UP Roadways employees on strike

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Lucknow, July 14 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Roadways employees have gone on strike since this morning.

This is the second time in last five days that the employees have gone on strike. Earlier UP Roadways workers had gone on a 24-hour 'chakka jam' on July 10.

According to sources the employees are on strike after the government refused to consider their demand for implementing the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations, and increase in the retirement age.

The transport service in all the 17 divisions of UP Roadways is badly affected by the strike.

The UP Roadways however claims that the strike has had a partial affect, and all arrangements have been made to restore the service.

The state Government has warned of taking strict action against the agitating employees. State Transport Minister Naresh Agarwal said the Government would not bow down to the unjust demands of employees union.

The state government had terminated the service of 898 contractual employees and suspended 892 regular employees. It has also filed a charge sheet against 39 and registered cases against 554 workers.

Employees unions also threatened to launch an indefinite strike from August 15, it their demands are not met. (ANI)

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