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Hry roadways workers again threaten stir

punjab Updated: Feb 07, 2014 00:37 IST
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Flaying the state government's failure to implement their demands, a large number of Haryana roadways employees on Thursday staged demonstrations at all the depots and burnt copies of government's agreement in the context.


Haryana roadways workers union president Sarbat Punia told HT it was decided that a state-level rally of the roadways workers would be held in Karnal on February 8 in which a decision about the workers' agitation would be taken.

Punia said, "The workers who had observed strike on November 13 and 14, 2013, to protest government's move of giving permits to private bus operators on over 3,500 routes and non-implementations of several other demands were assured by the state government that their demands would be fulfilled within weeks."

He said, however, what all the workers had been getting from the government since long, were hollow promises and the government had even assured them on January 19, 2014, that all their demands would be fulfilled in a fortnight's time, but to no avail.

Workers' demands
New buses to improve services
No permits to private bus operators
Regularisation of services of over 8,000 drivers and conductors working on temporary basis since 2003
Filling of 2,800 vacancies,
Better pay scale