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October 11th, 2000, 04:49 PM
Mumbai civic workers go on indefinite strike : More than one lakh employees of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) have gone on an indefinite strike from Wednesday midnight on the issue of ex-gratia payment (bonus) and other demands after their talks with the mayor failed.
I think the BMC is the only corporation doling out the highest salaries in the country to civic workers. Despite this, BMC workers are always demanding something or the other and going on strike. They never ensure proper drainage working and rains flood Mumbai. But when it comes to strike - "Yeh to humara janmasiddha adhikar hai!" :(
October 20th, 2000, 04:42 AM
Its such a pathetic situation .. I'm not surprised ,when people say that India is so filty and dirty .. The Government , and its bodies turn a blind eye away from their civic responsibilities . There should be some sort of legislation against these guys going on strike ..
Everytime some govt body goes on strike , its the common man that gets affected , whether itsthe municipalities ot its railway employees !!
I saw this rticle in the rediff ..the other day .. makes for interetsing reading !!
'Did you wash your arse today?'
October 20th, 2000, 11:11 AM
The High Court took historic decision and has banned Bonus and Ex Gratia money to Brihanmumbai Mahanagarpalika Employees who went on strike by closing the valves of all pipelines feeding Mumbai with drinking water.
The decision given by Justice Srikrishna is most welcome ..He has blasted Maharashtra Govt.and BMC, for succumbing to blackmailing of the unions and most importantly the Unions are made to make an affidavit in the
That Sharad Rao is so much humiliated by this decision that the advance of Rs.2500 against the salary of October is working like spreading salt on oozing wound. He has said, those employyes who are in need may take this money.The court has ordered to prosecute all those employees who were
involved in this.
Then you will ask me what is not welcome? He has warned the Unions that if they resort to similar tactics again he will call Indian army and Home Guards.
If Justice Srikrishna were to act on a fresh petition filed by someone just now, I can understand. But the fact is this, that, like all other mortals living in Mumbai, Justice Srikrishna also did not get water for two days.
He, therefore, dug out a petion which was filed by Mr.Sukhthankar, retired Commissioner of BMC, way back in 1996 and asked the High Court Clerk to put up this petition on Board and then delivered the decision.
Moral of the story : Justice gets activated when they are also at receiving end.
I hope one of those many High Court Judges gets badly caught in traffic jam at our Andheri Bridge site in Mumbai and is made to suffocate to understand the daily death the people around the bridge site are experiencing.
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