Agitated: Railway workers hold bike rally for better pay

Railway protesters demand better service structure and abolition of taxes


Our Correspondent March 08, 2018
Pakistan Railways PHOTO: EXPRESS

LAHORE: Hundreds of workers of the Railways Workshop held a motorcycle rally on Wednesday. The protest took place in front of the Railways Headquarters and the demand of the workers was the upgradation of all railway workers across scales 1 to 16.

They also demanded better service structure and abolition of taxes imposed on those in lower pay scales.

The protest was organised by an alliance of unions and associations led by the Railway workers Union (CBA-Workshop) and the Diploma-Holders’ Association. The protest also was attended by members of the People’s Solidarity Forum and the Progressive Students Collective.

They announced a plan to intensify pressure on the railways administration. Beginning March 12, a week of protest would be initiated with daily protests being held in each workshop establishment.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 8th, 2018.

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