Locals take a sigh of relief after MSRTC calls off strike

Elias Hubbard
October 21, 2017

What has hurt Maharashtrians particularly is the fact that the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) employees announced this strike right in the middle of the festive season. "Therefore, we have now called an indefinite strike", said Dileep, a member of a staff union.

State-run buses were back on roads in Maharashtra after four days as employee unions withdrew their strike which was declared "illegal" by the Bombay High Court late last evening.

ANI reported that after that, the state government submitted an undertaking before the court that it was ready to constitute a high-powered committee to look into the issue. "This is affecting the public at large, especially during the festive season", it added.

The representatives said they were hopeful a committee appointed by the state government, comprising the finance secretary, the transport secretary, the transport commissioner and the MSRTC MD, would address their issues within a time- frame.

"Ours, along with other transport unions want 7th pay commission to be implemented in the MSRTC".

"We are relying on a government notification and (earlier) court orders, wherein it is specifically held that employees working in essential services for the public at large, can not go on strike". MSTRC has about one lakh employees who have gone on strike.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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