Outsourcing employees in HMDA cry foul

Outsourcing employees in HMDA cry foul
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Outsourcing employees in the Hyderabad Metropolitan Authority (HMDA) are protesting at not being paid their salaries on time. They also complaining that they are paid for eight-hour work though they are forced to put in 12 hours a day. 

Hyderabad: Outsourcing employees in the Hyderabad Metropolitan Authority (HMDA) are protesting at not being paid their salaries on time. They also complaining that they are paid for eight-hour work though they are forced to put in 12 hours a day.

The workers are accusing the contractors of claiming bills on behalf of former for 12-hour labour and paying for eight-hour work. According to outsourcing workers, the government has been outsourcing certain services.

According to the GO No. 14, issued on February 19 last year, pay scales for watchmen, security guards and similar categories have been fixed at Rs 12,000 each. The workers, however, have alleged that they are paid just Rs 7,000. K Somaiah (name changed on request), an outsourcing worker said, “we are working for 12 hours a day and are paid only for 8 hours work." He even said that they are paid salaries in the last week of every month.

B Sandeep Kumar said the contractors had threatened to terminate the services of those workers who dared to complain to the higher officials of the injustice being meted out to them.

“For the past few months, guards working at HMDA office are not paid on time," he said. An official of the HMDA, when contacted, said the contractors should pay Rs 12,000 salary each to security guards. Eagla Security Services contractors, however, denied the allegations and said the outsourcing employees are paid regularly on time and injustice is being meted out to them.

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