‘If demands not met, we will strike’; Railway Unions on Seventh Pay Commission

Railway workers have upped their demand to constitute the Seventh Pay Commission, even though recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission are yet to be implemented.

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR) held a protest march in Mumbai and across the country on Friday and threatened that if their demands are not met, they would halt work again.

They alleged that senior railway officers’ slack attitude was causing harm to the Railways and its 14-lakh workers. Divisional secretary of Western Railway Majdoor Sangh (WRMS) Ajay Singh threatened to go on strike if long-pending demands of railway employees are not met with. Interestingly, the Steering Committee recently already decided to go on strike demanding appointment of the Seventh Pay Commission.

Mr Singh said, “It’s unfortunate that we had to decide to strike because the administration has snubbed our welfare.”