ALSO READWant hike in initial salary? 5 practical ways to negotiate Ola, Uber drivers challenge Maha govt's 'arbitrary restrictions' in HC Uber aware of wrong cuts from drivers' earnings as early as 2015 Don't enter the sea during monsoon season, says agency manning Goa beaches Goa minister suggests shifting off shore casinos to the land
The drivers and attendants employed with Goa government's school buses have expressed dissatisfaction over the low salaries paid to them.
The union representing these nearly 900 workers has demanded that the government increase their salaries.
"The drivers are paid a salary of Rs 10,000 per month while the attendants get Rs 5,000, which is very low. When the schools have holidays, they are not paid for those months," union leader Swati Kerkar told reporters today.
The school buses, commonly known as 'Balrath', were introduced by the state government about eight years back to address the problem of ferrying students.
Kerkar said the union has been approaching the state government with the request to raise the salaries of these workers and absorb them as full-time government employees but there has been no response to their pleas.
(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)