Telangana RTC employees plan massive strike over unpaid dues

HYDERABAD: Employees of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) are set to lock horns with the government over unpaid dues, on the lines of the 2019 agitation when a 55-day strike prompted the state government to resolve their issues and announce a special revenue package to revive the

Kamalakar Goud, state president of the RTC Telangana Mazdoor Union, said: “There are nine encashments which are pending since 2014. These include two PRCs and pending dearness allowances (DA), along with arrears of DAs. After the new state was formed, 50 per cent bonds on PRC were given to employees, but we are unable to encash the same. Similarly, we are being denied leave encashment, despite being eligible.”

Maramreddy Thomas Reddy, general secretary, RTC Telangana Mazdoor Union, said: “As employees are facing difficulties, we are joining hands with all the unions. If possible, we will go on strike as employees have lost patience. The government has repeatedly failed to fulfil the promises.”

Ashwadham Reddy, who initiated a joint action committee (JAC), said, “The ground is set (for a protest). All the unions have extended their support to the JAC. We are looking for the right time to go for a protest.”

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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