भुवनेश्वर Bhubaneswar (BBS): The East Coast Railway Engineers Association (ECoREA) on Thursday staged a demonstration in front of the zonal headquarter seeking abolition of the Trade Union Act, 1926 stating that it has hindered the growth of degree engineers.
A delegate of ECoREA also submitted a memorandum addressed to the Railway Minister through the General Manager of ECoR. The railway engineers stated that the 1926 Act is responsible for clubbing of degree and diploma engineers with labour unions. The unions never represent them properly which is why the degree engineers have been downgraded and put on a par with other staff, the memorandum claimed.
The engineers also demanded that pay anomalies made in the 6th Pay Commission should be rectified at the earliest.