Patiala MC sanitation workers stage protest seeking regular jobs

Patiala MC sanitation workers stage protest seeking regular jobs

Cleanliness workers hold a protest at the MC office in Patiala on Friday. Photo: Rajesh Sachar

Tribune News Service

Patiala, July 29

Cleanliness workers of Municipal Corporation, Patiala today held a protest at the MC office demanding regularisation of employees’ jobs and putting an end to the contractual system. This is while the state government has already announced to regularise 36,000 employees in the state.

Cleanliness workers staged a protest at the MC office for over two hours. They said the protest was organised in accordance with a statewide decision of the cleanliness workers to press for regularisation. Sunil, one of the cleanliness workers said they also burned an effigy of the state government. He said the workers also demanded that the MC should hire more cleanliness workers as per needs in the city. “We want the state government to also reinstate the old pension scheme”, he said.

The workers have threatened to hold a protest outside Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s residence on August 8 if their demands are not met.

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