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Transport Workers Demand Facilities, 24-hour Bandh to be Declared on Jan 27

Various labourer organisations of the transport sector will call for a 24-hour bandh on January 27. Their demands include decreasing commission of Ola-Uber

Transport Workers Demand Facilities, 24-hour Bandh to be Declared on Jan 27

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Jan 2021 6:30 AM GMT


GUWAHATI, Jan 15: The agitating members of various labourer organizations of the transport sector demanded the Government to provide pension, health and education facilities to the workers and their family.

The bodies also demanded the Government to decrease the commission for drivers of ride-hailing platforms - Ola and Uber to 10 per cent.

Among other demands of the bodies include, compensation for road tax which were levied on vehicle owners during lockdown, financial assistance to all vehicle owners, and rollback the new rule where the vehicles have to be equipped with air bags and camera.

The members stated that if the ruling Government fails to fulfill their demands then they will resort to declare a series of bandhs.

The bodies stated that on January 27, a 24-hour bandh will be declared. Later, they will also stage a protest and declare a 72-hour bandh if their demands are not met.

All the demands were made under the joint umbrella comprising of 10 organizations which include - Indian National Road Transport Workers' Federation, All Assam Cab Operators' Union, and All Assam Truck Drivers' Union.

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