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Second day of strike; Proposal to provide maximum KSRTC service to those who are absent from the strike


Highlight:

  • The CITU and BMS employees’ union also called off the 24-hour strike
  • Both unions are still on strike
  • Services were not as normal

Kochi: Passengers are on strike for the second day in a row at KSRTC. The workers have been on strike since Thursday night demanding a pay rise.

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However, the ruling union Employees Association and the BMS Employees Union called off the 24-hour strike. Both unions are still on strike. Services were not as normal. So far, less than 25 per cent of the services are running.

At the same time, the KSRTC CMD has directed to provide maximum services using KSRTC employees who did not participate in the strike. According to Asianet News, the CMD has instructed the unit officers to provide services to the non-participating employees and to provide maximum facilities for this.

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The proposal is to send services using employees who do not participate in the strike and to deploy employees in advance for that.

Passengers will have to return home from various places on Saturday as the services will run without any hassle for the passengers. It is reported that the maximum number of trips will be run using the employees present, including double duty.

According to the media report, long-distance services, isolated services, services on major routes and reserved services will be provided with emphasis on the required routes.

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Thiruvananthapuram: The police have set up an alternative system in Thiruvananthapuram, where KSRTC is dependent on the Prime Minister. Special arrangements were made for the hospital, the airport and the railway station.

The strikers have alleged that KSRTC has not implemented salary revision for 9 years.

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