HRTC union threatens 48 hour strike as talks remain inconclusive


Talks between the HRTC employees union representatives and the state government remained inconclusive, as the union representatives walked out of the meeting late last night. The union representatives alleging that the transport minister was not prepared to concede to their demands. Also they alleged that government is not serious about resolving issues being faced by the HRTC employees therefore forcing lakhs of commuters to suffer due to their high handedness. The employees union has now called for a strike on the 19th and 20th June.  A similar strike was held before on 5th June by HRTC Employees Joint Coordination Committee (HRTC EJCC) which affected around 1,900 bus services across the state.

After the talks, Mr. Thakur, stated to the mediapersons, that since the management has turned a deaf ear towards their demands, they are left with no other option except for going on a strike once again.  The demands put forward by the strikers include converting HRTC into Roadways, timely release of Rs 72 crore financial dues of employees pending since 2006 and filling up of 3,000 vacant posts.

Mr. Thakur laid stress on filling up of the functional posts which are remaining vacant in the HRTC as management has been recruiting people on temporary basis. He blamed the management for degradation in the corporation’s fleet which is ultimately helping in expansion of illegal operations by the private bus operators. Mr. Thakur also said that this time the 48 hours strike would definitely affect the people of state and the government.

As per the sources the demand of converting HRTC into state roadways has been out rightly rejected by the Transport Minister Mahender Singh. However the minister has given assurance for releasing Rs 50 crore arrears out of pending 72 crore at the earliest. The employees don’t seem to be happy with the statement as they do not consider it sufficient enough.

The talk were held between Transport Minister Mahender Singh and EJCC general secretary Rajinder Singh Thakur in presence of Finance secretary Shrikant Baldi, Additional Chief Secretary TG Negi and HRTC Managing Director Manmohan Chauhan.

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  1. can someone tell me the difference between roadways and corporation? like haryana roadways and hrtc

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