ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNION (AIGDSU)
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION – GDS (AIPEU-GDS)
NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (NUGDS)
Central Head quarters, New Delhi
GDS INDEFINITE ALL INDIA STRIKE WILL CONTINUE
TILL GDS COMMITTEE IS IMPLEMENTED
An emergent meeting of the General Secretaries of AIGDSU, AIPEU-GDS & NUGDS held at FNPO Headquarters, New Delhi on 24-05-2018 viewed with grave concern on the totally negative and indifferent attitude of the Central Government & Postal Board against the genuine demands of about three lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal Department.
All the negotiations held till date have failed due to the adamant and unhelpful attitude of the Govt and Postal Board. The meeting unanimously decided to continue the indefinite strike till the GDS Committee is implemented.
Kamalesh Chandra Committee has submitted its recommendations to the Govt on 24-11-2016; within one year from the date of its appointment by Govt,. Even after a lapse of 18 months, the positive recommendations of the Committee is not implemented by the Government.
After several agitations conducted by the GDS unions, the Postal Board has processed the recommendations regarding wages and submitted to the Cabinet for approval. Whether the positive recommendations regarding wage structure is processed, whether higher wages will be implemented from 01-01-2016 etc, are not yet known. Other than wages, all other positive recommendations viz., Children Education Allowance, Leave, other Allowances are kept pending and it may take some more time to process and submitted for approval of the Competent Authority. The revision of Wages of other Central Govt Employees was already implemented by Government from 01-01-2016. Glaring discrimination is shown towards Gramin Dak Sevaks.
Instead of accepting our minimum demand, the Postal Board Officers including Secretary, Department of Posts and Additional Director General of Posts went on appealing to the unions to withdraw or defer the strike, which we can not accept.
The joint meeting of all the striking GDS Unions unanimously resolve to continue the nationwide indefinite strike of Gramin Dak Sevaks till the implementation of the GDS Committee. This meeting calls upon the entirety of Gramin Dak Sevaks to further strengthen the unity at base level and make the strike a resounding success.
Once again request that all GDS working in every nook and corner of the country
to remain united and determined and continue the strike till success.
The Central GDS JCA unanimously decided the following programme of action to create pressure on the Department & Govt for the earliest implementation of the GDS Committee.
1. 28-05-2018 (Monday) :
Conduct massive rally in Circle Headquarters & submit Memorandum to the Hon’ble Governor of the State.
2. 01-06-2018 (Friday) :
Conduct mass dharna infront of Sanchar Bhawan (Office of the Minister of Communications) in New Delhi.
RLC CONCILIATION MINUTES.