14 member joint action Committee formed to decide action programmes including indefinite strike
A National Convention of Central Government Employees Organisations participating in the Joint Consultative Machinery was held at New Delhi today (11.12.2014) at MPCU Shah Auditorium, Civil Lines, New Delhi to deliberate upon the demands and problems of Central Government Employees remained unsettled for several years. The Joint Consultative Machinery conceived as a forum for negotiation of demands of Central Government Employees in the wake of the indefinite strike action of 1960s has almost become defunct as its National Council which was to meet thrice in a year has not met even once for the last four years. The wage revision which was due in 2011 has not come about even though 7 CPC was set up a few months back. The demand for Interim Relief, merger of DA with Pay which normally accompanies the announcement of the pay commission were not granted by this government, the demand for inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks within the purview of 7th CPC was also rejected. Immediately on assumption of power, the new government has declared a total ban on recruitment, 100 % FDI in Railways and its privatisation, increasing FDI to 49% in Defence sector, closure of the Printing Presses, Publication, Stationery and forms offices and Medical Store Depots, corporatisation of Postal Services, amended the labour laws against the interest of workers and many other anti-worker policies. The Convention has adopted a declaration (copy enclosed) and decided on various programmes of action culminating in indefinite strike if settlement is not brought about on the 10 point charter of demands adopted by the Convention. More than 800 delegates representing the two Federations in Railways (AIRF and NFIR), two Federations in Defence (AIDEF and INDWF), two Federations in Postal Services (NFPE and FNPO), Confederation of Central Govt Employees & Workers and many other organisations participated in the Convention. The indefinite strike decision and various other action programmes were approved by the Convention unanimously. The Convention set up a 14 member National Joint Council of Action with Shri M. Raghavaiah as its Chairman and Shri. Shivgopal Mishra as Convener to spearhead indefinite strike and other action programmes. The convention was conducted by a Presidium consisting of S/s Rakhaldas Gupta (AIRF), Guman Singh (NFIR), SN Pathak (AIDEF), KKN Kutty (Confederation), Giriraj Singh (NFPE) and Ashok Singh (INDWF).
Enclosure: Copy of Declaration