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Thursday, October 29, 2009

POSTAL JCA DECISIONS - HIGHLIGHTS

POSTAL JCA OF NFPE - FNPO - AIPEDEU - NUGDS MET ON 28/10/2009 IN NEW DELHI
 
SECRETARIES GENERAL OF NFPE & FNPO - GENERAL SECRETARIES OF P3, P4, R3, R4 & ADMN UNIONS OF BOTH NFPE AND FNPO - DEPUTY GS POSTAL ACCOUNTS UNION - TREASURER AIPEDEU CHQ - ATTENDED THE JCA  MEETING
 
JCA MET IN THE AFTERMATH OF IMPLEMENTATION OF GDS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS
 
JCA UNANIMOUSLY DECIDED TO ORGANISE A NATIONWIDE 'SAVE RMS' PROGRAMME BY POSTAL JCA DURING NOVEMBER 2009 AND CULMINATING IN INDEFINITE STRIKE BY RMS&MMS UNIONS OF NFPE & FNPO FROM 15TH DECEMBER 2009 - FEDERATIONS & OTHER AFFILIATES OF NFPE & FNPO WOULD ORGANISE EFFECTIVE SOLIDARITY PROGRAMMES IN SUPPORT OF RMS&MMS EMPLOYEES STRIKE.
 
DUE TO MORE TIME REQUESTED BY THE AIPEDEU FOR FINALISING THE DEMANDS OF GDS IT HAS BEEN DECIDED TO MEET AFTER RMS STRIKE - OTHER REGULAR EMPLOYEES UNIONS ALSO WOULD FINALISE THEIR DEMANDS IN DUE COURSE AND WOULD BE DISCUSSEDD IN NEXT JCA MEETING AFTER RMS STRIKE
 
POSTAL JCA DECIDED TO ADDRESS THE SECRETARY [P] ABOUT THE SERIOUS ATTACKS MOUNTED ON THE RMS - THE COPY OF LETTER FROM JCA TO SECRETARY [P] AND THE COPY OF CHARTER OF DEMANDS / PROGRAMME OF ACTION / JCA CIRCULAR ARE PLACED HEREUNDER FOR FACILITATING THE BRANCHES AND DIVISIONS TO  ORGANISE JCA PROGRAMMES WITH TOTAL SUCCESS. 
COPY OF POSTAL JCA CIRCULAR TO CIRCLE SECRETARIES:
 

POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION

 

National Federation of Postal Employees

1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi - 110001

Federation of National Postal Organisations

T-24, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi - 110001

 

 

JCA/2009                                                                                         Dated 29th October 2009

 

To

 

All Circle Secretaries of NFPE / FNPO Unions / Associations.

 

Dear Comrades / Colleagues,

 

The Postal JCA of NFPE – FNPO – AIPEDEU – NUGDS has met in the Office of NFPE on 28.10.2009 and reviewed the situation as a follow up to the implementation of GDS Committee and pending issues of Postal Regular Employees. It has been decided that the Postal JCA will again meet in December 2009 after the finalisation of demands by GDS Unions and other Unions for reviewing the situation. However, the Postal JCA with grave concern reviewed the intensifying attack on the RMS & MMS and the new schemes and plans aimed at liquidating the RMS & MMS completely. The JCA has thereafter came to the unanimous conclusion that unless the moves are resisted with all our might immediately the Department will go ahead with its negative moves of merger of RMS Divisions; Merger of SROS with HPOs; Merger / Abolition of RMS Offices in violation of agreement between the Directorate and Staff Side; Outsourcing of MMS functions to Private Contractors etc. It was therefore decided upon to launch an All India Programme of Action under the banner of the Postal Joint Council of Action in November 2009 culminating in an Indefinite Strike action by RMS & MMS Unions of NFPE and FNPO from 15th December 2009.

 

The Postal JCA letter addressed to the Secretary Department of Posts along with the 10 Charter of Demands and the Programme of Action are enclosed. Circle Secretaries are requested to circulate all by translating in respective Regional languages. A Strike Campaign Tour Programme by the General Secretaries and the Secretary General of NFPE and FNPO is also under preparation to touch all State Capitals. The Strike Tour will be exhibited in the websites of the Federations shortly.

 

Let us understand that time has come to rise as one man to defend our existence.

 

Organise most effectively.

Organise for our survival.

Initiate all round action for the success of the Programme of Action.

 

With Struggle Greetings,

 

 

 

Yours Comradely,

 

 

 

[D.Theagarajan]                          [K.Ragavendran]

Secretary General                       Secretary General

FNPO                                           NFPE

 
COPY OF LETTER ADDRESSED BY JCA TO SECRETARY [P]
 

POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION

 

National Federation of Postal Employees

1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi - 110001

Federation of National Postal Organisations

T-24, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi - 110001

 

 

JCA/2009                                                                                         Dated 29th October 2009

 

To

                        Ms.Radhika Doraiswamy

                        Secretary [P]

 

Madam,

 

The Postal Joint Council of Action comprising of National Federation of Postal Employees; Federation of National Postal Organisations; All India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union; and National Union of Gramin Dak Sewaks held its meeting on 28.10.2009 in New Delhi and unanimously resolved to address this letter to you drawing your kind attention to the growing serious attacks on the very existence of the RMS & MMS under your Chairmanship.

 

The Postal JCA also noted with grave concern that the solemn agreement reached after hectic negotiations between the Department and the Staff Side on the matter of merger of 101 RMS Offices with all men and materials identified with less than 10,000 mail volumes with the neighbouring RMS Offices is being breached in the Second Phase of Mail Consolidation. Circle Administration here and there have started to attack the existence of RMS Offices with more volume of work in a blatant violation of the agreement reached at the All India level making mockery of such bilateral agreements.

 

The constitution of a Committee headed by the PMG Kurnool without the knowledge of Staff Side and the recommendations of that Committee to merge all SROs with the HPOs and carry on the functions under the control of the Head Postmasters is a rude shock to the RMS & MMS Employees. It is afraid that such type of sweeping recommendations of the above Committee without any kind of mutual discussions with the staff side will be implemented unilaterally resulting in the liquidation of RMS and that already another Enlarged Committee with Circles level Officers has been formed for supervising the implementation of the recommendations.

 

Already 5 ROs out of a total of 14 ROs in the country have been abolished and the balance ROs are also in the process of being liquidated.124 Transit Sections including TMPs have been abolished and mails diverted to road conveyance causing delay in public mails. There are actions initiated to reduce the number of CRCs in several Metros at the command of the Secretary Department of Posts. There has been no purposeful effort to consider the long pending demand of the Staff Side to finalise the work norms in CRCs and other branches in a scientific manner to do away with the unilateral fixing up of CRC norms. However action has been initiated to close down the CRCs!

 

MMS has been operated by the Department for the speedy and punctual mail conveyance all these years but the policy has been reversed to outsource more and more of the mail conveyance. MMS is being replaced by CMS denoting the handing over of mail conveyance to private players as against the stiff opposition of the staff side. With the focus shifting from letter mail to logistics more and more universally, and that the Department of Posts also had entered into the logistics services, the future is for a bigger logistics operation in India due to its expanding market of logistics. In such a scenario instead of planning to build our own fleet of bigger logistics vans and staff, the outsourcing of mail, speed post and logistics conveyance to private contractors is a totally negative approach aimed at liquidation of the MMS wing.

 

To cap it all the Department has started to merge RMS Divisions in some circles also and the Staff Side is apprehensive that the cumulative effect of all the attacking posture is aimed at total liquidation of RMS and MMS and merge the entire RMS operations with Post Offices and hand over whole MMS operations to CMS.

 

The necessary intervention needed on the part of the Department of Posts at the Government level for ensuring upward revision OTA Rates which is far low in comparison to casual labour wages and for revising the OSA is absent. Even the re-fixing the ceiling limit for OT entitlement is not done despite staff side representations. There have been no attempt to get the posts of Drivers and Mail Guards / MSEs filled up despite staff shortage. This shows the Department of Posts is only interested in attacking the interests of RMS & MMS and ignores the interests of staff.

 

The Postal Joint Council of Action after a threadbare discussion has come to the conclusion to address immediately to you seeking your personal intervention for effecting a complete reversal of the policy of liquidation of RMS & MMS and initiate measures to strengthen the RMS & MMS wing through constructive policy directions. The Postal Joint Council of Action has also been forced to take a unanimous decision to launch an all India Programme of Action by the entirety of Postal Employees under the banner of the Postal JCA immediately in the month of November 2009 that will culminate in an Indefinite Strike Action by all RMS and MMS Employees belonging to NFPE and FNPO organisations in December 2009 for which Notice would be submitted at the appropriate time. The Postal JCA also expresses its hope that there will be change of course by the Department of Posts and that meaningful dialogue with both our Federations and the All India Unions affiliated with us would be preferred on the enclosed Charter of Demands to maintain tranquillity and peace in the India Post.

 

Thanking you,

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

 

 

[D.Theagarajan]                          [K.Ragavendran]

Secretary General                       Secretary General

FNPO                                           NFPE

 

 

 

                                                                 [D.Theagarajan]                            [Giriraj Singh]

  General Secretary – R-III           General Secretary – R-III

 

 

 

                                                                [A.H.Siddique]                                    [P.Suresh]

    General Secretary – R-IV             General Secretary – R-IV

 

 

 

Copy:

 

1. Ms. Manjula Prashar – Member [O] PSB, Dak Bhawan.

2. Ms. Kalpna Tiwari – CGM MB&Operations.

3. Shri.Subhash Chander – Director SR

           

 

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

 

  1. Drop all measures to merge SROs with Head Post Offices and reject the recommendations of PMG Kurnool.

 

  1. Stop merging RMS Offices having more than 10,000 mails in violation of agreement between the Department and the Staff Side.

 

  1. Stop all negative moves of merger / abolition of RMS Divisions; CRCs; ROs; Transit Sections; and Night Sets.

 

  1. Drop all moves towards privatisation / outsourcing of MMS functions.

 

  1. Implementation of Arbitration Award on OTA; Revise OSA; and refix ceiling for entitlement for drawal of OTA.

 

  1. Recruitment of required Drivers and Work Shop Staff.

 

  1. Filling up the vacant posts of Assistant Managers in MMS; Mail Guards and MSE staff in RMS.

 

  1. Abolish all GDS MM posts in RMS and regularise the existing GDS MM as MSEs.

 

  1. Grant Temporary Status to all eligible Casual labourers as on service on 1.9.1993; Issue immediate orders for drawal of 6th CPC wages to all RRR Candidates, Casual labourers and Contingent Staff.

 

  1. Revise unscientific work norms in Speed Post and CRCs.

 

 

 

PROGRAMME OF ACTION

 

 

9.11.2009 – 11.11.2009:         Gate Meeting at Work Spot.

 

13.11.2009:                             Dharna at Divisional / Regional Offices.

 

20.11.2009:                             Dharna at Circle Office and Submission of Memorandum to Chief Postmaster General.

 

22.11.2009 – 29.11.2009:       Meet your Constituency Member of Parliament and submit Memorandum seeking his intervention with the Honourable Prime Minister & MOC&IT.

 

30.11.2009:                             Rally to Governor and submission of Memorandum.

 

1.12.2009:                               Dharna in front of Dak Bhawan and serving of

                                                INDEFINITE STRIKE NOTICE.

 

FROM 15.12.2009:                Indefinite Strike

 
--
K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

WHEN WILL THE ORDERS BE ISSUED FOR REVISION OF ALLOWANCES C/O

THE RRR PAS AND CONTINGENT EMPLOYEES. WHETHER UNION IS TAKING UP THIS CASE LET ME KNOW.
CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE ACTION TAKEN BY JCA TO SAVE RMS .TIRUVALLUR BRANCH UNION WILL GIVE ALL COOPERATION FOR THE SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAMME.
BY
S VEDANAYAGAM
BR SECRETARY NFPE P3 TIRUVALLUR

NFPE said...

Dear Comrade Vedanayagam - greetings - the issue of RRR and Casual Contingent employees for 6th CPC wages had been taken up and consistently being followed too. The issue of Casual is under discussion with the nodal ministries and on the RRR matter the Directorate position is that the authority issued orders last time [5th CPC] shall issue orders this time too. Last time the CPMG issued orders and we are pursuing the issue.