The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) Employees' JAC has sounded the bugle for a strike protesting the "anti-worker" policies of the state and union governments.
The JAC today announced that the employees would go on a strike on January 8 and 9, 2019. It said that different employees' unions of the corporation had served strike notices on the management of the TSRTC on Monday. The notices were handed over to the Managing Director of the corporation and the Secretary of the Transport Department, it said.
Employees unions including the Staff & Workers' Federation, Staff & Workers' Union, Karmika Parishad, Bahujana Karmika Parishad, Bahujana Karmika Union and Bahujana Workers' Union are among those that served strike notices on the management of the corporation.
Speaking on the occasion, the union leaders alleged that the Centre was trying to harm the transport workers by amending an Act related to them. They also alleged that neither the state nor the union governments were releasing the arrears to the corporation, and demanded that the arrears be released immediately.
They also demanded that the state and the union governments bear the losses sustained by the corporation on account of increasing diesel prices and GST on petrol and diesel.
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