Loco pilots of Sothern Railway decide to strictly follow working hours and rest hours norms from February 2024


Report received from Com. L. Mony, Central Working President, All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA)

Meeting of AILRSA, Southern Railway

Decisions of Leaders Meet held at Erode on 26-10-2023


The meeting decided that from February 2024 onwards (exact date will be announced in the Right Proclamation convention)

  1. We will avail 40 hrs periodical rest.
  2. We will not work more than 10 hrs
  3. We will return to headquarters on completion of 48 hrs at outstation
  4. We will not work more than 2 continuous night duties provided the 3rd night duty is towards headquarters
  • 17-11-2023 Divisional meeting at all divisions.
  • Branch conventions: 03 to 05 Dec 2023 followed by individual inland letter campaign addressed to GM Southern Railway.
  • 15-12-2023 onwards all running staff to record requirement of 40 hrs periodical rest in CMS.
  • RIGHT PROCLAMATION convention on 10-01-2024 at Erode

AILRSA, Southern Railway calls upon its members not to work for more than 10 hrs from sign On, avail a weekly rest of 40 hrs i.e. 16 hrs daily rest + 24 hrs.

Return to Headquarters

After a stay of 48 hrs out of HQ, do not work more than two consecutive night duties to ensure safety of train operation.

As a part of the program Divisional meetings are called.

Above was a public meeting held at Calicut after the Divisional meeting of Palghat Division of Southern Railway. Similar Divisional meetings also ongoing in all the Divisions of Southern Railway.



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