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Jadcherla Municipal workers to launch 3-day strike

Jadcherla Municipal workers to launch 3-day strike
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The workers of Jadcherla municipality have decided to go on a three-day strike from March 15, demanding that the State government hike their salaries...

Mahbubnagar: The workers of Jadcherla municipality have decided to go on a three-day strike from March 15, demanding that the State government hike their salaries as per GO No 14 issued on February 19, 2016 and ensure that the Supreme Court order for payment of equal wages to equal work be implemented.

More than 100 workers of Badepally municipality have launched three-day strike on Thursday. They demanded that the State government immediately implement the 10th Pay Revision Commission recommendations and ensure that all the municipal employees get minimum basic wage and arrears from June 2, 2014.

According to Venkatesh, District Municipal Employees working secretary of Mahbubnagar, the State government had adopted double standards and is acting in a biased manner with regard to paying equal wages to all municipal employees in the State.

“The government has deprived the employees working in the rural areas of their rightful salaries and has hiked the salaries of only those municipal workers working in the Greater Hyderabad. This act clearly exposes the government’s double standard and its vote bank politics to attract the votes of Greater Hyderabad employees. Even though they have released GO 14 five months ago, it has not been implemented in the districts. We urge the State government to immediately implement the GO and save the municipal employees in the rural areas.”

The agitating municipal employees expressed their concerns and said that the State government is not honest in treating all workers equally. However, this time the employees said they had decided not to yield to the promises.

Supporting the cause of the Municipal workers various associations like Municipal Workers Association Joint Action Committee constituting various organisations like CITU, AITUC, INTUC, IFTU, BMS, HMS, AICTU and TNTUC etc organizations expressed their solidarity towards the cause of municipal employees. “We demand that the State government and MAUD Minister immediately hike our salaries.

The GHMC employees’ salaries have been hiked from Rs 8,500 to Rs 12,500 with effect from 2015 onwards and further again their salaries have been hiked for the second time from Rs 12,500 to Rs 14,000. We are saddened by the attitude of the State government as they are showing bias towards the workers in the districts. We demand the government to implement the Supreme Court verdict of paying equal wages to equal work,” said Chandraiah, President of Nagara Panchayati of Badepally.

The agitating employees poured out their owes and said that the State government is doing injustice to the municipal, Corporation and Nagara panchayati employees in the districts.

Krishna, Treasurer of Badepally Nagara Panchayati Employees Union, Vice presidents Srinivas, Bharati, Shivaleela, Alivelu and Chinna Laxmi along with other municipal workers took part in the strike.

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