Hundreds of TSRTC employees wanting to join duties held

Hundreds of TSRTC employees wanting to join duties held

Agency News

Hyderabad, Nov 27 : The struggle for survival by the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) employees continued as their request to allow them to join duties was turned down for the second day on Wednesday.

Scores of RTC employees gathered near depots and workshops all over the state with request letters to allow them to join duties but the police posted in large numbers near depots did not allow them to enter the depots and offices.

Several employees were arrested at depots in the state including Jubilee Bus Station and Hakimpet depots in Secunderabad ,while in Khammam a group of woman employees who were planning to go to the depot were also rounded up.

The RTC employees started their efforts to join duties on Tuesday after the Joint Action Committee (JAC) called off the 52-day old strike on Monday and asked them to join duty from yesterday morning but to no avail.

The JAC leaders who met in the city on Wednesday to decide the future course of action condemned the arrest of the RTC employees who went to depots and workshops to join their duties

The Cabinet is meeting on Thursday and the discussions will mainly center on the ongoing RTC issue.

Meanwhile, the Congress and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), in separate releases, urged the government to allow the RTC workers to rejoin duties and extend support to the families of the workers who died during the strike period.

The parties also condemned the arrest of RTC employees who wanted to rejoin duties. (UNI)