The 19th September signifies very important day in the movement of Central Government employees as on that day 45 years back employees had gone on strike demanding 100% neutralization of increase in cost of living index and automatic payment of DA. The strike finally yielded result in the form of recommendation of 3rd CPC. We call upon all affiliates to observe the “Strike Declaration Day’ on 19th September by holding lunch hour meeting and explaining to the membership the circumstances under which strike action has become inevitable for demanding 7th CPC and DA merger.
Today we also we observe that cost of living has gone up beyond common man reach, the DA we are getting is only 50% of the price rise. Hence our current demand is that Consumer Price Index should reflect the actual price rise and essential items which are required for daily needs of the common worker should only be included in the CPI.
We salute the employees who have gone on 19th September strike.