An umbrella organization of all governments’ employees, the Federation of Mizoram Government Employess and Workers (FMG&W) called off their three days mass casual leave after assurances that there demand to implement 7th Pay Commission soon.
The members of FMG&W have taken three-day mass casual leave but called off their protest after Mizoram Home Minister R Lalzirliana reiterated the government’s stand that a study committee on the revision of pay would soon make recommendation to the government.
Earlier, Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla served a strong notice to the protesting employees of stern action if they continued their protest.
In his communique to the people of Mizoram issued Thursday, the longest serving Chief Minister of the state, Lal Thanhawla had appealed to pensioners and educated unemployed to be ready to serve their government if action be taken against the striking employees.
“My government has done everything we can to avoid this stalemate, but the leaders of FMG&E totally ignored our humble pleas and decided to create problems for the people of Mizoram by deciding to go on strike, and that too when our grandest religious festival of Christmas is just around the corner,” the chief minister’s statement read.
Lal Thanhawla’s government, only days ago constituted a committee chaired by state Planning Commission’s vice chairman H Liansailova to look into the pros and cons of the pay revision at par with the state’s economy.
Leaders of the FMG&W on Thursday met the Home Minister and after a conclusive talk over the matter, leaders of the union decided to call off their strike. “The Home Minister assured us that the government has heard our pleas, and promised us to look into the matter,” the leaders of FMG&W said.
The employees will resume office from Friday.