Pay Delhi sanitation workers’ salaries by March 21: HC

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New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked Delhi’s civic bodies to pay sanitation workers their salaries for February before March 21.

A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath posted the matter for Monday with the direction that salaries be paid to sanitation workers “without fail”.

The court’s direction came after some of unions of Delhi’s sanitation workers told the court that they have not received salaries for February. Counsel for the civic bodies told the bench that they have no information regarding non-payment of salaries.

“It’s (information of non-payment of salary) in every newspapers. We are aware that salaries are not paid and you are not aware?” the bench said.

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“We will take this matter on Monday and by that time salaries be paid without fail.”

Employees of the national capital’s three civic bodies were on strike last month over the non-payment of salaries for the past few months. However, after the court’s intervention, unions agreed to call off the strike.

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