Thursday, 31 January 2013
WE ARE NOT GOING TO SURRENDER.
JOIN THE TWO DAYS STRIKE ON FEBRUARY 20 & 21
We, the Postal employees, have a proud and inspiring history of participating in the freedom struggle of our country against the British imperialism and in the post-independent
India against the onslaughts of the retrograde policies of the Government of India. Many of our leaders and comrades have sacrificed their life for the cause of the coming generation. Job security, wages, pension and other service benefits are all the outcome of the struggle and sacrifice of hundreds and thousands of such comrades. They faced dismissal, removal, suspension, increment cut, transfer to remote places, break-in-service and other severe victimization. Dies-non was not at all a punishment for them. They never complained about wage-cut due to dies-non. Not even a single benefit was given by the Government without struggle and consequent heavy victimizations. 1st to 6th Pay Commissions were appointed by the Government only after the united struggle of the employees, each time.
Now we are facing a very crucial and critical situation. The ill-effects of the neo-liberal economic policies of the Central Government has become the greatest threat to the survival of the entire working class, especially Central Government employees including five and a half lakh Postal, R M S and Gramin Dak Sevaks. The question before us is -Are we able to protect our job security and hard-earned benefits? Are we ready to fight or are we going to surrender before this attack? The answer is - No. We are not going to surrender. We will continue our fight till the imperialist globalisation policies are thrown to winds, just as we have thrown the British imperialism out of our country. We are not alone, crores and crores of workers and employees are with us in this fight. We are ready for sacrifice. We are not going to run away from our responsibilities. We shall face the challenge and continue our fight to change the system in our favour. Ultimate victory will be ours.
It is this uncompromising spirit and the readiness for sacrifice, that made National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) to join the two-days historic strike of the working class on 2013 February 20, 21. The strike is being organised by the entire trade unions including INTUC, BMS and the left trade unions. In the Postal, the strike is organised by
Central JCA, including NFPE and the INTUC affiliated FNPO. This is the first time in the history of a cent per cent united strike of 48 hours by all the Unions and Federtions is taking place. More than ten crores workers will participate in the strike. The working class of India , in one voice, demand the UPA Government to change the imperialist globalisation policies. India
Central Government employees are the first victims of the neo-liberal economic policies pursued by the Central Government from 1991 onwards. During the last twenty years about eight lakhs posts are abolished. Still five lakhs posts are lying vacant in various departments. Many departments are closed or privatised. More and more casual and contract workers are engaged. Social security schemes, including statutory Pension scheme are given a go-bye. Instead, share market oriented contributory Pension scheme is introduced. Three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal department are denied of their legitimate rights. Casual, Part-time, contingent employees are not given their due wage revision. Even compassionate appointments are denied imposing arbitrary restrictions. Bonus ceiling not raised. Further the Government has declared the National Postal Policy 2012 which is nothing but a road-map to privatisation of Postal Services by granting licences to the multi-national courier services.
The demand for appointment of 7th Pay Commission is not yet accepted, inspite of the thundering success of the 12th December 2012 strike organised by Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers. As an impact of the strike, all the Central Trade Unions have submitted a memorandum to the Finance Minister to announce constitution of 7th CPC in the February 2013 budget itself. Still the Government is silent on Pay Commission and merger of 50% DA. February 20, 21 strike is a continuation of 12th December strike.
The steep rise in prices of essential commodities, disbanding of the public distribution system, deregulation of petrol and diesel prices , disinvestment of public sector, rise in unemployment, shrinking of employment opportunities, proposed move to amend the labour laws in favour of the employers, attack on social security, denial of assured pension for all, introduction of contract and casual labour system in all sectors, denial of minimum wage of Rs.10,000/- to industrial workers, refusal to remove bonus and PF ceilings etc. are all due to this neo-liberal economic policies.
The attack is all round. To save the Postal, to save the Central Govt. departments, to save the public sector, to save the common people and workers of our country including Postal employees the only way out is to fight back these policies. Let us wholeheartedly join this struggle and make it a historic success.
REGARDING ENHANCEMENT OF GDS BONUS CEILING THE DEPARTMENT OF POSTS HAS SUBMITTED A REVISED PROPOSAL TO FINANCE MINISTRY FOR APPROVAL.
IN THE 12thDECEMBER STRIKE CONDUCTED BY NFPE AND ALSO IN THE STRIKE NOTICE FOR THE FEBRUARY 20 & 21 TWO DAYS STRIKE SERVED BY NFPE & FNPO ON 22.01.2013 THIS IS ONE OF THE MAIN DEMAND.
THE CENTRAL JCA IS MAKING ALL OUT EFFORTS TO GET THE PROPOSAL APPROVED BY THE FINANCE MINISTRY .
= M. KRISHNAN, SECRETARY GENERAL, NFPE
Monday, 21 January 2013
Com. C.A.Rajasreedhar President SRMU [AIRF]
Com. R.Elangovan Working President DREU
Com. M.Duraipandian General Sec., Confederation TN
Com. S.Chellappa Circle Secretary BSNLEU TN
Com. K.V.Sridharan Ex-General Secretary P3 NFPE
Com. A.Sundaram Treasurer Confederation TN
Com. M.S.Venkatesh General Secretary ITEF TN
Com. Ramesh Secretary MCAA
Com. Venkataraman Secretary Madras Civil Audit
Com. A.Balasundaram Secretary Rajaji Complex
Com. Samraj Secretary Sasthri Bhawan Complex
Com. S.Appanraj General Secretary SBCO
Com. C.Chandrasekhar Working President NFPE
Com. S.Ragupathy Asst.Secretary General NFPE
Com. N.Gopalakrishnan Working President P3 CHQ
Com. A.Veeramani Asst.General Secretary P3 CHQ
Com. Gopu Govindarajan OGS P4 CHQ
Com. M.B.Sukumaran AGS R3 CHQ
Com. K.Rajendran AGS R4 CHQ
Com. P.Nagarajan AGS Admn CHQ
Com. S.Santhoshkumar President Postal A/cs CHQ
Com. R.Dhanaraj Deputy GS GDS[NFPE] CHQ
Com. K.C.Ramachandran AGS GDS[NFPE] CHQ
Com. D.Sivagurunathan VP Casual Labour Federation CHQ
Com. M.Kannaian Ex-Circle Secretary R3
Com. Angel Sathiyanathan Chairperson Mahila Committee
Com. R.Manimekalai, Circle Convenor Mahila Committee
Com. G.C.Narasimhalu, Ex-President P3 Ambathur
Com. L.Purushothaman Ex-Regional Secretary P4
Com. P.Mani Ex-President P3 Central Division
Com. K.Ragavendran Ex-Secretary General NFPE
Assistant General Secretaries:
Com. J.Ramamoorthy Circle Secretary P3
Com. V.Rajendran Circle Secretary P4
Com. R.Sankaran Circle Secretary R3
Com. Ragupathy Umashankar Circle Secretary Admn
Com. R.B.Suresh Circle Secretary Postal Accounts
Com. M.Ramamurthy Circle President R4
Com. G.Kumar Ex-President P3 North
Com. J.Sreevenkatesh Circle President P3
Com. V.Venkatraman Circle Vice President P3
Com. R.Venkatramani Circle Treasurer P4
Com. R.Santhanam Assistant Circle Secretary R4
Com. P.Mohan, President P3 North
Com. P.Selvam, Vice President P3 North
Com. K.Padmanabhan, Divisional Secretary P4 North
Com. C.Swaminathan, President P4 North
Com. M.D.Leelaraman, Divisional Secretary GDS[NFPE] North
Com. M.Sathyanesan, President GDS[NFPE] North
Com. M.Sekar, Divisional Secretary P3 Central
Com. S.Balasubramanian, Treasurer P3 Central
Com. A.Jesu Ex-Divisional Secretary P3 Central
Com. R.Paramanantham Divisional Secretary P4 Central
Com. M.Narayanan President P4 Central
Com. S.Ashok Kumar, DS, GDS NFPE Central
Com. N.Vasudevan President P3 South
Com. S.Ravichandran Divisional Secretary P4 South
Com. S.Angamuthu Divisional Secretary GDS[NFPE] South
Com. K.Murali Divisional Secretary P3 Chennai GPO
Com. A.J.Purushothaman Divisional Secretary P4 Chennai GPO
Com. P.Thiagarajan Divisional Secretary P3 Anna Road HPO
Com. D.Roy Divisional Secretary P3 Foreign Post
Com. M.Selvakumar Divisional Secretary P3 Tambaram
Com.G.Suresh Babu, Divisional Secretary P4 Tambaram
Com. Jaganmohan Branch Secretary P3 Ambathur
Com. S. Vedagiri, Ex-Divisional Secretary GDS North
Com. K. Boopathy, Ex-Divisional Secretary, GDS North
Com. J.D.E.Gnanaprakasam, Ex-D/S, GDS Ms Stg
Com. M.Rajalakshmi Vice President, Postal Accounts Association
Com. M.Bhuvaneswari Auditor, Postal Accounts Association.
RECEPTION COMMITTEE CIRCULAR UNDER ISSUE
A detailed Circular of the Reception Committee is under issue. The Circular will be posted shortly.
All Circle Secretaries of NFPE Unions in general and P3, P4, GDS[NFPE] in particular will be sent TARIFF FORMS along with the Reception Committee Circular for obtaining maximum ADVERTISEMENTS to the SOUVENIR
Circle Secretaries are kindly requested to distribute the Tariff Forms to respective Divisional / Branch Secretaries with the direction to at least obtain mimumum one or two advertisements from each branch union.
The 1st AIC of AIPEU GDS[NFPE] should be a milestone in the history of Postal Employees in general and the three lakhs of GDS in particular. This will be possible only with the fullest cooperation of all leaders at the Circle / Divisional / Branch level.
RECEPTION COMMITTEE TO 1st AIC OF GDS [NFPE] FORMED IN CHENNAI [TN]
SECRETARY GENERAL NFPE COM.M.KRISHNAN AND GENERAL SECRETARY AIPEU GDS [NFPE] COM.P.PANDURANGARAO PARTICIPATED.
COMRADE K.V.SRIDHARAN FORMER GS P3 PRESIDED OVER THE MEETING.
COMRADE K.V.SRIDHARAN AS CHAIRMAN AND COMRADE K.RAGAVENDRAN AS GENERAL SECRETARY TO GUIDE THE RECEPTION COMMITTEE.
IN A MEETING ATTENDED BY ALL CHQ OFFICE BEARERS, CIRCLE SECRETARIES, CIRCLE OFFICE BEARERS AND DIVISIONAL LEADERS OF NFPE UNIONS, THE FULL FLEDGED RECEPTION COMMITTEE HAS BEEN FORMED.
TAMILNADU IS PREPARING TO INVITE ALL DELEGATES AND VISITORS OF THE 1st AIC OF AIPEU GDS [NFPE] AT CHENNAI FOR CONSOLIDATING THE UNITY OF ALL POSTAL EMPLOYEES.
ALL ARE WELCOME TO THE HISTORIC OCCASSION OF 1st AIC OF GDS[NFPE].
1st ALL INDIA CONFERENCE OF AIPEU GDS [NFPE]
21-22 MARCH, 2013
DHARMAPRAKASH KALYANA MANDAPAM
PURASAWALKAM, CHENNAI 600084 [TAMILNADU]
RECEPTION COMMITTEE FORMATION HELD ON 31.12.2012
HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS OF THE MEETING OF THE FORMATION OF RECEPTION COMMITTEE TO THE 1st AIC.