Railway unions to go on strike from July 11

NEW DELHI: Railway employees across the country will observe strike from July 11 after the National Joint Council of Action of Joint Consultative Machinery of central government employees took the decision.

The unions are demanding modification of the 7th Pay Commission report, which according to them is disappointing.

The demands include revision of minimum pay for central government employees to be revised from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000, revision of increment rate from three per cent to five per cent, restoration of all allowances stopped by the 7th pay commission and payment of house rent allowance at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent, which now has been reduced to 24 per cent, 16 per cent and eight per cent.

The National Federation of Indian Railwaymen and All India Railwaymen Federation are also demanding removal of anomalies by the 6th Pay Commission.

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