Hyderabad: The indefinite strike by over 48,000 RTC employees entered 51st day today with women workers staged dharna at the Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station on Sunday. The striking employees all over the State continued their protests in support of their demands while thousands of people were seen stranded at bus stations and stops across the State.
Thanking the TSRTC workers for continuing the strike unabatedly, RTC employees’ unions’ JAC convener K Ashwathama Reddy said the RTC workers would stage protests with “Save RTC” placards at all bus depots and bus stages in the State on Monday. Demanding that the State government allow the employees to resume their duties unconditionally, Ashwathama Reddy said the Chief Minister’s silence was atrocious and anti-working class.
On the other hand, it was speculated that the Chief Minister might review the situation and ask the RTC management to issue a notification in a day or two on privatization of 5,100 RTC routes as the High Court gave a green signal.
Jagga condemns CM’s rigid attitude towards RTC crew
Sangareddy: Local MLA Toorpu Jayaprakash Reddy alias Jagga Reddy today condemned the rigid attitude of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao towards the striking RTC workers. He said the CM’s hostile attitude towards the RTC crew was not good as the workers and their families were suffering a lot.
Addressing mediapersons here Jagga Reddy said the RTC workers, who thought their lives would be better in separate State, were suffering a lot and their lives would be ruined if the State government privatized the corporation. Taking a potshot at the Union government, Jagga Reddy said the Centre’s decision to privatize all public sector corporations had prompted the TRS government to privatize the RTC.
He urged the Chief Minister to show generosity towards the RTC workers and allow them to resume their duties. He also warned the Chief Minister that his name would be ruined if he did not show mercy towards the RTC workers.