MSRTC issues notices to 2,296 daily wage workers as strike continues
   Date :18-Nov-2021

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MUMBAI :
 
THE Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has issued notices to 2,296 daily wage workers for participating in the ongoing strike which entered the 21st day on Wednesday though over 100 bus services were operated with the help of a section of employees who resumed duty, officials said. The workers were asked to join duty within 24 hours or face termination, they said, adding 7,400 other employees reported for work during the day. Employees of the loss-making corporation are on an indefinite strike seeking merger of the MSRTC with the State Govt.
 
A merger will give them status of Govt employees besides better salaries. The officials said all the 250 bus depots have been shut since Nov 9 due to the strike, which started on Oct 28, disrupting most of the services of the transport corporation, one of the largest such bodies in the country with 90,000-plus workforce.