Monday, November 28, 2011

W.B Transport trade unions threaten strike

With consistent delay in the payment of salary to about 24,000 employees of the five state transport corporations, Left and Congress-backed trade unions are now threatening to go on a strike.

“Employees are yet to get October salaries. In some cases salaries have been pending for a couple of months. If things do not change we will have no option, but to resort to strike,” Kali Ghosh, general secretary of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) said.
Demonstrations were held in various parts of the city under the leadership of CITU state president Shyamal Chakrabarty and Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) working president Ramen Pande. Trade unions are also planning to oraganise sit-in protest in several depots of state transport corporations.

“In the private sector, you cannot delay payment of salaries for more than 10 days. But, this delay is constantly happening for the last few months since the new government came to power,” Ramen Pande said. There are reports of delay in payment of salaries in five transport corporations - Calcutta State Transport Corporation ( CSTC), South Bengal State Transport Corporation (SBSTC), North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC), West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation (WBSTC) and Calcutta Tramways Company (CTC).
Earlier this month, a notification was issued by the authorites, stating that the October salary would be delayed as the state government is yet to release it. Though, the delay has raised questions about state's poor finance, the state government has denied any shortage of funds.
“We have been asking the corporations to become self-reliant, but they are not coming up with steps that will help them generate their own funds," Bakshi said on Wednesday,” state transport minister Sbrata Bakshi had told media.
Source : Business Standard

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