KCR dismisses 48,000 employees of Telangana Road Transport Corporation

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The Telangana government on Sunday dismissed over 48,000 employees of the state Road Transport Corporation (RTC) for going on an indefinite strike since Saturday.

Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who held a high-level meeting of state transport department officials late on Sunday evening, announced that the RTC now has only 1,200 employees. He said that they include those who did not join the strike and others who returned to their duties before 6 pm on Saturday, the deadline government had fixed for the RTC unions to call off their strike.

As many as 49,340 RTC employees and workers have been on strike following a call given by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of RTC employees and workers’ unions since the early hours of Saturday.

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