After intervention from Delhi High Court, Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) workers today called off their strike after 14 days. The MCD workers were protesting against delay in the salaries of the employees.
The agitation over alleged delay in payment of salaries had started a face-off between the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and BJP, which controls the city’s civic agencies and left garbage piling up by the capital’s streets besides crippling healthcare and education.
The breakthrough came Three days after a big chunk of teachers, engineers and administration staff had called off their stir. Doctors and paramedics had ended their strike earlier on Friday.
Differences among the several striking unions of Delhi’s municipal employees is also a prime reason for the ending of strike. With a few of the bodies affiliated to Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh deciding to call off their stir, while another group of unions continued to hold protests today to press for their demands.