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UP govt workers' strike from Feb 6 for restoration of old pension scheme

staffers alleged that they have been misled by the government officials for the last two months

ANI  |  Lucknow 

CM Adityanath
CM Yogi Adityanath

40 lakh government workers in will go on strike from February 6, said Harikishor Tiwari, convenor of the old pension restoration forum.

The strike, which is being held ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, is being supported by many worker organisations, added.

The demand of the workers is to restore the old pension schemes. Furthermore, staffers alleged that they have been misled by the government officials for the last two months.

On December 12, scores of government employees took to streets in Belgaum city to protest against the New Pension Scheme (NPS) and demanded that it should be scrapped. Thousands of agitating employees also pressed for the earliest renewal of the Old Pension Scheme (OPS).

Two weeks after this, around 10 lakh employees of nine went on a nationwide strike against the merger of and with They sought their salary revision.

The wage revision of the has been due since November 1, 2017. The had submitted their charter of demands on which the Association (IBA) called several rounds of meetings. Although the IBA has offered 8 per cent wage hike, the UFBU has termed it as "unacceptable".

First Published: Sat, January 05 2019. 09:20 IST
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