Goa: Lifeguards to go on inconclusive strike from May 15

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Panaji, May 4: Lifeguards, who ensure shorelines in Goa, have chosen to go on an uncertain strike from May 15 to press for their different requests.

“We have been constrained by the state government to go on an inconclusive strike from May 15. Our requests are not met. Goa government is not willing even to sit over the table and talk about the grievances,” Suhas Naik, State Secretary, All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) told today.

Among the requests of lifeguards incorporate regularization in administrations and trek in the compensation scales, Naik included.

All out 650 lifeguards utilized by private office Drishti Lifesaving Services which has been contracted for the work will strike, he said.

The lifeguards had struck work between December 29 a year ago to January 13.

The strike was pulled back after confirmation by Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar and Goa Labor Minister Avertano Furtado.

As of late, Drishti Lifesaving Services had drawn closer the Goa seat of the Bombay High Court looking to pass a request staying any endeavor of strike by lifeguards, who are secured under the Essential Services Management Act.

In any case, the high court had declined to pass any request while rejecting the appeal.

Goa is known for its picturesque shorelines like Calangute, Colva, Morjim, Palolem, Baga among others.