Work resumed at the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) here on Tuesday as its employees withdrew their pen down strike, following an assurance by the UT administration on Monday evening.
CHB employees - under the banner of Chandigarh Housing Board Employees Co-ordination Committee (CHBECC) - had been sitting on a chain hunger strike for 71 days to demand the implementation of a pension scheme in the pipeline since 2009.
On not getting any response from the UT administration, the employees had gone on the pen down strike on June 19, affecting work at the CHB office.
Employees' union president Shinder Pal Singh confirmed this: “The union withdrew the strike after an assurance from the UT administration. We hope that our demand will be met.”
“To facilitate a cordial and conducive atmosphere to solve the issue, the union has decided to suspend the agitation for three weeks,” he added.