Mangaluru: Indefinite strike by civic workers from Feb 1 - Services to be hit

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Jan 31: Drivers of waste transporting vehicles, water supply assistants, loaders, cleaners, helpers and underground drainage workers will go on indefinite strike from February 1 demanding direct payment to outsource employees to local bodies of the city and making them permanent in phases.

Speaking at the press conference, B K Annappa Karekadu, convener of coastal division of Karnataka state association of outsourced workers of state corporations, city municipality, town municipality and panchayat, said, “There are more than 15,000 outsourced workers in the state. All the civic workers of 330 city local bodies will take part in the strike. From February 1, drinking water supply and cleaning work will be stopped for an indefinite period. More than 900 people will participate in the protest throughout the district. March and protest will be held in Mangaluru city also.

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“We welcome the direct recruitment of civic workers. However, we also urge judicial rights of outsourced workers. It is not right to follow divide and rule policy within the same department. This has to be set right and outsourced workers have to be made permanent in phases,” he said.






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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Tue, Jan 31 2023

    Minimum Wages is a rightful Demand ...

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  • prakash, Manipal

    Tue, Jan 31 2023

    This is a legitimate and bonafide demand.... Middlemen/Contractors take extra money from departments and cheat the hard working people... I have personally witnessed bus cleaners crying for almost 9 months dues from contractor of KSRTC buses cleaning... Lot of moneys exchange at high levels with least regard for human suffering... Corporations and municipalities also are filled with corrupt and greedy fully exploited by ruthless middlemen....

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  • Somshekar, Hubbali/Koteshwara

    Tue, Jan 31 2023

    Middlemen active from the time of Congress due to corruption is on highest peak. There slogan Hum Bhi Kahenghe...Thum Bhi Kaho. Activity is in full swing in all the shops/restaurants/bars etc people are spending much due to earn more money thru bribe. Even construction work is in booming period due to involvement of more of black money. People are happy due to curculation of money due to wrong means.

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 31 2023

    Narangi! Talk about present please! And remember all these are narangi bregades your own party.

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 31 2023

    Now during BJP times, it's double corruption with internal slogan "Hum bharpoor paet khayenge" BJP hasn't ended corruption, it's allowed it to blossom and flourish.

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  • Eva, Kirem

    Tue, Jan 31 2023

    Their demand is right.

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