Amid delay in payment of wages, a section of Goa's privately employed lifeguards are on a flash strike, even as the company employing them, Drishti Marine, expressed regret and assured payment of arrears to them soon.
After around 70 out of the several hundred - odd lifeguards assembled at the popular Calangute beach to protest against the delayed payment, Drishti Marine said on Friday that those lifeguards who had not reported to work have been asked to resume their respective duties on beaches in view of the payment assurance.
"The company regrets the delay in salaries and dues which were because of circumstances beyond its control.
Increment arrears from July 2019 are being processed and will be paid to all the lifeguards, including captains and supervisors who did not strike work, " a statement issued by Drishti Marine said.
"Arrears of all the lifeguards present on duty on Thursday will be paid today.
Arrears of lifeguards present today will be paid by the coming Monday.