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Bengaluru Metro employees union threaten indefinite strike

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited employees' union today threatened to go on an indefinite stir from March 22 to press their charter of demands including higher wages and according recognition to the union.

The Metro management warned that it would invoke provisions of the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) and action would be taken if anyone resorts to disrupting

The said though it is registered and affiliated to the Indian National Trade Union Congress, it has not yet been recognised.

The management has not accorded recognition despite the union fulfilling all the criteria, INTUC D told reporters.

He accused the management of harassing office-bearers of the union on false pretext and resorting to "anti-union and anti-labour" policies to suppress it.

Other office-bearers of the union rued that there wasdisparity in the salaries.

"The Metro Rail, Metro Rail and Kochi Metro Rail employees are getting more salary than us," said an office bearer requesting anonymity.

Meanwhile, the BMRCL Mahendra Jainsaid the Metro service has been declared as essential services under Essential Services Maintenance Act and stringent action would be taken if anyone resorts to disrupting

Jain appealed to the employees not to get carried awayby elements who try to mislead them, disrupt operations and inconvenience people.

He stressed that genuinegrievances are being addressed by the BMRCL's

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 18:30 IST