Cleaning staff goes on strike for a few hours at Mumbai airport

Fliers, both domestic and international, using Mumbai airport on Wednesday were confronted with unclean washrooms and a dirty terminal with all the three housekeeping staffers at Terminal 2 and Terminal 1 undertaking one of their biggest strikes.

The staffers only undertook cleaning activity at the terminals in the afternoon- 4pm in T2 and 3.30pm at T1.

Dirty toilets greeted passengers using Mumbai airport's T2 and T1 on Wednesday 

The strike was organised over salary dispute with the staffers demanding a hike in pay. While the cleaning crews are being paid Rs 8400 per month by the airport management, the staff claim that all house keeping staff should be paid Rs 10700 per month since the start of the current year.

The strike was called off only after the management took the decision to hold a meeting with the disgruntled cleaning staff.

The strike was called at 7am on Wednesday with 250 staffers of the three house keeping firms – A TO Z, Krystal and ISS – responsible for cleaning and other allied work, went on toll down strike.

The staffers in T2 sat peacefully at the east side of the Multi-Level Car Parking (Level-5) of T2.

“The demands from the staff of these house keeping agencies will be placed in a meeting that is to be held on Friday. Further steps will be taken only after the meeting gets over,” said one of the participants of the strike.

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