The members of the Southern Railway Mazdoor Union staged a demonstration here on Tuesday protesting against the Union Government’s proposal to fix a smaller amount as Deepavali bonus.

The protest was led by assistant divisional secretary of the Union V. Ramkumar.

Addressing the agitators, Mr. Ramkumar said the Indian Railway had given 78 days’ salary with a ceiling as bonus last year.

However, this year the bonus had been reduced to 52 days’salary. Consequently, the bonus amount which was Rs.8,975 would be reduced to Rs.5,984 this year, he said.

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