Eluru: Hundreds of auto workers took out a silent procession demanding the government to cancel the GO No.894 that could ruin their livelihood.
In the face of newly issued GO 894, , the auto workers are left with no alternative but to stop plying autos, decried AITUC’s district committee general secretary Konala Bhimarao. He demanded the Government to withdraw the GO immediately.
CPI district Secretary Dega Prabhakar said that the government was neglecting the welfare of workers and brought in a GO that could affect the livelihood of auto workers. TUC’s city committee general secretary K Krishnamacharyulu said that the government has directed the auto workers to install swiping machines in all autos.
It is not correct to make the new rule applicable to small workers, criticised Krishnamacharyulu. Autoworkers’s union president A Venkannababu, secretary M Satyanarayana, AITUC leader Band Venkateswara Rao, CITU district committee secretary DNVD Prasad, INTUC leader Rajanala Rammohan Rao and others also addressed the dharna. Bharati Subrahmanyam, Chairman of the auto workers’ union presided over the protest dharna. Earlier, auto workers’ union leaders garlanded the statue of Dr BR Ambedkar at old bus stand and rallied to the Collectorate.