RTC stir: Trade unions to move court

RTC stir: Trade unions to move court

Agency News

Hyderabad, Oct 8 : Trade bodies of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation will move to court challenging the state government’s decision to sack about 48,000 agitating employees, trade union leaders said here on Monday.

"We will approach the court whenever receive dismissal or suspension notices to the striking employees," Telangana Mazdoor Union President E Ashwathama Reddy said here on Monday. The agitating workers have not received any dismissal or suspension orders from the management till date, he clarified and said the management cannot remove employees just like that as there are laws in this country."We will approach court once receive dismissal orders if necessary," he added.

In a statement on Sunday night, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao made it clear that there was no question of surrendering to ‘black mailing tactics’ of TSRTC employees and all those who did not report back to duty would be dismissed. TSRTC has over 50,000 employees and only 1,200 had reported to work by 6 pm on Saturday after the state ultimatum.

Rejecting further talks with the unions, the CM said that under ‘no circumstances would the government merge the TSRTC with the state government. RTC employees and workers of the road transport corporation had been on strike since Friday midnight, with a list of 26 demands including the merger of the corporation with the government.(UNI)