State planning department joins employees cease work strike

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Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 29, 2018: Employees of the state planning department has joined the total cease work strike today after the Manipur civil secretariat employees launched total the cease work strike yesterday.

The secretariat employees took up the total cease work strike after they agitated with half day cease work strike for the fast few days. The employees of planning department had also taken up days half day cease work strike for the past 15 days.

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Employees under the umbrella of Joint Administrative Council of All Manipur Trade Unions’ Council (AMTUC) and All Manipur Government Employees’ Organisation (AMGEO) had initiated cease work strike on March 22 demanding the same. However the employees under the umbrella ofManipur Government Services’ Federation (MGSF) joined the strike later.

Vice-president of Planning Department Employees’ Association Yengkhom  Rajendra, said, “With the implementation of the new central pay for central service employees and for state employees in different states of the country, the price level of goods and services has gone up. We have the right to enjoy the Pay Commission’s recommendation which is made for every ten years.”

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The employees of the planning department also staged a sit-in at the department’s premise. “We will continue our total cease work strike until the 7thcentral pay scale is served”, said Rajendra.

The state family welfare department employees have also cautioned the state government to implement the central pay scale before the technical staff and nurses join the cease work strike. The employees of the department staged a sit-in at the department complex as a part of the cease work strike.

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