At last, employees of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) have decided to withdraw their 47-day long strike and return to their duties.
A decision to this effect was taken by the Joint Action Committee of Telangana RTC employees’ unions at an emergency meeting on Wednesday evening.
“We are ready to join the duties if the government takes us back unconditionally without creating any troubles. We want the restoration of pre-October 5 situation in the RTC,” JAC leaders E Aswathama Reddy, T Raji Reddy and Thomas Reddy said.
The JAC leaders said they had taken the decision following the judgement of the state high court which referred the issue to the labour court.
“We are confident that we would get justice in the labour court. We hope that the state government and also the RTC management would react positively and honour the judgement,” Ashwathama Reddy said.
Stating that the employees had resorted to strike only to save the RTC, Reddy appealed to the state government to respect the dignity of the RTC workers and take them back into service unconditionally.
“If the government is not willing to take us back into jobs, the strike will continue,” he said.