Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, July 29
Visitors at the MC offices returned empty handed today as employees were on a strike in support of the state unions of various departments opposing the state’s Sixth Pay Commission recommendations.
President of the Municipal Employees Sangarsh Committee Jasdev Singh Sekhon said they observed a strike to extend support to the protesting unions. A group of members of the committee also participated in the state-level rally organised by the unions of various government departments in Patiala on Thursday
Notably, the employees had earlier observed a pen-down strike for three hours on July 15 to protest against the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations. Municipal Employees Sangarsh Committee had refused to accept the recommendations of the pay panel. The committee members had also demanded that the MC authorities should not force employees to sign an option form to accept the amended pay scales as per the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations.
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