AIRF demands Productivity Linked Bonus for Railwaymen to be given before Durga Puja
Dated: September 5, 2013
The Member Staff, Railway Board,
Sub: Productivity Linked Bonus to the Railwaymen for the year 2012-13
Durga Pooja is the biggest festival of the Eastern part of the country. Durga Puja and Festive Season are approaching very fast, and every time we have seen eleventh hour trouble, creating lots of frustration and chaos among the Railwaymen. There is rumour in the corridors that, this year Productivity Linked Bonus may be reduced in spite of untiring efforts made by the Railwaymen in increased productivity.
AIRF has achieved PLB for the Railwaymen after lots of struggles and sacrifices. In this connection, it is worth-mentioning that PLB is a bilateral agreement arrived at between the Organized Labour and Ministry of Railways, any tinkering with PLB Formula or any deviation from the inputs will definitely create confrontation.
Since AIRF is maintaining very good harmonious industrial relations over the Indian Railways, we hope, nothing will be done to harm the industrial peace.
As per our calculation, Railwaymen must get increased PLB for the year 2012-13 in comparison to last year, since productivity has increased. in case Railway Board think it, otherwise the matter may be discussed, but no means that payment of PLB should be delayed, which may cause serious industrial relation.
Please treat the matter as Most Urgent and arrange the payment of PLB as per formula, already decided.
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)