Friday, August 21, 2015
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ALL INDIA POSTAL ACCOUNTS EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION
JOIN THE SEPTEMBER 2nd 2015 ONE DAY NATIONWIDE STRIKE AND REGISTER YOUR STRONG PROTEST AGAINST THE
The National Convention of Workers consisting of BMS, INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, UTUC, LPF and All India Federations of Banks, Insurance, Defence, Railways, Central/State Government Employees and other Service Establishments held on 26-05-2015 under the banner of joint platform of all the Central Trade Unions of the country along with independent national Federations of all Sectors and establishments expressed deep concern over the anti worker, anti people and pro-corporate actions of the present Government at the Centre in pursuance of the LPG policies. The government’s aim to push the sweeping changes in the labour laws of the country is nothing but to neck the large chunk of the workers out of the protective net of the existing labour laws and drastically abridge the Trade Union Rights. Empowering the management with the right to ‘hire and fire’ is the hidden intention behind these proposed amendments of the labour laws. The pro-corporate, and pro-MNC policies will only bring misery to the majority of the people. The entirety of the working class of the country, keeping aside the banner affiliations came together and gave a call for one day nation wide strike on 2nd September 2015 to warn the Government to keep off this dangerous path of development model which is anti-worker, anti-peasants and anti-people.
The Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers took a conscious decision to take part in this historical nationwide protest. The Central Government Employees are the worst sufferers due to the policy offensives of the Government. No DA Merger, No Interim Relief, No retrospective date of effect to 7th CPC from 01.01.2014 as demanded by JCM Staff Side, refusal to include Gramin Dak Sewaks under 7th CPC, denial of revision of wages and regularization of casual labourers, non implementation of Cadre Restructuring agreement signed by Postal department and Postal federations, 5% condition on Compassionate appointment, non revision of bonus ceiling, non implementation of arbitration awards, non convening of JCM National Council are some of the policy offensives against the Central Government employees. Over and above this, policy offensives like Task Force Committee Report on Postal Corporatization, Bibek Debroy Committee Report on Railway privatization, corporatization of the 41 Ordinance factories in the defence sector, move to close down printing, stationery and publication department and Medical store depots, non filling up of vacancies, downsizing, outsourcing, contractrisation, privatization, are also being implemented in an aggressive manner.
There are enough indications from the Government about the fate of the pay revision of the Central Government employees. While the 7th CPC is busy in drafting the recommendations, the Finance Ministry has released the Medium Term Expenditure Framework and put the probable annual burden in expenditure due to 7th CPC at around 15%. This paltry increase for the next 10 years, if takes place, is no increase at all. Unless, the Central Government employees determinedly fight it out we cannot realize the demand of pay fixation at the rate of 3.75 times. Hence, it is the need of the hour that the entirety of the Central Government employees joins the Working class of the nation in this historical nationwide strike.
All India Postal Accounts Employees Association appeals all the Postal Accounts employees to join this one-day strike and be part of the movement to repulse and resist the anti-people and anti-employee policies.
CHARTER OF DEMANDS
1. Urgent measures for containing price-rise through universalization of public distribution system and banning speculative trade in commodity market.
2. (a) Containing unemployment through concrete measures for employment generation. (b) No ban on creation of new posts. Fill up all vacant posts.
3. (a) Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measure for violation for labour laws. Withdraw the anti-worker Labour Law amendments (b) No labour reforms, which are inimical to the interest of the workers. 4. (a) Universal social security cover for all workers (b) Scrap PFRDA Act and re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension scheme. 5. (a) Fix minimum wage with provision of indexation. (b) Effect wage revision of the Central Government Employees from 01.01.2014 accepting Memorandum of the Staff Side JCM; ensure 5-year wage revision in future; grant interim relief and merger of 100% of DA; Include Gramin Dak Sevaks within the ambit of 7th CPC. Settle all anomalies of 6th CPC. 6. (a) Stoppage of disinvestment in Central/State PSUs. Stop contractorisation in permanent perennial work and payment of same wage and benefits for contract workers as regular workers for same and similar work. (b) No outsourcing, contractorisation, privatization of governmental functions; withdraw the proposed move to close down the printing presses, the publications, form stores and stationery departments and medical stores Depots; regularize the existing daily-rated/casual and contract workers and absorption of trained apprentices. 7. Remove all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund; increase the quantum of gratuity. 8. (a) Compulsory registration of trade unions within a period of 45 days from the date of submitting applications; and immediate ratification of ILO Convention C 87 and C 98. (b) Revive the JCM functioning at all level as an effective negotiating forum for settlement of the demands of the Central Government Employees. 9. No Privatization, PPP or FDI in Railways, Insurance and Defence Establishments; and no corporatization of Postal services.10. Remove arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointments. 11. Ensure five promotions in the service career.
UNITE – FIGHT – RESIST – REPULSE
WITH STRUGGLE GREETINGS
Posted by All India Postal Accounts Employees Association (AIPAEA) at 8/21/2015 09:49:00 PM