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Central govt. employees plan stir on May 23

HYDERABAD April 22, 2017 

The Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, along with other employee federations from Railways and Defence, will hold a massive demonstration in front of the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s office at New Delhi on May 23, demanding a decision on the amendments to pay revision.

The All India Postal Casual, Part time, Contingent and Contract Workers Federation, New Delhi too will throw in its lot with the demonstration, demanding regularisation of contract, casual, part time and contingent employees.

M. Krishnan, the Secretary General of the Confederation, who was here as the chief guest for the central working committee meeting of the Federation, shared the details with the media. The central government employees have been agitating, demanding amendments in minimum wages, fitment formula and other provisions of the Pay Revision Commission. The centre, responding to the protests, had constituted high level committees to consider the demands with regard to the PRC, allowances and pensions, with the deadline of four months. However, even after 10 months, no report has come forth, and the demands remained unsettled.After the strike and march to Parliament on March 16, the Confederation has decided for a demonstration on May 23. “If the government does not concede, we shall go on indefinite strike, as we will be left with no option,” Mr.Krishnan said.

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