Brace for travel hassles as Karnataka bus strike to continue on April 8
Staff refuse to budge; govt. gives to discuss if staff resume work
While the bus strike was nearly full throughout the State on (*8*), the highway transport company (RTC) staff have introduced that the stir will continue indefinitely until the State authorities agrees to their demand. They have sought implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission.
Strike unfair: CM
Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa opened a window for negotiations on (*8*) and mentioned talks might be held in the event that they droop the strike. Mr. Yediyurappa, busy campaigning for bypolls all day in Belagavi, mentioned, “The State government has fulfilled eight of the nine demands and have also announced an 8% salary hike. In these tough times, it is wrong to go on an indefinite strike. I hope they do not force a situation where tough measures will be necessitated.” While welcoming the invitation for talks, Kodihalli Chandrashekar, honorary president of the KSRTC Employees League, mentioned they believed talks have been the one means forward and they’d take part.