“We have repeatedly asked them to come to talks to resolve the issue. We will talk down four steps. If we have a problem with the employees, the employees are also an integral part of the government. The salaries of the employees will not be reduced by a single rupee,” said Minister Botsa Satyanarayana. Negotiations between the employees and the government are being postponed day by day. If the PRC steering committee says that they will not attend the talks if they pay their old arrears, the government will say whether it will come to the talks or not. Minister Botsa Satyanarayana commented that despite the efforts of the Committee of Ministers to look into the objections, myths and issues of the employees, the unions have been acting very stubbornly for the last five days. Speaking to reporters today, Municipal Minister Botsa Satyanarayana said that there were some objections after the PRC’s announcement. The minister commented that 3.50 lakh employees in the state, another 3 lakh pensioners but not outsiders .. all are one family .. an integral part of the government .. repeatedly asking them to come to talks to resolve the issue does not mean they are taking that word lightly. “We have seen many trade union struggles but we have never seen such an attitude. If there is any problem, it can be resolved through negotiations,” he said. He said the rupee was not in a position to reduce the salaries of any of the employees. Asked once again to resolve issues with negotiations if any.