After an assurance from the UT administration, the members of Safai Karamchari Union, who were on a six-day strike, were learnt to have agreed to call off their strike, with a formal announcement likely at 9am on Tuesday.
The union leaders on Monday held a meeting with UT home secretary Anurag Agarwal, who assured them of fulfilling their demands soon. Consequently, the union leaders assured full cooperation to the administration in immediately cleaning the entire city, a press release stated.
Dr Parminder Singh Bhatti, medical officer health, MC, said, “A meeting was held and we are hopeful of fulfilling their demands in the next 10 days. They have assured to call off the strike on Tuesday morning.”
Meanwhile, on Monday, the strike by the MC employees entered its sixth consecutive day. Due to the strike, heaps of garbage remained piled up on roads, with 140 garbage disposal vehicles being off roads since January 14.
The protesters have been demanding regularisation of 134 daily wagers and increase in their salary to `10,600. Other demands of the employees include provision of jobs to family members of deceased workers on compassionate grounds and promotion of literate sanitation workers to the post of clerks.