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BEST employees to go on indefinite strike from midnight

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Mumbai, Apr 20 (UNI) More than 42,000 BEST employees are likely to go on an indefinite strike from midnight to protest the proposed wages revision, recommended by Pay Revision Commission (PRC) recently.

Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) employees' union president Sharad Rao today said, in the pay revision, dearness allowance (DA) has been freezed from this month, following which some of the employees will have to suffer losses between Rs 600 and Rs 1,800 per month. BEST has also stopped the interim relief for the employees from this month, he added.

Meanwhile, BEST spokesman Abdul Tamboli said the proposal is yet to be sanctioned by the BEST committee.

He, however, assured that electricity supply would not be affected even if the employees go on strike.

Also, as an alternative, the administration has decided to run ST (State Transport) and private buses in the metropolis to prevent any problems to the commuters.

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