THE EMPLOYEES of the Railway Mail Service (RMS) called off their strike on Saturday. The employees returned to work after the suspension of two RMS employees was withdrawn and a compromise was reached with the officials.
‘A compromise was reached in the meeting and subsequently the decision to suspend the stir was taken’, said GC Joshi of RMS. Earlier, following the action on two employees, the RMS employees had gone on strike. The parcels had accumulated at the platform number 1 of the railway station due to the strike.
The bags containing post could not be loaded or unloaded at the railway station. The mail could not reach the post offices. Besides, the speed post service was affected. The mail meant for Nagpur was unloaded here. The postal services for Raisen and Vidisha was hit. The work resumed by the evening today.
Meanwhile, the Postal Employees’ Joint action committee has regretted that though the strike has been called off following a compromise, the 19-point demand list did not come for discussion. On February 23, a ‘dharna’ would be staged at the Dak Bhawan and the next month decision regarding an indefinite strike would be taken, according to a press release issued today.