Charter of demands – Deferment of “Strike Action” on Government’s assurance. Resolve the 7th CPC related issues – mainly improvement of Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor: NFIR writes to RM
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Shri Suresh Prabhu,
Hon’ble Minister for Railways,
Sub: Charter of demands – Deferment of “Strike Action” on Government’s assurance-reg.
At the outset, NFIR conveys its thanks to the Hon’ble Railway Minister for his initiative which had culminated into a meeting with the Group of Ministers (Hon’ble Finance Minister, Home Minister, Railway Minister and the Minister of State for Railways) on 30th June 2016 and also a separate meeting with the Hon’ble Home Minister on 06th July 2016. Pursuant to the discussions in those meetings held between the NC/JCM (Staff Side) Leaders and the Hon’ble Ministers, an assurance was given by the Government on 6th July, 2016 that High Level Committee would consider 7th CPC issues – Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor etc., for satisfactory settlement through discussions.
Federation is disappointed to mention that although a Committee headed by Addl. Secretary (Exp), Ministry of Finance, was constituted and a few meetings were held with us, there has been no satisfactory progress. The main issues – Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factors are continued unresolved. Due to procrastination of the matters, the Central Government employees in general and Railway employees in particular are seriously disappointed as they feel that the Government is not sincere to fulfill its assurances. The National Convention of NFIR held at Guwahati from 9th to 11th November, 2016 has expressed grave concern over non- fulfillment of assurance and decided to mobilize railway employees for sustained struggle.
NFIR, therefore, requests the Hon’ble MR to kindly apprise the disappointed feelings of the employees to the Hon’ble Prime Minister for his intervention to resolve the 7th CPC related issues – mainly improvement of Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor through discussions with the Staff Side Federations very soon in order to preserve the healthy industrial relations in Railways.
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
Source : NFIR
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