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Municipal workers strike: Hry police to keep close eye

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

In view of the ongoing strike by municipal workers in the state, the Police has directed senior police functionaries

at Commissionerate and district level to keep a close eye and take adequate and effective measures to prevent any untoward incident.

More than 30,000 employees and workers, including Safai Karamcharis, of about 90 Municipal Corporations, 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".

In a written communication addressed to all Commissioners of Police, Superintendents of Police and SP Railways, Ambala Cantt, the of Police, Haryana, B S Sandhu has directed them to personally monitor the situation in their respective jurisdiction and also to put in place adequate police personnel to ensure law and order.

The major demands of the striking 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 for those engaged in cleaning sewers.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 21:35 IST