Lakhs of Delhi metro commuters are set to be stranded or find other means of transportations from tomorrow if the strike called by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) employees from June 30 is implemented.
According to reports, the non-executive employers of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, who have been demanding for the acceptance of their 8 point demand, are set to go on a strike from tomorrow.
One of their key demands is to change the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation staff council to DMRC employees union. At present DMRS absorbers around 12,000 people, with 9,000 employees accounting for non-executive staff.
“Our first demand is that the DMRC Staff Council be changed to DMRC employees union,” opined the secretary of the council Ravi Bhardwaj. According to him the council is not a constitutional body and does not have any “teeth”.
Other demands of the protesting employees of DMRC also include a hike in their salary and implementation of the third pay revision scale.
Mahaveer Prasad, General Secretary of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, speaking on the issue said that the employees were assured that the organisation will merge the Rs. 13,500–25,520 pay grade with 14,000–26,950 pay grades, which did not happen.
However, it was reported that DMRC has issued a statement that states it has accepted the recommendations of the third pay commission. The statement also clarifies that this was not an good time to press for their demand in regards to revision of their pay scale.
The employees of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation have also been protesting the pay and hire policy of the rail corporation. They have demanded for a fixed guideline for sacking an employee, the protestors have sighted the instance when an employee of DMRC was sacked for protesting against the corporation. But the DMRC has stated that such instances were purely based on incidental and individual incidents.