GDS AIC UNIFIES ALL
NFPE congratulates the newly elected team of Office Bearers of AIPEDEU CHQ headed by Comrade D.N.Giri as CHQ President and Comrade S.S.Mahadevaiah as General Secretary. The AIC of AIPEDEU was held at Rewa [Madhyapradesh] from 24th to 26th February 2008. NFPE Secretary General, P3 and R4 General Secretaries attended the AIC.
The deliberations of the AIC emphasized the need for total unity between the GDS and the regular employees in facing the future. The debates in the subjects committee were problem oriented. The suggestion by the NFPE to consolidate the unity inside the GDS Organisation was well taken by the leadership of the GDS Union and a unanimous team of Office Bearers was elected with due representation for major and militant circles like West Bengal, Kerala, Andhra, Uttarpradesh, Assam etc. NFPE Secretary General had earlier emphasized the need for unity by GDS Union accepting the offer of Federal Council Resolution for 'Associate Membership' outside the Constitution of NFPE and for withdrawing the court cases etc against the NFPE and work together with the NFPE.
With the declaration that GDS Union would not do anything against NFPE getting its recognition and the acceptance of Associate Membership and readiness for considering withdrawal of NFPE as a respondent in Court Cases as well as consolidation of unity inside the GDS Union with major Circles representing in the team of Office Bearership with whom the GDS General Secretary would always consult before taking major organisational decisions, a new chapter will open in building the unity in our movement. In the new chapter there need not be any anti-NFPE or anti-GDS positions from any corner. Let the postal workers movement in which the GDS are an inseparable part move onward unitedly to face the serious problems being faced by the entirety of employees in our postal department.
NFPE has now submitted its Memorandum on GDS to GDS Committee also after all others have submitted earlier. Since the VI CPC to whom the NFPE had submitted the Memorandum decided not to go into the issues of GDS, there is no option before us. We discussed the matter with the General Secretary GDS Union, who also desired that we should go for oral evidence before the GDS Committee as a single united team. NFPE Secretary General and all General Secretaries including the General Secretary GDS Union would go before the GDS Committee as a single team to press effectively all the basic issues before the Committee.
NFPE invites the General Secretary GDS Union to attend all the NFPE Conventions being organised in the remaining 19 Circles to strengthen the movement and prepare it for future struggles and task.
Let us move together and with determination.
Secretary General NFPE