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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Central govt employees threaten strike

Press Trust of India | New Delhi Dec 12, 2014 10:20 PM IST
National Joint Council of Action of the Central Government Employees organisations today threatened to go on an indefinite strike to protest against the government's decision to increase the foreign direct investment ceilings in the Railways and defence sectors.

The Joint Council at a convention held here also put up a 10-point charter of demands to the government, urging it to settle these demands at the earliest, according to a release issued here.

Charting out a 5-point action plan, which include a rally in the city in April to decide on the date of commencement of the proposed indefinite strike, the Joint Council also declared that all the participating unions will organise dharna/rally at all state capitals and major defence centres in March next year.

The other demands include scraping of PFRDA Act and re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension schemes among others.

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