Photo by BL SONI
Photo by BL SONI

In a good news to Mumbaikars, the Bombay High Court has directed the BEST union to call off their strike. The Bombay High Court has asked the union to announce within one hour that they have called off the strike.

The Bombay High Court which was  hearing the case related to the strike, the longest such protest in the history of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST). Over 32,000 BEST employees have been on strike since January 8 over their various demands, including pay hike, revision of pay grade for junior level employees, and merger of loss-making BEST’s budget with that of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

The HC had on Tuesday directed the BEST workers’ union to take a final decision on the withdrawal of its ongoing strike and inform the court on Wednesday. The direction came after the BEST told the court that it was willing to implement the redressal measure suggested by the state government’s high-powered committee on granting an interim pay hike to its employees.

(Inputs from ANI and PTI)

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