Mumbai, Aug 10: Motormen of the Mumbai Railways have rolled back their strike after a meeting with top officials. With their protest coming to an end, the trains of central line of the Mumbai locals are expected to ply as per the schedule.
The strike call was issued by the Joint Action Forum, the body representing the motormen, on Thursday night. The Forum demanded an end to the overtime work thrusted on the motormen due to lack of personnel.
The protesters have demanded immediate recruitment to the 227 vacant posts of motormen in the Mumbai Railways.
Due to the strike, six trains were reportedly cancelled in the morning hours on the Central Railway, whereas, others ran late by 15-20 minutes.
Thane platform 1, Central railway services cancelled and some are running with lot of delay, news is that motormen have gone on strike protesting against overtime and demand for filling up 227 vacant posts #Thane #Mumbai #CentralRailway @RidlrMUM @TrafflineMUM @smart_mumbaikar pic.twitter.com/cKd7e9Wjof
— Thane (@ImThanekar) August 10, 2018
Following the meet, leaders of the motormen union said the government has agreed to fulfill their demands at the earliest.
The All India Railwaymen Federation (AIRF) had extended support to the protest called by the motormen in Mumbai. Federation chief Shiv Gopal Mishra said the lack of recruitments has forced the serving motormen to work overtime. Their plight was continuously being ignored, Mishra added, which forced the motormen to call a strike.