The employees of North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) are staging a protest at the CBT Belagavi since Friday and the protest is continuing on Sunday as well demanding that they be considered as Karnataka government employees.
Today family members of the staff also joined in support at CBT.
A NWKRTC employee who was on strike died of heart attack at his home in Belagavi on Saturday. Datta Mandolkar, 58, collapsed and died in minutes.
He had returned from an overnight strike and was planning to return to the bus stand for the second day of strike. His family members have sought compensation from the government for his death.
Workers have been demanding that they be treated as Transport Department employees and those who died during the lockdown be treated as corona warriors.