Roadways employees to gherao CM farmhouse

Bathinda, September 9

Punjab Roadways, PUNBUS and PRTC Workers’ Union’s indefinite strike over their demands entered its fourth day on Thursday.

The protesting transport workers blocked the entry to the city bus stand for two hours and raised slogans against the state government.

Sandeep Grewal, president of the union, said, “The state government has been ignoring our genuine demands for a long time, so decided to hold an indefinite protest. Capt Amarinder Singh had promised that transport mafia would be wiped out but even as more than four years have passed since the party formed the government in the state, things have not changed a bit. Contract and outsourced workers have been rendering their services for the past many years on meagre salaries. Neither our services were regularised nor our income hiked. We have decided to lay siege to the Chief Minister’s farmhouse in Siswan soon.” — TNS

Govt aiding pvt bus mafia: AAP

Chandigarh: AAP senior leader Harpal Singh Cheema alleged the Congress wanted to eliminate government transport agencies to encourage the private bus mafia. “The government should immediately regularise contract and outsourced workers,” he said. TNS

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