Odisha Sun Times
Bhubaneswar, Feb 13:
Postal services in Odisha continued to remain paralyzed for the successive day today as nearly 25,000 postal employees in the state stayed away from work as part of the nationwide strike of the postal employees demanding fulfillment of their 15 point charter of demands.
Postal Employees Union, Zonal Secretary Brihaspati Samal said their principal demands included pay revision for postal employees every five years as was being done for other central government employees and implementation of the 7th pay commission recommendation from January 2014 instead of January 2016.
He said a clear policy for temporary postal employees and for postal employees working in rural areas, addition of basic pay in dearness allowance, pension benefits to employees recruited after January 1, 2004, removal of ban on compassionate recruitment, recruitment on vacancies, etc. were their other major demands.
Postal employees in Bhubnaeswar were seen sitting on dharna in front of post offices raising slogans in the morning. The Railway Mail Service (RMS) also remained paralyzed as employees did not report for work.
The two-day strike is being organized on the joint call of National Federation of Postal Employees and Federation of Postal Organisations.