HYDERABAD, Sep 2: Workers of Hyderabad Development Authority (HDA) Employees Union (CBA) shut down the main sewerage pumping station of Latifabad for two hours and held a sit-in on Sep 1 to press the authorities concerned to meet the demands put forward by it several months ago.
They, including union office-bearers, gathered at the pumping station in Latifabad Unit-9 and closed it for two hours (from 11am to 1pm).
Carrying banners and shouting slogans against Wasa MD Masood Jumani and Commissioner Qazi Shahid Pervez, who holds the charge of HDA director general.
They urged the government to implement their charter of demands, including payment of three-month salaries to employees, one-month salaries to the sacked contractual and work-charged workers, reinstatement of laid-off workers, implementation of son and deceased quota, payment of provident fund, gratuity and other allowances.
Talking to reporters, the union secretary said that unionists did not want to agonise Wasa consumers, but they were forced to adopt this strict strategy as Wasa and the district administration seemed not to be serious and were reluctant to address the issues being faced by Wasa and HDA workers. He warned that the union had decided to close the main sewerage pumping stations of Latifabad and Qasimabad on Friday for two hours (11am to 1pm). He said that on Saturday another sewerage pumping station of Hyderabad city would be closed, while on Sunday the entire system of Wasa would be shut down.
Published by Daily Dawn on Sep 2, 2016