Feedback on meeting held on 24.10.2011 with AM(Staff) Railway Board on the issues concerning to Running staff
Outcome of the meeting with AIM(Staff) Railway Board on the subject concerning to Running Staff.
An office letter has been uploaded on the official website of AIRF, the feedback of the meeting with AIM(Staff) Railway Board on the issues relating to Running Staff. This official letter is written by the AIRF General Secretary and he convey output of the meeting to all Secretaries of affiliated zonal unions of AIRF.
We have reproduced the contents of the letter and given below for your information…
Feedback on the meeting held today with AM(Staff) Railway Board on the issues concerning to Running Staff
A meeting was held today with the Addl. Member(Staff) Railway Board, to discuss the issues relating to Running Staff, which was attended by Coms. Umraomal Purohit, President AIRF, Rakhal Das Gupta, Working President AIRF and P.Ganeshan Asstt. General Secretary, Southern Railway Mazdoor Union, besides the undersigned.
In spite of marathon discussions, there had been not much progress, except Railway Board agreed to give their proposal, and now they will again meet us on 11 November, 2011.
We had shown our anguish about the dilatory tactic of the Railway Board and even warned them that this practice should not be continued. We also made it clear that these issues are well settled and there should be no hitch in the payment of arrears to Running Staff w.e.f. 1.1.2006 and improvement in the ALK. Moreover, non-payment of 25% extra after Dearness Allowance, reaching over 50%, has increased the anguish of the Running Staff.
Other issues, viz Fixation of Pay of Runrwig Staff while they are placed on stationary posts, counting 30% for the purpose of Privilege Pass, grant of Addl. Allowance to Running Staff were also discussed.
Railway Board have assured us that they would come out with proper reply on 11th November.