Civic workers protest over salary delay

Civic workers protest over salary delay

Civic workers of KR Market area stage a protest over the delay in remitance of their salary infront of the BBMP headquarters on Wednesday.

The civic workers of KR Market area staged a protest against the delay in remitting salary and sought action against contractors harassing them.

On Wednesday, about 50 workers gathered near the BBMP headquarters and demanded that their wages be released. They also against a contractor whom they charged with harassing women workers.

Pushpamma, a worker, said: “I have not received my salary for the past five months now. The contractor abuses me at work and does not pay my salary.”

She also said contractor Subramaniam was working as a supervisor to manage auto tippers and would harass workers every day. Despite complaints, the BBMP has not taken any action, she added.

The workers also alleged that Shashikumar, an assistant executive engineer, had joined hands with Subramaniam and had been harassing workers.

Dhanalakshmi, another worker, showed her bank passbook details for not receiving the salary for the past few months.

Mayor R Sampath Raj assured the workers to resolve the issue soon.