The leader of the Telangana employees Joint Action Committee Swamy Goud said that the employees will meet in two days and chalk out the future course of action against the government.
Talking to Postnoon Goud said that the government has promised something but had implemented something different, which was not in favour of the employees. He explained that the government had converted earned leave in lieu of the strike period. No extra favour or consideration was extended to the employees.
The government allegedly showed indifference while granting special leave to the Telangana employees. “The Chief Minister and the ministers in the guise of the cabinet sub-committee had announced that they would meet certain demands. But when it came to implementing them, they did so as per their whims and fancies citing court directions,” he said. He charged that the court was used to suppress the demands of the employees.
He threatened that this time the agitation will be held in such a fashion that the Centre and State will have to bend to their demands and declare a separate Telangana state. “It is unfortunate that the Centre and State is coming one step forward and going back 10 steps when it comes to declaring a separate state. This time the employees will go all out this time to achieve Telangana,” he said.
Meanwhile, the T employees are also unhappy that the government was not keeping its word. Narendar one of the leaders of the employees union told Postnoon, that the talks between the employees union were inconclusive and a lot of things have to be sorted out.
“The employees have asked for a 5 day-week as it would help them to relax before the next week,” he said.
But the cabinet sub-committee did not agree to this demand. A lot of amenities and infrastructure was lacking he said. “Even the assurances made to the Telangana employees union were not fulfilled. A lot of issues like housing and health insurance are yet to be addressed by the government,” he said.
When it comes to the unity among the employees from Telangana and Andhra, there is no difference, he said. The employees are one in the secretariat and they will not go back in achieving their rights, he stated.
The minister for Finance Anam Ram Narayan Reddy said that some of the issues had been solved and some other issues are under consideration. “Employees welfare will always come first. That was the reason the strike period was earlier considered as special leave,” he explained. The cabinet sub committee was apprised of the matter and after a meeting with the Chief Minister a solution will be arrived at, he stated.