By Harish Kumar Gaur

Officials protested by tying black band

The trumpet of protest blew on the third consecutive day in the bitter cold

Tundla : At the call of All India Railway Mens Federation, the agitation of the officials of North Central Railway Mens Union (NCR MU), in support of their charter of demands continued for the third consecutive day on Wednesday.

The agitating NCRMU officials, tying black badges as mark of protest against non fulfilment of their demands demonstrated at Rolling Hut, Tundla.

Leading the protestors, NCRMU Dvisional Vice President Prayagraj  Balram said that the demands of the railway workers have not been fulfilled as yet and added that the union was observing  the week as protest week.

Union members Sardar Singh and Jaikishan Ajwani said that despite all constraints and facing weather odds,
the railway personnel were discharg ing their duties promptly. They said that the 
government was making tall promises.

Announcing to continue their struggle in the intrest of the railway workers, they said that the voice of the workers would echo from Parliament to the roads.

Besides Mr Balaram K.P. Singh, Jaikishan Ajwani, Sardar Singh, Deepak Sharma, Kailash Chandra, Abhilakh Singh, Meena Devi, Shailesh Kumar Rai, Rahispal Singh, Gopiram Meena, Surendra Kumar, Pankaj Kumar, Gurdayal, Naresh Kumar Surendra Kumar Masi prominently participated in the agitation along with large number of workers.

Charter of demands of the agitating workers

Payment of overtime allowance to guards and loco running staff should be ensured.

56% vacant posts in 2-guard category should be filled without delay.

 Attendance register for Group D employees should be provided at their workplace.

Under 25% LDCE quota in SNT department, the result of assistant to technical examination should be declared without delay.

Hard and risk allowance should be given to the employees of Carriage and Wagon Department.

The posts of clerical cadre lying vacant in Personnel and Accounts Department should be filled soon and training should be given to them.

Women track maintainers should be accommodated in other departments and it should be ensured to give the benefit of bunching to all the employees from the year 2012.

There should be an immediate ban on privatization, corporatization and solarization and works of permanent nature should not be outsourced.

The old pension should be restored by scraping the new pension scheme.