GOA: Over 270 administrative and field staff of the Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC) have been on strike since over non-payment of salaries. Despite the MMC trying to persuade them to return citing lack of funds, the staff refused to join duty.
Staff had served a notice to MMC chairperson Nandadeep Raut stating that if their salaries are not paid by they will strike work.
Raut said, “Since the last six months we have been facing financial problems due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. People are not paying their rents on time and recovery of taxes, etc is slow.” He requested the workers to rejoin duties, with the assurance that their salaries would be deposited by afternoon.
The News 24 Goa