Rail workers observed black days and stepped up their struggle

Between 14th to16th May 2018, rail drivers observed protest days in response to the call of the Central Committee of the All India Loco Running Staff Association. On these three days, train drivers worked while wearing black bands. Demonstrations and rallies were held in front of headquarters of numerous Railway Boards across the country. In many areas, members of railway Guards’ Councils also participated in the protests.

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It has been more than two years since the provisions of the 7th Pay Commission were implemented for Central government workers. During this period, almost all the allowances for which Central government workers are eligible have been revised as per the new pay scale. However, there has been no increase in the kilometer allowance (running allowance) given to train drivers. The formula for calculating allowances has been decided since 1980 and the Railway Ministry would simply have to issue a formal letter for using the new rates while applying the same formula. Similarly, the pension rates for retired train drivers have not yet been revised as per the new pay scale. Train drivers are extremely angry because of these multiple injustices.

On 16th May, train drivers gathered and held protests all over the country in front of Railway Board offices and handed over their charter of demands to railway managers. Their demands were addressed to the Prime Minister and the Railways Minister. Some of their main demands are:

  • Running allowance should be revised immediately as per the rules of RAC-1980.

  • Discrepancies in revision of pension (RBI 13/2018) of train drivers retired before January 1, 2016 as per the 7th Pay Commission should be resolved immediately.

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Jun 1-15 2018    Struggle for Rights    Privatisation    Rights     2018   

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Parties of the capitalist class claim that there is no alternative to the program of globalisation,liberalisation and privatisation. The truth is that there IS an alternative.

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Click to Download PDFInterview with Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of Communist Ghadar Party of India

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