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GHMC Outsourcing Staff Strike Today

Sweeping of roads, lifting garbage and their transportation, fogging and anti-malaria operations will come to a halt as over 25,000 outsourcing workers of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation

Published: 01st February 2014 08:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st December 2014 11:53 AM   |  A+A-

Sweeping of roads, lifting garbage and their transportation, fogging and anti-malaria operations will come to a halt as over 25,000 outsourcing workers of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) will go on strike from Saturday protesting against the state government’s failure in solving their demands. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Employees Union (GHMEU) president Udhari Gopal told Express that they would continue the strike till their demands are conceded. The employees have submitted representations listing out their demands several times to the GHMC and the government but to action was taken so far.. “Protesting against the government’s attitude in solving our problems, we have decided to go on an indefinite strike,’’ Gopal said. Their main demands include hike in monthly wages for all the outsourcing employees from Rs 6,700 to Rs 16,700 per month, clearing of pending promotions of UDC, LDC and bill collectors, health cards to all permanent employees and replacement of old vehicles with new ones. Earlier, GHMEU workers took out a rally



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