The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) sanitation workers on Thursday went on an indefinite strike over non-payment of dues. They held protests against EDMC Mayor Neema Bhagat, outside her office in the national capital.
The protestors shouted slogans against the Delhi Government and the Centre.
Meanwhile, the strike has caused inconvenience to the public, which complained of heaps of garbage lying at various spots in the city.
“We are facing a lot of problems due to the garbage; cases of Chikungunya and Dengue are on the rise. Workers don’t come to clean, and neither drains nor the roads are getting cleaned. There are heaps of garbage at so many spots,” a Delhi resident was quoted as saying by ANI.
“The problem has been continuing for two-three years now. There is always a strike for one or the other reason. We completely sympathise with the sanitation workers, but we’ll also question our elected government, the mayor, and the MPs. What are they doing while the people are living in such unhygienic conditions?” said another resident.