Chennai: The railways should enforce a rule where members of authorised employee unions can meet officers or supervisors only with prior appointment and the meetings should be videographed, the Southern Railway Officers Association (SROA) has petitioned general manager Vashishta Johri.
This comes in the wake of repeated instances of officers being intimidated or attacked by members of Southern Railway Mazdoor Union (SRMU), the sole recognised union in the zone, said the petition submitted to the general manager on March 31. The most recent incident was on March 22 when chief commercial manager Ajeet Saxena was gheraoed by a group of women staff.
The letter listed out eight ‘ugly incidents’ allegedly resorted to by SRMU staff to intimidate officers. Some included attacks on the chief physician at the railway hospital in Perambur and an assault in Palghat division.