In several states such as Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab, there was modest participation of truck unions in the strike. According to a senior road ministry official, transporters' body All India Motor Transport Congress and the road ministry would soon issue a joint statement regarding the development. Soundararajan said further talks would be held with the Transport Minister regarding the 13th wage agreement on May 24. The highest punishment under section 302 of the Penal Code is the death penalty while it is life imprisonment under section 304. Truckers are likely to call off their week-long strike on Friday as the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has given an assurance that it will set up a committee to look into their grievances. Chakraborty said that unlike the Left Front, the trade unions were not formally organised and only came together on specific issues. If you subscribe to a newsletter or otherwise register with the Sites, these cookies may be correlated to you.
For someone like me who has a family, if they go ahead with the phaseout, I will have nothing to give them. If you happen to be one, your subscription will be valid for Business Standard Digital only without any change in the subscription price. . Anil Garg of School Bus Owners' Association said that 90% of the private contractors running school buses in Mumbai region had participated in the one day strike on July 20. Get a daily email with all the news updates on them. In Maharashtra, where even private bus unions supported the strike, there was some impact on school buses while the majority of the trucks remained off the roads.
By subscribing to this product you acknowledge and accept that our Partners may choose to contact you with offers of their products and services. The countrywide transport strike has been called off following a meeting between the workers' leaders and four ministers on Wednesday afternoon. Bose pointed out that the Left Front has already chalked out a campaign to press for the same demands. The country-wide strike has affected supplies of food and other essential items—in while inter-district supplies of pulses, millets and rice have been hit and so have the supply of onions from Maharashtra. In Bihar, builders feared the strike will lead to a rise in prices of construction material, which has already gone up because of a court ban on sand mining in the state. Meanwhile, wide-ranging products worth over Rs 70 crore are stranded in Nagpur as primary means of transport is absent.
A wicked political party is active behind the scene. Issues can be better discussed and resolved when sobriety and judiciousness are exercised, in pursuit of the highest public good. The move comes in the background of the State government stating its firm opposition to the strike as well as dissent from the other constituents of the Left Front, but Mr. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader and Law Minister Anisul Huq have assured that the government will extend its support on the legal procedures, said Shajahan Khan. A planned 24-hour strike on London Underground's has been called off, the union has said. The committee would submit its recommendations within 3 months for consideration by the Government, the statement said.
Also download the new mid-day and apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. If you want to remove previously-stored cookies, you can manually delete the cookies at any time from your browser settings. A cookie is a small text file that can be stored on and accessed from your device when you visit one of our sites, to the extent you agree. Jun Magno, president of Stop and Go Coalition, said in a tweet that the strike on September 26 to protest the government's jeepney modernization program would not take place. We do not offer any refunds. They staged a nationwide strike in October, but deferred the latest strike scheduled Dec. Magno said, they were not fighting the government, rather they want to speak with all involved, including President Rodrigo Duterte.
Acting inspector general of police M Mokesur Rahman and Deputy Inspector General of Highway Police Atiqul Islam were present at the meeting. Exemptions and abolition of indirect taxes, national permits for all buses and trucks are also on the list. On September 19, parliament passed the much-anticipated Road Transport Act 2018 amid criticism over lenient punishments for deaths caused by reckless driving. Get a daily email with all the news updates on them. We categorize cookies as follows: Essential Cookies These cookie are essential to our site in order to enable you to move around it and to use its features.
Include your contact number for easy reference. He vows to make it a bigger protest to prod the government to listen. Kindly your non-confidential password on The Wall Street Journal online to enable us activate your access from the backend. A jeepney traverses Metro Manila's congested road network. Transporters complain that they have been reeling under the impact of demonetisation, rise in input costs along with fuel prices, high cost of Goods and Services Tax among other challenges.