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Delhi: Unions of DTC employees to observe strike today

Banning all strikes for six months, the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi had imposed Essential Service Maintenance Act, 1974 on DTC for six months.

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New Delhi Updated on: October 29, 2018 14:44 IST
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Unions of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) employees will be on strike on Monday. Commuters depending on public transport buses may face hardship because of the strike.

Under the banner of DTC Contractual Workers Union, the DTC contractual workers are already on strike since last Monday. Contractual workers are demanding restoration of their original wages that were slashed by the DTC after a court order.

The corporation has appealed the contractual staff to resume their duties at the earliest. It said, the deduction in wages made for the intervening period (from August 4 till October 31) will be credited to the accounts of the personnel by the end of October.

In a press statement said, DTC said, reported PTI, "The Delhi government restored the minimum wage rates which were prevailing before August 4, 2018, of contractual employees and withdrew the orders for reducing the minimum wage."

The Corporation's Workers Unity Centre too has given a call of strike on Monday.

Banning all strikes for six months, the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi had imposed Essential Service Maintenance Act, 1974 on DTC.

Their demands are:

1. Ensuring same pay for same work for contract workers.
2. Revoke the circular of decreasing wages on DTC.
3. Increase buses in DTC for affordable, accessible, safe and pollution-free public transport.

 

 

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