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School bus drivers in Goa demand better salary

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The and attendants employed with 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 increase their salaries.

"The are paid a 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 about eight years back to address the problem of ferrying students.

Kerkar said the union has been approaching the state with the request to raise the salaries of these workers and absorb them as full-time employees but there has been no response to their pleas.

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First Published: Thu, October 26 2017. 13:57 IST