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KSRTC: Single duty to be implemented from October 1, CITU and BMS organizations agree; TDF to go ahead with strike

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The single duty system for six days a week will be implemented in KSRTC ordinary buses from October 1. In the discussion held yesterday, it was decided to implement single duty only at Parassala Depot after taking into consideration the opinion of labour organizations. An agreement was reached on matters including giving extra pay to those who work after eight hours in a 12-hour daily duty. Meanwhile, TDF, a pro-Congress organization, has announced that it will not back down from the indefinite strike announced from October 1. The management said that for working hours exceeding 8 hours, the employees will be paid twice the basic pay and the DA proportionately up to two hours.

During the discussion on the implementation of the single duty system, MD Biju Prabhakar and TDF Working President M Vincent had an altercation. The dispute was sparked by the MD's reply that there was no intention to discuss the strike announced by the TDF. KSRTC has announced dies non to face the strike.

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