Telangana Employees Joint Action Committee, an umbrella organization of about 86 employee organizations has decided to go an a mass strike from August 1st.
This move by employee JAC is set to bring administration to a standstill and cripple the state. The employees unions who have participated in today’s meeting include non-gazetted and gazetted employees from Revenue, Commercial Tax, Irrigation and Secretariat. Employees of public sector undertakings like Road Transport Corporation, Electricity Transmission and Generation Corporations. Several Teachers unions have also participated in today’s meeting.
One of the main grievances of Telangana people is the injustice done to locals in government recruitments. Employees unions have been active in the Telangana agitation from several decades.
Meanwhile, Singareni Collieries workers unions have announced that they would go on a strike from August 8th if the central government fails to announce a Telangana state.