GDS/CHQ/41/1/2008 Dated: 29-12-2008
Com. K.K.N. Kutty,
Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers,
Manishi Nath Bhawan,
Subject: - Proposed indefinite strike form 20.01.2009.
We learn form NFPE Circular No. PF-1(e)/14/2008 dated 17.12.2008. Posted on website on 21.12.2008 that the Confederation has decided to organise indefinite strike with effect from 20.1.2009. Congratulations!
But what has amused us is the fact that the demand of Gramin Dak Sevaks is included in the charter of demands (at Sl.13). Comrade, you are aware that the G.D.S. employees waged a heroic and historic strike for three days from 17.12.2008, which was a resounding success. We received support in our struggle from several quarters. A small support from the Confederation–even a call for demonstration–could have given us enormous strength which did not come forward.
Now, we have pulled the chest-nut out of fire to a great extent through our sustained struggles. We are surprised if the inclusion of the same in the charter of demands is going actually to serve any purpose solve the issue or will complicate it. We have arrived at a solution with the department of Posts.
However, it is to mention that the G.D.S. employees chose to fight in time and with success.
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1. Secretary General, NFPE: - He may please recall his Circular Posted on website on 18.12.2008 in which he has observed that the approach of the department was satisfactory and there was no compelling reason for a strike to continue. This leave a question about intension in including the issue in the sectional demands of the NFPE will he please clarify?
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