BEST employees go on an indefinite strike

Apart from a salary hike, unions want an immediate solution to housing issues

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Demanding social security and a minimum monthly salary of ₹24,000, many transport workers in Mumbai have gone on two-day strike. Commuters are having a tough time finding cabs, buses and auto rickshaws as a result of the all-India strike. 

Various unions of BEST workers are demanding renewal of theirs salary agreements that expired in 2016, rise in gratuity and bonus amounts. They are also seeking immediate solution of housing issues and merger of various undertakings of BEST.

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It is believed that around 29,000 workers have gone on a strike. Also, it had affected 410 routes across Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Thane. 

The last strike, on August 7, 2017, ended when Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray intervened. 

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