Onasadya row: MV Govindan slams TVM Corporation's decision to dismiss sanitary workers

MV Govindan | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Thiruvananthapuram: CPM state secretary MV Govindan slammed the corporation's decision to suspend sanitation workers and terminate four temporary cleaning staff for dumping Onasadya in waste bin in protest of denying leave for celebration. CITU leader Anathalavattom Anandan also shared his displeasure with the corporation's decision and demanded reinstating the dismissed staff.

The workers had staged a protest and dumped the Onasadhya into the garbage when the corporation secretary ordered them to return to work and have Onasadya after working hours.

MV Govindan, who took charge as state secretary a few days back, said that the decision taken by Thiruvananthapuram Mayor Arya Rajendran against the cleaning workers is not in line with the policies of the party. He added that a party would look into the matter and take an appropriate decision.

It was alleged that a hasty decision was taken without hearing from the cleaning staff. However, CPM district secretary Anavoor Nagappan defended the Mayor and termed the actions of the cleaning staff 'inappropriate'. If there were some issues, the workers should have informed the Mayor, he added. Meanwhile, there are reports that CPM sought an explanation from the Mayor regarding the same.

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