Kerala

KSRTC stir on Aug 7

Four unions serve notice for token stir

Four unions have served notice on the management of the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) for a token strike on August 7 in support of their 17-point charter of demands, including salary revision, DA arrears, interim relief, and promotions.

The strike notice were served on Tuesday by the CITU-affiliated Kerala State Road Transport Employees Association (KSRTEA), the INTUC-affiliated Transport Democratic Front (TDF), the two recognised unions, and the AITUC-affiliated Kerala State Transport Employees Union (KSTEU).

The TDF has the Kerala State Workers Union and the Kerala State Drivers Union under its fold. The 24-hour token strike by the unions will commence on the midnight of August 6.

Inaugurating a convention, CITU Sate president Anathalavattom Anandan criticised Chairman and Managing Director Tomin J. Thachankary for ushering in reforms without taking the employees and the unions into confidence.

Leaders of the KSRTEA (CITU) Vaikom Viswan; TDF (INTUC) Thampanoor Ravi; drivers union (INTUC) V.S. Sivakumar, MLA, and KSTEU (AITUC) K.P. Rajendran addressed the meeting.

The other demands include scrapping of unscientific rescheduling of services, posting to those who got advice memo from the PSC, minimum wages to temporary staff, resumption of bus body building and abandoning of wet lease and unscientific revision of duty of bus crew.

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