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Thursday, August 17, 2017

To

All General Secretaries and
NFPE Office Bearers

Federal Secretariat Meeting of NFPE will be held at NFPE office, North Avenue, New Delhi on 21st August 2017.

All are requested to attend meeting in time.

(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General
NFPE
MAKE ONE DAY STRIKE
A GRAND SUCCESS
ON 23.08.2017

FOR SETTLEMENT OF UNDERMENTIONED 10 POINTS CHARTER OF DEMANDS


1.    Filling up of all vacant posts in all cadres of Department of Posts i.e. PA, SA, Postmen, Mailguard, Mailmen, MTS, PACO, PASBCO, Postal Accounts and GDS.

2.    Implementation of positive recommendations of GDS committee Report. Grant of Civil Servant status to GDS

3.    Membership verification of GDS and declaration of result of regular employees membership verification.

4.    Stop all types of harassment and victimization in the name of new schemes and technology induction and under contributory negligence factor and Trade Union victimization.

5.    Payment of Revised wages and arrears to the casual, part-time, contingent employees and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th& 7th CPC and settle other issues of casual labourers.

6.    Stop Privatization, Contractorization and outsourcing.

7.    Implement cadre Restructuring for leftout categories i.e. RMS, MMS, PACO, PASBCO, Postmaster Cadre Postal Accounts etc. and accept the modifications suggested by Federation before implementation of cadre restructuring in Postal Group ‘C’.

8.    Provision of CGHS facilities to Postal Pensioners also as recommended by 7thCPC.

9.    Withdraw NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme). Guarantee 50% of last pay drawn as minimum pension.

10. Implement five days week working for operative staff in the Postal department.

Strengthening of administration - Periodical Review under FR 56 (i) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972- Composition of Representation Committee and nomination of the two members by Cabinet Secretary        (Click the link below to view)

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Training of the Liaison Officers for SC/ST/Person with Disablities and OBC - reg(Click the link below to view)

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lmplementation of recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Conveyance Allowance(DOP Order) (Click the link below to view)   http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=2477     

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lmplementation of recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion (DOP ORDER) (Click the link below to view)

Monday, August 14, 2017

CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH ZEAL & DEVOTION

         CELEBRATE JANAMASTHAMI WITH ZEAL & DEVOTION

Saturday, August 12, 2017

12th MEETING OF THE POSTAL SERVICE STAFF WELFARE BOARD SCHEDULED TO BE HELD AT NEW DELHI (HEADQUARTERS) 0N 22.08.2017

FORMATION OF 16TH POSTAL STAFF WELFARE BOARD

REVISION OF ADDITIONAL RELIEF ON DEATH/DISABILITY OF GOVERNMENT SERVANTS COVERED UNDER NPS IN PURSUANCE OF GOVT. DECISION ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE 7th CPC: REG
CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS CALL FOR
3 DAYS MOBILIZATION BEFORE PARLIAMENT
One day Training Programme on 29.08.2017 for dealing assistants/Section Officers/ Under Secretaries dealing with Pension related matters and working on Bhavishya Modules
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Implementation of Government decisions on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission - Revision of Pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners - Procedural actions for revision   (Click the link below to view)
ECONOMY MEASURES - MANDATORY INSTALLATION OF LED BASED LIGHTING IN ALL GOVERNMENT BUILDING (Click the link below to view)
IMPORTANT – MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF STANDING COMMITTEE OF NATIONAL COUNCIL (JCM) STAFF SIDE HELD ON 3RD MAY, 2017 UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF SECRETARY (P)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

WOMEN STRENGTH TO SURGE AHEAD
IN POSTAL MOVEMENT!

            The 31 AIC of P3 at Bengaluru had a brief session of Mahila Convention also headed by the Chairperson comrade Nanda Sen. The members of the Mahila committee analyzed the growth of women participation in trade unions and other problems faced by working women.


            The convention resolved an increased participation of women comrades and called upon all levels of organization to work for such a growth:





NATIONAL CONVENTION OF WORKERS




PRESS STATEMENT

WORKERS TO STORM DELHI ON 9,10&11 NOVEMBER 2017

CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS CALL FOR COUNTRYWIDE INDEFINITE STRIKE

AGAINST ANTI PEOPLE ANTI LABOUR POLICIES OF NDA GOVERNMENT

            The National Convention of Workers held today, 8th August 2017 decided to organise a ‘three day dharna’ on 9th, 10th and 11thNovember 2017 before Parliament mobilizing lakhs of workers followed by indefinite General Strike against the anti people anti labour policies of the NDA Government.
            The convention was organised by the joint platform of all the central trade unions- INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, UTUC and LPF and national Federations of State and Central Government employees, Banks, Insurance, Defence, PSUs, Railways, Telecom, Electricity, Coal, Steel, Energy, Petroleum, Road transport, Air transport, Water transport, Port and Dock, Metal and Mining, IT, Scheme Workers, Pharmaceuticals, Construction, Plantation etc.
            The Convention noted with utter dismay that the Government has been continuing to arrogantly ignore the 12 point Charter of Demands on minimum wage, social security, workers’ status and pay and facilities for the scheme workers, against privatization and mass scale contractorisation etc. being jointly pursued by the entire trade union movement of the country, through numerous nationwide joint strike actions participated by crores of workers. Instead, the ruling regime at the centre has been increasing onslaught on the rights and livelihood of the working people of the country.
            Unemployment situation is getting aggravated with employment generation practically turned negative even in the most labour intensive sectors. The Government has been aggressively pushing through its programme of pro-employer and utterly anti-worker labour law reforms. The latest onslaught is the move to evolve a ’Social Security Code’ by dismantling and demolishing the existing statutory Social Security infrastructure.
            Privatization of all strategic PSUs, including Defence Production, Public Sector Banks and Insurance and also Railways, public road transport, oil, power etc through disinvestment, strategic sale, outsourcing in favour of private sector, promoting 100 per cent FDI in many vital and strategic sectors are increasing day by day. Public sector Banks are under attack through various legislative and executive measures. The central government intends to get the new Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2017 hastily passed in the current session of parliament which will allow wholesale privatisation of road transport.
            The National Convention of Workers extended full solidarity to the fighting farmers in various states as well as under the Joint National Forums of Peasants’ Organizations.  The National Conventionstrongly denunciated the communal and divisive machinations on the society being carried on with the active patronage of the Government machinery under the present polity.
            The situation before the nation is the deepening all round attack on the rights and livelihood of the working class and the toiling people in general by the private corporate friendly Government of the day.
The Convention decided
1.    To work for achieving and accelerating united struggles in all the sectors of the economy on respective demands, which has already begun
2.    To Organize Block/District/Industrial Centres/State level massive campaign, mobilisation and convention in preparation to central mobilization to be followed
3.    Massive three days dharna at National Capital on 9th,10th and 11th Nov. to be attended by lakhs of workers from all over the country.
4.    The National Convention calls upon the working people to prepare for indefinite countrywide strike action against the anti people, anti national activities of the Govt.

            The convention was presided by Ashok Singh(INTUC),Ramendra Kumar (AITUC) S N Pathak(HMS), Dr. K Hemalata (CITU), Satyavan Singh(AIUTUC),Lata (SEWA),Uday Bhat (AICCTU),Satrujit Singh(UTUC), V Subbaraman(LPF) and addressed by G Sanjeeva Reddy (INTUC), Amarjeet Kaur(AITUC), Harbhajan Singh Siddu(HMS),  Tapan Sen(CITU), Shankar Saha( AIUTUC), Manali(SEWA), Rajeev Dimri(AICCTU),   Ashok Ghosh( UTUC) and M Shanmugam ( LPF).

Issued For
INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, UTUC, LPF
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NATIONAL CONVENTION OF WORKERS
8th August 2017, Talkatora Indoor Stadium,New Delhi
DECLARATION

            The National Convention of Workers being held today, the 8th August 2017, in Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi jointly called by the ten Central Trade Unions, in association with all independent  National Federations of Workers and Employees of both Industrial and Service sectors, expresses serious concern over the deteriorating situation in the national economy due to the pro- corporate, anti-national and anti-people policies pursued by the Narendra Modi Government, grievously impacting the livelihood of the working people across the country.

            The Convention notes with utter dismay that the Government has been continuing to arrogantly ignore the 12 point Charter of  Demands on minimum wage, social security, workers’ status and pay and facilities for the scheme workers, against privatization and mass scale contractorisation etc. being jointly pursued by the entire trade union movement of the country. Despite numerous nationwide joint strike actions, the most prominent being those of 2nd September 2015 and 2nd September 2016, participated by crores of workers against the policies of the Governments, the ruling regime at the centre has been increasing onslaught on the rights and livelihood of the working people of the country. Both the organized as well as unorganized sectors are victims alike.

            The National convention unanimously condemns in strongest term the conspiratorial and authoritarian attack of the BJP government to deprive the biggest central trade union in the country, the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) from all representations in the tripartite and bipartite forums and committees including in the international forum. This is nothing but a severe and henous onslaught on the rights of the entire trade union movement. It will be unitedly fought back and national convention pledges for that.

            Unemployment situation is getting aggravated with employment generation practically turned negative even in the most labour intensive sectors. The phenomenon of closure and shut-down of industries and the forecast of huge job-loss in the IT sector is adding fuel to the fire. Price-rise of essential commodities including public transport, electricity, medicines etc is mounting pressure on daily life of the people in general leading to widening as well as deepening impoverishment. Hasty implementation of GST has added fuel to fire.  Drastic cut in Government expenditure in social sector and various welfare schemes has made the conditions of workers, particularly those in unorganized sector more precarious.

            The anti-labour authoritarian character of the Government is all the more evident in their refusal to implement even the consensus recommendations (in which the Government was also a party) of the successive Indian Labour Conferences in respect of equal pay and benefits for equal work for the contract workers, formulation of minimum wage on the norms agreed by 15th ILC/Supreme Court Judgment and workers status for the scheme workers viz., Anganwadi, Mid-Day-Meal and ASHA etc. Shockingly Modi Government is even refusing to implement the recent Judgments of the Supreme Court of the country on the most genuine issue of “equal wage and benefits for same work” and on EPS, 1995 on contribution and calculation of pension on actual pay and dearness allowance.

            Despite opposition of all the trade unions in the country irrespective of affiliations, the Government has been aggressively pushing through its programme of pro-employer and utterly anti-worker labour law reforms which is aimed at imposing the condition of slavery on the working people. The latest onslaught is the move to evolve a ’Social Security Code’ by dismantling and demolishing the existing statutory Social Security infrastructure under Employees Provident Fund Organization, Coal Mines Provident Fund and Employees State Insurance Corporation and many others welfare statutes, abolition of welfare related cess, and usurp the huge social security fund subscribed by the workers amounting to more than Rs.20 lakh crore and make them available for the speculation in share market under the most deceptive and fraudulent camouflage of ‘universalisation of social security’.

            Privatization of all strategic PSUs, including Defence Production, Public Sector Banks and Insurance and also Railways, public road transport, oil, power etc through disinvestment, strategic sale, outsourcing in favour of private sector, promoting 100 per cent FDI in many vital and strategic sectors are increasing day by day. Moreover stripping all the cash rich PSUs from the investible cash reserves are added assaults. In fact Defence Sector privatization move is actually designed to destroy manufacturing capability and Research initiatives developed by the country over last six and half decades. The worst and most dubious is the game plan to outsource more than 50 per cent products including weapons and critical equipments, so long being produced by the Ordinance establishments. Complete privatization of the Railways, step by step, are going on. Operating private trains in the existing tracks built by Railways is being permitted. Moreover free access to railway yards, sheds and workshops for maintenance of private coaches, wagons and engines etc are being offered to private operators. Already 23 railway stations in all metro cities have been shortlisted for privatisation. Railway employees shall be worst victims of privatization in terms of job security, democratic trade union rights and protection of achievements in the areas of pay, perks, social security etc. Like Central Electricity Regulatory Authority (CERC), a Railway Development Authority (RDA) has been created. Given the sky-rocketing increase in electricity tariff by CERC, under RDA railway fare and goods freight is poised to be hiked hurting the common people and benefiting the private profiteers.

            Public sector Banks are under attack through various legislative and executive measures. The ultimate target of the Government is privatization and to extend undue favour to the same private corporate crooks, whose default of paying back the loan has put the banking sector in severe difficulties. The retrenchment of contractual employees has been resorted to already in some banks. Insurance sector is also under such attack. Legislative measures to pave the way of privatization of our major ports are also in the advanced stage. CPSUs even including the core and strategic sectors like Energy, Petroleum, Telecom, Metal, Mining, Machine Building, Road, Air and Water Transport, Port & Dock and more are under the privatization onslaught of the Government. The Convention notes that workers of these industries are fighting sectoral battle unitedly. United struggles have been launched by the workers and employees of Government Services Sector including the Scheme Workers as a whole. The Convention extends full support to these struggles.

            Attempts are being made by the state governments to dismantle Public sector road transport by issuing route- permits to private parties. The central government intends to get the new Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2017 hastily passed in the current session of parliament which will allow wholesale privatisation of road transport. The convention while taking note of the protest action by transport workers, condemns the state govts. and central govt’s anti people and anti worker moves in the transport sector.

            The National Convention of Workers extends full solidarity to the fighting farmers in various states as well as under the Joint National Forums of Peasants’ Organizations. It is the same set of pro-corporate, pro-landlord policies which have created a severe crisis in agriculture, biggest livelihood provider in the economy leading to continuing increase in spate of suicides.

            This National Convention of Workers records its strong denunciation against the communal and divisive machinations on the society being carried on with the active patronage of the Government machinery under the present polity. The peace loving secular people in the country are facing a stark situation of terror and insecurity all around. Communal forces are cultivating an atmosphere of conflicts within the society on non-issues. It is disrupting the unity of the workers and the toiling people in general, so vital to carry forward the ongoing struggles based on our 12-point Charter of Demands as detailed above. Working class must raise their strong voice of protest.

            The situation before the nation is the deepening all round attack on the rights and livelihood of the working class and the toiling people in general by the private corporate friendly Government of the day. On the other hand the working class has achieved solid unity of the trade union movement and also achieved unprecedented response in the ongoing struggles including the strikes actions opposing such suicidal anti-people policies.

            The task before the Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions and independent national federations is to further intensify the surging struggles in various sectors through a concerted united agitation and mobilization at national level to be followed by countrywide general strike action as a culmination and consolidation of all sectoral struggles. The National Convention of workers therefore adopts the following programmes:

1.    To work for achieving and accelerating united struggles in all the sectors of the economy on respective demands, which has already begun
2.    To Organize Block/District/Industrial Centres/State level massive campaign, mobilisation and convention in preparation to central mobilization to be followed
3.    Massive three days dharna at National Capital on 9th,10th and 11th Nov. to be attended by lakhs of workers from all over the country.
4.    The National Convention calls upon the working people to prepare for indefinite countrywide strike action against the anti people, anti national activities of the Govt.

            The National Convention calls upon working people across the sectors and throughout the country  irrespective of affiliations to make the above programmes a total success.  

12 POINT CHARTER OF DEMANDS

 1.     Urgent measures for containing price-rise through universalisation of public distribution system and banning speculative trade in commodity market

2.   Containing unemployment through concrete measures for employment generation

3.   Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measures for violation of labour laws.

4.   Universal social security cover for all workers

5.  Minimum wages of not less than Rs 18,000/- per month with provisions of indexation

6.   Assured enhanced pension not less than Rs.3,000/- p.m. for the entire working population

7.    Stoppage of disinvestment in Central/State PSUs and strategic sale

8.    Stoppage of contractorisation in permanent perennial work and payment of same wage and benefits for contract workers as regular workers for same and similar work

9.   Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund; increase the quantum of gratuity.

 10.  Compulsory registration of trade unions within a period of 45 days from the date of submitting application; and immediate ratification of ILO Conventions C 87 and C 98

 11.   Against Labour Law Amendments

 12.   Against FDI in Railways, Insurance and Defence

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Posting of regular Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A'
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SG NCCPA & GS AIPRPA GREETING 31st AIC of P3

          Comrades K K N Kutty SG NCCPA & President Confederation and   K. Ragavendran GS AIPRPA addressed the subjects committee of 31st AIC of P3 NFPE today.

     Comrade Kutty deliberated on attitude of Government on 7th CPC related issues.
  Comrade K. Ragavendran spoke on the significance of more youth and women turning up for 31st AIC that establishes the bright future of our organizations.