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Saturday, August 9, 2008

HMS for 12% increase in 6th pay panel wages

KOTTAYAM: A government employees union has demanded that the Centre enhance wage scales recommended by the Sixth Pay Commission by at least 12 per cent, taking into account the current rate of inflation.
The Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS) also wanted an increase in the annual increment and transport allowance and Rs 1,000 per month for each ward of government employees as education allowance, said its general secretary Mr U M Purohit here.
He said recommendations of the pay commission, submitted on March 24 last, were likely to be finalised next week. Mr Purohit, a former president of International Transport Federation, said the aim of HMS was to unite all trade unions.
HMS, which had completed 60 years of its existence, had 54 lakh government employees as members, the HMS President Mr Thampan Thomas said. - PTI

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