KOZHIKODE: The 24-hour strike called by a section of trade unions in KSRTC failed to have any signicant
impact.

“All but a few operated,Even additional services were there in districts like Kasargod.”

Manoj Kumar V.  ,zonal officer.

 

These were the main demands of the trade unions:

  • Regular disbursal of salary and pension
  • Revoke anti-labor orders and policies
  • Ensure better working conditions

Major trade unions KSRTC Employees’ Association  are aliated
to CITU  and INTUC.

CITU has 48 percent of employees and INTUC ,Transport Democratic Federation (27 percent) have kept out
the strike.
Transport Employees Union aliated
to AITUC and others participated in the strike.
The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has transferred around 300 employees who had participated in the
strike  on Wednesday.

The employees have been transferred to distant depots.
137 drivers of various depots have also  been transferred. Drivers from   Thiruvananthapuram city Kottarakkara,Karunagappally and Ernakulam,
depots have been transferred.

While those in Karunagappally depot were issued transfer orders to Kasaragod, Perinthalmanna, Ponnanni and Guruvayur, employees from
Ernakulam depot have been transferred to Thiruvananthapuram and Kottarakkara. Employees from Thiruvananthapuram city have been
transferred to Thrissur, Chalakudy and Kodungallur depots.

CPI-affiliated unions KSTE and BMS participated in the strike.

The point raised by the trade union is that they had given 15 days prior about the strike, and hence the management can’t take no vengeful action .

As an answer KSRTC replied that the employees do not have the right to strike work just by saying that they gave notice, as the corporation and public suffered huge losses due to the strike.