State transport staff on indefinite strike

Sushant Ranjan
Friday, 8 June 2018

On June 1, State Transport Minister Diwakar Raote hiked 32-40 per cent salary of around 1 lakh ST employees. However, on June 8, the staff called for a strike without informing anyone.  No union has claimed the responsibility for the strike.

Pune: The passengers relying on State Transport are facing a hard time as the staff called an indefinite strike from the midnight of June 8. Officials of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) claimed that the staffs are demanding a hike in their salary with the implementation of 7th pay commission.

On June 1, State Transport Minister Diwakar Raote hiked 32-40 per cent salary of around 1 lakh ST employees. However, on June 8, the staff called for a strike without informing anyone. No union has claimed the responsibility for the strike.

Talking to Sakal Times,  Divisional Controller Yamini Joshi said, " We don't know who is behind the strike. No one is coming forward to claim the responsibility for it. We also faced problem early in the morning. Extra-contractual buses are being arranged and approximately 70 buses have already departed from the ST station. We will arrange more till afternoon." 

Efforts to contact the Union bore no fruits as they did not respond to calls and messages.

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