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New Delhi : The Employees Federations of Ordnance Factories on August 24, 2019, agreed to call of their ongoing strike and continue with the process of dialogue.  With this, the employees will now be resuming their duties with effect from August 26, 2019.

Continuing the process of dialogue which had started on August 14, 2019, the fourth meeting was held on August 23 with the office bearers of AIDEF, INDWF, BPMS and CDRA under the Chairmanship of Secretary, DDP.  While reaffirming that the proposed corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) is under examination of the Government, Secretary, DDP, patiently listened to the concerns expressed by the Employees Federations regarding how the benefits/interests of employees in terms of wages, health facilities, and other service matters may be affected due to corporatisation of OFB.

The Employees Federations inter-alia suggested that their views should be considered while preparing the roadmap for increasing the turnover of the proposed entity from the current levels.  After detailed deliberations, it was agreed to recommend to the Government, the setting up of a High Level Official Committee to interact with Employees Federations to examine their concerns and other aspects of the proposed new entity.  The Federations on their part have agreed to withdraw the ongoing strike and continue with the process of dialogue, according to a PIB release.

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