The employees’ unions are now a divided house, with several unions also planning to call-off their strike amidst assurances from the municipal administration of immediate salary payment.
According to the unions leaders, which include those from the remaining 25 unions still on strike, including teachers, engineers and admin staff, a formal decision is likely to be taken on Monday.
The move, however, has not gone down well with the collection of unions who had called for the strike.
“We have received support from several members of those associations claiming that their office bearers have been motivated due to personal reasons or were politically motivated. We will continue to protest and will even appear before the high court on Monday to put forward our problems,” said Rajesh Mishra, president, United Front of MCD employees.
Others, however, claimed that the decision to call-off the strike was made after written assurances were given by the Delhi government and the municipal administration for salary payment.
“The MCD director of hospital administration has assured that our pending salaries would be released within 2–3 days. We do not want to inconvenience the patients, especially after they have given the assurance in writing,” said Dr Aditya Gupta, president of the resident doctors’ association at Hindu Rao Hospital, the biggest hospital run by MCD.