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Municipal workers call off strike – Government kept GO 279 in abeyance

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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Visakhapatnam

With the GO No.279 kept in abeyance, the Municipal workers on Wednesday called off their three day strike.

Honorary president of GVMC Contract Workers’ Union P.Venkata Reddy who participated in the talks with Principal Secretary, Municipal Administration and Urban Development, R.Karikal Valaven on Wednesday said the government had agreed to keep the GO and tenders in abeyance. An assurance was given to pay wages of Rs.12,000 to unskilled workers, Rs.15,000 to semi-skilled and Rs.17,500 to skilled workers, he said. Permanent employees would be given salaries under Account 010, health cards and brought under GPF, he said.

The leaders however warned that indefinite strike would launched if the government failed to keep its promise.