Karnataka Bus Strike: Doubt this time KSRTC bus to Ugadi! Transport workers strike from March 21!

Karnataka Bus Strike: Doubt this time KSRTC bus to Ugadi!  Transport workers strike from March 21!
Bangalore: The employees of four transport corporations have decided to go on an indefinite strike by suspending bus services from March 21 to demand salary revision and other demands. Due to this, there is a possibility that the traffic of 23 thousand buses across the state will be stopped before the Ugadi festival.

KSRTC Staff and Workers Federation, Akhil Karnataka State Road Transport Employees Mahamandal, Karnataka State Road Transport Employees Federation (CITU), KSRTC and BMTC United Employees Union, KSRTC Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe Employees Association, KSRTC Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe Officers and Employees Welfare. The joint action committee of labor unions of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporations comprising the union has taken a consensus decision to hold an indefinite strike. The organization led by R. Chandrasekhar, president of the Karnataka State Road Transport Employees Union, Mr. It has been decided to go on strike from 24

HV Ananthsubbarao, President of KSRTC Staff and Workers Federation, informed about the strike at a press conference at the AITUC office in the city on Tuesday. Feb. At the inauguration of the Ambari Utsav buses held on 21st, the CM promised to meet the demands as soon as the session of the Vidhan Mandal was over. However, no decision has been taken so far,” he said.

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“We did not agree to the promise of 10% increase in basic salary by Transport Minister Sriramulu on March 8. In this context, he said that he will hold another meeting within two days and announce the final decision. However, the meeting has not been called so far,” he said.

“We have given 17 percent salary increase as an interim relief to the government employees. 2016 for transport employees. 12.5% ​​salary increase was made with effect from 1. Even after 3 years and 3 months, the salary has not been revised. 2020 as per industrial agreement. There was to be a pay revision from 1st. “All the corporations are in loss due to the policies of the ruling class of the transport corporations and not because of the work of the officers and employees,” he said.

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There is no bus since the night of March 20!

“The assembly election process is starting. The government should take action for salary revision before the announcement of elections. Because of this, to put pressure on the government. The strike is being conducted by suspending the movement of Ella buses from 6 am on 21st. Ma. Buses will not ply from the night of the 20th,” he said.

In April 2021, the Karnataka State Road Transport Employees’ Union, under the leadership of Kodihalli Chandrasekhar of the Farmers’ Union, went on strike for 15 days by stopping bus traffic. However, the government did not allow the strike. More than 2500 people who participated in the strike were dismissed from service. The strike failed as many were suspended.

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Demands of transport workers:
  • BDA should be merged with basic pay and basic pay should be increased by 25%.
  • The pay increment should be 3% of the revised basic pay.
  • Selection grade and pay scale of higher grades should also be prepared as above. The rate of pay promotion should be 3% of the revised basic pay. Selection grade promotion should be given every 10 years of service.
  • Existing allowances for all employees, monthly and daily (cash, repast, laundry, night shift, incentive allowance) should be increased by five times.
  • The amount given for sewing allowance, shoe, jersey, rain coat should be tripled.
  • All managers should be given the same cash incentives as cashiers.
  • The employees dismissed from service during the strike in April 2021 should be reinstated unconditionally.
  • Staff, employees who have been punished for transfer should be redeployed to the parent unit.
  • Employees against whom FIR has been registered during strike should be taken back to work.
  • J from the Joint Action Committee. The demands submitted on 24th should be discussed by the ruling class and fulfilled without delay.
  • According to the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, an industrial agreement should be made with the Joint Action Committee. This is the year 2020. 1 to 2023 D. Should be valid till 31st.
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