Workers struggle for their rights

Protest organized by loco running staff

A protest for their demands will be organized by Indian Railways workers between 15-19 June under the banner of the All India Loco Running Staff Association. During this five-day protest, they will perform their duties while wearing black bands and demonstrations will also be held at loco lobbies. On 19 June, a charter of demands will be given to the Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) in a protest in front of the office.

The demands of the All India Loco Running Staff Association are:

  1. Halt anti-worker amendments to labour laws
  2. Scrap the stay order on increasing dearness allowance
  3. Running allowance for spare days should be included in monthly salary during lockdown
  4. Leave allowance should be given to running staff stranded during return
  5. Protection measures against COVID-19 should be ensured at railway workstations, in loco cabs and in running rooms as per WHO and Government of India guidelines.

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