Sunday, September 5, 2010

Government staff to go on strike on September 7

Government employees and workers affiliated to different unions and groups will go on a nation-wide strike on September 7 to protest against various issues related to vacancies, inflation, pay scales as per the Sixth Pay Commission, among others.

A statement released by the Confederation of the Central Government Employees and Workers, Pune, has said that all central government employees, defence employees, bank and insurance employees, zilla parishad workers will join the strike.

A statement released by the confederation on Friday demanded that privatisation be stopped, vacant seats in every government department be filled up, manpower crunch be dealt with, limit on the bonus package be removed, etc.

The All India Defence Employees Federation, the All India Railway Federation, the Indian National Trade Union Congress, the Centre of Trade Union, the Hind Mazdoor Sabha, the Bank Employees Federation of India, the Maharashtra State Electricity Works Federation, the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited employees union have also agreed in principle to join the strike.