Leaders of the Andhra Pradesh State Street Transport Company Staff Unions’ United Entrance on Friday stated they might cease working buses instantly after they obtain a directive from the PRC Sadhana Samithi.
Talking after a roundtable to debate their plan of action with regard to the continuing workers’ protest on the PRC concern, the RTC union leaders stated that they had welcomed their merger within the authorities with the hope that their longstanding demand forreinstatement of the previous pension scheme could be heeded. “Nevertheless, except for retaining it in abeyance, sure new insurance policies of the administration forcedus to undertake the trail of confrontation,” they stated.
They stated the workers had been disadvantaged of the Workers Retirement Profit Scheme (SRBS) and plenty of different advantages in phases. They stated a powerful wave of resentment had been brewing among the many workers in opposition to the administration on account of its ‘unilateral’ choices involving their welfare.
Their hope that the advantages of the PRC could be prolonged to them as they had been now authorities workers, had additionally been dashed. Due to the PRC being declared by the federal government, the RTC workers,below the PublicTransport Division (PTD),could be disadvantaged of two PRCs (2021 and 2025), they stated.
State conveners of the United Entrance Y. Srinivasa Rao and Parisetty Damodar Rao pointed to the distinction between the salaries of the RTC workers and different authorities workers. “We’ve no clue as to how the administration intends tobridge this hole. We additionally do not know about what scales are being carried out for us as PTD workers as we’ve got been stored at midnight,” they stated.
They stated the injustice being meted out to the RTC workers even after their merger within the authorities ought to be addressed instantly. If their calls for weren’t met, they might not hesitate to hitch the protests being staged by the PRC Sadhana Samithi, they warned.