Mumbai: The report of the court-appointed three-member committee to decide on the proposal for merger of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (ST) with the government is expected in the next two days. This has been announced by Transport Minister Anil Parab. He said that repeated appeals are being made to the ST workers to end the strike.
Anil Parab said that now after receiving the report of the three-member committee, it will be placed in the court. He said that by keeping ST closed, the demands of the employees could not be met. Parab said that the corporation has suffered a loss of crores of rupees so far due to the ST strike. He said that on the basis of the report of the committee, the government will take a decision on the merger of STs.
Police security beefed up outside Anil Parab’s house
The adjoining employees have been on agitation for the last three months demanding the merger of the Transport Corporation with the government. Meanwhile, agitation has also started demanding immediate employment of 1800 trainees who completed training in 2019. In view of this, police security has been beefed up outside Anil Parab’s house in Bandra.
failed to end the strike completely
So far, the government has not been completely successful in ending the strike of ST workers who were adamant on the demand for merger. The government has tried to end the strike in various ways. Under this, a lollipop was also given for a bumper increase in the salary of ST employees. At the same time, apart from breaking ties with the representatives of the registered unions, the government also initiated the process of suspension and dismissal of the employees. But the employees are adamant on the demand for merger.
Sharad Pawar’s initiative is also useless
NCP President Sharad Pawar had also taken the initiative to end the ST employees’ strike, but this too has not had any effect. On the other hand, on the proposal of merger of STs with the government, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar had earlier said that it is not possible and this matter should be thrown out of their mind by the ST employees.