MKM members on indefinite strike

ST CORRESPONDENT
Wednesday, 20 June 2018

The workers participating in the protest said they earn Rs 640 per day if they work. As they are participating in this strike since Monday, they are not earning anything. 

PUNE: Members of Maharashtra Kamgar Manch (MKM) have gone on an indefinite strike against the policy adopted by the Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) at Swargate office. Hundreds of daily wage workers staged a dharna demanding a permanent job. 

The workers participating in the protest said they earn Rs 640 per day if they work. As they are participating in this strike since Monday, they are not earning anything. 

Dilip Mohite, President of MKM, said, “Our only demand is that 1,800 daily wage workers in PMPML be made permanent. We had written letters to the PMPML administration but since there was no response from their side, we are forced to stage a protest against their policy. These workers are working as drivers, conductors and workshop staff.”

PMPML spokesperson Subhash Gaikwad said, “The administration wants all of them to be made permanent employees. We have asked them that the protest is not a solution. The process will take some time.”

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