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MPSTDC staff wear black badges

SEVERAL EMPLOYEES of the MP State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) wore black armbands at work today to protest the management?s alleged backtracking on the promise of paying fifth pay commission scales to staff.

india Updated: Jan 14, 2006 13:19 IST

SEVERAL EMPLOYEES of the MP State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) wore black armbands at work today to protest the management’s alleged backtracking on the promise of paying fifth pay commission scales to staff.

MPSTDC officers and employees’ joint union president S K Jain told Hindustan Times that the union had had a meeting with MPSTDC MD Alka Upadhyay on January 10. ``

The MD had assured of granting 5th pay commission pay scales to staff from February 1, 2006 onwards,’’ asserted Jain.

However, he added that the assurance was missing in writing when the minutes of the meeting were drafted. That enraged the employees and they staged a demonstration shouting slogans and wearing black armbands this afternoon at about 1 pm.

Subsequently, another meeting was held between the union and management at about 2.15 pm. `` The management has now reassured that 5th pay commission scales would definitely be granted from February 1 onwards,’’ Jain said.

He added that the union was informed that a meeting of Board of Directors of MPSTDC would be called this week to put its seal on the proposal of increased pay scales. The employees have, however, threatened that if the increased pay scales were not granted as promised then they would go on an indefinite strike from February 1.