Thiruvananthapuram: Various KSRTC trade unions have decided to go on an indefinite strike from October 2 pressing their charter of demands alleging anti-labour policies of the corporation. The demand included reinstating dismissed temporary employees and withdrawing the decision to cut 40 percent
services by creating alleged artificial diesel shortage.
The discussions held by the unions with Transport Minister A.K. Saseendran on Thursday remained unsuccessful. The talks scheduled between KSRTC MD Tomin Thachankary and various organisations were cancelled.
The management did not give any assurances on the demands, the union representatives said. CITU-affiliated KSRTEA, INTUC-affiliated KSTWU and KSTDU, AITUC-affiliated KSRTEU and Kerala State Transport Drivers Union (KSTDU) will take part in the agitation.
The joint action council of KSRTC employees has been organising an indefinite dharna in front of the chief office here from September 6.