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The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's (DMRC) non-executive employees, who were threatening to go on a strike from Monday to push their demands have called off their strike after talks with the management.
The spokesperson of Delhi Metro, Anuj Dayal, in a statement on Sunday said, “The ongoing protest by DMRC's non-executive employees was called off today (Sunday) after all issues raised by the agitating employees were amicably settled following many rounds of meetings and deliberations with DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh and other senior officials.”
The non-executive staff of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, led by Staff Council Members, was threatening to go on a strike from Monday demanding a hike in their salaries and protecting rights for the staff.
The decision to call it off came after a meeting of the Staff Council members with top DMRC management.
“The Delhi Metro services will continue as per schedule tomorrow (Monday),” Dayal said.
His statement said that the issue was also deliberated upon on Saturday at a high-level meeting chaired by Urban Development Ministry Secretary D.S. Mishra and Delhi Chief Secretary M.M. Kutty with the DMRC MD.
The Delhi Metro has around 9,000 non-executive staff who perform critical functions such as station controllers, train operators, station managers, and junior engineers etc.
Staff members claim that their pay scale was supposed to be revised back in 2015, however, “Now, more than two years later, the salary has seen no change”. The staff is protesting by wearing black arm bands and organising sit-ins at different Metro stations.
Earlier, DMRC had issued a show-cause notice to some of its employees and cancelled their annual increment for holding a protest against the rail corporation.