BUS STRIKE

  • Mumbai: BEST Workers' Union call off bus strike April 2, 2014

    Mumbai: The BEST workers in Mumbai have decided to call off their bus strike on Wednesday with immediate effect. The Bombay High Court had earlier ordered the bus drivers and conductors to resume work. The BEST buses in Mumbai had gone off the roads with 26,000 drivers and conductors...
  • No respite for Mumbaikars, BEST workers strike enters 2nd day April 2, 2014

    Mumbai: In a more trouble for Mumbaikars as the BEST workers strike has entered second day on Wednesday. This despite a High Court order asking the bus drivers and conductors to resume work. The workers union has said that are planing to appeal in a higher court. The BEST buses in...
  • Mumbai: BEST drivers and conductors on a strike, buses off the roads April 1, 2014

    Mumbai: In trouble for Mumbaikars, the BEST buses in the city have gone off the roads as drivers and conductors are on a strike over the new computerised scheduling system. The drivers and conductors had a dispute with the management over the new scheduling system. BEST runs the public bus...
  • WB: Bus operators withdraw strike after Mamata agrees for talks September 19, 2013

    Kolkata: Bus operators have withdrawn their 48-hour strike in West Bengal. This came after they were assured by the government that their demand for a fare hike will be considered. Operators say Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has agreed to meet them after Durga Puja to discuss their demands. The us...
  • Bengal bus strike to begin today, minister warns of strong action September 19, 2013

    As the bus operators remained firm on their two-day strike across West Bengal from Thursday, state transport minister Madan Mitra on Wednesday warned of strong action in case there was any law and order problem. The minister accused the striking bus operators of working in close concert with the CPI(M), saying...
  • Kerala: Private bus owners go on an indefinite strike September 9, 2013

    Kochi: Private bus operators in Kerala have gone on an indefinite strike since Sunday midnight protesting the motor vehicles department's decision for mandatory speed governors in wake of the recent road mishap at Malappuram, which claimed 13 lives. Private bus owners said that monitoring speed is applicable only on private...
  • WB: Private bus unions on strike, demand fare hike September 17, 2012

    Kolkata: Transport services in the metropolis and districts of West Bengal were disrupted on Monday with most private bus operators going off the roads in response to an indefinite strike call demanding an immediate fare hike. Commuters were highly inconvenienced, with nearly 37,000 private buses, which carry a huge chunk...
  • Karnataka: Transport employees withdraw strike September 15, 2012

    Bangalore: The twoday old indefinite strike by the employees of staterun transport corporations which had thrown normal life out of gear was called off on Saturday after the government hammered out a settlement with them. Transport Minister R Ashoka said strike by the Joint Committee of Trade Unions...
  • Karnataka hit by bus strike, govt to invoke ESMA September 13, 2012

    Bangalore: The indefinite strike launched on Thursday by employees of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation has hit lakhs of commuters, particularly students, across the state and the Government threatened to invoke ESMA if the stir was not called off. The Labour Commissioner has already declared the strike as "illegal" under the...
  • Bangalore bus strike leaves city paralysed September 13, 2012

    Bangalore: The strike called by workers of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Bangalore Metro Transport Corporation (BMTC) has left commuters stranded in Bangalore and elsewhere in the state. Nearly 6000 buses which form the lifeline of Bangalore are off roads. Another 8000 buses across the state are not...
  • K'taka: 8000 buses off roads, commuters in trouble September 13, 2012

    Bangalore: The strike called by workers of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Bangalore Metro Transport Corporation (BMTC) has stranded commuters in Bangalore and across Karnataka. Nearly 6000 buses plying in Bangalore and 8000 buses across the state are off the road on Thursday. KSRTC and BMTC employees are...
  • BEST employees call off strike April 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The 72hour strike called by employees of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking has been called off on Friday. The twoday strike had inconvenienced lakhs of commuters of the country's commercial capital. The unions decided to call off their strike after the management promised to meet their demands...
  • BEST strike cripples Mumbai April 19, 2007

    Mumbai: Over 40,000 employees of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) went on a 72 hour strike staring midnight on Wednesday in Mumbai leaving the city commuters in a sticky situation. Commuters like Varsha, a resident of Ghatkopar in suburban Mumbai, takes a bus to work but with all...
  • Not the BEST of days for Dadar April 19, 2007

    CNNIBNs Nafisa Islam brings more updates on BEST bus strike from the Dadar depot in Mumbai. ...
  • BEST stir to hit Mumbai for 72 hours April 19, 2007

    Mumbai: The faceoff between the management and the trade union of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) will hit Mumbai hard for the next 72 hours. With no buses plying on the city roads, Indias commercial capital is fearing the worse. This is because the GM has not responded to...