Karnataka: Transport department employees call off strike | Bengaluru News – Times of India
Transport department employees observed hunger strike on Sunday at Freedom Park.
BENGALURU: In a major relief to the bus commuters across the state, transport department employees called off their three-day strike following negotiations with the state government on Sunday.
According to sources, while the state government has assured the employees that it will look into the demands, no decision has been taken yet regarding bringing them under the government payroll.
The primary demands of the transport employees were that they be brought under the state government’s payroll, including privileges and incentives and a compensation of Rs 30 lakh for workers who died during Covid duty.
Since Friday, a majority of buses run by the state-run corporations not have not been operational, crippling public transport across the state.
KSRTC and BMTC operated skeletal services under police protection over the last three days. On Sunday, hundreds of employees of transport corporations observed hunger strike at Freedom Park.
Farmers protesting the new farm laws too extended support to the transport staff.