All-India Railwaymen's Federation (AIRF) General Secretary S Gopal Mishra said the railwaymen would serve strike notice to the respective General Managers of all zones and production units on March 11 for an indefinite strike from 6 am on April 11 in case the government does not meet the demands of the employees.

AIRF is demanding a review of the new pension scheme and 7th Pay Commission recommendations, besides filling up of large number of vacant posts in the railways.

AIRF had conducted a secret ballot for its members to decide the future course of action on February 11-12 all over the country in 17 zones and seven production units.

"There were more than nine lakh railwaymen who had cast their ballots, out of which 95 percent favoured giving a strike call. Only five percent were not in favour of a strike and they wanted more negotiation with the management," Mishra said.

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