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Thiruvananthapuram: The strike of a section of employees of Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) against non-disbursal of salaries affected the service of the public sector transportation company.
The government has declared dies-non to counter the strike. By this, no salary will be distributed for the non-working staff for the striking day.
Only 13 per cent of staff registered attendance. Only 750 buses hit the road instead of the regular service of 3,580. The long-route services were also disrupted.
Though transport minister Antony Raju met trade union leaders on Thursday evening to resolve the issue, INTUC, TDF, BMS and NITUC unions did not agree with the government and decided to go for strike. The unions have informed that KSRTC-Swift buses and its employees will not be hindered from regular work.
Meanwhile, as CITU has stepped aside from the protests, the management is aiming to deploy maximum services on the day of strike with the employees affiliated to it. MD Biju Prabhakar directed to take required action for the regular functioning of KSRTC offices.