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BEST Workers' Union urges written acceptance of demands

| Updated: Aug 07, 2017 00:53 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 6 (ANI): The local public transport division BEST's Workers' Union on Sunday threatened to go on a strike starting midnight of August 6, if the Mumbai Corporation does not render a written acceptance of their demands. "It is the responsibility of the Mahanagara Palike to give us a written acceptance of our demands. We are fighting for our rights. We work day and night; we must be entitled to our salary. We will protest if a written acceptance is not given to us," BEST Workers' Union General Secretary Shashank Rao told ANI. "We are a force of 36,000 workers who are backing this strike. We have been in talks for three months, but there has been no proactive solution to our problems. We will demand what is rightfully ours," he added. The people of Mumbai may face problem commuting on 'Raksha Bandhan' as the public transport division BEST Workers' Union are expected to go on strike. All the nine unions of 36,000 employees have supported the decision. If the union goes ahead with the strike, lakhs of commuters will face inconvenience amid festival rush in the business capital. Earlier today, the union had meeting with the Mumbai Mayor, who has assured them to accept their one of the important demands to get the employees their salary on 10th of every month. However, the union is adamant to get their demands accepted in writing. (ANI)