Hyderabad: The 38-day-old indefinite strike by the transport employees in Telangana pressing various demands would be intensified from November 11, the unions announced earlier on Sunday.
- TSRTC-Joint Action Committee leader E Ashwathama Reddy said the agitating employees would hold protests in front of the residences of MPs, MLCs and MLAs of the ruling TRS across the state on November 11 and on November 12 three union leaders would launch an indefinite fast here.
- On November 13, they would lodge a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission and National Commission for Women in Delhi, over alleged repression of the employees since the launch of strike. He said they would organise road blockades across the state on November 18.
The union leader urged the state government to respect the Telangana High Court directive and invite the RTC workers for talks. Nearly 48,000 employees of the corporation have been on an indefinite strike from October 5 across Telangana, demanding merger of RTC with the government transport department, pay revision, among others.
Condemning Saturday's police action on the employees and others who took part in the 'Chalo Tank Bund' protest across the state, he said there was no Maoist participation as alleged. "TSRTC workers and members of different political parties voluntarily took part in the agitation. There were no Maoists. It was unfortunate and sad that such allegations were made," he said.
Meanwhile, the protesting employees took out rallies at different places and raised slogans against the TRS government.(PTI Inputs)