Municipal workers suspend strike after JMC agrees to main demands

TILAK MEHRA. Dated: 7/21/2013 12:49:30 AM

JAMMU, Jul 20: Following an agreement between Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) and leaders of Municipal workers, the leaders of Civic Safai Karamchari Union (CSKU) and Jammu Municipal Drivers’ Union (JMDU) including municipal workers today suspended their strike till August 31. The people of Jammu finally got some relief from the unattended garbage making the entire city, especially the main thoroughfares stinking.
Yesterday evening, around 11PM, JMC Commissioner K L Khajuria called on the leaders of CSKU, JMDU including Municipal workers to discuss the demands which were later accepted by the Corporation expect three demands which are going to be discuss with the concerned Minister and Commissioner/Secretary to Government Housing and Urban Development Department for redressal at Civil Secretariat Srinagar after one week.
CSKU President Rinku Gill, while addressing the press conference said, “A meeting of the Civic Safai Karamchari Union, Driver & Cleaners Union and Clerical Union was held on July 19 with the Municipal Commissioner in the presence of their respective President and other Union members. Among other demands, the Union persisted that they are mainly concerned with the scrapping of NGO system and absorption of the labourers employed in the JMC on the pattern of Srinagar Municipal Corporation.”
He further said, “The Union also informed that they shall be moving resolution to this effect which should be forwarded to the government for acceptance. Further, it was demanded that a committee comprising of Joint Commissioner (Administration) and other concerned officers along with the two members nominated" by the Union shall also compile the list of labourers engaged by the NGOs to ascertain their engagement period and other particulars.”
He added that it was assured in the meeting that the demand /resolution of the Union shall be forwarded to the government for its consideration by or before August 31. Meanwhile, the leaders said, “We have accepted the offer of JMC Commissioner to visit Srinagar Civil Secretariat next week alongwith union leaders to discuss the scrapping of NGO system and absorption of the labourers employed in the JMC on the pattern of Srinagar Municipal Corporation.”
Earlier, the leaders demanded re-organization of Jammu Municipal Corporation, DPC of all cadres, increase of salary of 200 casual basis SKCs, regularization of contractual drivers, increase in wages of NGO, regularization of Contractual Computer Operators and Architect, time bound promotions, relieving of field staff from clerical chairs and conversion of SKCs services from TDL to PDL.

 

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