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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Hyderabad:  On Thursday as part of the nationwide indefinite strike by the truckers to protest against the present toll system, about 16 lakh trucks went off the roads in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Responding to the call given by All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC), truck operators’ associations in both the Telugu states joined the strike, affecting the movement of goods.

However, essential commodities like milk, vegetables and medicine have been kept off the purview of the strike.

Movement of goods to Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Guntur and other major towns was badly affected by the strike.

AIMTC is demanding scrapping of toll system terming it a tool of harassment. It also rejected the government’s offer for electronic toll system by December. The truckers’ body is also demanding one-time payment of taxes besides simplification of Tax Deducted at Source (TDS).

The truck operators in the two Telugu states are also seeking a single permit system in view of the bifurcation of undivided Andhra Pradesh. They want Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to have single permit agreement so that vehicles can play between the two states on payment of a fixed tax.

The truck owners are also demanding an end to harassment by transport authorities at check-posts in the name of overloading of vehicles.

(With inputs from IANS)

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In the last 10th Bipartite Wage Settlement that was made effective from November 1, 2012, IBA had agreed for a hike of 15 per cent increase over the total wage bill.

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Over 10 lakh bankers in government and private banks will go on a two-day strike by the end of May if the government does not ask the Indian Banks Association (IBA) to make an improved offer, said a leader of the All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA).

“It is a matter of shame that while thousands of crores of rupees are written off from profits towards bad loans of big corporates, the genuine demands of bank employees are being denied in this fashion,” C.H. Venkatachalam, General Secretary, AIBEA, said on Sunday.

“If the Finance Ministry does not intervene to make the IBA to make their improved offer, it has been decide to call for a 48-hour continuous strike by end of this month,” he said.

Over 10 lakh bankers in government and private banks will go on a two-day strike by the end of May if the government does not ask the Indian Banks Association (IBA) to make an improved offer, said a leader of the All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA).
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Wage revision talks between the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) — an umbrella body of bank unions — and IBA representing various banks held in Mumbai on Saturday ended in a failure.

Venkatachalam said the IBA offered an increase of 2 per cent over the total wage bill of the banks as on March 31, 2017.

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In the last 10th Bipartite Wage Settlement that was made effective from November 1, 2012, IBA had agreed for a hike of 15 per cent increase over the total wage bill.

The unions rejected the IBA offer of 2 per cent hike, Venkatachalam said.

While the government had asked the IBA to conclude the wage revision settlement before November 1, 2017, the latter has been delaying, Venkatachalam added.

Wage revision for bankers is due from November 1, 2017. (IANS)