RTC strike fizzling out?

While some workers are taking part in the day to day programmes, a majority of them are keeping away from the strike

By Author  |  Published: 20th Nov 2019  10:18 pm
RTC strike
20 per cent of the workers are participating in the strike regularly, a majority of them are staying away and looking after their works.

Karimnagar: The participation of fewer workers in the ongoing RTC strike is stinging the JAC leaders. While some workers are taking part in the day to day programmes, a majority of them are keeping away from the strike.

As part of agitation, State JAC has given the list of activities to be taken up at bus depots and bus stands every day. Thought the depot and district level JACs are strictly implementing the programmes designed by the State leaders, the number of workers participating in the programmes are less.

While about 20 per cent of the workers are participating in the strike regularly, a majority of them are staying away from it and looking after their personal works.

For instance, about 1,000 employees are working in Karimnagar-I and II depots. Of that a meager number of 200 to 300 workers are participating in the regular activities and remaining staying away from it.

Similar is situation across the State. The issue has also come for discussion in the State level JAC meeting held in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

It was also discussed in a meeting held in Karimnagar bus stand on Wednesday. While some of the workers advised to put an attendance register at dharna camp and take the signatures of works, JAC leaders denied the proposal and wanted every employ to take part in the agitation since the success of strike was a life and death issue for them.

On the other hand, a majority of the workers are in financial troubles since they do not have salaries during the last two and half months.

Interestingly, some of the corporation workers resumed their caste occupation works to run their families while few employees are engaged as daily wage workers.

A JAC leader said when he called a worker to invite to take part in the strike, the said worker asked him money.


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