Guwahati Today

Hunger strike by NFR workers continues

STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, May 10: The NF Railway Mazdood Union, an affiliate to the All India Railwaymen’s Federation, has been observing its four-day hunger strike across a number of centres of NF railway. Starting from May 8, the strike is scheduled end tomorrow. On an earlier occasion, to press the series of long standing demand, the All India Railwaymen’s  Federation staged a demonstration before the Parliament on March 13 following which the Federation discussed the demands with the Railway Minister on the same day. The Union has been demanding pay pension and family pension to all railwaymen irrespective of their date of appointment, to improve minimum wage and revise pay fixation formula of 7th CPC for all categories of railwaymen, to stop outsourcing and privatization of all regular nature of railway jobs and to settle all outstanding problems including problems pertaining to running allowance, removal of anomalies, filling up the vacancies, up-gradation of cadres, MACP problems, re-introduction of largess and appointment of quasi administrative staff in the railways.