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.
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.
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.
Even as the employees are waiting with bated breath to resume duty, the state machinery is understood to be preoccupied with privatisation of the routes.
Employees under the banner of JAC-1, which comprises six smaller trade unions, question the handling of the strike issue by the TSRTC JAC led by Ashwathama Reddy.
Rao said that a decision could be taken only after the High Court delivers its verdict on privatisation of routes, on Friday.
Earlier in the day, the BJP MP from the State, made a representation to Gadkari urging the Centre’s intervention to resolve the strike issue.
They said that though the workers unions have been ready for negotiations and even kept aside their demand for merger, the government hasn't tried to talk with them.
The Telangana government urged the High Court to dismiss the PIL filed by Prof PL Vishweshwar Rao, vice-president of Telangana Jana Samithi.
Senior officials of the corporation state that until a thorough reading of the court’s judgment is done, no decision will be taken in this regard.
The court said that the process has not began, and there is no evidence to prove the state’s ulterior motive on the issue as alleged by the petitioner.
At about 6pm on Monday, Madiga Reservation Porata Samithi leader Manda Krishna Madiga offered a glass of water to the two leaders and they broke their fast.
At present, there are roughly 1,500 staff in RTC and the wage bill is nearly Rs 7 crore.
Tender notification for hiring buses was meant to provide better transport facility to the passengers, but not an act of victimisation and unfair labour practice.
Meanwhile, the NRIs based in London also held a unique video conferencing event with key leaders of Congress, BJP and TSRTC JAC to show their support to the striking RTC employees.