A group of temporary sanitary workers of the local municipality in Thanjavur, affiliated to CITU, on Tuesday alleged some officials of the civic body had cheated them by taking Rs 35,000 each on the promise of regularising their jobs.
Taking a serious note of the allegation made at the Grievances Day meet held by him, District Collector N Subbaiyan assured them that necessary action would be taken in the mater, officials said.
The workers, numbering 35, submitted a memorandum to the Collector seeking action against the officials who had allegedly cheated them over a period of time.
The workers, who had been employed by the civic body on temporary basis for 25 years, had paid Rs.35,000 each as bribe to a few officials, including sanitary inspectors, supervisors, who promised to regularise their service, CITU District Member Anbu charged.
However, their services had not been regulated so far.
Hence, they met the collector seeking his intervention to recover the money they had paid, he added.