7th Pay Commission – Unions to Defer July 11 Strike – “A new high-level committee will soon be set up to look into the grievances raised by the employee unions,” a top government official told PTI.
Expressing dissatisfaction over the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, various central government employees’ unions have threatened to go on an indefinite strike from July 11. Representatives of various unions met Home Minister Rajnath Singh for deliberations over their concerns after which the government termed the talks as “positive”.
“A new high-level committee will soon be set up to look into the grievances raised by the employee unions,” a top government official told PTI.
Central government employees’ unions today deferred by four months their proposed indefinite strike from July 11 against 7th pay panel’s recommendations after government agreed to set up a high-level committee to look into their grievances.
The decision came after the central government formally communicated to the unions that a high-level committee would consider their demand for minimum pay that’s over and above the level suggested by the 7th Pay Commission.
We have decided to defer our indefinite strike by four months against the 7th pay commission’s recommendations as government today assured us it would resolve the issues raised by us and refer them to a high-level committee,” the convenor of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) of central government employees’ unions Shiv Gopal Mishra told.
“We were told that both the issues will be referred to committee, which will take a decision within four months. We have asked the Finance Minister to submit the same in writing, after which we will defer the strike. We will meet again on July 9,” SN Malik, Press Secretary, National Federation of Indian Railwaymen, told.
The government has decided to set up a high-level committee after the representatives of the unions met Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday.
“Employee unions requested that certain issues raised by them in relation to the pay scales and other recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission be allowed to be raised before a Committee of Secretaries looking into different aspects of grievances of employees in relation to the Pay Commission recommendations,” said the Finance Ministry, adding that the Centres has assured the unions on the issue.
Source: Times of India