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Khammam Municipal workers protest seeking hike in salaries

Khammam Municipal workers protest seeking hike in salaries
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Protesting against the state government for not enhancing the salaries of Municipal workers, leaders of All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) and...

Khammam: Protesting against the state government for not enhancing the salaries of Municipal workers, leaders of All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) and representatives of Municipal Workers Union burnt an effigy of the state government at Wyra bypass road in Khammam on Tuesday.

Speaking on the occasion, district secretary of Municipal Workers Union Manda Venkateshwarlu lashed out at the government for ignoring the demand of nearly 50,000 sanitary workers in the state. Government has disappointed the workers by not allotting money in the budget for enhancing their salaries, he felt.

“The workers had actively participated Sakala Janula Samme for separate state hoping that their lives would become better. However, to their disappointment, their problems and sufferings remain the same post separate Telangana,” he said.

The TRS government, instead of solving the problems of downtrodden, has become pro-corporate and deceiving workers by not implementing Supreme Court’s order of ‘Equal pay for equal work’, he alleged, stating that the government has remained nonchalant despite the 43-day strike taken out by the workers seeking regularisation of their services.

He threatened to intensify protests against the government if it failed to hike the salaries of workers to Rs 18,000 apart from regularising the services of contract and outsourcing workers as early as possible.

AITUC district president B J Climont, Yanali Sambashiva Reddy, Thati Venkateshwarlu, Boddu Papa Rao and others took part in the protest programme.

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