Several trade unions in the Road Transport Corporation (RTC) have decided to go on a one-day strike on September 2. The RTC unions on Tuesday gave a strike notice to the management. The call for strike was given by the national federations, independent unions and associations in protest against the proposed Motor Vehicle Act. 
Staff Workers Federation general secretary V S Rao alleged that the NDA government was trying to privatise 57 RTCs by introducing the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2015. 
He said if the proposed amendments by the Centre were made in the MV Act, it would take away the special facilities given to public sector corporations, which are assured by the Constitution.  He said all works were being given to private organisations, while the licensing system would be with the Centre. “The government is proposing to hand over the entire transport sector to multinational companies,” he alleged. 
The demands of the unions include withdrawing of Road Transport and Safety Bill-2015, MV Act Amendment Bill-2015, slashing down the prices of petroleum products, exempting RTC from all types of taxes, giving minimum salary of Rs 18,000, stopping the privatisation and stop selling the public sector properties and payment of Rs 5,000 as pension to the workers.

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