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Rajasthan Roadways strike enters 11th day; Protestors lock RSRTC headquarters

Nearly 4,700 buses have remained off the roads for the past 11 days. Lakhs of passengers continued to suffer due to the Roadways strike on Thursday. The employees’ organizations threatened that they would call for a nationwide strike if their demands were not met

| Updated:
September 27, 2018 6:14 pm
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Roadways employees locked the main gate of the RSRTC head office as the strike entered the eleventh day on Thursday.

Jaipur: Rajasthan Roadways employees who are on a strike locked the main gate of the RSRTC head office as the strike entered the eleventh day on Thursday.

The work in the roadways department completely came to a halt in the state after the workers locked the main door of the office on Thursday.

The roadways officials including MD Sanvaram Verma, EDT UD Khan, EDA Meghraj Singh Ratna, and FA Gopal Vijay were not able to enter the office on Thursday.

The Rajasthan government has not taken any steps to hold talks with the employees with regard to their demands, they alleged.

Nearly 4,700 buses have remained off the roads for the past 11 days.  Lakhs of passengers continued to suffer due to the Roadways strike on Thursday. The employees’ organizations threatened that they would call for a nationwide strike if their demands were not met.

“We are in touch with the associations of other states. They will join us if the government doesn’t respond,” said an office bearer of the employees’ association.

The government is suffering loss of crores of rupees every with the ongoing roadways employees strike. The passengers have no other option left than to travel in minibuses and using private transport.

The roadways employees have been protesting since September 7. Their demands include implementation of the seventh pay commission recommendations, lifting the ban on the recruitment for 8,000 vacant posts in roadways and replacing 1,000 buses which have run 8 lakh kilometers.

First published: September 27, 2018
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