Published On: Sun, Feb 14th, 2016

Seventh Pay Commission: Railway union threatens strike on April 11

New Delhi: A majority of railwaymen are in favour of going ahead with the proposed indefinite strike from April 11 against the Seventh Pay Commission report, a railway union said today.

On Seventh Pay Commission report, All-India Railwaymen's Federation (AIRF) General Secretary Shiv Gopal Mishra said, "The minimum pay should be increased from Rs 18,000 per month to Rs 26,000."

On Seventh Pay Commission report, All-India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) General Secretary Shiv Gopal Mishra said, “The minimum pay should be increased from Rs 18,000 per month to Rs 26,000.”

All-India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) General Secretary Shiv Gopal Mishra said the railwaymen would serve strike notice to the respective General Managers of all zones and production units on March 11 for an indefinite strike from 6 AM on April 11 in case the government does not meet the demands of the employees in respect of Pay Commission report and others.

AIRF is demanding a review of the new pension scheme and Seventh Pay Commission recommendations, besides filling up of large number of vacant posts in the railways.

On Seventh Pay Commission report, Mishra said, “The minimum pay should be increased from Rs 18,000 per month to Rs 26,000.”

AIRF had conducted a secret ballot for its members to decide the future course of action on February 11-12 all over the country in 17 zones and seven production units.

“There were more than nine lakh railwaymen who had cast their ballots, out of which 95 per cent favoured giving a strike call. Only five per cent were not in favour of a strike and they wanted more negotiation with the management,” Mishra said.

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