Roadways staff hold gate rally, seek job regularisation

Roadways staff hold gate rally, seek job regularisation

Roadways workers and contractual employees staged a gate rally.

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar October 21

Protesting against the merger of Punjab Roadways into the PRTC and the recommendations of the Montek Singh Ahluwalia Committee, permanent roadways workers and contractual employees staged a gate rally at the local city bus stand here today. The protest was led by members of the Punjab Roadways Joint Action Committee and the Punjab Roadways Contract Workers’ Union.

Agitating against the policies of the Transport Department, leaders of the committee said the government was making a strong pitch for the privatisation of the public transport system.

The major demands of the workers include the regularisation of contractual workers, discontinuation of salary cuts, cancellation of mergers of roadways buses into private buses, no implementation of Montek Singh Ahluwalia Committee recommendations, time table of roadways buses to be scheduled fairly,release of DA instalments, and implementation of old pension scheme.

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