Lorry strike enters 8th day

Lorry strike enters 8th day
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The strike by Coal Belt Lorry Association Owners Association (CBLAOA) reached 8th day on Wednesday. CBLAOA president Koti Lingam and secretary Ramesh said that their demand for waiting charges wasn’t met.

Mancherial: The strike by Coal Belt Lorry Association Owners Association (CBLAOA) reached 8th day on Wednesday. CBLAOA president Koti Lingam and secretary Ramesh said that their demand for waiting charges wasn’t met.

“The private contractors are resorting to victimisation measures against the lorry owners, who ask for additional waiting charges. There are instances where Lorries are being kept for a week without unloading the material at out-stations,” they pointed out.

The association members expressed anger stating that the hiring charges aren’t being given to them in time.

“As many as 1,000 lorry owners have been participating in the strike. We are unable to pay salaries for drivers and cleaners. Although the company owners, who hire lorries are ready to pay waiting charges, the private contractors aren’t allowing them,” they alleged.

The association members demanded payment of hiring charges at the time of downloading the material and also demanded Rs 750 should be paid towards downloading charges.

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