Biggest Strike of Delhi Metro: Here is everything you need to know
Well, Metro has made our commuting life very simple and easy. No need to take the bus, auto, cabs or any other vehicle for traveling because metro is the best option for traveling, isn’t? Though there are a lot of problems too. But, Metro services are unmatchable. Traveling in AC is much better than traveling on a bus or an auto. But you might face some difficulties tomorrow.
Delhi Metro services might be severely affected from June 30 as the non-executive staff of the transporter has threatened to go on a strike, if their demands are not met by then. There are nearly 12,000 people employed with the transporter, with non-executive staffers accounting for about 9,000.
Some of the non-executive staff of the DMRC have been demonstrating at a few metro stations, including Yamuna Bank and Shahdara, since June 19 in support of their eight-point demand. They are demanding hike on their current wages.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Staff Council had given a call to every member to join the agitation, but not all have participated in the stir. The non-executive workforce includes train operators, station controllers, operations, and maintenance staff and technicians, and form a major component in the operation of the rapid rail network.
Some of the council members have been protesting over a number of issues, including pay-scale revision, modification of DMRC Staff Council as an employees union, proper guidelines for the sacking of an employee and that too in extreme conditions. The council said the demands have been sent to Delhi Metro authorities and Union Urban Affairs Ministry.
Ravi Bhardwaj the council secretary was quoted saying, “Our first demand is that that the DMRC Staff Council be changed to a DMRC employees union as the council is not a constitutional body and so, it does not have any teeth. Other demands include implementation of our Industrial Dearness Allowance (IDA) as per the 3rd pay revision scale.”
Well, if they will not reach on any solution, there is a high possibility that Delhi Metro employees will go on strike. People may face travel problems tomorrow.
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