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Sunday, January 29 2023

July 7 strike: BMRCL employees may get show-cause notices

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Bengaluru: The July 7 incident which brought Namma Metro network to a grinding halt continues to haunt Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) employees.

While the employees’ union is claiming that the management had agreed not to pursue disciplinary action against those who participated, a show cause notice is likely to be issued to the employees concerned with possible repercussions on their career as well as financial penalties.

According to reliable sources, the union members are threatening another strike if the notice, drafted by the General Manager Operations, is issued. “We had been assured that this kind of disciplinary measure would not be pursued. BMRCL did not take any step to file complaints against people who assaulted its employees. Instead, the BMRCL is punishing its own staff. We will take all steps to ensure that disciplinary action is not taken against our colleagues,” said Suryanarayana Murthy, vice president, BMRC Employees’ Union.

The flash strike was triggered by the arrest of a few BMRCL employees by the city police on the basis of a complaint filed by the Karnataka State Industrial Security Force. A scuffle had broken out between employees and KSISF personnel the previous day resulting in injuries on both sides. The police had arrested the security force personnel involved in the incident.

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