NFIR addressed to Minister for Railways – serious resentment among Railway employees for 7th Pay commission
Shri Suresh Prabhu
Hon’ble Minister for Railway
Sub: Charter of Demands, mainly minimum wage, multiplier factor, railway specific issues etc. Serious resentment among railway employees against the Government’s decisions – reg.
The Presidents and the General Secretaries of Federations (AIRF & NFIR) called on you yesterday i.e. 29th June 2016 and conveyed our serious disappointment as well unhappiness among railway employees on the Government’s decisions relating to VIIth Central Pay Commission’s Recommendations.
We are extremely sad to convey that the Government has not reasonably dealt with our demands mainly minimum wage, multiplier factor, abolition of National Pension System in Railways etc. The railways specific issues mentioned in Part ‘B’ of charter of demands have also not been settled through discussions.
We have also conveyed to you that the industrial peact is being threatened in railways on account of Government’s unreasonable and illogical decisions. During discussions, we have specially requested to kindly reach Hon’ble Prime Minister for conveying the total disappointment among all categories of railway employees and for finding ways and means to resolve matters to avert untoward developments in Railways. Here it is worth-mentioning tht on previous occasion too during the course of discussions, we had requested for out meeting with Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.
We therefore request you to kindly approach the Hon’ble Prime Minister for solving the issues amicably as we are keen to preserve healthy industrial relations in railways. We trust that the railway specific issues will be resolved through negotiations under your leadership without further delay.
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)