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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

B Samal, Org. Secy, Confederation, Odisha State speaks to Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: Central government employees in Odisha will be a part of the one-day nationwide strike called by the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers (CCGEW) on December 12. The strike has been called in support of their 15-point charter of demands, Organizing Secretary of Odisha chapter of CCGEW Bruhaspati Samal said on Sunday.

Samal said over one lakh employees, including postal and BSNL staff, would participate in the strike and sit on dharnas in front of their offices. Railway employees, however, would not participate in this strike, he added.

The major demands of the confederation include setting up of seventh central pay commission for revision of wages from January 1, 2011, merger of DA with pay, filling up of all vacant posts, an end to downsizing staff and removal of certain conditions on compassionate appointments.

The trade union leader said regularization of Gramin Dak Sewaks was another demand of the confederation. He said lakhs of gramin dak sewaks, who deliver postal services, were being neglected by the government. 

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