Saturday, March 1, 2014
What will happen on 03.03.2014 meeting?
For the past one year all aspects of wage revision are discussed in the social media.
Though all the comments do not merit due to dirty language or lack of knowdge about basics,
Most of the comments indicate that everybody expects a substantial increase in salary, and also ready for a longer strike.
At the same time I wish to tell you, that union leaders have no magic stick or extra ordinary power to get the wage revision.
They draw power from the backing of employees and their readiness to follow all the instructions/programmes.
Therefore please ensure the support from ourside always.
Regarding the percentage of increase and its impact on gross salary is not explained by any union in open so far. Only people like me try to explain with what we understand from the details. How far it will become true, we have to wait and see.
However, what employees expect in general?
They expect a minimum 20% on gross salary.
For example, a graduate clerk (rural posting), drawn Rs. 13597 on Nov.2012.
It should become Rs. 16316 on Nov. 2012 atleast.
(For Feb 2014 it should be 16777 to 20132)
I repeat, this should be the minimum.
Anything less than this, will be a great disappointment.
What happened during 9th bi-partite negotiation is still fresh in the minds of seniors.
If any union gets ready to settle for a lesser percentage, others should object and continue the struggle till we get a reasonable increase.
We should not be in a hurry to reach settlement before election notification.
For the the sack of election we should not settle for a lesser percentage.
Already employees have waited for about 16 months, nothing to lose if it extends to another 3 months.
There are other non-financial demands and pensioners issue also there to be settled.
Keeping all these points in mind, our unions should continue the negotiations.
With great expectations!!