Arvind Kejriwal to announce ‘solution’ to MCD strike, hopes strike ends


Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, will on Wednesday announce a ‘solution’ to end the impasse over the ongoing strike by the MCD’s sanitation staff.

He tweeted, “We have tried to find a solution to ongoing MCD strike. Will announce at 3 pm. Hope it satisfies everyone and the strike ends.”

Thousands of MCD staff have been on strike protesting non-payment of their salaries. Their protests have now continued for nine days.

Delhi government has maintained that it had cleared all dues in full owed to the MCD.

The strike by the sanitation staff of the MCD posed serious challenge to cleanliness and sanitation in the capital.

On Tuesday the MCD had told Delhi High Court that they had paid salaries to their employees till December 2015.

This spectacular confession raises questions to the decision by sanitation workers to go on strike complaining non-payment of salaries.

The corporations also told a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath that they did not have the money to pay salaries for January 2016 and the coming months.

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