Parel- The workers of Wadia maternity hospital, Parel are yet to receive their pending dues of the 6th pay commission. Under the leadership of Lal Bavta general workers union, they protested at Azad Maidan on Wednesday.
According to the agreement between BMC and state government in 1958, workers at Wadia hospital are eligible for pay and perks on par with the BMC workers.But since Wadia hospital has not received a grant from the state government for a long period, the workers have not received their dues from 2005-2015 - these now amount to Rs 10 crore. This was due to the policy of ex-deputy chief minister, alleged the workers. On 4 July 2016, they wrote to the CM about it but have not got any response yet. The union is demanding prompt action by CM.