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INTTUC opposes the 12hrs transport operators strike called by CITU
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INTTUC opposes the 12hrs transport operators strike called by CITU
PHOTO : INTTUC Organized a Pressmeet at INTTUC Office. TIWN Pic April 29

AGARTALA, April 30 (TIWN): Indian National Trinamool Trade Union Congress, (INTTUC), State Committee on Wednesday opposes the 12hrs transport operators strike called by CITU on April 30. The leaders of INTTUC told that this strike called by CITU is nothing but a plot to create major disturbances in the daily livelihood of the people.

Convenor of INTTUC, Biplab kar further told that the CITU can take alternative method to protest against the Road Transport and Safety Bill, 2015. Besides that the so called peoples Government, CPI-M Government had also played drama with the life of the people. The Pecharthal Incident, Hezamara incident and the deprivation of ReGA workers had opened the step- motherly attitude of the Government.

It is to be mention that CITU had started campaign in favour of the strike. The new Motor Vehicle Act, under the garb of minimizing road accident deaths, is intended to throw a red carpet to big operators while depriving small players and workers of their livelihood, opined the speakers at a roundtable of all trade unions. Appealing to all transporters to observe a total strike on April 30 to demand withdrawal of the proposed Act, they said that the proposed new Act makes it imperative for transport operators including autos, taxis, mini buses, lorries and other vehicles to install GPS, compulsory wearing of seat belts by all the occupants of these vehicles. All these mean, huge investment and sale of old vehicles. Small operators and individual driver-cum-owners will not be in a position to comply with these rules and they would be thrown out of business.

On the other hand in support of the strike announced its support to nation-wide strike called by transporters on April 30. Operators of buses, trucks, autos and taxis attached to various unions and federations associated with CITU will participate in the day-long strike in protest against the Road Transport and Safety Bill, 2015.

It is to be mention that the bill contains clauses, which will result in death knell of existing 54 state road transport undertakings and is aimed at handing over the transport sector to private operators 

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