In a major relief to the common public, the Safai Karamchari Union, which had called for an indefinite strike from April 24, have called off their strike, in the public interest, after a lengthy discussion held with Divisional Commissioner Jammu.

The Decision was taken during late-night negotiations held in Divisional Commissioner Office Jammu. Director Urban Local Bodies was also present.

All these Safai Karamcharies are working under various Urban Local Bodies of Jammu province.

The Union president, along with other members today, met with Divisional Commissioner Jammu Dr Raghav Langer and apprised him about their long-pending demands. The Union has also submitted a memorandum of demand to the Divisional Commissioner.

The major demands were regularisation under SRO 64, the minimum wages Act’s implementation, the old pension scheme, etc.

The Div Com gave a patient hearing of their demands and said that a meeting would be held within ten days with higher authorities to review the demands, which are genuine, for their redressal in a time-bound manner.