The strike was called by the Delhi Pradesh safai karamchari union. Regarding this we had a word with the president Rajendra Mewati who said – “our wages from the corporation have not been paid for months so we have decided to go on strike. Due to this strike the general public is facing many problem and they are angry with the way the safai karamchari have decided to protest. The roads are stinking and it is impossible for the people to walk on the streets because of the heap of garbage lying on the road. They are hoping that the government should resolve their problem as soon as they can.
After the intervention of Delhi government the strike in east Delhi MCD has been called off. It is only a temporary relief because the employees have various demands besides there pay. Their grievances can be resolved by the cooperation of the employees,concerned MCD and Delhi government. The MCD by itself cannot settle all the issues without the financial assistance of the Delhi government.
Aparna Virdi- MJMC- Sharda University