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Port officers threaten mass casual leave on July 5

Over 250 officers of JNPT threaten to go on mass casual leave on July 5 as part of a nation-wide plan to protest delay in finalisation of pay revision.



Mumbai: Over 250 officers of the
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) have threatened to go on a
mass casual leave on July 5 as part of a nation-wide action
plan to protest the delay in finalisation of pay revision, due
from 2007.

The All India Port and Dock Officers Federation, the
apex trade union body of the dock and port officers, has
charted out a nation-wide action plan to protest the delay,
which has affected over 3,600 officers across 14 major ports
in the country, a source told here today.

A notice in this regard has already been served to
the JNPT management on June 17, the source said.

"The officers have decided to work without food on
June 30 and subsequent to this action, they will go on a mass
casual leave on July 5 if pay revision as per the Charter of
Demands of the Federation is not concluded by June 30," the
source said.

On June 28, the officers would also wear black badges
to register their protest, the source said.

PTI

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