With no sign of talks around the corner between the government and employees on strike, the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) has called for a state shutdown on October 19 to draw the attention of the state government and persuade it to give in to their demands.
The long going strike has made it difficult for denizens who depend on buses to commute. And now, adding more to their woes, they won be able to avails cabs as cab aggregators too have called for a protest.
The Telangana State Taxi and Drivers JAC (TSTD JAC) on Wednesday informed that Ola, Uber and drivers working for IT companies would go on indefinite strike as the government failed to pay heed to their demands.
Ola and Uber among others, have called a separate strike on the same day over minimum fares and reinstating sacked drivers.
To make things worse, several unions, including public sector employees, Telangana employees’ association, teacher unions and student’s union will be part of the protest.
The entire issue began after Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao announced the dismissal of around 48,000 TSRTC employees, who are on an indefinite strike from October 5. Employees are demanding the merger of the RTC with the government.
More than 48,000 employees are yet to receive their salaries for the month of September since the state government claims that they have been terminated from service.