The Cochin Naval Base Civilian Workers Union on Monday issued a strike notice to the Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command, prior to the indefinite strike scheduled to begin on February 17.
The strike notice was given as per the directions of the All-India Defence Employees Federation.
Advocate M Anil Kumar, general secretary, Cochin Naval Base Civilian Workers Union, inaugurated the public meeting organised in connection with the issuance of strike notice. Union secretary K K Balachandran, vice-president Josy K Chirapuram and joint secretary K Jayachandran Nair also spoke at the meeting.
The indefinite strike has been jointly called by three federations of Defence civilian employees - AIDEF, INDWF and BPMS - raising various demands.
The charter of demands include resolving the anomalies in the Sixth Pay Commission and accepting terms of reference of the Seventh Pay Commission submitted by the staff.