Thursday, February 23, 2012

GENERAL STRIKE ON 28TH FEBRUARY 2012

FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATIONS


T-24, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi - 110 001. Phone : 011-23321378

E-mail : theagarajannachi@hotmail.com

Circular No. 7/2012 Date : 22-2-2012

Dear Colleagues,

FWC Members / CHQ Office bearers / Circle Secretarires of FNPO affiliated Unions

GENERAL STRIKE ON 28TH FEBRUARY 2012

Everyone is aware that the Postal Federations have jointly given a call to all Postal employees to participate in the strike on 28th February 2012 (Tuesday) based on the call given by Central Trade Unions.

Now some of the colleagues raised a query as to why FNPO is participating in the forthcoming one day strike. This is not the first time that the FNPO called one day strike. Earlier in the year 2004, when Supreme Court gave judgment against the strike, we jointly gave a call for one day strike.

After a long gap of eight years, we have joined for one day strike seeing serious anti-labour policies of the Government.

Decision of Central Trade Unions

Central Trade Unions conducted a meeting at Delhi on 7th September 2011 and decided to go on strike for one day in protest against the anti-labour policies of the Government.

They also conducted state-level conventions. Dr. Sanjeeva Reddy, President, INTUC attended meeting at Hyderabad on 5th February 2012 and assured that all INTUC affiliated unions would participate in the strike on 28-2-2012 in joint convention where AITUC, CITU, BMS and others participated.

On January 2012, joint convention was organized by Central Trade Unions. Our INTUC Vice-President Sri Chandrasekar shared the dais with AITUC, CITU and BMS and called upon all INTUC workers to participate in the strike.

Sector-wise Strike preparation

The Telecom workers of FNTO, BSNLEU, NFTE and BTEF have decided to participated in the strike on 28-2-2011. They issued strike notice organizing the conventions state-wise to make the strike successful.

In Defence, INTUC, AIDEF and BMS have jointly give a strike notice against the policies of the Government.

In LIC, INTUC Union decided to participate in the strike on 28-2-2012.

Our JCM leader Sri M. Raghaviah, called upon all the NFIR members to hold Dharna and conventions explaining the anti labour policies of the Central Government in favour of strike on 28th February 2012.

Taking all the above the FNPO has decided to participate in the strike on 28th February 2012 with all other Central Government employees unions.

The demands putforth by the Central Trade Unions to the Government are very important and the success of the strike alone will decide the Central Government employees’ future.

FNPO colleagues and viewers of FNPO site are very well aware what is going on in the Postal Department world-wide. In the last two months, Postal strikes were organized in USA., UK, France, Kenya, Belgium. FNPO colleagues are aware that Asia pacific Region Postal Sectors are either corporatized or privatized except India, Bangaladesh and Nepal.

In India, the top bureaucrats are of the firm opinion that there is no need to give subsidies to the Postal Department. If Government takes such decision, our position would be very awkward and dangers to every Postal employees.

Present setback in Postal Service in African Region, American Region, European Region and Asia Region may come to India post at any time. If we want to resist, we have to unite and fight. At this juncture we have no other alternative except to participate in the strike to draw the attention of the Government.

I hope and trust that all our Circle Secretaries, Divisional Secretaries and CHQ office-bearers of all our affiliated unions and FNPO Members will make this one day strike a resounding success in India post. Anticipating your fullest co-operation.

Yours Fraternally,
 
D.TEAGARAJAN
SECRETARY GENERAL FNPO