Dust allowance for sanitary labourers
Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faiszer Musthapha directed Municipal Commissioners to offer a dust allowance for sanitary labourers.
The minister made this direction at the progress review meeting of the garbage segregation programme at the ministry auditorium.
Municipal Councils initiated the collection of segregated waste from November 1 on the initiative of Minister Musthapha.
The minister studied the progress of segregation of the waste programme by discussing with the public and sanitary labourers of several municipalities and observed the issues and difficulties faced by the labourers.
Responding to their requests, Minister Musthapha decided to offer the dust allowance for them.
The minister also said attention must be paid to sanitary labourers as they have to work with waste which carries germs. He added that their social status should also be uplifted.
The minister said labourers should undergo a medical check-up once in three months. He emphasised that jackets, gloves and boots should be worn by the sanitary labourers when collecting garbage. He directed the municipal commissioners to avail those necessities.
(Source: Daily News)
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the sanitary worker should also be told to encourage segregated garbage to be collected in plastic bags in my area I am the only person who follow the law as the garbage collector do not encourage segregated garbage the only way to encourage segregated garbage is by cancelling the the one a month for collecting plastics
In addition to cancellation of the one day a month collection of plastics there should be propaganda to encourage the people to go for sorted out garbage every week as the people in this area are not putting organic garbage in plastics bag but putting them into buckets which is the most unhygienic way to collect organic garbage and is also illegal.As such they forget to put out every week the other sorted out garbage which is about 5 times more than the organic garbage, The sanitary workers should be advised that if they see any plastic bags bottles and tins in the drains they should collect them for there is a high risk of dengue I have seen such things for months and even today lying on the road or junctions giving a high risk of dengue . If only the health inspectors come out of their offices and disciplined the Sanitary Workers they could save a few lives young and old . it is hoped the dengue task force at the presidential office would come out of their officer and save a few lives