Mumbai, November 23 (PTI): The stir by Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) workers continued for the 27th day on Tuesday though the state-run undertaking said it had managed to operate 151 buses during the day, including around 60 in Sangli division, where operations were at a complete standstill so far.
The employees of the loss making corporation have gone on strike demanding its merger with the state government, which will give them better salaries and greater job security.
All 250 ST bus depots have been shut since November 9, though the stir started from October 28.
An official said the number of staffers reporting to work amid the strike has increased to over 8,000 now, against an average of 7,500 last week.
”A total of 8,343 out of 92,266 employees reported to work today. These comprised 5,759 administrative employees, 2,060 workshop workers, 330 drivers and 194 conductors,” an MSRTC spokesperson said on Monday.
Meanwhile, during the day, some workers agitated in front of state transport minister Anil Parab’s home near Mantralaya and tried to smear the walls with black colour, though it was thwarted by police.
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