Railway Union ask for compensation with frontline workers for covid deaths

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All India railwaymen's federation general secretary Shiva Gopal Mishra wrote a letter to railway minister Piyush goyal saying that 1500 railway staff died and more than 1 lakh infected by the virus while on duty, so they should be granted a compensation of 50 lakhs due to COVID-19 death which is only 25 lacs as of now in the letter he said,"This is an absolute discrepancy, and we request that it should be removed immediately by equalizing the compensation of ₹50 lakh to boost the morale of Railwaymen as well as their families”. "We hope the benefits announced for other corona warriors will also be given to railwaymen. AIRF, has already raised this issue in detail to the CEO/Chairman," he said. He appreciated the  prime minister for calling railwaymen as corona warriors during his “maan ki baat” session but raised the issue of pay in terms of compensation which is being discriminated against among other frontline for ears and railway men.

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