The All India Railwaymen’s Federation is forced to launch a struggle against alleged anti-labour attitude of the Railway Ministry on some of the long-pending demands, AIRF general secretary Shiva Gopal Mishra has said. In a press release Mr. Mishra said it was with the AIRF’s cooperation that the Railways had touched its highest record for freight loading. The AIRF’s continuous pressure had added 1.5 lakh manpower as against 2.5 lakh vacancies, he said.

He said that recent incident of bribe, the worst in the history of Indian Railways, had completely paralysed the working of the Railway Board. He said that his demand for bringing transparency in postings and promotions would definitely boost the morale of the 14 lakh railwaymen.