Railways Jam after Employees Protest for Salaries – Geo Jang Breaking News Feb 15, 2011:
LAHORE: The technical staff labour union of Pakistan Railways stopped the departure of several trains from Lahore on Tuesday in protest of non-payment of salaries.
More than 15 locomotives were grounded at the Diesel Engine Shed in Lahore by the technical staff.
The employees said that that they had not been paid their wages that were due.
The trains whose engines were grounded include The Rail-car, Fareed Express, Tezgam, Night Coach and Karakoram Express.
The labour union’s strike left hundreds of passengers stranded at the Lahore Railway Station.
Railway administration officials said that the payment of salaries was delayed due to the 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal holiday.
They said that the salaries would be paid after banks reopen on Thursday.