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Mumbai News Live Updates: Decision on MSRTC strike to be out on Thursday – Times of India

BJP MLAs Gopichand Padalkar and Sadabhau Khot who were part of the delegation that held discussions with transport minister Anil Parab arrived at Azad Maidan to convey the decision of government to the protestors and seek their views. Khot said that now they have decided to hold detailed talks with all protesters till late night and will announce any decision on MSRTC strike -—to continue or withdraw — on Thursday morning.. Stay with TOI for all the latest updates:Read Less
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Decision on MSRTC strike to be out on Thursday
BJP MLAs Gopichand Padalkar and Sadabhau Khot who were part of the delegation that held discussions with transport minister Anil Parab arrived at Azad Maidan to convey the decision of government to the protestors and seek their views. Khot said that now they have decided to hold detailed talks with all protesters till late night and will announce any decision on strike -—to continue or withdraw — on Thursday morning.
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The strike entered its 28th day today and workers are likely to continue the indefinite protest, said union leader Shrirang Barge from the Maharashtra ST Karmachari Congress. “We never demanded for a pay hike and so the question of government announcing hikes in basic pay and asking us to resume duties does not arise,” he said.
Till no merger there will be strike which will continue, said scores of union activists from Mumbai and other districts
“The government is trying to give us a carrot with the salary hikes, but this is not the solution we are looking at. A long term solution to our problems, including suicides of over 35 staffers in the recent past, is the merger of MSRTC with state government. Unless this demand is fulfilled, the strike will continue,” said an union leader, whose supporters are camping at Azad Maidan. A few unions who have been protesting for over three weeks said that several workers are upset with the government’s decision and are likely to continue the stir unless there is no final announcement on “merger” issue.
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