NEW DELHI: Meeting of the BWNC constituted for revision of wages of Port & Dock Workers working in 11 major Ports of country held on 21-22 August 2013 at New Delhi.
The management representatives taken rigid stand regarding issue like consolidation of pension consequent upon the revision of wages w.e.f 1.1.2012 & fixation of pay on promotion including in case of financial up-gradation under MACP Scheme. The Federations demanded that consolidation/updation of pension is part of CCS Pension Rules, Government of India Orders & various settlements & practices, therefore same cannot be discontinued discriminatively.
The Federations insisted that the wages of Port & Dock Workers were revised for five years w.e.f 1.1.2007 & 23% fitment was granted. Accordingly pensioners were also given consolidation @ 23%, whereas Class I & II officers were fitment @ 30% and accordingly consolidation in pension was also granted @ 30% though Class I, II, III & IV all are governed by same pension rules, therefore there cannot be discrimination amongst the two sets of employees because of different period of settlement of wage revision settlements.
Further Federations also insisted that formula signed for fixation of pay on promotion should also be applied in case of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme, but management did agree the suggestions without any valid reasonstherefore the meeting of BWNC remains unconclusive & will again meet on 19-20 September 2013 at Delhi.
Meanwhile the Five Federations have submitted joint representation to Hon’ble Minister of Shipping Shri.G K Vasan informing about statement in the matter in the BWNC requested him to intervene in the matter so that the particular issue of consolidation of pension may be resolved amicably to avoid hardships & discrimination amongst the pensioners.
The meeting was attended by Five representatives of All India Port & Dock Workers Federation which includes Shri P M Haneef, Shri M L Bellani, Shri D K Sharma, Shri G M Krishnamurty, Shri Kersi Parekh.