Various services, including the state roadways, are likely to be hit in Haryana on Wednesday due to the strike call given by the state government employees union.
The Haryana Sarv Karamchari Sangh, one of the main unions of the government employees to which the Haryana Roadways Employees Union is affiliated, has decided to strike work even as a couple of other employees’ unions have decided not to join the strike.
Sangh general secretary Subhash Lamba told HT that around 2.5 lakh employees of various departments, including the Haryana Roadways, power, health, public health engineering, public works, irrigation and civic bodies, would be striking work against the proposed central bills which, he held, would promote privatisation.
Sarbat Punia, leader of the Haryana Roadways Employees’ Union, which is affiliated to the Sangh, said the union members would strike work and maintained that the strike would be total.
There are about 3,850 roadways buses run from 24 depots across the state on different intra and inter-state routes, in which about 12lakh passengers travel daily.
Lamba and Punia said that the Sangh opposed the proposed road safety bill and the power bill that would promote privatisation, which would harm the interests of the common man.
Meanwhile, transport department director general Vinay Singh said that that since several unions had decided not to take part in the strike, the department was ready with the staff, including drivers and conductors. He hoped that there would be no or little impact of the strike.
“We have also asked the police to make adequate security arrangements so that striking employees do not disturb the other employees willing to work,” he said.