New Delhi: Opposing the recommendations of the seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC), the railway unions have threatened to go on an indefinite strike from April 11.
All-India Railway men's Federation (AIRF) General Secretary S Gopal Mishra told the media that a strike notice would be served to the General Managers of all zones and production units on March 11 for an indefinite strike from 6 AM on April 11.
“The railwaymen would serve strike notice to the respective General Managers of all zones and production units on March 11 for an indefinite strike from 6 AM on April 11 in case the government does not meet the demands of the employees,” he said.
The decision was taken after a strike ballot was cast on February 11 and 12 in which “95 per cent favoured giving a strike call.”
AIRF is demanding the minimum wage of the employees to be increased from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000 per month.
Besides increase in salary, the railway union is also demanding to fill up the large number of vacant posts in the railways and review of the new pension scheme.