SMC employees call off strike

SMC employees call off strike
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SRINAGAR: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) employees announced end of their strike Friday after Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu met senior officers along with SMC employee union representatives and leadership.
The employees on were on a strike since Tuesday, putting the office work as well as the sanitation works in the city under suspension.
Chairman of SMC coordination committee, Mohammad Maqbool Malik told Kashmir Reader that the employees will resume duties on Saturday “as Mayor has promised us that within seven day they will full fill our demands which include online payment, DPC, promotions, for all the employees including sanitation workers and other related demands.”
“We have already told all sanitation workers to start their work in the morning,” he said.
The employees had gone on a strike after a woman councillor allegedly assaulted an employee. The said councillor had also accused the Mayor of sexual harassment. The striking employees were demanding action against the councillor.
The strike had lead to problems for general populace as the heaps of garbage piled on in the streets.
Earlier in a press conference Deputy Mayor Sheikh Imran had said that employees must stay out of the “issue”.
“The issues is with lady councilor and Mayor they can solve themselves, if lady councilor did something wrong they must say sorry and if mayor has done something wrong then he must have to say sorry, due to this issue why should people suffer, we are meant for people we have to work for them,” Imran said.