The All India Railwaymen Federation, Indian Railways’ largest employee union, has called for a protest rally across the country, on the day after Government introduces the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill.

It has urged its over 10 lakh members to go to the Prime Minister's Office website and lodge their protest.

On September 13, the union will also take a call on whether it will go on an indefinite strike on the issue.

The Railway Union has called for scrapping of the new pension scheme (NPS) for long.

“..NPS has taken away the rights of Central and State Government employees to have pension and family pension. AIRF is determined to scrap the new pension scheme and compel the Government to cover all Central and State Government employees under pension and family pension scheme,” AIRF has stated.

The Standing Committee meeting of AIRF calls upon all Central and State Government employees in general and Railwaymen in particular to register strong protest against the evil design of Government to introduce PFRDA Bill on the floor of Parliament,” AIRF has stated.

mamuni.das@thehindu.co.in

(This article was published on August 12, 2013)
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