TSRTC employees take to streets in Warangal

TSRTC employees take to streets in Warangal
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The TSRTC Employees Union members have taken to the streets here on Tuesday demanding the State government to address their problems. The union leaders complained that even after three years after the formation of Telangana State, the government has failed to offer earned leave for the 27-day Sakala Janula Samme in which the RTC employees took an active part.

Warangal Urban: The TSRTC Employees Union members have taken to the streets here on Tuesday demanding the State government to address their problems. The union leaders complained that even after three years after the formation of Telangana State, the government has failed to offer earned leave for the 27-day Sakala Janula Samme in which the RTC employees took an active part.

The activists of the Employees Union (EU), affiliated to AITUC, took out a protest rally from Warangal depot-II to the TSRTC Regional Manager’s office at Hanamkonda Bus Stand and staged a dharna. Speaking to press persons, the union state general secretary E Venkanna accused the TRS government of neglecting the RTC workers.

Venkanna said that the State government which offered Earned Leave to TNGOs, Electricity department staff and Singareni collieries workers and other government employees has failed to extend the same benefits to the TSRTC workers. It was because of the inefficiency of Telangana Mazdoor Union (TMU), which was elected as a recognised union in previous elections, he added.

The Mazdoor Union leaders, who claimed that their honorary president T Harish Rao promised to address their issues, have failed to do so. Around 3,000 personnel retired but not a single post was filled up during the past three and half years, they lamented.

Similarly, the TMU leaders have also failed to deliver the much hyped promise of double bed room houses to TSRTC workers and implementation of pay scales to the workers from March 1, 2017, Venkanna complained. He strongly condemned the TMU’s efforts to prevent EU’s membership drive and objected to the State government’s alleged efforts to privatise the TSRTC. The corporation should be merged with government, he demanded.

The protesting workers demanded the immediate implementation of pay scales, consider the 27-day Sakala Janula Samme as earned leave, offering promotions to serving employees and filling up all vacant posts in the corporation. The EU regional president VK Swamy, secretary B Janardhan, A Murali, leaders GR Chander, R Ramsingh, VC Kumar, MD Qamar, T J Devi, LJ Reddy and others were present.

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