Surat: Strike of sweepers in Civil Hospital


Class IV sweepers at Surat New Civil Hospital have gone on strike. The sanitation workers protested by raising slogans. The superintendent, however, said that the sanitation workers were misled. The strike of the sweepers is unjustified. They will be discussed with and explained to them.

Class IV sweeper on strike

The reason for the strike in Surat Civil Hospital is again in discussion today. Class IV sweepers in Civil Hospital have gone on strike. They are protesting by sitting on the road outside the superintendent’s office. Salary hike has not been done as per the demand of cleaning staff. The strike will continue till the wage hike is done.

Allegations of not increasing salary

The sweepers said that the salary was increased six months ago, which has not been given till now. While the salary has not been increased as per the Prime Minister’s request. A total of 21000 salary should be given to the cleaning workers, but at present only 12000 salary is being given. Along with this, there was information about giving more salary in Rajkot, after which the strike has been called.

protested by blocking the road

The sanitation workers today blocked the road outside the Superintendent’s office at Surat Civil Hospital. Then lodged a protest with the slogan of fulfill our demands. Also warned to continue the strike till the demands are not met.

Scavengers misguided: Ganesh Govekar

Ganesh Govekar, Superintendent of Surat Civil Hospital, said that the sanitation workers have been misled. As per the increment in Rajkot Civil, the salary of Safai Karmacharis in Surat Civil has been increased. Currently around 12,000 is being paid into Surat’s civil servants account while the remaining amount is going to ESIC. A total salary of 16 thousand is being given to the cleaning staff.

Separate sweepers have been deployed

It was further stated that the strike of the sanitation workers is unjustified. Cleaning staff will be called and explained. Due to the strike of sweepers, separate sweepers have been kept in civil hospitals wherever required.

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