Thursday, Dec 01, 2022 | Last Update : 02:34 PM IST

  India   All India  20 Oct 2017  Apply 7th pay commission: MRSTC members tonsure heads in protest

Apply 7th pay commission: MRSTC members tonsure heads in protest

ANI
Published : Oct 20, 2017, 4:40 pm IST
Updated : Oct 20, 2017, 5:17 pm IST

More than 17 thousand government buses run across the entire state, where about one lakh workers have gone on strike.

Some staff members of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) on Friday tonsured their heads on the fourth day of the indefinite strike in the state demanding implementation of 7th pay commission. (Photo: ANI)
 Some staff members of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) on Friday tonsured their heads on the fourth day of the indefinite strike in the state demanding implementation of 7th pay commission. (Photo: ANI)

Mumbai: Some staff members of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) on Friday tonsured their heads on the fourth day of the indefinite strike in the state demanding implementation of 7th pay commission.

A transport staff worker holding the strike said, "The condition of my family members is close to death. We get nothing to eat. Dying once is better than dying every day and therefore I have shaved my head in protest against the government."

He further said that the Maharashtra Chief Minister is holding a meeting on the matter and they will take further actions on the basis of the meeting's outcome.

Simultaneously, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Transport Minister Diwakar Raote, and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray discussed the issue of employees strike with other stakeholders. Following the meeting, Shiv Sena claimed that the strike may be called off any moment now.

More than 17 thousand government buses run across the entire state, where about one lakh workers have gone on strike.

Tags: maharashtra state road transport corporation, devendra fadnavis, shiv sena chief uddhav thackeray, heads tonsured
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)