AIRF holds Massive Protest at Jantar Mantar New Delhi on 11.03.2016
New Delhi-11th March 2016
On the clarion call of the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) and All India Railwaymen’s Federation(AIRF), against the 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, Northern Railwaymen’s Union organized huge demonstration at Jantar Mantar on 11 March 2016. On this occasion the employees of Northern Railway as well as Representatives of other Central Government Employees Organizations participated in mass demonstration with full enthusiasm. All employees were holding banners in hand and shouting slogans for early redressal of their long pending genuine demands.
Addressing the huge gathering, the Convener of the NJCA and General Secretary AIRF, Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra said, “there is serious resentment among the Central Government employees in general and the Railwaymen in particular against retrograde recommendations of the VII CPC and non-settlement of their long pending genuine demands. He further told that in the meeting with Cabinet Secretary with NJAC held on 1 March 2016 the Cabinet Secretary demanded some more time for the Government to consider the demands of the employees and in the wake of Assembly Elections in 5 states in imposition of “Code of Conduct”, the earlier Indefinite Strike that was scheduled to commence from 6.00 AM from 11th April 2016 is been differed to 11th July 2016, but the strike would be inevitable, in case the Government does not amicably settled the long pending legitimate demands of the Central Government Employees during this span of time.
Shri Mishra however appealed the gathering to remain in full preparation for a struggle on their demands like the retrograde recommendations of the VII CPC, Scrapping of New Pension Scheme and Restoration of old Family Pension Scheme, Stop the FDI & PPP etc.
Shri S.K. Tyagi, President/NRMU said to addressing the gathering that Central Government should accept the genuine demands of Railway employees immediately as well as other Government employees otherwise all Government employees will be gone on Indefinite Strike. The responsibility of which will be lie on the government
Shri. Giri Raj Singh from NFPE, President of AIDEF Shri S.N. Pathak, General Secretary Shri Kumar, President of Confederation Shri K.K. N. Kutti, Shri Parashar from NFPE and Central Treasurer/NRMU Shri Jas Mangal Singh also spoke on this occasion and warned Government to settle the long pending genuine demands.
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