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Mumbai: 98,000 MSRTC employees yet to receive salaries

As per reports, the Maharashtra State Road Transportation Corporation has not paid their employees’ salaries since the month of August.

Mumbai: 98,000 MSRTC employees yet to receive salaries
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The Maharashtra State Road Transportation Corporation (MSRTC) has not paid their employees’ salaries since the month of August.

According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, around 98,000 employees are yet to receive their salaries. The situation has gotten to a point where the families of all the MSRTC employees who have worked tirelessly during the coronavirus-induced lockdown has decided to take to the roads to protest regarding the same on November 9.

Even though Shiv Sena heads the MSRTC, the finance ministry needs to distribute the salaries. In view of the situation, the delegation of employee unions of MSRTC approached NCP Chief Sharad Pawar to resolve the matter.

The MSRTC had earlier been failing to arrange for two meals or a place for the employees, as a result of which, several people had to spend their nights on the streets.

Citizens across the city have been using the BEST and State Transport (ST) buses to commute in Mumbai. In the last few months, officials have risked their lives to ensure that the services are functional, especially with the local trains ferrying essential service personnel only. Amidst this, several MSRTC employees were also infected with the coronavirus with many succumbing to the disease. Moreover, over 400 ST drivers who were operating the buses and bringing people to Mumbai are facing major inconveniences in the city.

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