State government employees call off 3-day strike 

ST Correspondent
Friday, 10 August 2018

The State government employees ended their three-day strike after an appeal from the State government considering the bandh called by the Maratha Morcha. 

Mumbai: The State government employees ended their three-day strike after an appeal from the State government considering the bandh called by the Maratha Morcha. 

About 17 lakh government employees of the State government, including the Health Department, Zila Parishad and Nagar Parishad employees were on strike for the last three days pressing for their demands. 

In the last two days, the government did not call them for talks. On Thursday, the State Chief Secretary DK Jain called the leaders of the State government employees’ unions for talks and appealed to them to withdraw the strike as there is state-wide bandh called by the Maratha Morcha. 

“If any unwanted incident takes place during the bandh, the hospitals should be ready to tackle the situation, so we called off our strike,” said Milind Sirdeshmukh, Secretary of Brihanmumbai State Government Employees Union.   

The government employees’ strike began on Tuesday. Their other demands include payment of 14 months’ dearness allowance, a five-day working week and increasing the retirement age from 58 to 60 years.

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