"The government is not sincere on resolving the issue. They have gone back on their own promises and failed to fulfill our demands. We are compelled and have decided to go on an indefinite strike now," Haryana Nagar Palika Karamchari Sangh president Naresh Shastri said after meeting union leaders in Rohtak today.
The major demands of the employees include regularisation of the contractual employees, minimum salary of Rs 15,000 per month for 'safai karamcharis', 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.
Meanwhile, garbage has piled up at different places.
More than 30,000 employees and workers of about 90 Municipal Corporations, Municipal Committees and Councils, began a three-day strike on May 9. Three days later, they decided to extend the strike till May 14 and yesterday, they extended it till May 17 after the talks with the government remained "inconclusive".
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