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 metro services.
The BMRCL Employees Union said though it is registered and affiliated to the Indian National Trade Union Congress, it has not yet been recognised.
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.
Meanwhile, the BMRCL managing director 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 metro services.
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 grievance redressal machinery.
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