The Guwahati Municipal Karmi Sangha (GMKS) will start a series of protest in support of various demands from Friday. According to the GMKS leadership, all employees of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) including technical staff, water supply workers and sanitation workers will take part in the protest.
The Sangha has announced the protest programme as the higher authorities of the GMC did not respond to their demands even after repeated requests. On November 1, the Sangha for the last time approached the GMC Commissioner with their demands and demanded action within 14 days, but did not get any proper answer till date.
The protests will be held in support of the demand to regularise the jobs of 939 contractual daily wage labourers of GMC and to clear all pension-related issues.
The Sangha has also demanded promotion of every employee of the GMC as per seniority and eligibility by clearing all loopholes of existing staffing pattern of the Corporation. It has also opposed the outsourcing of manpower and demanded of the State government to hold the GMC election at the earliest.
As part of the protests, the Sangha will stage two-hour sit-in-demonstrations on November 15 and 16. If the authorities do not respond to the demonstrations then the stir would take a severe turn, the Sangha leadership warned.
Meanwhile, reacting to the proposed protest programme, GMC Commissioner Debeswar Malakar said that all the demands raised by the Sangha are under consideration of the State government.