Employees owing allegiance to the INTUC-affiliated Transport Democratic Federation (TDF) and the BMS-affiliated Kerala State Transport Employees Sangh (KSTES), two unions of the KSRTC, will go on a 24-hour token stir from February 22 midnight. Their calls for embody withdrawal of the transfer to drift KSRTC-SWIFT, a brand new firm to function long-distance buses utilizing contract workers, and fast revision of wage.
The resolution was taken after separate conferences of the 2 unions right here on Saturday. The authorities had made it clear to the three recognised unions that it was not able to abandon KSRTC-SWIFT. Both the TDF and KSTES had opposed Finance Minister T.M. Thomas Isaac’s proposal on Friday to type an unbiased society underneath it as a substitute of floating KSRTC-SWIFT.
The discover for the token strike might be given to the administration on Monday, TDF working president R. Sasidharan mentioned.
The formation of KSRTC SWIFT would flip the KSRTC right into a paper organisation. “Be it an independent company or society, the new entity will corner all revenue from the KSRTC fleet,” he mentioned.
The TDF can also be demanding an instantaneous pact with the unions for pay revision, disbursal of the pending dearness allowance, stopping of pointless transfers, and new buses for the fleet.
The KSTES is searching for a Vigilance inquiry into corruption fees, together with the ‘missing’ of ₹100 crore. KSTES common secretary Ok.L. Rajesh mentioned the KSRTC ought to be transformed right into a division contemplating the function it performs in public transport. The KSTES can also be demanding reinstating of the retrenched workers within the KURTC and fast posting to these making use of underneath the dying in harness scheme.
The CITU-affiliated Kerala State Road Transport Employees Association (KSRTEA) expressed willingness to help the federal government initiatives if the dismissed empanelled workers are taken again and wage and allowances of the personnel on the rolls are assured.
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