CITU EXTENDS SUPPORT TO POSTAL EMPLOYEES COUNTRYWIDE STRIKE ON 10TH AUGUST 2022 AGAINST CORPORATISATION / PRIVATISATION.
PRESS STATEMENT 4TH August 2022
CITU EXTENDS SUPPORT
TO POSTAL EMPLOYEES COUNTRYWIDE STRIKE
ON 10TH August 2022 AGAINST CORPORATISATION / PRIVATISATION
The Postal Joint Council of Action (PJCA) including National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) and Federation of National Postal Organization (FNPO) has served the Charter of Demands for which Notice of Strike of one day strike on 10.8.2022 is served.
The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) supports the Charter of Demands and One day strike call of PJCA. The CITU expresses its serious concern about the casual approach of the Ministry to the demands of the Postal Employees and calling meeting only after serving of Notice of Strike on 5.8.2022.
The neo Liberal Policies pursued by the Union Govt are heading every Department towards Privatization in one or the other way. The National Monetization Pipe line has laid down the road map towards it. The Corporatization of the Postal department is de facto paving way for Privatization towards which several outsourcing schemes on postal department’s work in one or the other way are being actively pursued. The Statement of the Hon’ble Prime Minister “Business of the Govt is not to do the Business” communicates the intention of the Govt. Given that approach of the Govt the statement of the Ministry that there is no proposal to promote corporatization/privatization can no way be relied upon.
Further the process of revamping of existing Franchise scheme and the other such process pursued are creeping privatization done in disguised way. The increasing number of work force in one or the other way without same and similar wages, service conditions and social security denote the precarisation process of nature of the jobs. The 17 demands of the PJCA are worth considering hence the CITU urges of the Govt to consider the demands with all seriousness and to strengthen the Postal Services under the Govt.
CITU reiterates its full support to postal employees united countrywide strike action on 10th August 2022 and calls upon the working class and the people and also its affiliate unions to organize solidarity in support of the striking postal employees.