The Telangana High Court today heard the case on non-payment of salaries to the RTC employees who went on a strike for 52 days starting early October.
The petitioner appealed to the court to direct the TSRTC management and the State government to pay salaries for the two months to the employees. He said that due to non-payment of salaries, the RTC employees' families were starving. He added that some employees were even resorting to extreme steps due to fear of losing their jobs.
Representing the State government, Additional Advocate-General submitted to the court that the strike caused a huge loss to the corporation, and that the management was therefore not able to pay the salaries.
He also contended that the RTC management had the powers to withhold salaries for the absence of the workers, and also that the management was entitled to deduct eight days' salary for each day of absence.
He suggested that the workers move the labour court for the salaries.
After hearing both sides, the court adjourned the case to next Wednesday.
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