Transport employees have given a call to go on strike from tomorrow .The protest is against the government’s failure to implement a salary under the 6th Pay Commission for the RTC workers .
The employees of road transport corporations decided to go on a strike on wage related issues from Wednesday.
Transport employees have given a call to go on strike from tomorrow, the chief minister held a discussion in this regard, we are requesting employees not to go on strike keeping COVID-19 situation in mind. They had nine demands, eight of them have been fulfilled and implemented,” Karnataka chief secretary P Ravi Kumar told.
Noting that most of the demands made by the employees have been addressed despite financial constraints due to COVID-19, the government made it clear that their demand for implementation of the sixth pay commission report for the Road Transport Corporation workers cannot be fulfilled. “It cannot be given to transport employees,” he said, however, the transport minister after discussion has agreed for an 8 per cent increase in salary as an interim relief, but it cannot be implemented immediately as the model code of conduct is in place and a letter has been sent to the Election Commission seeking permission.