SRTC employees take to streets, demand revamp of corporation
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Aug 1: Hundreds of State Road Transport Corporation Employees today took to street in protest against the failure of the government to improve the financial heath of the ailing Corporation.
The employees gathered outside SRTC workshop and staged a protest demonstration, demanding that corporation should be run on the pattern of policies adopted by the Himachal Pradesh government to improve the financial position.
Protesters alleged that government has backtracked from the agreement signed on December 30, 2009, under which management of the corporation had assured that necessary financial assistance would be sought from the state to improve its functioning till it is able to generate its own sources.
Employees alleged that there is total chaos prevailing in the company and majority of the promises made by the government which include release of regular salary, COLA slabs and other workers benefits have not been implemented fully.
Addressing the gathering Ashok Mehra alleged that management of the state run transport corporation has always betrayed the employees and has failed to address their grivances.
The protesters also demanded implementation of 6th pay commission report in favour of the Public Sector employees.
Meanwhile All J&K SRTC Volunteer Retirement Employees Association (VREA) also held a demonstration condemning adamant attitude of the JKSRTC authority for not clearing their dues.
Dev Raj Bali-president and Surinder Singh-General Secretary of the association criticized the adamant attitude of the management for not clearing their dues till date though at the time of VRS they were assured that all the dues and benefits will be cleared within 60 days.
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