"We have complained to the Defence Minister about the assault on two of our female colleagues (over 50 years old) by one Major-rank officer, who is the Secretary of the Army Headquarter Canteen near South Block here," President of All India Defence Civilian Canteen Employees Union said here.
He said the minister has also been provided the copy of the FIR lodged with the Chanakyapuri police station against the officer.
For over one week, canteen employees are on strike for various demands including renaming of the Unit Run Canteens as CSD canteens and operations being taken over by the Defence Ministry.
The union has demanded that since all the 4500 CSD canteens have a consolidated turnover of more than Rs 10,000 crore, these should be recognised as retail outlets integral to CSD. Also, the workers demanded that the Comptroller and Auditor General should be allowed to audit the turnover.
The members further state that the pay, allowances and perks of the employees working in the CSD canteens (retail) should be at par with those working in CSD (wholesale).