TSRTC to act only after labour commissioner’s decision on RTC strike

TSRTC to act only after labour commissioner’s decision on RTC strike

Agency News

Hyderabad, Nov 26: Even as the Telangana State Road Transport Coprporation (TSRTC) employees announced to end their 52-day old indefinite strike and report for their duties from Tuesday, RTC management on Monday said that it would act based on the labour commissioner’s decision on RTC workers strike.

Convener of the Joint Action Committee Ashwadhama Reddy, who led the strike, announced their decision after a meeting with various employees unions earlier in the day. He asked the striking RTC employees to end the stir and report for their duties at their respective depots from Tuesday. Mr. Reddy also appealed the temporary drivers and conductors to stay away from their work, engaged by the Corporation during the striking period.

In a statement, TSRTC Managing Director Sunil Sharma said as per the directives given by the High Court, Labour Commissioner will take a suitable decision on the RTC workers strike. Based on the Labour Commissioner’s decision, the RTC Management would act. 'Everything will be done in tune with the existing Laws and Acts. Till then, everyone should maintain restraint', he further said.

'Till the process as suggested by the High Court is completed, workers who are on an 'illegal' strike cannot be taken back on duties', he stated that it would not be possible under Acts and rules for the workers who went on strike on their own and to join duties again. He further stated that workers have incurred losses listening to the Union’s words. Workers should not suffer further believing in the words of Unions.

'We request them not to go to the RTC depots tomorrow and create law and order issues', Mr Sharma also requested the workers, who were on an illegal strike not to obstruct the temporary drivers and conductors from attending to their duties. CC cameras would be installed at all the RTC Depots and the situation would be monitored, Mr informed.

The state government or the RTC Management would not tolerate anyone who breaks the law and order situation and stringent action will be taken against the guilty, he said the same would be communicated to the High Court also.

'We once again request the RTC workers and employees to exercise restraint till the Labour Commissioner takes a decision on the matter as suggested by the High Court and the entire process is completed', he added. (UNI)