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Dibrugarh stinks as civic workers go on strike

By Staff Correspondent

DIBRUGARH, July 21 - All works by the municipality here has come to a grinding halt following a strike called by the All Assam Civic Bodies Workers� Federation. In sync with the State civic body federation, the municipality employees here have refrained from works since yesterday.

The civic bodies� workers across the State have been demanding provincialisation of their services and pension for the retired employees, among other demands. The federation has been demanding that their salaries be at par with regular State government employees besides other benefits.

All the employees of the municipality here including sweepers have refrained from their duties since yesterday. The work boycott has affected the hygiene and sanitation of the city immensely as the surroundings in the city have remained littered and garbage piling up at dumping spots.

Pradip Das, president, All Assam Civic Bodies Workers� Federation, Dibrugarh Municipality unit said that they would not call off the strike if the State government failed to address their grievances. �If the government pleads for withdrawal of the strike yet again this time so as to initiate dialogue with the federation, our central leaders will be sitting for discussion with them but our strike will continue till an amicable solution is arrived at,� he said.

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Dibrugarh stinks as civic workers go on strike

DIBRUGARH, July 21 - All works by the municipality here has come to a grinding halt following a strike called by the All Assam Civic Bodies Workers� Federation. In sync with the State civic body federation, the municipality employees here have refrained from works since yesterday.

The civic bodies� workers across the State have been demanding provincialisation of their services and pension for the retired employees, among other demands. The federation has been demanding that their salaries be at par with regular State government employees besides other benefits.

All the employees of the municipality here including sweepers have refrained from their duties since yesterday. The work boycott has affected the hygiene and sanitation of the city immensely as the surroundings in the city have remained littered and garbage piling up at dumping spots.

Pradip Das, president, All Assam Civic Bodies Workers� Federation, Dibrugarh Municipality unit said that they would not call off the strike if the State government failed to address their grievances. �If the government pleads for withdrawal of the strike yet again this time so as to initiate dialogue with the federation, our central leaders will be sitting for discussion with them but our strike will continue till an amicable solution is arrived at,� he said.