Municipal staff

Andhra Pradesh: City staff hold dharna to demand release of pending wages

More than 100 city workers sat on a dharna outside the district collector’s office here on Monday demanding immediate payment of salaries that had been pending for three months.

Members of the CITU-affiliated Municipal Employees and Workers Union held a rally from the Electricity Bureau at the District Collector under the leadership of ATM Nagaraju and raised slogans against the state government and the company. municipal.

They said permanent staff had not received a salary since last January, while outsourced staff and health assistants had not received a salary for five months and they were not receiving equal pay for a equal work. Employees and workers demanded an immediate resolution of complications in the implementation of Employee State Insurance (ESI) and Employees Provident Fund (EPF) for staff and also provided equipment security as well as tools for the exercise of their functions.

“We had submitted a memorandum to District Collector Nagalakshmi Selvarajan 10 days ago, but no action was taken,” CITU District Secretary Nagendra said.

They threatened to intensify the unrest at the Collectorate in the coming days and asked the workers to be ready for a “Chalo Vijayawada” unrest very soon. Police personnel asked employees not to block traffic and asked them to leave the premises.