Transport workers hold meeting to discuss demands
Government Transport Workers Union, Punjab, on Saturday announced that it would hold protests if the state government failed to fulfill the long-pending demands of the union.punjab Updated: Nov 09, 2014 01:16 IST
Government Transport Workers Union, Punjab, on Saturday announced that it would hold protests if the state government failed to fulfill the long-pending demands of the union.
The union, under the aegis of the All India Trade Union Congress, (AITUC) held a meeting at Jaswant Singh Samra Hall in Jalandhar in which union members of Punjab Roadways were present.
While addressing the gathering, AITUC general secretary Jagdish Singh Chahal said a meeting was held with transport minister Ajit Singh Kohar on September 30 and that the minister had promised to fulfill their demands soon.
However, the minister had failed to fulfill the demands, Chahal said.
Members of the union alleged that the state government showed complete apathy towards the issue despite holding frequent meetings with the chief minister and the state transport minister during the past six months.
The long-pending demands of the members include merging of 571 debt-free PUNBUS vehicles with the mainstream Punjab Roadways buses and providing jobs to family members of roadways employees who had died in road mishaps.
Member said they would hold a state level protest on November 13, 20 and 22 if their demands were not met.