The Railway Board has asked its zones to report staff members who participate in a three-day protest called next week by a workers’ union against “privatisation” of the national transporter.
The board sent a letter to the zones on Friday, asking them to take “stringent steps to ensure discipline and smooth functioning” of the railways.
Workers of the Modern Coach Factory in Rae Bareli have already held protest marches against “privatisation” of the railways. Top railway unions — All India Railwaymen’s Federation and National Federation of Indian Railwaymen — have also threatened to launch protests if the proposal is not withdrawn.
The letter said the All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA) has called for a protest on July 15-17. Read more
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