On Monday evening, a few hours after the TSRTC JAC convener E. Ashwathama Reddy urged employees to join duties, the Corporation’s management said workers will not be allowed to resume duties going on strike or wanting to return to duties cannot be at their “whims and fancies”. TSRTC Managing Director Sunil Sharma said no public sector undertaking in the country will allow workers to abstain or return to duties at their will.
Police were deployed at all the bus depots in heavy numbers. Barricades were placed at all entry and exit points. So much so, at some places, roads leading to the depots were barricaded. Holding letters addressed to depot managers requesting them to be allowed to join duties, employees tried to enter the depots on Tuesday early morning. However, they were detained by the police.
One of the co-conveners of the JAC, K. Raji Reddy, demanded the depot managers give in writing the reasons for not allowing employees to join duties though they were willing to.
*from various sources