HRTC warns staff against participating in strike on Tuesday

The Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) on Monday warned its staff against participating in the strike Tuesday and claimed that "all the demands of the Joint Action Committee of HRTC Employees Unions have been met".

PTI| Updated: Oct 13, 2014, 22:33 PM IST

Shimla: The Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) on Monday warned its staff against participating in the strike Tuesday and claimed that "all the demands of the Joint Action Committee of HRTC Employees Unions have been met".

"The strike has no justification after all the demands of the JCC have been met by the management. Stern action would taken against employees participating in the strike," Managing Director, HRTC, R N Batta said.

Batta, who held a meeting with members of the JCC, said that the management agreed to accept to all the demands and they agreed that they would not participate in the strike tomorrow.

"Even after accepting the demands, if the employees go on strike, they would face stern action and the contracts of contractual employees could also be cancelled," he warned.

Batta said that 10 per cent Dearness Allowance due from?January 1, 2014, has been released to the employees and pensioners of the Corporation and DA up to September 2014 would be paid in cash and from October onwards it would be added to the salary.

The management has decided to withdraw 48 hours roster for making the payment of overtime to the crew and in future, overtime dues would be released on the 22nd day of the every month, he said.

The overtime allowance for three months has also been released, he said.

Batta also said that it was decided to implement grant of benefit under ACPS (assured career promotion scheme) providing for benefits after 4, 9 and 14 years, and pension benefits, leave encashment and gratuity have been released to all pensioners.

The pendency related with the PPOs, leave encashment and gratuity so accrued would be decided in a meeting held every month.

Batta said that as many as 288 posts of drivers and 680 conductors would be filled up soon besides filling up of 146 posts of workshop employees and also that 800 new buses would be added to the HRTC fleet.

He claimed that JCC President Roshan Lal Chauhan, General Secretary Nanak Chand Shandil, Vice President Jagrup Singh, Narender Kumar and all Trade Unions members of JCC were present at the meeting.