All India Railwaymen Federation (AIRF)

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New Delhi: Indian Railways’ workers unions have expanded the scope of their protest by including a key reform initiative of the rail ministry in their agenda for agitation – the award of Rs 40,000 crore contracts for new locomotive factories to foreign firms GE and Alstom. A majority of the 1.3 […]

Rail Unions demand scrapping of Rs 40000 Crore Loco contracts ...

Suresh Prabhu inaugurates "Late Com. Umraomal Purohit Memorial Research Centre 650
Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu while inaugurating Comrade Umraomal Purohit Memorial Research Centre in All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) Office in New Delhi, refers to the Amtrak Railway System of USA New Delhi: The Indian Railways needs massive investments to remain sustainable or it risks meeting the same fate as beleaguered […]

Indian Railways may go Amtrak way sans Funds: Suresh Prabhu

New Delhi: Angry about the recommendations of the Bibek Debroy-led panel,  Railway trade unions are planning to launch mass demostrations and large scale rallies in protest. They are also demanding scrapping of the report that recommends “privatisation in the name of liberalisation”. “A bare perusal of the report reveals that the […]

Scrap Bibek Debroy report on Railway restructuring: say Unions

New Delhi:  Railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said that employees’ unions are on board in revamping and revitalizing the decaying state-run transporter. The minister emphasized that everyone, from staff to officers of 17 zones and 68 divisions of railways across the country are working together to meet the common […]

Suresh Prabhu plans to carry Trade Unions along as he ...

Take our members’ Rs.10000 Crore PF balance for 10.5% interest and develop the infra, offer railway unions नई दिल्ली New Delhi: The two major railway unions have proposed to the government an unprecedented alternative to privatisation or inviting foreign investment, to help raise funds and improve revenue. The National Federation […]

Take our PF money, not FDI: Railway Unions to government

नई दिल्ली New Delhi: Railways unions on Wednesday red-flagged BJP government’s move to restructure the railway board, saying they are determined to oppose any move to ‘break’ the national transporter. During their first interaction with the Bibek Debroy panel set up by the government to suggest ways for restructuring of railways, the […]

Unions’ red-flag Government’s move on Railway Board restructure plan

नई दिल्ली New Delhi:  In a move signalling fast-tracking of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), the Railways has constituted a committee to “identify potential areas/projects” that need investment. The committee consists of executive directors of traffic, civil/ infra, finance, mechanical engineering, signalling and electrical engineering departments, for which the railways is likely […]

Committee to identify Railway projects for FDI

नई दिल्ली New Delhi: A day after the union cabinet’s decision permitting 100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the sector, Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda said that “model agreements” and a “sectoral policy” on the engagement with the private and foreign players would shortly be unveiled. “Foreign players will bring in […]

Will conduct ‘Joint Meeting’ of all Unions for ‘Sectoral Policy ...

New Delhi:  Though marathon talks over two days between the Railway Board and the All India Railwaymen’s Federation remained inconclusive, efforts for a negotiated settlement to avert a showdown are on. Member Staff A.K. Mittal held discussions with federation leaders while Railway Board Chairman Arunendra Kumar was said to be […]

Railway Board’s Negotiations on Railway Strike remain inconclusive – to ...

Trade unions have threatened to bring Indian Railways (IR) to a halt three months from now, if a new national pay commission (the 7th such) isn’t announced for government employees. The Congress-backed National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR) one of the largest unions in IR, wrote to the Prime Minister […]

Railway unions threaten general strike

All India Railwaymen Federation, Confederation of Central Government Employees’ Association and All India Defence Employees Association have threatened to go on strike if the Centre fails to meet their charter of demands, including constitution of the Seventh Pay Commission. Addressing a meeting of Southern Railway Mazdoor Union members here, its […]

Railway staff seek constitution of Seventh Pay Commission

One of the largest employer in the world, the 160 year old Indian Railways, is heading for its first indefinite strike in 39 years. The railways’ largest employee union – the All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) – has issued a call to its 1.4 million workers to strike work, kicking […]

IR heading for its First Indefinite Strike in 39 years ...

“Waltair DRM seem to have no time for the problems of passengers” The Waltair Division of East Coast Railway (ECoR) has bagged the unique distinction of being among the select few Divisions in the country to have crossed the 50 MT mark in freight loading by achieving originating loading of […]

AC coaches: Vizag has hardly anything to cheer about

Railway unions will go for polls on April 25, 26 and 27 throughout the nation.  Even as the political parties are busy with filing their nominations, the 12,40,000 odd railway employees in the country, are busy campaigning for their union polls scheduled to be held on April 25, 26 and […]

It’s a Polling Season on Indian Railways – Rail Unions ...