Sacked MC workers protest in opposition to termination

Sacked MC workers protest in opposition to termination

Tribune Information Service

Amritsar, October 28

All 130 staff fired from the streetlight wing of the Municipal Company staged an illustration on the MC head workplace in Ranjit Avenue. Addressing the gathering, president of the staff union Bhupinder Singh mentioned that on September 30, the MC had sacked 130 streetlight wing staff and 20 sewermen from their job with out giving any purpose and prior data. He mentioned that protesting in opposition to the MC transfer, the sacked staff met Minister for Native Authorities Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar, Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu, MC Commissioner Kumar Saurabh Raj, MLAs and councillors together with the MC officers and expressed their resentment in opposition to the termination order.

Minister for Native Authorities Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar and Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu gave them the reassurance that the sacked staff could be reinstated whilst union chief Bhupinder Singh mentioned that the staff had not been reinstated even almost a month after the sacking.

The union activists claimed that a number of the terminated staff and their relations had fallen sick as a consequence of shock. He mentioned the protest was peaceable as of now however the union plans to watch starvation strike in opposition to the MC choice within the days forward and warned that the battle could be intensified.

In the meantime, Municipal Commissioner Kumar Saurabh Raj met the the staff staging protest on the MC head workplace. The MC Commissioner mentioned that Kumar Saurabh Raj assured that Native Authorities Minister Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar would meet them and resolve their challenge.

It’s price mentioning right here that the Municipal Company fired 130 staff of the streetlight wing and 20 sewermen working with the Mohalla Sudhar Committees on September 30. The workers had been working within the MC for the final six years, whereas the 20 sewermen have been engaged on collector charges for the final a number of years.

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