The sanitation workers with one of the garbage collection contractor agencies A G Enviro launched a strike on Saturday, demanding wages for 26 days instead of 15 days. The workers called off the strike after the agency gave the assurance.
According to the sources, the agency assured to pay regular wages and to send two workers on each of the garbage collection vehicles as earlier.
Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has appointed two agencies for garbage collection in the city. A G Enviro is one of these two agencies. According to officials, it has engaged around 1,100 sanitation workers.
As the markets are closed due to lockdown, the second shift of garbage collection is not available. Therefore, the contractor agency decided to pay wages for only 20 days for the month of April. However, the workers wanted wages for a full 26 days.
On Saturday, the workers first assembled in protest, at Jaitala area in the morning and later moved to NMC’s Civil Lines headquarters. Tukaram Mundhe, Municipal Commissioner, asked the sanitation workers to raise the issue of wages with the contractor agency concerned and not create a scene at NMC. After the commissioners stern warning, the workers vacated the premises. Later, Madame said, the agency A G Enviro agreed to certain demands of the workers, following which the workers resumed work from 2 pm.