Metro employees go on a night protest

  • | Saturday | 12th January, 2019

Some of the main demands of the employees union include national holiday allowance, house rent allowance, free passes to dependents,, awards for commendable job, first aid clinics, maternity benefits for women employees, night duty allowance, bonus, incentive on acquiring higher education, and so on.According to Suryanarayana Murthy, Metro employees inhave lower salaries as compared to salaries of Metro employees in other states. Seth will be meeting the employees on Saturday to sort out their demands.On January 14, he has also called for a personal meeting with Bangalore Metro Rail Employees Union Vice President Suryanarayana Murthy to further discuss the demands. If these expenses are checked, Metro can reduce its losses and focus on making profits.” Around Rs 40 to 50 lakh is spent annually on conveyance and allowances of Metro officials. I have the copy of the reimbursement as proof.Also, 900 contract workers have been illegally hired without due process and are being paid Rs 50,000 to 1.5 lakh per month whereas the qualified Metro employees are being paid less than Rs 50,000.

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