HDA workers threaten to stop water supply
HYDERABAD, July 8: The Joint Action Committee of workers of the Hyderabad Development Authority has threatened to close water filter plants and pumping stations of sewerage system if salaries of employees of the Water and Sanitation Agency are not paid by July 14.
The deadline was given by chairman of the committee Bahram Chang here on Sunday at a meeting of the JAC. He said Wasa employees had not been getting their salaries since February. Officials of the HDA and Wasa, political leaders, including MNAs and MPAs, had requested the employees not to go on strike and assured them that their salaries would be paid till July 7, he said.
He said they had been told that a bailout package for Wasa and a summary for clearance of outstanding water dues of provincial government departments had been submitted to the chief minister.—A correspondent