KMC employees threaten strike
EMPLOYEES OF the Kanpur Municipal Corporation (KMC) have decided to go on strike from January 9 to attract the attention of the Chief Minister towards their demands and protest the non-payment of salary for the last three months.Updated: Jan 07, 2006 00:21 IST
EMPLOYEES OF the Kanpur Municipal Corporation (KMC) have decided to go on strike from January 9 to attract the attention of the Chief Minister towards their demands and protest the non-payment of salary for the last three months.
The agitating employees had planned to convey their grievance to Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav during his visit to the city on January 2. But their effort remained futile due to the tough posture of the district administration. They had even created a ruckus to protest the refusal.
Sanyukt Karamchari Sangh leaders Baburam Baghmar, Mohan Singh Yadav and Sohan Singh Yadav and Sangharsheel Sanyukt Karamchari Morcha leaders Gorelal Bharti had been demanding disbursement of salary since October.
However, the protests have proved futile as senior KMC officials expressed their inability to disburse salary due to paucity of funds.
However, the leaders contested the claim at a meeting with DM Deepak Kumar on Thursday. They alleged that the grant by the State Finance Commission released under salary head had been “misutilised” by the account’s section. The DM has constituted a team to probe the utilisation of fund released by SFC to KMC. The chief treasury officer will head the probe.
Talking to mediapersons, leader of the Sanyukt Karamchari Sangh Baburam Baghmar threatened to go on general strike from January 8 if their demands were not acceded to by tomorrow.
First Published: Jan 07, 2006 00:21 IST