Haryana roadways employees’ unions have announced to go on strike on January 8 and 9 against the decisions of State Government to terminate the services of at least 365 bus drivers and hire more than 700 private buses.
The strike has been announced in support of call of central trade unions’ nationwide strike on January 8-9 against the BJP led Central Government’s pro-corporate and anti-worker attitude.
The decision to participate in the two days nationwide strike by roadways unions was taken at a meeting held in Rohtak on Tuesday.
Recently, the roadways employees’ had observed 24 hours hunger strike at all depots against the government’s decision to terminate the services of 365 bus drivers in Haryana. The employees demanded withdrawal of decision of termination of the drivers, withdrawal of decision of hiring 700 private buses and also, the continuation of night halt of buses at rural areas in the state.
The roadways unions will now hold a state level convention in Karnal, the constituency of Chief Minister Manohar Lal in the last week of December. All trade unions, panchayats and other employees’ organizations have been invited for this convention against the anti-employee policies of the Haryana Government
Earlier also, the roadways employees had protested against the State Government’s decision to hire 700 private buses in Haryana.
Their longest ever strike against the decision had came to an end on its 18th day on November 2, after the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s intervention.