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Sharad Pawar urges placing MSRTC staff to rejoin accountability; Maharashtra executive assures no motion


MUMBAI: NCP president Sharad Pawar on Monday appealed to Maharashtra State Highway Shipping Company (MSRTC) staff, who’re on a strike for greater than two months now, to rejoin accountability, whilst Shipping Minister Anil Parab confident no disciplinary motion can be taken in opposition to 50,000-odd agitating staffers.

Pawar, whose celebration is a key constituent of the Maha Vikas Aghadi executive, made the attraction at a gathering of an motion committee of labour unions held at Sahyadri Visitor space in South Mumbai.

On the assembly, Parab confident that no disciplinary motion can be taken in opposition to round 50,000 MSRTC staff who’re lately taking part within the strike not easy merger of the loss-marking company with the state executive for higher salaries and different advantages.

The minister stated the federal government may also undoubtedly consider instances of staffers who’ve been suspended or brushed aside for the reason that stir started.

Since October 28, 2021, a majority of MSRTC staff are on strike, which intensified from November 9, paralyzing the bus products and services of the state-run delivery endeavor.

In keeping with an MSRTC unencumber, the company has served show-cause notices to round 50,000 placing staff, but it surely has now not taken movements in opposition to them like suspension or dismissal from carrier.

Talking on the assembly, Pawar stated for the previous two years, the coronavirus pandemic has brought about monetary losses to the state delivery company, which is hooked up to the average guy.

A query mark has arisen over the very lifestyles of the organisation, the previous Union minister stated and appealed to the workers to straight away rejoin accountability to steer clear of hardship to lakhs of passengers and for the way forward for MSRTC.

“No motion can be taken in opposition to the round 50,000 staff, who’ve been taking part within the strike…up to now no motion has been taken in opposition to them,” Parab stated.

The minister stated on the identical the federal government will take sympathetic and certain stand concerning the staff who’ve already been suspended or brushed aside from carrier after the agitation began.

In keeping with union leaders, the committee has demanded a roll again of movements taken in opposition to the workers but even so taking out anomalies in salaries of MSRTC staffers.

MSRTC is without doubt one of the greatest public delivery our bodies within the county with a fleet of round 16,000 buses and just about 93,000 staff.

Company buses used to ferry round 65 lakh passengers day-to-day earlier than the pandemic.