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Railways' passenger, freight services may be severely disrupted from July 11

Passenger and freight services are expected to be severely affected as Indian Railways' trade unions have called for a nationwide indefinite strike by workers from July 11.


Railways' passenger, freight services may be severely disrupted from July 11

Zee Media Bureau

If you are planning to travel by train on or after July 11, then keep a plan B ready.

Indian Railways' trade unions have called for a nationwide indefinite strike by workers from July 11, for protesting new pension scheme and minimum wages announced by Cabinet on June 29.

Indian Railways is one of the largest employers with around 10 lakh 40,000 employees, and moves around 2.3 crore passengers and 1100 mt of freight everyday.

Any strike, depending on the magnitude of it, is going to cause passengers inconvenience and lead to spurt in prices of essential commodities.

The members of All India Railwaymen's Federation and National Federation of Indian Railwaymen met Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu on 29th June 2016 and conveyed serious disappointment as well unhappiness among railway employees on the government’s decisions relating to  minimum wage, multiplier factor, abolition of National Pension System in Railways.

The unions are expected to meet again on July 6 to take stock of the situation.

 

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