Delhi Metro operations may get affected due to strike on Saturday
Delhi Metro operations may get affected due to strike on Saturday
Praveen Dwivedi
Delhi Metro operations may get affected due to strike on Saturday
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Delhi Metro operations may get affected due to strike on Saturday

The commuters of Delhi Metro may face a tough time on Saturday as over 9,000 non-executive employees have planned a strike on the day.

DMRC’s non-executive employees have been on sit-in protest at East Delhi’s Yamuna Bank and Shahdara Metro stations wearing black armbands since last one week.

The non-executive employees including train operators, station controllers, technicians, operations staffs and maintenance staffs have been demanding implementation of agreements pertaining to pay revision.

“We demand that our union should be recognised by DMRC else it will serve no purpose. Along with it, we want the implementation of agreements as per the third pay revision scale,” said an employee.

The employees participating in sit-in protest have threatened to go on symbolic hunger strike and block the Metro platforms if their demands were not fulfilled by DMRC.

The protesters claimed that there was an agreement between the employees and the DMRC that every employee of the organisation would be promoted to the next grade after completion of five years in one grade.

However, they alleged that there was no hike in pay scale and employees have been stuck in one grade for last 10 years.

As per the report, a senior DMRC official told the press that there were some issues which would be resolved soon.