Contractual Delhi Govt. teachers call off their strike after Kejriwal takes tough stand
After Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal warned the striking conductors and drivers of DTC and school teachers on contract to return back to their jobs or face the music, the teachers have ended their strike.
The CM in a press conference today to present the report card on
his government's one month tenure, said that if the contractual
employees on strike do not return back in their duties then parallel
recruitments to replace would be started.
Kejriwal said that he has constituted a committee to look into the
matter of regularising contractual employees working in various
government departments. He said that he had met the striking workers
and have agreed to some of their demands. However, their demands of
regularising then overnight can't be met, said Kejriwal.
Almost 2,500 of contractual workers with DTC are on strike and
almost half of the buses are off the road causing huge inconvenience
to the commuters.
Unlike its government which took a tough stand, the Aam Aadmi Party
has showed some softness towards the striking workers. Party
spokesperson Prof. Anand Kumar said that employees have right to
raise their voice. He said that neither there was any conspiracy
behind the strike nor the striking employees are taking undue benefit
of pre-poll promises made by the AAP.
“I can say that the striking employees are not taking any
unnecessary advantage of the Govt. They have right to raise the
voice. Those who are victims in this situation I can understand their
feelings, I have sympathy with them. But we don't see any conspiracy
in this protest”.