No door-to-door waste collection from today

No door-to-door waste collection from today

Sanitation staff hold a protest outside the office of the Municipal Corporation in Chandigarh on Friday. tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Chandigarh, October 23

Household waste will not be picked up in the city from tomorrow, as door-to-door garbage collectors have decided to join the strike being observed by sanitation workers of the MC.

Om Prakash Saini, president, Chandigarh Door-to-Door Garbage Collectors’ Society, said they had decided to completely stop the door-to-door collection of garbage from tomorrow.

The waste collectors are up in arms against the MC for taking over the garbage collection. It will collect user charges through water bills. Saini said their main demands were to collect garbage directly

from households, collect user fee from residents and sell reuseable waste.

Meanwhile, members of the Safai Karamchari Union today went on an indefinite strike and stopped collection of garbage and cleanliness work in markets, roads and residential streets. Union president Krishan Kumar Chadha said there would be a complete shutdown of sanitation work and garbage collection in the city from tomorrow. He said the strike would continue till the MC accepted their demands. Members of the union, along with garbage collectors, today staged a protest in front of the MC office and burnt an effigy of Mayor Raj Bala Malik.

The sanitation workers are against wearing GPS-enabled watches. — TNS

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