Secret ballot on Railway Staff strike

Railway employees across the nation will go for a secret ballot on December 20 and 21 to decide on the nation-wide indefinite railway strike to press for a charter of demands including merger of entire dearness allowance with basic pay.

Addressing reporters here on Tuesday, Southern Railway Mazdoor Union zonal president C.A. Raja Sridhar said the Centre had been ignoring their demands, and hence the All India Railwaymen Federation had decided to go on an indefinite strike.

Among other things the employees demanded 20 per cent reservation for wards of railway employees.