Monday, 16 July 2018
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Today, is the 58th anniversary of the Glorious Strike of the Central Government Employees which started on 11th July 1960 and continued for 5 days on the basic demands of the workers. That was their biggest strike in independent India till then, which shook the edifice of the Government.
It was suppressed by all repressive measures putting thousands in jail, dismissal, termination etc. But the workers never surrendered. The mighty one day Token Strike on 19th September 1968 reminded the Government that the workers can never be suppressed all the times.
On this day our Revolutionary salutes to all those comrades who sacrificed their lives at the altar of struggle and also who faced inhuman suppression and also the lakhs of workers who participated. Red Salute to all those who showed through their action that the united struggle is the right path.
Monday, 9 July 2018
NJCA Letter with Resolution dated 3.7.2018
NJCA Letter with Resolution dated 3.7.2018
Resolution and Letter to Cabinet Secretary
National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi-110055
Dated: July 3, 2018
The NJCA met today and took note of the inordinate delay in honouring the commitment made by the Government on 30th June, 2016 in respect of Minimum Wage, Fitment Formula, Scrapping the New Contributory Pension Scheme, Option No.1 to Pensioners, Outsorucing, Regularization of Contract/Casual Workers, JCM revival etc.
At the end of the deliberations it was decided to adopt a resoultion and forward the same to the Government.
Copies of the Resolution and letter to the Cabinet Secretary are enclosed herewith, which are self-explanatory.
The NJCA will again meet on 18.08.2018 to finalize the future course of action in the matter of Indefinite Strike which was deferred on 06.07.2016.
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Click to view the letter to Cabinet Secretary
Thursday, 5 July 2018
EDITORIAL POSTAL CRUSADER JULY-2018
FOUR YEARS OF LABOUR LAWS REFORMS
BJP Lead NDA Govt. has completed four years. In these four years in the name of reforms and ease of doing business, so many labour laws have been amended.
Just after coming in power NDA govt. proposed four labour codes, consolidating 44 labour laws. But during these four years none of the labour code was presented in the parliament. Only wages act 2017 was presented in Parliament. This act will replace 4 laws i.e. minimum wages act, wages payment act, Equal wages act and Bonus act . Besides this two more code bills are also under process one related to social security and another related to job and profession.
But without getting these bills passed by the Parliament, Govt. has implemented some of the amendments. First attack on workers was unleashed by amending factories act. According to amendment the no. of workers was increased from 10 to 20 for the factories run by power and 20 to 40 run without power. Thus about 70% factories were put outside the purview of factories act and the workers working in these factories were deprived from protection of these laws. After amendment of 2015, the employer has been permitted to call the women workers to work in night shift. Third amendment was made in 2016 and according to this the limit of over time has been enhanced from 50 hours to 100 hours for heavy work it is 115 hours and for the work of public interest it is increased as 125 hours. So in the name of public interest, the employer has been given power to compel the worker to work on overtime for 125 hours in a quarter.
Second big attack was made under National Employability Mission under which the worker can be engaged as apprentice in the place of permanent or contract worker and he will be paid minimum stipend and can be engaged for three years which was 6 months earlier. Thus so many industrialists who are retrenching the permanent workers and engaging new workers on apprentice.
Third big attack now has come in the form of fixed term employment. In so many sectors this govt. has introduced fixed term employment in place of permanent job, and an impression has been created that all statutory benefits will be provided to the workers engaged under this. But what will be the fate of workers after that fixed term is not decided. The period of fixed term has also been left to the industrialists. They will decide as to for how much period worker is to be engaged. For such type of workers engaged under fixed term, the EPF contribution will be deposited by the Govt. This incentive given by the Govt. proves that the fixed term employment will be for three years only. After fixed term what will be the position of unemployment has been ignored by the Govt.
Thus the present Govt. making all amendments in labour sector for the benefit of industrialists and corporate in the name of ease of doing business and the rights of workers are being snatched slowly slowly and our country is moving ahead towards slavery system or bonded labour system again which was defeated by consistent struggle of workers.
Wednesday, 4 July 2018
DECISION OF THE NJCA MEETING HELD AT JCM (NC) STAFF SIDE OFFICE, NEW DELHI ON 3rd JULY 2018
Representatives of the Confederation took a stand that as two years are already over after the assurances given by Group of Ministers, NJCA should revive the deferred indefinite strike immediately and date of commencement of the strike should be decided. After detailed discussion and after considering the views expressed by other NJCA Members (representing Railway Federations & Defence Employees Federations), it was unanimously decided TO PASS A RESOLUTION against the anti - employee attitude of the Government and inform the Government that if the Government fails to settle the demands of the Central Govt. Employees raised by NJCA including the major demands viz; increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment Factor from 01.01.2016, Scrapping of NPS, implementation of Option - 1 from 01.01.2016 , withdrawal of "very good" bench mark for promotion , through a negotiated settlement on or before 07th August 2018 , then the NJCA would be left with no option than to revive the deferred indefinite strike action. The NJCA will meet on 18th August 2018, to decide next course of action.
NO CHANGE IN CONFEDERATION's ONE DAY STRIKE ON 15th NOVEMBER 2018
Keeping in mind our experience with NJCA, Conferation National Secretariat has decided to go ahead with the 15.11.2018 strike and Campaign programmes as decided in the 10th June Hyderabad National Convention demanding settlement of 10 points Charter of demands of Confederation.
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Monday, 2 July 2018
The 2 nd state level organizational convention /Conference of AIPCPCCWF, Odisha Circle Branch held on 01.07.2018 at "The Odisha Union of Journalists" Odisha, Ashok Nagar, BBSR and com Janardan Pati, state Vice president of CITU inaugurated. Com Bruhaspati Samal, President of NFPE CoC Odisha presided over the meeting. Com R N Dhal, Working President of the organization conducted the open session and the meeting as well. Com P Mohan, all India General Secretary and Com Y. Nagbhusanam, Working President of the Federation attended. Amongst other leaders Com U Debabrata Mohanty, General Secretary of P-4 CHQ, Com SUDHIR Ku Swain, Com Kishore Biswal, organizing Secy of administrative employees union, Com H K Mohanty. , Ex Circle Secretary of R-4,com Dipti Ranjan Mohanty, D S, P-3,BBSR Dn, Com Bishnu Prasad Das, D S, P - 3 cuttack attended and addressed in open session. Com Ananda Nayak, Circle Secretary of the Federation, Com R N Malla and Com Sarmistha Rath also participated in the deliberation and expressed their views as to how they are attracted towards the Federation and opined before all that formation of union/Assn and Federation is essential for achieving the legitimate claims and is the only forum to raise the voice against the injustice and onslaught and discrimination shown to them. At last the conference unanimously elected Com R N Dhal, Com Bruhaspati Samal, Com Sarmistha Rath, Com R N Malla and Com Sanjay Sahoo as the President, working President, Vice president, Circle Secretary and Financial Secretary of the AIPCPCCWF, Odisha Circle Branch for next three years term. The senior most living legendary leader of Postal &RMS unions and especially of NFPTE /NFPE, Odisha Circle Com Banshidhar Mohanty is unanimously elected as the Advisor of the Federation.In the conference Com P Mohan, G S, Com Y Nagbhusanam, W. P, Com Debabrata Mohanty, G S, P - 4 CHQs and Com R N Dhal, the main organizer and founder of the Casual Labour Federation in Odisha circle, were felicitated by the house.More than 140 Casual, PT clrs, daily wagers, Mazdoors, D R Ms,and substitutes attended the conference and make a grand success. Thanks to BBSR casual laborers for their all efforts. - R N Dhal, President,. AIPCPCCWF, Odisha Circle.