VIJAYAWADA: Unions of government employees have “intensified” their protests against the 11th PRC, as JACs conducted "round table" meetings across districts on Sunday.
Union leaders came onto the platform of PRC Sadhana Samithi and threatened to issue a strike notice on Monday. Leaders of employees, teachers and pensioners’ associations participated in the roundtable meetings. However, the state government is firm and refuses to bend under pressure.
MLC Lakshamana Rao urged the government to cancel the 11th PRC as it would “decrease” the salaries instead of effecting a salary hike. APNGOs association district president Vidyasagar sought cancellation of all related GOs. Injustice was done to employees with the reduction in HRA, cancellation of CCA, decrease in fitment to 23 per cent from an interim relief of 27 per cent, change in PRC once every ten years against present practice of once in five years, he alleged.
He said a rally will be held in Vijayawada on Tuesday and a Chalo Vijayawada rally on February 3 in which government employees from all over the state would participate. He said the employees will start a strike from February 7.
Meetings against the PRC were held in Kadapa, Kurnool, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Guntur, Prakasam, Nellore and other districts....