Warangal Urban: The TSRTC employees union demanded the state government to address their issues immediately or face protests from them. The employees allege that the Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao has neglected them completely.
They pointed out that while the Singareni workers have received salary for the duration of ‘sakala janula samme’, they are yet to receive their salary. The Chief Minister had made several promises to the RTC employees but failed to keep them.
TSRTC employees’ union honorary president Naini Rajender Reddy alleged that the TRS government is planning to privatise the road transport corporation.
He demanded the government to withdraw such plans and announced that the employees would take up series of agitations to put pressure on the government.
He said gate meetings and dharnas will be held at all the depots on January 3 and then ‘Chalo RM office’ will be held on January 7. If the government fails to address the various issues of the RTC employees, the agitation will be intensified, he warned.
“While the previous Congress government regularised 25,000 contract workers, this government did not even make a single recruitment since the past two- and-a- half years. They must fill the vacant posts immediately. The state of affairs of the employees in RTC is against the welfare of the workers,” he said.
Employees union president E.S. Babu said the employees expected a better life after the formation of Telangana state but were deeply disappointed as they gained nothing. “What is the purpose of our fight for Telangana if we are still fighting for our right?” he questioned.
“We want leave encashment dues which have been pending for the period of 2012-2016. Rs 1000 crore budget must be allocated to TSRTC every year. The 3,000 outdated buses in the state must be replaced,” he demanded. The TSRTCEU which is affiliated to AITUC held a meeting together recently and decided to take up the issues of the workers together....