UP govt employees call off indefinite strike
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Last Updated: Saturday, January 23, 2010, 23:49
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government employees agitating over alleged police action against them during a demonstration demanding pay parity with central government employees on Saturday night called off their indefinite strike following an assurance from the government to look into their 14-point charter of demands.

The strike which had entered it second day today was called off after the Additional Cabinet Secretary Vijay Shankar Pandey assured representatives of the Karamchari Shikshak Sanyukt Morcha to take a sympathetic view of their demands and put an immediate end to all punitive action, an official spokesman here said.

President of the joint forum V P Mishra and its Convenor and S P Tewari, who met Pandey tonight, were told that their 14-point demands will get a positive consideration on January 25 and all punitive action against agitating government employees will be withdrawn immediately, the spokesman said.

Directives in this regard would also be forwarded to the DMs and departmental heads to stop all arrest, they were assured.

On the demand for action against the District Magistrate and DIG of Lucknow who allegedly took law into their hands, the employees were assured that it would be as per the report of the Lucknow Commissioner who has been asked to conduct an inquiry into it, the spokesman said.

The process to immediately release the employees sent to jail would also start, the spokesman said, adding that in view of these assurances the strike has been called off.


First Published: Saturday, January 23, 2010, 23:49

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