021 8:17 am

While workers collecting wet waste will get green colour uniforms, dry waste collectors will be provided blue and sweepers will now wear a rust-brown uniform.

Khattar announces salary hike of up to Rs 2,000 for sanitation workers

April 04, 2021 10:34 pm

Instead of getting monthly salary of Rs 10.000, the sewerage man will now get Rs 12,000 per month.

Ahmedabad: Sanitation workers withdraw strike, will resume work today

December 29, 2020 11:57 pm

The representatives of Ahmedabad Municipal Servants' Association reached AMC headquarters Tuesday afternoon to stage a dharna.

Sanitation workers protest outside MC building, say can't wear GPS watches

October 24, 2020 10:32 am

The employees in a communication had also stated that “their workers can even die” after wearing these watches and it affects their privacy as there were attempts to make them “bonded labour”.

Fighting from the bottom, India’s sanitation workers are also frontline workers battling Covid

May 27, 2020 3:38 pm

India's 40 lakh waste pickers in the informal sector and garbage collectors employed by states are at a direct risk of getting infected with coronavirus from handling unmarked medical and contaminated waste.

Vadodara: 2 weeks after seven people died, worker falls ill while cleaning drain

June 28, 2019 1:15 am

The incident occurred just days after seven people were killed while cleaning a septic tank at a hotel in Dabhoi earlier this month.

Gujarat: Four sanitation workers die cleaning water tank

December 03, 2018 1:51 am

The incident took place in the intermediary water treatment tank, which is around 10 feet high and succeeds the aeration tank of the sewage treatment plant of the factory, owned by Global Gourmet Private Limited, in Padra tehsil.

Swachh Bharat Mission needs to clean up the lives of sanitation workers

November 27, 2018 4:31 pm

The levying of 2 per cent cess when the programme was launched created popular notions that tax paying citizens are responsible for cleaning our cities.

Delhi: Over 20 sewer deaths since last year, relatives of victims find little closure

October 22, 2018 1:35 am

The Indian Express tracked down five families to report on the challenges they faced in the aftermath — compensations stuck, harassed over debts.