The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) employees' union has decided to go on strike from October 5.
The Joint Action Committee of the employees' union made this announcement after holding detailed discussions on the issue.
The leaders of the JAC said that they were going on strike demanding the fulfilment of long-pending demands like merger of the corporation with State government, revision of the salaries of the employees, job security and recruitment for vacant posts.
The leaders urged the people of the state to extend their support to them in their fight for the fulfilment of their demands.
Chairman of the TSRTC JAC Aswathama Reddy said that the employees had decided to go on strike as they didn't have any other option left to have their demands met. He said that their demands were nothing but the recommendations made last year by a cabinet sub-committee headed by former minister Kadiam Srihari. He also said that their main demand was the merger of the RTC with the State government.
Bathukamma, the biggest festival in Telangana, will see people travel to their native villages for the holidays, and the strike will affect them the most.
Workers of all the TSRTC departments except the security and paramedical departments will join the strike.
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