Contract employees of the Hyderabad Metro rail reportedly called for a protest in order to demand a raise in pay, interrupting the smooth operation of the public transportation system. Their protest disrupted offline ticketing services.
As per protesters, they earn around Rs.1,000 per month and have not received a pay raise in five years.
We demand a pay increase of Rs.5,000 to 18,000, workers said. Long lines were seen in front of the ticketing counters as a result of the protest.
Meantime, metro officials reported that a few ticketing employees from a staffing agency had refused to work in order to interfere with train operations, causing travelers inconvenience.
According to Metro officials, People also spread rumors and misinformation for personal gain. Their statements are false, and their behavior is highly detrimental to the public interest, necessitating stern action by HMR management. The management ensures that proper facilities and benefits are provided to employees, but will be described with them to learn more,” they added.
Officials also stated that train operations are on schedule and that a sufficient workforce is available.
Hyderabad Metro Rail Contract Employees protest
Hyderabad Metro Rail Contract Employees protest @ Metro Station, Ameerpet, demanding for salaries Hike.
Hyderabad Metro Rail Contract Employees protest @ Metro Station,Ameerpet, demanding for salaries Hike.@KTR_News pic.twitter.com/qhTPqHvWv6
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