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Employees' strike suggests dissent against Telangana govt is not dead yet

The RTC employees are demanding the merger of the corporation with the government, and revision of pay scales

Aditi Phadnis 

Just when strikes as a means of protest against governments seemed to be on the wane, a massive hartal by the employees of the Road Transport Corporation of Telangana (TSRTC) suggests this might not be the case.

Earlier this month, unions of bank employees first announced they would go on all-India strike, but later withdrew their call, suggesting industrial action was fast becoming an outmoded and ineffective way of protest. But the TSRTC strike, which began on October 5, is continuing (until the time of going to press) and Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has announced the ...

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First Published: Sun, October 20 2019. 19:46 IST
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