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TSRTC To Go On Indefinite Strike From October 5th:- The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) employees decided to go on indefinite strike from tomorrow (October 5th) as the government failed to keep their promise. The meetings went on for three days but the government and TSRTC employees could not come on to a common stand. As per the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of several employee unions, the decision to go on strike was taken due to the "unhelpful attitude" of the Telangana government. TSRTC has been demanding a merger of TSRTC in Telangana government.
This move is a major blow for Telangana government during the holiday season. The unions allege representing around one lakh employees, half of them working on a contract basis. Telangana government is now in talks with private bus owners to accomodate the people during this holiday season. Telangana government threatened to invoke Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) against the RTC staff but RTC employees decided to go ahead with the strike from tomorrow. The employees want the government to pay the pending dues, revise the pay structure and get their jobs secured.