Hyderabad: In a raking issue, More than 14,000 employees of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) went on a strike on Wednesday.
The strike is likely to continue till their demands are met and is expected to be joined by thousands of more employees, thus crippling various municipal services in the city.
The strike has been announced by none other than the GHMC employees wing of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party, the TRS Karmika Vibhagham(TRSKV) GHMC Employees Union(GHEU).
The main demand of GHEU is regularisation of jobs of about 27,000 people working for the GHMC on outsourcing basis and also regularisation of jobs of about 1,500 members employed on Non-Muster Rolls(NMR).
GHEU president, Udhaari Gopaal said, "Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao promised earlier when he had come to GHMC office, that the jobs of all NMR employees will be regularised but no action has been taken on it yet," he said.
He added, "Ever since the new state has been formed, the outsourcing employees working with GHMC have been demanding for their jobs to be regularised but the government has not paid heed to their demands."