Central govt staff demand better pay
Central government employees’ unions staged a protest in front of the Gandhi statue here on Saturday demanding adequate pay revision. They criticised the 7th Pay Commission and said that it was the ‘worst’ pay commission among all the commissions constituted so far. The secretary general of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers AP and Telangana States, V Nageswara Rao, said that such agitations would provide space for the protection of workers’ rights.
Rao alleged that even judges, acting as chairpersons of all the pay commissions so far, never provided better judgement in terms of the recommendations to the government of better pay to the employees.
He advised the employees to fight in a phased manner till the government implement the 26 charter of demands
submitted by the National Joint Council for Action on December 10 last year. He alleged that the Narender Modi government had cancelled the 56 kinds of allowances to the central government employees while giving huge subsidies to the corporate and industrial sectors.
CITU state vice-president Ch Narsinga Rao urged the protesters to give a befitting reply to the government’s dictatorial attitude with united agitations.
Source : Times of India