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TMA Chitral staff on strike again

CHITRAL: The All Employees Association TMA Chitral Lower has gone on strike again, against nonpayment of salaries pending for the last four months.

The employees said their firewood allowances for the year 2022-23 and current financial year 2023-24 had also not been paid to them.

The employees said they would continue their strike till the fulfilment of their demands and an assurance that the salaries would never be delayed in future.

For years, nonpayment of salaries has been an issue for the TMA staff. They get their pays after months forcing them to observe strike. 

Five months back, al the 135 sanitation workers of Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) Chitral had been on a strike for many weeks after which their issue was resolved.

Due to the strike of the sanitation workers, the town, especially Women and Children Hospital, District Headquarters Hospital, Shahi Masjid Road, Ataliq Chowk and various bazaars give the look of junkyards with foul smell causing nuisance for the residents.

Last time, the TMA staff also locked the Tehsil Municipal Officer’s office and staged a a sit-in front of it.

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