Ten of thousands workers from different trade unions staged a countrywide protest on July 3, which also involved public sector employees, industrial workers, scheme workers and agricultural workers
With the first private train being flagged off on a high density route in India, all of Indian railways could gradually face a similar fate.
The call for the weeklong protest against the economic crisis caused by the Indian government’s policies was given at a national convention organized by CPI(M), CPI, CPIML, AIFB and RSP.
Fear and uncertainty faced by the railway employees have increased during the second tenure of far-right Bharatiya Janata Party government.
The Modi government 2.0 is speeding up the process of privatising the Indian Railways with its ‘100 days action plan’.