Hours after 3800 buses of Bombay Electric Supply and Transportation or better to leave roads in Mumbai, Protestant workers against the disbursement of wages, the strike was canceled.
The withdrawal came after the intervention of Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, who met with the leaders of nine top-ranking union leaders, including Shashank S Rao, at his residence.
It is expected that M. Thackeray’s commitment to meet the needs of employees, including the payment of wages on time.
The strike was to press for various demands, including the irregular payments of salaries by Best, managed by the municipality of Brihanmumbai Municipal or BMC.
The entire fleet of 3800 buses remained in city-wide warehouses since midnight while employees associated with nine unions remained in service, leaving more than 30 lakh passengers stranded on Raksha Bandhan day when the public transport demand Has exploded.
The workers have not received their wages in the last three months. The best personnel and management of BMC were to issue head.
Shashank Rao said that employees want their wages on time and a company of the same by the BMC, which regulates the public body for civilian transport and electricity.
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, BMC Commissioner Ajoy Mehta, Shiv Sena and the president, Uddhav Thackeray yesterday asked for an urgent meeting with the different unions, but the talks remained conclusive.
“We wanted a written guarantee from the BMC, but that did not happen, so we decided not to report the service from midnight.” No bus can not be used today, “said M. Rao.
It also requires all the facilities for the workers to which the BEST BMC employees are entitled.
“We want a letter from the BEST civic commissioner admitting that he’s part of BMC. We’re not going to hit until we get a written guarantee,” he added.
M. Rao also warned that other unions, including the autorickshaw would participate in the strike, if necessary.
According to better officers, for the past 12 years, the fleet has increased, while the number of passengers boarded the buses dropped by 40 lakh a few years ago to 30 lakh now.
Being a government company, the organization offers subsidized services to travelers.
The best general manager, Surendrakumar Bagade, however, promised that the agency will pay for its treatments before 10 August.
“We are going to pay their salaries before the 10th of every month. We have made this decision without taking into account the financial crisis facing the best for the moment,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Mumbaikars are forced to pay for the nose for autorickshaw or taxi due to the strike of the best buses. Many passengers charge much more than the current bill.
The State Highway Development Corporation of Maharashtra has deployed state transportation buses in some key areas to cope with rainfall while private buses were allowed to carry regular passengers.
School buses have also ordered cars belonging to companies and commercial vehicles.