After all their privileges were stripped off by the TSRTC management, the TSRTC unions are now approaching the Labour Commissioner to ensure that their rights are restored.
The Telangana government said that the Congress leaders while supporting the TSRTC strike advocated hike in bus fares if necessary, but the same leaders are now criticising the govt.
The chief minister said the RTC employees don’t need any unions as the government and the corporation management would take care of all their interests.
The chief minister, in his characteristic style, used Telangana idiom and his sense of humour to regale the audience.
One of the most well-received announcements was that of capping the duty time to 8 pm for women employees and also giving them extended child care leave.
The chief minister reportedly discussed the short term, medium-term and long term plans to strengthen the RTC.
Around 48,000 RTC employees, who began their strike on October 5, withdrew their stir as they did not get any positive response from either the RTC management or state government.
A day ago, the TSRTC JAC had announced that their 52-day-long strike had come to an end and that all the 50,000 employees would report back to duty on Tuesday.
The Congress MPs N Uttam Kumar Reddy, Komatireddy Venkatreddy and A Revanth Reddy on Tuesday made a representation to Gadkari, seeking his intervention in the matter.
The techies under the banner of ‘Forum to Improve Things’ collected Rs 26,000 this time and bought several daily essential items and donate them to the employees.
Nearly 48,000 employees had begun the indefinite strike on October 5 following a call by the Joint Action Committee of the unions, demanding pay revision, recruitment to various posts, among others.
Economic slowdown has now become the State government’s new punching bag.
People used to hitch a ride with strangers leading to series of rapes and murders, following which RTC started operating additional services, but the strike has crippled life in the village.
AICC secretary Sampath Kumar said that the welfare schemes are not being implemented properly while the agriculture sector too is in bad shape.
The MPs said that the TSRTC management is not responding to the notice from Telangana Region EPFO against the pending dues of Rs 80 crore for the month of August.