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SMC employees call off strike

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Srinagar, Jan 4: The protesting Srinagar Municipal Corporation employees on Friday evening called off their strike after the authorities “agreed” to their demands.

“The authorities have agreed to our genuine demands and we have unanimously decided to resume work from Saturday (January 05),” Mehraj-ul-Din Bujja, president SMC Field Staffers said.

He added that employees have been asked to work extra hours to remove all the garbage and ensure restoration of sanitation in all municipal wards on war-footing basis.

“The authorities assured us that our employees will not face unnecessary interference from corporators. Our demand of paying salaries of consolidated employees through internal finance has also been agreed,” he said.

The SMC employees started their strike on Tuesday to press for their demands which included action against ‘misbehaving’ corporators and officials, and regularisation of workers who have completed seven years in temporary state.

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