New Delhi, 12th August, 2013: Aggrieved with the stony silence of the Ministry of Railways, All India Railwaymen’s Federation(AIRF) has decided to call its General Council Meeting on 13.09.2013 at New Delhi to decide the date of Strike Ballot.

The above is next step towards their decision taken in the 88th Annual Conference which was held at Visakhapatnam from 18 to 20 December, 2012.

The aforementioned decision was taken in the Standing Committee Meeting of the AIRF, attended by all the zonal railway unions’ Presidents and General Secretaries, which was presided over by Shri Umraomal Purohit, President AIRF.

Giving details here on the decision taken in the Standing Committee of the Federation, Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra, General Secretary AIRF stated that he has written and personally handed over letters along with the Resolution passed in Visakhapatnam to all the ministers, Chairman and Member Staff, Railway Board who were in office since January till today. Not only that, reminders were also given, and the above have been reminded repeatedly. The railwaymen are frustrated for non-fulfillment of their long pending genuine demands of removal of anomalies of VI CPC, non-merger of Technician Gr. II with Technician Gr. I, arrears to running staff w.e.f. 01.01.2006, GP Rs.4800 to Sr. Supervisors, forcing railwaymen to work beyond 8 hour-a-day, non-maintenance of railway colonies, etc. etc.

Shri Mishra further added that, it has also been decided by the Standing Committee that the AIRF’s affiliates will organize massive agitations by organizing gate meetings, dharnas and rallies on the next day of introduction of PFRDA Bill in the Parliament. He said that in our strike agenda “Scrapping of New Pension Scheme and appointment of VII CPC” are the main issues. 

     For General Secretary/AIRF