Tuesday, November 10, 2009

System Administrator's of U.P Circle - Seminar

One viewer had commented as to why the Union is not holding national level seminar to enable to share the views of the department with the System Adminisgtrators and the Unions view.  The matter was already taken up with the Department after we held a separate meeting of System Admi.nistrators of Kerala Circle and we had  revealed our stand through our journal.  The department is yet to respond officially and replied to us that it will consider the proposal when cadre restructuring proposal is taken up.  We are urging the department to convene a meeting regarding cadre restructure very early.  Once the department reveals its views, we feel that it would  be better to share the same with the System Administrators. 

In the U P Circle Seminar held on 08-11-2009 our proposal was totally endorsed by the System Administrators. We do not want to comment more on this viewer's comments in the website.

Abnormal delay in filling up of HSG II and HSG I posts in Tamil Nadu Circle

Sri. M. Senthilrajan, FNPO, P3, Madurai Division had made comments regarding the abnormal delay in filling up of the above posts.  He is requested to furnish the full details regarding the existing vacancies unfilled in the above cadres to the CHQ immediately to enable to take up the issue with the Postal Directorate.

= General Secretary

New Faces at UNI Head Office

UNI has some new faces in the Nyon office and some familiar faces in new positions.

Adriana Rosenzvaig has moved from the head of UNI Graphical & Packaging to the head of the new Strategic Campaigns, Organising and Education (SCORE) department. Steve Walsh is the new head of UNI Graphical. Steve comes from Australia where he was the National Secretary of the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union Printing Division. In the SCORE department, Adriana is joined by Nadine Rae and Olga Vinogradova. Nadine worked in India from January 2007-April 2009, coordinating an all India campaign to organise private security workers with UNI and two Indian national trade union centres. Olga formerly headed up UNI’s work in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. In Property Services, Alice Dale has joined as head of sector and Nigel Venes is the organiser for the department. Alice was a local president and national officer in US union SEIU, working in Property Services, Healthcare and Public Services for over 20 years before joining UNI in June 2009. Nigel comes to UNI from the Public & Commercial Services Union in the UK where he was a national organiser since 2003.

“This is a new era for UNI as we move into the future with a strong plan to organise more workers and build their bargaining power,” said Adriana Rosenzvaig. “I am excited to be leading the SCORE department and to be working with new colleagues in both my department and in the sectors.”UNI has many new faces in the Nyon office that have joined in the last few years.

‘Don’t put the squeeze on workers!’ unions tell DHL

From the 9th to 13th of November, DHL employees and their unions are standing up to the company and demanding respect for their rights in the “Don’t put the squeeze on workers” campaign.

The global campaign for DHL workers has been organized by the International Transport Federation and UNI Post & Logistics. In dozens of cases in over 20 countries, DHL has sacked, harassed and intimidated workers for union activities. The attacks on workers’ rights and unions started long before the financial crisis but now DHL management has latched onto the crisis as an excuse for drastic cost cutting and victimizing its employees.

For example, in Germany, workers at the new Leipzig hub are paid so little they are entitled to government income subsidies. In South Africa, DHL has lost three court cases for wrongful sackings of union stewards. The unions are asking the public to send messages to DHL CEO.

Frank Appel urging him to respect workers’ rights.

Send a message at http:// www.respect4workers.org