Staff Reporter

TIRUCHI: Federation of Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation Employees’ Unions, affiliated to All-India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), has urged the State Government to come to the rescue of the transport corporations by sanctioning a special grant to resolve their financial crises.

Addressing presspersons here on Wednesday, its president, S. Kasi Viswanathan, said that the TNSTC was presently reeling under a serious fiscal crisis, unable to pay off the compensation awarded by courts in road mishaps.

Paucity of funds forced the TNSTC to divert the premiums being recovered from the monthly pay bills of employees for other expenditure without remitting the same to the agencies like the Life Insurance Corporation, Pension Trust and employees’ cooperative societies, he alleged.

Mr. Viswanathan said that the Government should sanction at least Rs.1,000 crore so as to immediately tackle the financial crisis of the Corporations.

Federation general secretary J. Lakshmanan said that wage agreements should be signed once in three years.

He also wanted a uniform promotional policy to be implemented to benefit the employees, particularly the crew members.

Later, a procession was taken out in support of these demands from Salai Road to Uzhavar Sandhai.