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Delhi sanitation workers agree to end strike

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Feb 8: The employees of three civic bodies here on Monday agreed to call off their strike and resume work following the intervention of the Delhi High Court. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant th asked the civic workers to call off their strike as they had been paid the January salary. The issue of arrears will be taken up on Wednesday. The joint front of sanitation workers assured the bench that they would end the strike immediately and resume work. “All the safai karamchaaris are now calling off the strike and resuming the work immediately.AWe will monitor this petition (for further hearing on arrears issue),” the bench said, taking into note the submissions of union of safai karamcharis.

However, in an indication of the divided opinion of civic bodies’ unions on the issue, some sanitation workers told reporters outside the court that they are not ending their strike until all arrears are cleared. The civic bodies told the bench that salaries up to January have been paid to the workers. The high court on Friday sought responses from 38 unions of safai karamcharis, saying sanitation workers cannot hold the city to ransom by going on indefinite strike if they have been paid their salaries. (IANS)

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