Bengaluru: BMTC electric bus drivers protest over unpaid and underpaid salaries

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Published May 14, 2024 at 2:05pm

    Hundreds of electric buses remain stranded as drivers stage a protest

    BMTC electric bus drivers protest over unpaid and underpaid salaries

    Depot-3 houses 113 electric buses, operated in 3 shifts by contract drivers

Hundreds of electric buses remain stranded as drivers stage a protest in front of Shantinagar Depot-3, voicing their frustration over unpaid and underpaid salaries. The protest, involving drivers of Tata Company’s electric buses operating under the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), highlights significant grievances among contract workers.

The drivers assert they were promised a monthly salary of ₹26,000, but they have only received ₹18,000. Moreover, deductions for the Provident Fund (PF) are reportedly being made, but the contributions are not being credited to their PF accounts, leading to widespread anger and discontent.

Also read: Bengaluru: BMTC to get 320 AC electric buses by March 2025

Drivers expressed anguish that they are facing severe financial difficulties as their salaries are not being paid correctly. The promised amount of salary is also not being given, and their PF money is also not being credited, this is unacceptable said protesting drivers.

The protest has brought to light additional issues, including the lack of basic amenities for drivers. Hired to provide transportation services, the drivers report a lack of essential facilities such as drinking water, toilets, and proper housing. The working conditions have exacerbated their frustration, leading to the current standoff.

Depot-3 houses 113 electric buses, operated in three shifts by contract drivers. The protest has disrupted services, highlighting the urgent need for BMTC and Tata Company to address the drivers’ concerns to restore normalcy and ensure fair treatment of the workforce.

Bengaluru: BMTC electric bus drivers protest over unpaid and underpaid salaries

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    Hundreds of electric buses remain stranded as drivers stage a protest

    BMTC electric bus drivers protest over unpaid and underpaid salaries

    Depot-3 houses 113 electric buses, operated in 3 shifts by contract drivers

Hundreds of electric buses remain stranded as drivers stage a protest in front of Shantinagar Depot-3, voicing their frustration over unpaid and underpaid salaries. The protest, involving drivers of Tata Company’s electric buses operating under the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), highlights significant grievances among contract workers.

The drivers assert they were promised a monthly salary of ₹26,000, but they have only received ₹18,000. Moreover, deductions for the Provident Fund (PF) are reportedly being made, but the contributions are not being credited to their PF accounts, leading to widespread anger and discontent.

Also read: Bengaluru: BMTC to get 320 AC electric buses by March 2025

Drivers expressed anguish that they are facing severe financial difficulties as their salaries are not being paid correctly. The promised amount of salary is also not being given, and their PF money is also not being credited, this is unacceptable said protesting drivers.

The protest has brought to light additional issues, including the lack of basic amenities for drivers. Hired to provide transportation services, the drivers report a lack of essential facilities such as drinking water, toilets, and proper housing. The working conditions have exacerbated their frustration, leading to the current standoff.

Depot-3 houses 113 electric buses, operated in three shifts by contract drivers. The protest has disrupted services, highlighting the urgent need for BMTC and Tata Company to address the drivers’ concerns to restore normalcy and ensure fair treatment of the workforce.

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