THE UP Roadways Employees Union’s (UPREU) call for an indefinite ‘chakka jam’ strike may evoke only a mixed response.
It may happen as another prominent employees’ union has disassociated itself from the strike.
However, the UP Roadways Employees’ Union (UPREU) has claimed wide support of various trade unions representing different Government departments and said that the strike would be total.
UP Roadways Karmchari Sanyukt Parishad president Chandra Shekhar Pandey and general secretary Preetam Das at a press conference on Monday announced that their union would not participate in the strike. They said that all the employees would discharge their duty tomorrow. However, they did not approve of the Transport Minister’s threat to privatise the corporation.
They also said that any move to weaken the corporation would be opposed. The leaders said that they had appealed to the Minister to withdraw the penal action taken against the employees.
The UPREU which has given the strike call held demonstrations at all the district headquarters and submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister through the DMs.
Their demands included merger of DA and removal of Naresh Agrawal from the Cabinet for his undemocratic approach to employees’ problems.
UPREU president Ramji Tripathi and general secretary Tej Bahadur Sharma in a statement reiterated their appeal to the Chef Minister to intervene into the matter.