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India: Railway workers to go on indefinite strike starting July 11, 2016

8 June 2016

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The National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR) calls for an indefinite nationwide strike from July 11, 2016

Demands of the NFIR are:

1. Improve minimum wage of Rs 26000 and correspondingly improve multiplier factor for pay fixation.

2. Scrap New Pension Scheme (NPS) and restore old pension scheme to be made applicable to those employees on and after 1.1.2004.

3. Scrap report of Bibek Debroy Committee and implement positive recommendations of High Power Committee.

4. Recall FDI notification of Government of India dates 22nd August, 2014 in construction, operation and maintenance of Indian Railways and scrap all agreements entered into with foreign companies as well as National Companies which are detrimental to the interests of Railways.

5. Stop anti-worker amendments of labour laws.

6. Ensure parity in pay structure and promotional scope for common categories with those working in the Central Secretariat.

7. Retain existing allowances and advances.

8. Ensure payment of PL Bonus at the rate of Rs 7000 per month for the year 2014-15 as was done in October 2008.

9. Injustice done to railway Employees like technicians, technical supervisors, etc in respect of allotment of 7th CPC Pay Matrix levels and promotional scope should be done away with and justice administered.

Here’s the original notice from NFIR: