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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Unions play safe on new pay plan

Major unions such as the CPI(M)-affiliated CITU,  AITUC of the CPI, INTUC (Congress) and BMS (Sangh Pariwar) on Monday said they would react to the  Sixth Pay Commission’s recommendations only after getting “authentic” information.

There have been lot of report on media about the new pay scale

The BMS and CITU said they are not happy with the hike recommended for Class IV staff. CITU president and CPI(M) politburo member MK Pandhe  refused to comment before studying the recommendations, but said:  “If what media is saying is true, the Class IV staff has been given a raw deal.”

AITUC president Gurudas Dasgupta said: “Let there be a report from the panel. All the stories published in the newspapers are not correct.”

INTUC president Sanjiv Reddy denied that the recommendations have been finalised. He said the pay panel will announce the hike around December-January.