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Employees’ union seeks merger of RTC with govt

Employees’ union seeks merger of RTC with govt
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The regional president of the ‘Telangana State Road Transport Corporation Employees Union’ (TS-RTCEU) Pilli Ramesh demanded that the government merge...

Khammam: The regional president of the ‘Telangana State Road Transport Corporation Employees Union’ (TS-RTCEU) Pilli Ramesh demanded that the government merge the corporation with the government apart from bringing petrol and diesel prices under Goods and Service Tax (GST).

As part of the call given by the TS-RTCEU State committee, the representatives of the district union staged a relay hunger strike under the leadership of S R Babu in protest against the government for not fulfilling their demands here in front of Regional Manager’s Office in Khammam on Monday.

Speaking on the occasion, Ramesh said the RTC was one of the largest organisations in the State which was earning large amounts of profits. Instead of merging it with the government, the government was trying to close it down by imposing unnecessary restrictions, he alleged.

He demanded that the government reduce the burden of work on the RTC drivers along with filling all vacant posts in the RTC as early as possible. He also demanded that the State government consider the ‘Sakala Janula Samme’ period as casual leave for all RTC employees who participated actively in the Telangana movement.

TS-RTCEU representatives Pati Appa Rao, S Narayana, K Aruna Kumari, P Venkateshwarlu, G Mohan Rao, A Yadagiri, G S Rao, M Sundaram, D Rama Rao, M Venkateshwarlu, R Ranga Rao and Pavan were present along with others.

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