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
No. JCA / 2 / 2007 Dated 15th December 2007
POSTAL JCA CALL UPON TO LAUNCH
PROGRAMME OF ACTION
Dear Comrades / Colleagues,
The Postal Joint Council of Action of NFPE and FNPO notes with deep concern that the Government has taken a negative and unjustified stand to deny the benefit of increase in bonus ceiling for the CG Employees from 2500/- to 3500/- even after the amendment of Bonus Act by the Government.
The Postal JCA finds that despite our launching of a nationwide protest demonstrations last month and sending of telegrams / savingrams to Hon'ble Finance Minister as per the call of the Confederation of Central Government Employees, the Government has chosen to ignore the justified voice of the central government employees. The Staff Side has been told by the Secretary [Finance] that the Government has decided not to extend the above benefit to CG Employees. The Staff Side has sharply reacted and communicated that a show down would become inevitable if the Government don't come forward to settle the issue.
Similarly we could find that the Government has taken retrograde stand on many issues including lifting the 5% cap on compassionate appointments. The CGHS rates in cities except Delhi have been reduced arbitrarily by the Government causing denial of treatment to beneficiaries in specialist hospitals; 16 Arbitration Awards are yet to be accepted by the Government; and daily rated mazdoors are yet to be regularized.
The Postal JCA of NFPE and FNPO has therefore decided to endorse and implement the following call of the Confederation of CG Employees with the addition of withdrawal of SLP on RRR Candidates, in a united manner to mobilize the entirety of the Postal Employees behind the Charter. The 5 point charter of demands is not directly related to 6 th Pay Commission and settlement is over due.
Charter of Demands:
2. Revising Bonus for 2006-07 on account of revision of ceiling;
3. Regularisation of daily rated workers;
4. Implementation of 16 Arbitration Awards;
Programme of Action :
1. Badge wearing and mobilization of employees on 03-01-2008;
2. Relay Dharna from 7th January to 10 th Jan, 2008 followed by a March to Lt. G eneral / Governors / Prime Minister on 11-01-2008 to present a Memorandum;
3 . To take up the issues through a memorandum with all MPS by the C-O-Cs of the respective constituencies and by CG Employees Unions, where no C- O-C is in existence.
The Postal JCA of NFPE and FNPO once again call upon the Circle / Divisional / Branch Secretaries of all Unions / Associations to make the above programme a grand success. We request the Circle Secretaries to circulate this call to their divisional and branch secretaries, directing them to conduct the programme of action unitedly by the unions / associations of both the Federations along with other CG Employees in their areas.
Let us March ahead to compel the Government to concede our just and legitimate demands.
Sd/- D.Theagarajan -----------------------Sd/- K.Ragavendran
Secretary General – FNPO -------------Secretary General - NFPE
Secretary General NFPE