Telangana

Sanitation workers stage novel protest

Striking municipal workers performing mock hanging in Nizamabad on Thursday: (Right) Workers pleading with a policeman not to come in the way of their agitation in Khammam.– Photos: K.V. Ramana & G.N. Rao  

Gram panchayat sanitation workers staged a protest here on Thursday demanding hike in their salary and other benefits.

They said that though their strike entered 30th day on Thursday, the government is still silent on their demands and is not coming forward to hold talks on the demands which include provision of PF, ESI, health and life insurance. Leaders of Telangana Gram Panchayat Employees and Workers Union - Kishan, Lakshmipathi and others - were present.

Khammam Staff Reporter writes: Madiga Reservation Porata Samithi (MRPS) founder and Mahajana Socialist Party (MSP) president Manda Krishna criticised the TRS government for trying to “suppress” the ongoing strike by contract sanitation workers in the State. Mr. Krishna interacted with the striking contract workers near the municipal corporation office here on Thursday.

Speaking on the occasion, he alleged that the TRS government is acting in a dictatorial manner by attempting to weaken the contract sanitation workers’ ongoing indefinite strike. “Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is exhibiting dictatorial tendencies towards the striking contract sanitation workers, mainly comprising dalits,” he charged.

He said the MRPS will launch an intensive agitation if the government fails to concede the long standing demands of the striking contract workers.


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