Safai staffers who stayed away from stir get MCG laurels

  • | Wednesday | 6th December, 2023

Gurgaon: At a time when the city is staring at garbage problem as sanitation workers are striking work, MCG has felicitated those who stayed away from the protest. The MCG on Tuesday honoured 60 sanitation staffers who continued to work, while their colleagues are protesting against the civic body. . An MCG official said around 1,300 workers who were part of the protest have resumed work.We felicitated the sanitation workers who were not influenced by the union leaders and continued to work for the city. I have appealed to the remaining workers to report back to work considering their responsibility for the city, said MCG commissioner PC Meena.He said because of these sanitation staffers, the city performed well in last years Swachh Survekshan rankings and this year also will get into the top 10.The MCG, meanwhile, continued its seven-day cleanliness drive that started on December 1. On the fourth day of the drive, the civic body cleared 1,200 tonnes of garbage from the city. Officials said they cleared 4,200 tonnes of solid waste from the city in the last four days.The areas covered on Tuesday included the stretch extending from Umang Bhardwaj Chowk to Basai Chowk, Sector 56, Silokhera village, Carteropuri, Vatika Chowk, sector 15, sector 5, etc. The officials said they have launched three different helpline numbers for complaints related to construction and demolition waste, horticulture waste, and solid waste. MCG also constituted 52 teams headed by junior engineers to oversee the cleanliness drive. The ULB department will rank all the municipal corporations based on their performance in the seven-day cleanliness drive across their respective cities. The Municipal Corporation of Manesar (MCM) has initiated the drive covering all the areas under its jurisdiction.The workers have been demanding calling back 3,480 outsourced workers who are jobless due to the new sanitation tenders, regularisation of workers, creation of more posts based on the existing population, and end of the contractual system of hiring sanitation workers, among others. The civic body had also announced that they would deduct the salaries of workers joining the protest of the sanitation workers union. On November 21, MCG terminated the services of two union leaders who have been spearheading the sanitation workers strike demanding regularisation of their jobs.We also published the following articles recentlyCity sanitation workers ditch safety gear for ease, CCP says its helplessSanitation workers in the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) are not using safety gear despite the hazards they face. Workers at the waste-to-compost unit at the Panaji market handle wet waste without face masks and gumboots. Workers cleaning drains in Bhatulem also lack protective gear. Experts warn of the risks these workers face, including gastrointestinal, respiratory, and skin diseases. Workers cite practical difficulties and discomfort as reasons for not using the provided safety gear. The CCP provides quality safety gear but cannot force workers to use it.City sanitation workers ditch safety gear for ease, CCP says its helplessSanitation workers appointed by the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) to handle waste are not using the provided safety gear. Workers at the waste-to-compost unit and while cleaning drains were seen without face masks, gumboots, and gloves. The workers admitted that they face practical difficulties in using the gear. Experts warn that without protective measures, workers are at risk of gastrointestinal, respiratory, and skin diseases. The CCP provides safety gear every six months but cannot force workers to use it.Waste mounds lining roads to be cleared in 7 days, says MCG chiefGurgaons garbage crisis will be resolved in the next seven days as the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) and Gurgaon Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) have launched a mega cleanliness drive. MCG will form dedicated teams to clear solid waste, construction and demolition waste, and horticulture waste. If any negligence is found, strict action will be taken. Dedicated WhatsApp numbers have been set up for residents to file complaints. However, some residents remain skeptical and accuse MCG of gimmicks, stating that the sanitation workers strike has triggered a health crisis.

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