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7th Pay Commission: 33 lakh government employees threaten to go on strike

This is because of widespread resentment against the meagre pay hike announced in the 7th Pay Commission

IANS  |  New Delhi 

With widespread resentment against the "meagre" pay hike announced in the 7th Pay Commission, as many as 33 lakh central government employees are threatening to go on strike from July 11. "They have fixed the minimum wage at a meagre Rs 18,000 in the 7th Pay Commission. In the last Pay Commission, the basic pay was Rs 7,000. They multiplied it by 2.57 (fitment formula) and came to Rs 18,000. We are demanding 3.68 fitment formula," Shivgopal Mishra, General Secretary, All India Railway Men Federation and Convenor of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), told ...

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First Published: Sat, July 02 2016. 18:44 IST
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