Hyderabad: An all-parties meeting of the State and trade unions was held at the AITUC office here on Wednesday. The State president of AITUC S. Balraj presided over the meeting. TJS president Kodandaram, TTDP State president L Ramana, CPI State secretary Chada Venkat Reddy and other party leaders took part in the meeting.
The meeting adopted a couple of resolutions. The meeting has resolved to request the State government to allow all the RTC workers unconditionally to resume their duties. It was also resolved to request the State government to not privatize the TSRTC. The meeting also passed a resolution to demand the State government to merge the Corporation with it.
Speaking on the occasion, TJS president Kodandaram alleged that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao was behaving like a dictator. He said it was undemocratic not to allow the RTC workers, who are willing to resume their duties. He demanded that the State government immediately allow the workers to resume their work besides and make payment of pending salaries.
TTDP president Ramana, CPI State secretary Chada Venkat Reddy and others also spoke.
RTC crew continue protests for not allowing to resume duties
Hyderabad: The TSRTC workers on Wednesday continued their protests demanding that the management and the State government allow them to resume their duties. They held protest programs before various bus depots in all the districts. Leaders of several trade unions also organized protests demanding that the State government take back the RTC crew.
The CITU activists held a rally in the city in support of the RTC workers demanding that the State government allow the workers to resume their duties. However, the police did not allow the RTC workers to resume their work. The police also made sure that they allow only temporary drivers and conductors after verifying their temporary ID cards. The police also continued to arrest several RTC workers in the districts.
The police raided the RTC employees quarters in Khammam and apprehended five women RTC workers, who met to discuss about their future course of action. The workers held protest at the Jubilee Bus Station in Secunderabad. Meanwhile, an RTC conductor from Suryapet district tendered resignation from his post in protest against the attitude of the State government towards the workers. He sent his resignation letter to the Depot manager of Suryapet. The resignation letter has gone viral on social media.