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RTC strike to go on till Telangana announcement

News18

Updated: September 26, 2011, 9:01 AM IST
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RTC strike to go on till Telangana announcement
Employees of the state-run corporation have been on strike since September 19 as part of the protest called by TJAC...

HYDERABAD: The prospect of an early end to the strike by the APSRTC employees evaporated as the talks between the management and the staff union failed on Sunday.

Leaders of the RTC Employees Union came out of the Bus Bhavan this afternoon after talks and declared that their strike would continue till Centre gave a commitment to creation of separate Telangana.

The bus transport has been paralysed in the entire Telangana region with the employees of the state-run corporation being on strike since September 19 as part of Sakalajanula Samme called by the Telangana Joint Action Committee.

As the strike is prolonging without any signs of an early end, the RTC management invited the Joint Action Committee of Employees for talks and made a fervent appeal to the JAC leaders to call off their strike, keeping in view the loss of revenue to the corporation and the hardships of passengers due to lack of bus services.

Rejecting the RTC management's appeal, the JAC leaders clearly revealed their stand that the strike would continue till the UPA Government made an announcement on separate T state.

"We will continue our strike till the Centre makes an announcement in favour of creation of Telangana state," the JAC leaders declared.

The JAC leaders also demanded release of salaries due to them till September 16 and sanction of Dasara festival advance. According to JAC chairman D Anandam, the management responded positively to the request for payment of salaries and festival advance.

First Published: September 26, 2011, 9:01 AM IST
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