More than 55,000 employees of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation, who are on strike, will be issued show cause notice from Wednesday. The decision was taken by the State Government on Tuesday.
The Government has already 11,024 employees and suspended 1,124, as they failed to join the duty after hike in their salaries. The discussion with the intervention of two legislators and Union leader was not accepted by the employees.
The employees with lower pay scale had launched agitation in the last week of October, which spread across all the depots of MSRTC. Following fresh outbreak of COVID19, they were evacuated from Azad Maidan, Mumbai. They started their agitation the day and return at night.
The employees are firm on their demand of merger of the Corporation with the State Government. During the lockdown the State Transport services were withdrawn. The salaries were not regularly paid to them. Under fear of losing jobs as the Corona threat was not completely over, they demanded merger with the Government. They are still firm on their demand and are continuing with the strike.
The process of issuing Show Cause Notice will begin on Wednesday.