No. GDS/CHQ/5/1/2007 Dated: 16 April 2007
All Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries,
All CWC Members A.I.P.E.D.E.U.
We are furnishing here under the recent developments concerning the postal employees in general and ED employees in particular.
v DEFERMENT OF CWC MEETING
Based on the requests received from various quarters to defer the CWC meeting to later date in order to enable Circle Secretaries / CHQ Office bearers to have intensive tour in their circles, the CWC meeting is deferred. The date of the meeting will be intimated later. Sorry for the inconvenience. However, we could find more time to mobilise the rank and file for the effective participation in the indefinite strike from 24-04-2007.
v 09-04-2007. STRIKE NOTICE SERVED!!
The strike notice was served on 09-04-2007 to the Department of Posts. The team was led by Com. C.C. Pillai, Secretary General. Our uncompromised on the issues like formation of Judicial Committee, shortage of staff, privatising the postal services etc. were explained before the Secretary.
v TOTAL UNITY – GO AHEAD WITH FULL PREPARATIONS
The Government is reluctant and not willing to settle our genuine demands. The JCA, as a whole is totally united and very firm in their commitments, the Bhartiya Federation & Unions have also served strike notice to the department and organising their cadres for the indefinite strike from 24-04-2007. There is a total unity.
v ROUMER MONGERS – BE AWARE!
As usual, there was a rumour floated by some vested interests that the strike notice had been withdrawn on 11-04-2007 and we were in receipt of spate of phone calls. We explained and confirmed the strike from 24-04-2007 over phone.
v NEGLECTED GDS! LAST STRAW ON CAMELS BACK
We have been treated as slaves all along. All our genuine grievances are either delayed or protracted. Nothing new issue was settled after 1998. Whatever be the demand, we have been replied by the department in a sterio typed reply that "17-12-98 order is the fullest and final settlement of ED Demands." Our legitimate demands on Social Security schemes, maternity leave to women employees are being denied. Instead of processing our scheme for the GDS, the department desired to implement through UTI which we rejected summarily.
v ENOUGH PATIENCE
If the next committee is not headed by a Judicial Member, all the recommendations of the Justice Talwar Committee will be buried once for all. We have lost our patience and our patience is as our misconstrued inability to fight against injustice.
v LAST RESORT – AGITATE, ACT & ADVANCE
Strike is the last resort. This strike is being threshed on the shoulders of the postal comrades. Under the existing shortage of staff, all staff are suffering without availing any leave. They are not being compensated for the excess work. As such, we have no other alternate except to agitate, advance and achieve our demands.
v CLARION CALL – 24-04-2007—BEGINNING OF INDEFINITE STRIKE
Let us prepare for the good show down from 24-04-2007 and continue our agitation till our genuine demands are mitigated. Let us fight unitedly against all evils and injustice and win the battle.
With struggle greetings,