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Sanitation Workers Call off Strike

Municipal employees called off their strike on  Wednesday following successful talks with municipal administration minister M Maheedar Reddy.

Published: 13th February 2014 08:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th February 2014 08:16 AM   |  A+A-

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Municipal employees called off their strike on  Wednesday following successful talks with municipal administration minister M Maheedar Reddy.

The government agreed to pay Rs 8,500 a month to a sanitation worker in Greater Hyderabad, Rs 8,300 in other municipal corporations and municipalities, and Rs  7,300 in nagar panchayat areas. The workers demanded a minimum salary of Rs 12,500.

The minister explained about the state’s financial condition and convinced the workers to agree to the hike offered by the government.

The sanitation workers will get weekly off and enjoy government holidays.

The minister agreed that the government will construct houses for municipal workers under JNNURM in Hyderabad and under Indiramma housing scheme in other parts of the state.

He said he would consult the respective local bodies for payment of city allowance

Govt’s Offer

■ A pay of `8,500 in GHMC, ` 8,300 in other corporations and municipalities, and `7,300 in nagar panchayats

■ City allowance, Weekly off, govt holidays

■ Houses under JNNURM and Indiramma schemes

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