A huge protest broke out at Ausa in Latur district over allotment of the BJP ticket to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ personal assistant Abhimanyu Pawar. The strongest opposition to Pawar’s nomination came from state Labour Minister Sambhaji Patil Nilangekar’s brother Arvind Patil, who was seeking the ticket.
Sutar also said that not a single employee working in Parel will be transferred outside the city. “When the Parel workshop shuts down, existing employees will be accommodated in the Matunga workshop,” he added.
More than 4,000 employees are currently working at the workshop, where maintenance of locomotives, 140-tonne cranes used at various railway sites, narrow gauge trains running, and local EMU trains, is carried out.
With the announcement of dates of the Assembly elections in the state next month and the model code of conduct kicking in, the BEST committee won’t be able to clear the bonus proposal before the festival.
The administration signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Shiv Sena-backed union BEST Kamgar Sena and BMC. The MoU stated that employees are going get a pay hike from September and that a new wage agreement will be signed by November 20.
Thousands of suburban railway commuters suffered on account of the suspension of and disruption in services from Thane to CSMT on the Central Railway (CR) and Andheri to Churchgate on the Western Railway (WR). Nearly 40 long distance trains were cancelled.