The strike by sanitation employees of East Delhi Municipal Corp (EDMC) entered ninth day on Friday. The agitating employees have refused to pick up garbage from neighbourhoods to protest the non-payment of salaries and pending arrears. The sanitation employees are demanding regular payment of salaries, clearance of dues and regularisation of sanitation workers who have been inducted on a temporary basis till 2017. The employees complained that they are not being given benefits of 7th Pay Commission or salary on time. The agitating employees added, "Many staffs are yet to be made permanent. No officers have spoken to us regarding the matter, so the strike will continue until they do."