Bus services likely to be hit on September 2

Bus services likely to be hit on September 2

Bus services in the State are likely to be hit on September 2 with the staff of the Karnataka State Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) deciding to take part in a nationwide strike of state transport corporations.

The strike has been called by the central trade unions and several other state transport corporations to protest against the Road Safety Bill 2014.

Even though the officials of the transport utilities are hopeful of convincing the unions to call off the strike, they are not ruling out the inconvenience which would be caused to commuters even if some the staffers refuse to toe the line.

General secretary of the KSRTC Staff and Workers’ Federation, H V Ananthasubba Rao, said that as part of the strike, a large number of transport corporation workers will gather at the Town Hall in Bengaluru at 11 am on September 2 to protest against the Bill.

The demands of the federation include minimum wage of Rs 15,000 per month, non-violation of labour laws, doing away with contract labour and outsourcing, pension for all, and withdrawal of the Land Acquisition Bill.

The officials of the KSRTC on Thursday issued an appeal letter to the staff members asking them not to go ahead with the proposed strike.

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