Godda: When the entire nation is battling against coronavirus with all possible tools like medical care and sanitization, the sanitary workers went on strike on Wednesday in protest against the pending salaries and lack of safety gears.
The sanitary workers also staged a demonstration in front of the Godda Municipal Board office. They alleged that they did not get salaries for last two months, and whenever they raised their voice, they were threatened to be kicked out.
“When there is complete lockdown due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and people are staying indoors, we are doing our duty despite the risk of getting infected with coronavirus,” they said adding that they had to work without any safety kits like hand gloves and sanitizer.
Godda is one of the 24 districts in Jharkhand state. The district is the land of tribes, though the local inhabitants also include the non-tribal and urban people. The Godda city, which comprises of 20 wards, has a population of over 48,000.