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7th Pay Commission Latest News – Strike Call on 11th April 2016 – 95% Railway employees want strike – Strike Ballot conducted by AIRF on 11th and 12th of February 2016
NJCA, the joint action Committee represented by associations of Central Government Employees including Railway Employees and Civilian Defence Employees have planned for All India Strike on 11th April 2016 against anti-employees 7th Pay Commission Recommendations.
In this connection. In this connection AIRF, has conducted Strike Ballot among Railway Employees to get decision whether to participate in All India Strike on 11th April 2016 called for by NJCA. After completion this exercise AIRF has released a press release to the effect that result of Strike Ballot is in favour of participating in Strike. As many as 95% of Railway Employees have voted for proceeding for Indefinite Strike.
AIRF Press Release
On the clarion call of the National Joint Council of Action(NJCA) and All India Railwaymen’s Federation(AIRF), strike ballot was conducted all over the Indian Railways among the Railwaymen on 11-12 February, 2016 against retrograde recommendations of the VII CPC, 11-point Charter of demands of the Central Government employees as also non-settlement of long pending genuine demands of the Railwaymen.
The Convener of the NJCA and General Secretary AIRF, Shri Shiva Gopal Mishrasaid, “there is serious resentment among the Central Government employees in general and the Railwaymen in particular on against retrograde recommendations of the VII CPC and non-settlement of their long pending genuine demands. As a result of which, in the strike ballot conducted all over the Indian Railway on 11-12 February, 2016, more than 95% Railwaymen casted their votes in favour of the strike with full enthusiasm”.
Shri Mishra further said, “overwhelming voting in favour of strike ballot has proved that the Railwaymen are totally in favour of the strike”.
Shri Mishra also told that, “keeping in view result of the strike ballot, notice for withdrawal of labour, i.e. Strike Notice, will be served to the respective general Managers on 11th March, 2016 for “indefinite strike” from 06:00 hrs. of 11th April, 2016, in case the government does not resolve the genuine demands of the employees and this will be the biggest and historical strike of the Railway employees, responsibility of which shall be of the Government of India”.