Give ar­rears to civic work­ers in 3 days: HC

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES CITY -

New Delhi: The high court on Fri­day or­dered the AAP gov­ern­ment to re­lease within three days the ar­rears of san­i­ta­tion work­ers of East Delhi Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion, who have been on in­def­i­nite strike from Oc­to­ber 11. They have been de­mand­ing out­stand­ing pay­ments, in­clud­ing salary, ar­rears and mon­e­tary ben­e­fits, due since 2003.

A bench com­pris­ing act­ing Chief Jus­tice Gita Mit­tal and Jus­tice C Hari Shankar is­sued the no­tice to the Cen­tre, Delhi gov­ern­ment and EDMC on a plea filed by Rahul Birla.

EDMC of­fi­cials said that as they haven’t re­ceived any funds of the Rs 200 crore de­manded from Delhi gov­ern­ment, work­ers can­not be even paid Di­wali bonus. The com­mis­sioner has warned the work­ers that there will be “no work, no pay” if they do not re­port to work. A gov­ern­ment source said the funds will reach the cor­po­ra­tion on Mon­day. North cor­po­ra­tion work­ers have also threat­ened as­trike from Oc­to­ber16.

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