Friday, December 7, 2012

12-12-2012 STRIKE

THE FNPO AFFILIATED UNIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF POSTS HAS NOT SERVED ANY  STRIKE NOTICE FOR THE STRIKE ON 12-12-2012.THE NUPE,GROUPC IS NOT A PARTY FOR THE STRIKE CALL GIVEN BY CERTAIN TRADE UNIONS

GENERAL SECRETARY

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

sir,
in banks all the employees of different unions have different policies but they struggle in unity and all the unions participate in which ever strike call given by their unions without any partiality. but why it is not possible in postal dept. please think, act clever to fight against the administration.

Anonymous said...

sir,
in banks all the employees of different unions have different policies but they struggle in unity and all the unions participate in which ever strike call given by their unions without any partiality. but why it is not possible in postal dept. please think, act clever to fight against the administration.

KAUSIK said...
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KAUSIK said...

Sir, whoever may have written this, my suggestion to him/her is to look at the railways where they have long stopped resorting to strikes. Still they are the most privileged among the purely central government organizations. Why? Every pay commission has bestowed upon them facilities and bounties that we postal people simply envy. Main reasons are manifold, perhaps, from failure to prove our mettle and resources to having a multitude of GDS people on our expenditure to a unique opportunistic combination of incapable leaders and bureaucrats. This apart, going on strikes is a suicidal attempt. Persistent and strong argumentative negotiations can take postal employees much further.Why don't we hit upon the novel idea of signature campaign cutting across union affiliations and also with signatures of our family members to reach this message to the Government that what it is up to is not at all accepted and approved by its employees and their families? Lastly, my humble question to this anonymous author of this post is that why we never demand that pledging of NSCs/KVPs must be done by our department itself which the banks has so long been doing and making a roaring business out of this at our expense? Why don't we charge anything for transfer of accounts from one PO to another? Why don't we enhance the minimum balance in POSB accounts or why we don't demand parity of periodicity of an SB account going silent with the banks? There are so many "why's we never dare to ask. Why? We people don't think rationally nor explore new ideas; that's why we are all along a neglected and forgotten lot and will continue to be so unless we rise above petty concerns and rigid unionism.I do believe that the loyal and painstaking workforce are always willing to be led by the leader(s) who can take up the cudgel of continued crusade against all injustices and torture showered upon them from above. Strikes are a retrograde venture,a blunt weapon which has lost its sheen and teeth through overuse. Without having recourse to strikes any further, why don't we repose our confidence and trust in the hon'ble courts? Why don't we approach the learned courts to arbitrate in disputes between us and the government?
Time is ripe now to re-look at our age-old way of functioning and re-shape our trade-union schemes.
R. Kausik

Anonymous said...

Sir,

I think you are supporting to the government policies. Now, the Central Government Employees Fedaration is surving the notice to the Government for 12.12.12 strike. But, why you are not participating. Whether you have no demands or all the postal departments demands were fulfilled. Please take immediate step or we are going to leave your NUPE union.

KAUSIK said...

Mr/Miss/Mrs Anonymous,
Thank you for reacting. I don't think that hiding behind the veil of being "anonymous" to avoid disclosing the identity would benefit much whichever union you owe your allegiance to, be it NAPE or AIPEU, unless you come out in the open! I am afraid that I have failed to hammer home the real idea and message of not going on strike whichever union or party calls it. My questions raised in my earlier post are not addressed at all by the learned "Anonymous". I being a common and ordinary postal employee as well as an ordinary Indian, do strongly believe that we have already had enough of the politics of bandhs and strikes, by whatever name you people call it. That simply my not supporting a worn-out cause of striking works on any given pretext has equated me a supporter of government policies is a well-known and popular way of blasphemy and character assassination, much favourite with the leftists. I suppose, you too are not any such! If those at the helm of affairs giving a call of the ensuing strike like on previous occasions were really true to their conscience would perhaps not have fashioned a charter of demands with a mishmash of numerous items, similar to the menu chart of a renowned restaurant. Strike is the last weapon of the working class. Demands should be specifically one or two and related to what is terminally destructive and killing for the employees which surely is not the case here. With so many injustices and irregularities taking place every day around, be it in our department or in the society at large for which we are much worried as we usually show ourselves off,there won't be a single day left out in a year when there would not be any bandh or cease-work, as it were. Got it my dear 'anonymous" friend? So, please, come out of your cloister of anonymity and start fighting against the rigidity of politics and lure of get-more through striking works with such nauseous frequency.
However, I appreciate that you are actually concerned with the very issue of whether to go on strikes or to not. Our opinions may differ, but threats to leave NUPE is not in a good taste and quite childish, perhaps. If tomorrow, for example, NFPE stops resorting to strikes(though an impossible proposition), on similar financial demands, where will you then look to for fighting? Which union will you then switch over to?.......Just think......

Anonymous said...

HELLO MR.KAUSHIK,
BECAUSE OF 50% OF THE CENTRAL GOVT. SERVANTS NOT PARTICIPATED IN THE STRIKE WITH THE VIEW LIKE YOU, NOW THE GOVT HAS AGAIN TAKEN THE POLICY OF ABOLITION OF POSTS AND IN POSTAL DEPT 17000 VACANCIES ARE ABOLISHED. THIS IS THE NON STRIKE RESULT. NOW TALK AND SETTLE TRY BETTER.