Updated on: Friday, May 31, 2019, 05:35 PM IST

‘Gandhigiri’: Conservancy workers to stage protest against MBMC


Bhayandar : If you are a resident of Mira Bhayandar, get ready to face unhealthy surroundings as around 1,500  conser-vancy workers deployed by the private contractors of the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) have geared up to launch an indefinite ‘non-coopera-tion movement’ from Thursday.  Road sweeping and garbage lifting work may came to a grinding halt in the twin-city. The on-contract conservancy workers, who are affiliated to the Vivek Pandit led Shramjeevi Kamgar Sanghatana, have been seeking implementation of the Minimum Wages Act as per government guidelines. Despite a notification issued by the Labour Depart-ment revising the minimum wages with effect from February 24, 2015, the private garbage lifting contra-ctors and MBMC, as their principal employer, continue to flout the law with impunity.  “Our peaceful agitations while carrying out the day-to-day cleanliness work have failed to instill sense among civic officials and the ruling governance who are going on giving false assurances and deadlines, leaving us with no other option,” Pandit said.  The twin-city generates around 400 metric tonnes of garbage every day.

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Published on: Thursday, March 03, 2016, 01:54 AM IST