Thiruvananthapuram: The CITU-affiliated Kerala State Road Transport Employees Association (KSRTEA) has withdrawn their indefinite strike after getting assurance from the officials that the m-panel employees, who were suspended after the token strike on Tuesday, would be reinstated.
Taking a tough stand against the strikers, the KSRTC officials on Tuesday issued termination notice to 6000 m-panel employees after they took part in the token strike called by the CITU-affiliated Kerala State Road Transport Employees Association (KSRTEA).
The CITU-affiliated union had called for the strike to express solidarity with the indefinite stir by the government employees and the teachers against the contributory pension scheme.
The KSRTC had operated 65 percent of its fleet of buses on Tuesday despite the token strike called by a section of employees. Of the 4,852 schedules across the state, the KSRTC operated 2,131 services, Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan told reporters on Tuesday.