Sunday, December 11, 2011

                                           POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION

                                NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES

                           FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATIONS

                 ALL INDIA POSTAL EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEES UNION

                                    NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

                                                               NEW DELHI

No: JCA/AGTN/2011                                                                                               Dated 05.12.2011

To

Ms. Manjula Prasher,

Secretary Department of Posts,

Dak Bhawan,

New Delhi-110116



Subject: Non implementation of assurances and revival of postponed Indefinite Strike.

Respected Madam,

The meeting of the Central JCA held on 03.12.2011 at New Delhi, have reviewed the post-5th July deferred strike settlement situation and have come to unanimous conclusion that Postal Board has failed to implement the assurances given by the Secretary [Posts] on agreed demands, even after a lapse of four months. Further it is going ahead with the unilateral implementation of the Mail Network Optimization Project [MNOP] in spite of vehement opposition of the Staff Side.

During the discussion with the Secretary [Posts] on 5th July deferred strike demands, it was assured that there will be no closure/merger of Post Offices, other than simultaneous relocation. But orders in this regard are yet to be communicated to the Heads of the Circle. Orders on Sorting Postman need further modification.

On GDS issues no favourable orders are issued on any of the items till this date. Payment of Pro-rata wages and absorption of Casual labourers and Part Time contingent employees still remains unsettled, even though it was assured that orders on payment of pro-rata wages to pre-1993 appointees will be issued within a month.

JCM Departmental Council meeting is indefinitely delayed. Cadre-restructuring Committee has not yet finalized its final proposals. Issues relating to Postmen, Mail guard and MTS are still in the negotiating stage and no settlement in sight. Demands of the Circle / Regional Offices administrative staff, Postal Accounts, SBCO and Civil Wing employees are not given serious consideration. In short, abnormal delay is taking place in settlement of the genuine demands raised in the Charter of Demands.

On contrary, even when most of the burning issues of the employees are totally neglected or remains unsettled, the Postal Board is going ahead with implementation of the retrograde recommendations of the McKinsey on Mail Network Optimization Project [MNOP]. In the Committee constituted under the Chairmanship of Member [Operations] for reviewing the issues arising out of the implementation of speed post Hubs and proposed L1, L2 in first class mails, the Staff Side representatives have vehemently opposed the implementation of L1, L2 in first class mails as it will adversely affect the efficiency of the services resulting in abnormal delay thereby leading to erosion of public faith on the postal services. Further it will also result in large-scale dislocation / transfer of employees and will adversely affect their promotional prospects. In spite of our objection and disagreement, the Postal Board has made it clear that they are going ahead with the implementation of the MNOP Project.

In the above circumstances, the Staff Side is left with no alternative, but to revive the postponed strike decision and resort to the agitational path once again. The Central JCA after in depth analysis of the entire situation, have decided to go on indefinite strike from 17th January, 2012. It was also decided to serve the strike notice on 15.12.2011 and to conduct mass demonstrations / dharnas in front of all Chief PMG / PMG Offices and Divisional Offices on that day. As a second phase of the agitation, the Secretary Generals of NFPE and FNPO and the General Secretaries and CHQ Office Bearers of Federations /All India Unions / Associations of the JCA shall sit on hunger fast in front of Dak Bhawan on 26.12.2011.

We hope that the Postal Board shall come forward for a negotiated settlement on all the issues mentioned above.
Detailed charter of demands and strike notice will be served on 15-12.2011.

Yours faithfully,

M. Krishnan                                        D. Theagarajan
Secretary General, NFPE              Secretary General, FNPO

S. S. Mahadevaiah                           P.U. Muralidharan
General Secretary                             General Secretary
AIPEDEU                                           NUGDS


                                               POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
                           NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
                          FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANIS
                 ALL INDIA POSTAL EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEES UNION
                                      NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS
                                                       NEW DELHI

No: JCA/AGTN/2011 Dated 05.12.2011

CENTRAL JCA DECIDES TO SERVE STRIKE NOTICE

FOR ALL INDIA INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 17.01.2012

STRIKE NOTICE WILL BE SERVED ON 15.12.2011



* Against Unilateral Move to Implement Mail Network Optimization Project [L1 and L2] in RMS;

* Against Violation of Assurances and Non-implementation of Agreed Demands of 5th July, 2011 Deferred Strike

* ORGANISE MASS DEMONSTRATIONS / DHARNAS IN FRONT OF ALL CIRCLE / REGIONAL / DIVISIONAL OFFICES ON 15.12.2011.

* ALL INDIA LEADERS OF CENTRAL JCA WILL SIT ON HUNGER FAST IN FRONT OF DAK BHAWAN ON 26.12.2011.

MAKE THE INDEFINITE STRIKE A GRAND SUCCESS

Dear Comrades,

The meeting of the Central JCA held on 03.12.2011 at New Delhi, have reviewed the post-5th July deferred strike settlement situation and have come to unanimous conclusion that Postal Board has failed to implement the assurances given by the Secretary [Posts] on agreed demands, even after a lapse of four months. Further it is going ahead with the unilateral implementation of the Mail Network Optimization Project [MNOP] in spite of vehement opposition of the Staff Side.

During the discussion with the Secretary [Posts] on 5th July deferred strike demands, it was assured that there will be no closure/merger of Post Offices, other than simultaneous relocation. But orders in this regard are yet to be communicated to the Heads of the Circle. Orders on Sorting Postman need further modification.

On GDS issues no favourable orders are issued on any of the items till this date. Payment of Pro-rata wages and absorption of Casual labourers and Part Time contingent employees still remains unsettled, even though it was assured that orders on payment of pro-rata wages to pre-1993 appointees will be issued within a month.

JCM Departmental Council meeting is indefinitely delayed. Cadre-restructuring Committee has not yet finalized its final proposals. Issues relating to Postmen, Mail guard and MTS are still in the negotiating stage and no settlement in sight. Demands of the Circle / Regional Offices administrative staff, Postal Accounts, SBCO and Civil Wing employees are not given serious consideration. In short, abnormal delay is taking place in settlement of the genuine demands raised in the Charter of Demands.

On contrary, even when most of the burning issues of the employees are totally neglected or remains unsettled, the Postal Board is going ahead with implementation of the retrograde recommendations of the McKinsey on Mail Network Optimization Project [MNOP]. In the Committee constituted under the Chairmanship of Member [Operations] for reviewing the issues arising out of the implementation of speed post Hubs and proposed L1, L2 in first class mails, the Staff Side representatives have vehemently opposed the implementation of L1, L2 in first class mails as it will adversely affect the efficiency of the services resulting in abnormal delay thereby leading to erosion of public faith on the postal services. Further it will also result in large-scale dislocation / transfer of employees and will adversely affect their promotional prospects. In spite of our objection and disagreement, the Postal Board has made it clear that they are going ahead with the implementation of the MNOP Project.

In the above circumstances, the Staff Side is left with no alternative, but to revive the postponed strike decision and resort to the agitational path once again. The Central JCA after in depth analysis of the entire situation, have decided to go on indefinite strike from 17th January, 2012. It was also decided to serve the strike notice on 15.12.2011 and to conduct mass demonstrations / dharnas in front of all Chief PMG / PMG Offices and Divisional Offices on that day. As a second phase of the agitation, the Secretary Generals of NFPE and FNPO and the General Secretaries and CHQ Office Bearers of Federations /All India Unions / Associations of the JCA shall sit on hunger fast in front of Dak Bhawan on 26.12.2011.

The Central JCA calls upon the entirety of the Postal and RMS employees to implement all the above agitational programmes in the true spirit and make the indefinite strike from 17th January, 2012 a grand success.

If the Postal Board is not ready to come for a result-oriented and time-bound negotiated settlement, the entire Postal and RMS Service should be paralyzed from 17.01.2012. All Circle Secretaries are requested to immediately circulate this circular to all the divisions and branches without any delay to facilitate effectively organizing the programmes and the strike.

It is again a struggle for our survival.

It is a struggle of life and death to lakhs of Postal Workers.

Let the Postal,, RMS, Administrative, Postal Accounts, GDS, SBCO and Civil Wing employees come together to stage another glorious indefinite strike.

Fraternally Yours,

M. Krishnan                                                              D. Theagarajan
Secretary General, NFPE                                      Secretary General, FNPO



K. V. Sridharan                                                        D. Kishan Rao
General Secretary, AIPEU Group 'C'                     General Secretary, NAPE Group 'C'
Ishwar Singh Dabas                                                        T. N. Rahate
General Secretary                                                         General Secretary
Postmen, MTS & Group 'D'                         NAPE Postmen, MTS & Group 'D'
Giriraj Singh                                                               D. Theagarajan
General Secretary                                                    General Secretary
AIRMS & MMS EU Group 'C'                                 R-3, FNPO
P. Suresh                                                                      A. H. Siddique
General Secretary                                                         General Secretary
AIRMS & MMS EU MG & Group 'D'                         R-4, FNPO



Pranab Bhattacharjee                                                           O.P.Khanna
General Secretary                                                           General Secretary
AIPAOEU Group C & D Admn. Emp. Association-                  FNPO

S. S. Mahadevaiah                                                       P.U. Muralidharan
General Secretary                                                       General Secretary
AIPEDEU                                                                      NUGDS



T. Satyanarayana H.L. Ramteke

General Secretary General Secretary

AIPAEA AIPAOA



S. Appanraj S. Sambandam

General Secretary General Secretary

AIPSBCOEA NASBCO



S. A. Raheem Pratha Pratim Ghorai

General Secretary General Secretary

AIPCWEA NUCWE