Since Oct 5, Telangana State Road Transport Corporation workers have been striking for 26 demands of theirs to be heard. Telangana government led by Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao came down heavily on the employees, firing 48,000 employees who participated in it. The primary demand of the employees is that they want TSRTC to be merged with the state government and their salaries be paid on time. They also want the buses rechecked and allowances fairly given among other things. The Telangana high court has ordered the government and TSRTC management to begin talks with the union leaders to end the ongoing stalemate and to be concluded within three days, and a detailed report of the talks to be submitted by October 28th.
In this episode of The Suno India Show, we try and understand what led to this situation.