MSRTC stir enters 27th day; Govt offers interim salary hike
   Date :24-Nov-2021

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MUMBAI :
 
THE Maharashtra Government on Tuesday offered an interim salary hike to protesting MSRTC staffers as the stir entered its 27th day, even as the undertaking said it had managed to run 236 services till evening. The employees of MSRTC have gone on strike demanding its merger with the State Government, which will give them better salaries and greater job security. All 250 ST bus depots have been shut since November 9, though the stir started from October 28. Maharashtra Transport Minister Anil Parab, in the evening, said a meeting with MSRTC employees’ representatives was “positive” and the State Government had offered them an interim salary hike.
 
Speaking to media persons, after a meeting also attended by BJP leaders Sadabhau Khot and Gopichand Padalkar here, Parab said the interim salary hike will be applicable till the time a High Court-appointed committee submits its report on the merger demand of the staffers. “The deliberations were positive. The employees will consider the offer and there will be a meeting on the issue on Wednesday at 11 am. Government will accept the report of the HC appointed three member committee on the merger issue, but the strike cannot continue till then,” the Minister said.