Massage From Subhash Malgi -1974 Rly Strike ( News )
On this day 46 years back i.e. 8th May 1974 Railway workers began nation wide strike for their legitimate demands. The strike that lasted for 22 days was under leadership of great labour leader Shri George Fernandes. He organised NCCRS National coordination Committee for Railway men Struggle, consisting 52 unions. The then General Secretary of National Railway Mazdoor Union Shri V. R Malgi in Mumbai and Shri Ramchandran of CITU in Southern railway, lost their lives and thousands of railway workers had to face extreme hardships due to strike.
We salute all these heroes of the struggle with pride.
Now in this 46th year whole country and the world is in lockdown for many days due to pandemic of Corona virus. As Usual the railway workers are at nation’s service risking their lives. Traditionally for any exigencies including wars the Indian Railways are at service of Nation. Hence we believe we are no less than Army.
We are proud of our history of fighting for legitimate rights as well for tradition of service for the Nation.
Railway workers Zindabaad.