MSRTC workers stage a protest along with their family members in Sangli (HT_PRINT)

Maharashtra transport min warns of stern motion if staff fail to renew obligation on Friday

Strict motion will likely be taken towards staff of the Maharashtra State Street Transport Company (MSRTC) if they don’t rejoin obligation throughout the given deadline on Friday, warned state transport minister Anil Parab on Friday. 

This got here a day after Parab gave a 24-hour deadline to the staff to return to obligation.

“Those that are protesting in Mumbai, and are primarily based in Mumbai, can be part of (again to work) tomorrow. Those that are from exterior can be part of from the day after tomorrow,” he had stated.

He had additionally declared a hike of 2,500 to 5,000 within the fundamental salaries for workers, claiming that it will be “the very best within the historical past” of the company.

The MSRTC staff have been on a strike since 28 October, demanding a merger of the cash-strapped company with the state authorities, which can give them the standing of state authorities staff and higher salaries.

In the meantime, the Bharatiya Janata Celebration, which had began a sit-in agitation at Azad Maidan on 10 November to help the MSRTC staff, introduced to quickly name off the sit-in agitation on Thursday. 

BJP MLC Sadabhau Khot and Gopichand Padalkar, who have been main the agitation, made the announcement.

“Immediately, we’re quickly calling off our agitation at Azad Maidan. All staff ought to sit collectively and resolve whether or not to hold out the remainder of the agitation. We’re with them,” Khot stated.

“The state authorities has taken two steps ahead. We’ve got received the primary stage of the battle. The choice (merger) will come from the courtroom. We will likely be with the employees, in the event that they agitate within the second section as nicely,” he added. 

In line with an MSRTC official, the company is compiling details about staff’ attendance from throughout the state. 

Nonetheless, preliminary stories have revealed that majority of the staff haven’t reported to obligation as but, and therefore the, operation of buses in any respect 250 depots within the state was additionally shut, the official added. 


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