Telangana electricity unions serve notice on pending demands

Hyderabad: After the ongoing TSRTC strike, now Telangana Electricity Trade Unions Front (TETUF) is gearing up to mount pressure on the state government on pending demands.

“The Telangana government and management of power utilities have not done a single effort in resolving the issues plaguing the working class. The negligence of management is a classic case of apathy and step-motherly treatment towards the staff. The casual approach of the management is nothing but the deviation of the ID Act and other provisions of various Acts under the statute,” said N Padma Reddy, chairman of TETUF and president of TEE-1104 Union.

The confederation of unions has further cautioned the state government about stringent action, including a strike call, if their issues are not resolved immediately. The TETUF has been requesting the state government and power utilities to resolve the problems on artisans joined in July 2017.

As many as 23,000 artisans are demanding the state government to implement all services rules on par with regular employees. “In spite of undertaking the agitation, if nothing emerges positive regarding the issues, the TETUF will not hesitate to intensify the agitation including the direct action, for which the management itself will be held responsible,” added E Sridhar, Convener of TETUF.

TETUF, comprising of 21 trade unions, in a notice to TS Genco, Transco, and north and south discoms, expressed concerns over the delay in resolving the issues for electricity department employees and artisans.

All artisans at the four power utilities have been working and contributing on par with regular employees. The artisans are engaged in operations, maintenance, bill collection, computer section, engineering, etc.

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