Bombay HC terms MSRTC strike illegal, orders to call it off immediately

ANI | Updated: Oct 20, 2017 21:32 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] Oct 20 (ANI): The Bombay High Court on Friday termed Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) strike illegal and ordered to call it off with immediate effect.

MSRTC employees went on an indefinite strike on October 17 demanding the implementation of 7th pay commission.

Earlier in the day, the High Court observed that no concrete steps were taken by the government to end the strike.

It also added,"If you (state) constitute high power committee, court is ready to give you time."

After that the State Government submitted undertaking before the court that it is ready to constitute a high-power committee which will submit report within three weeks.

More than 17 thousand MSRTC buses run throughout the entire state, and about one lakh workers are on strike.

The strike has left the daily passengers troubled and they had even appealed to the government to look into the matter. (ANI)