The High Court today struck down a petition filed by TJS leader P L Vishweshwar Rao seeking reinstatement of the RTC staff who had gone on strike, and talks with the RTC employee unions.
The court said that the government had already taken the RTC staff back into service. It had also offered Rs 100 crore towards payment of salaries for the entire strike period, thus addressing almost all the issues in Rao's petition, the court observed.
The court also pointed out that the government had also decided to not to move labour court in this regard, choosing to accommodate the employees warmly instead.
The court also mentioned all the sops to the RTC staff.
Upon this, the petitioner argued that the government had first refused to follow the High Court's directions and had then taken a U-turn. He also said that the government had called the RTC staff directly and had ignored the unions for the talks.
Reacting to this, the court suggested that the unions and their leaders can approach the relevant authorities for their issues. It then quashed the case citing it irrelevant any more.
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