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MTC staff to get salary soon


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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG: Commissioner of Transport, SN Marak, has said that the State Government has already sanctioned money to pay the salaries of the agitating workers of the Meghalaya Transport Corporation (MTC).

Speaking to The Shillong Times on Wednesday, Marak, who is also the Managing Director of MTC, said, “The Government has sanctioned the money and we have even moved the Letter of Allotment (LOA) so the Government will soon release the salaries.”

It may be mentioned that the three-day total strike called by the Meghalaya Transport Corporation Workers’ Union (MTCWU) in protest against non-payment of their salaries for the past four months ended here on Wednesday.

The strike had a huge impact on the public as the railway reservation counters at the MTC office remained closed for the three days.

Stating that the workers should not have been so adamant, Marak said, “Agitations cannot bring any solution and the release of the arrears is a separate issue,” she added.

As part of their agitation the MTCWU also put a ‘ban’ on parking of SPTS buses at the MTC Depot which are now being parked on the State Central Library premises.

Meanwhile, the official also clarified that workers had not received their salaries for only three months (August, September and October) and not four months as was being claimed.

“How can they ask for the November salary when the month has not even ended,” Marak added.


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