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Karnataka road transport employees call off strike after successful negotiations

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bmtc bus 14122020Bengaluru: In what comes as a huge relief for public transport passengers in the state, employees of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation have called off their strike after negotiations held with the state government on Monday, December 14.

According to officials, full-fledged operations will resume on Tuesday morning.

It can be recalled that employees of the KSRTC, BMTC, NEKRTC, and NWKRTC have been on strike since Friday and KSRTC buses have been running skeletal services till 4 PM on Monday.

The strike was called off after Transport minister Laxman Savadi agreed to nine of the employees’ ten demands.

Some of the demands of the employees that the government has agreed to meet are hiking of salaries in accordance with the 6th Pay Commission’s recommendation, Arogya Sanjeevini health insurance cover for all employees, a reduction of the training period to one year for new employees, withdrawal of not-issued-not-collected cases against conductors for none issuance of tickets to commuters, Rs 30 lakh compensation for families of those employees who succumbed to Covid-19, a committee to address the harassment complaints against higher officials, and the introduction of HRMS to automate the HR department.

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