Municipal staff

Jagan accepts wage hike and compensation for striking municipal staff

VIJAYAWADA: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has approved a salary increase for sanitation workers to ₹21,000 per month, Municipal Administration Minister Adimulapu Suresh announced on Thursday evening.

He further revealed that the CM also decided to pay ₹6,000 as health allowance to the sanitation workers.

Keeping these two aspects in mind, the municipal minister called on sanitation workers across the state to call off their ongoing strike.

Previously, Cabinet Sub-Committee Ministers Seediri Appalaraju, Merugu Nagarjuna, Botsa Satyanarayana, Adimulapu Suresh, Ch. resolution of the ongoing strike by municipal sanitation workers.

Subsequently, the group of ministers met with Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy and briefed him on various aspects. Following this, the CM decided to increase the salary of sanitation workers to ₹21,000 and approve the health allowance of ₹6,000.

Leaders of various unions and associations of municipal sanitation workers are to hold a meeting to discuss the government’s offer before deciding whether or not to call off their strike.

Minister Suresh said private agencies are being commissioned to remove garbage piled up in various municipalities.