Tuesday, May 22, 2018
HISTORIC STRIKE OF GDS HAS BEGUN
UNPRECEDENTED SHOW OF UNITY AND COURAGE
LONG AWAITED REVOLT OF THE ‘PRISONERS OF STARVATION’
IT IS A DO OR DIE BATTLE
Confederation of CGEW
Ex-Secretary General, NFPE
Battle lines are drawn.
The war has begun.
About three lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal Department has shown the determination and courage to challenge the most unsympathetic and indifferent Narendra Modi Government. When others hesitated, GDS are outright and fight with the Govt face to face. Two and half lakh GDS are on strike from 22nd May 2018 and 1,29,500 Branch Post Offices remained closed. In some circles, departmental employees joined the strike as a fitting solidarity to the cause of GDS. P4 All India Union too given a call for strike.
GDS strike is a revolt of the most exploited and down-trodden section of workers. All the four GDS Unions (AIPEU-GDS, AIGDSU, NUGDS & BPEDU) are on strike. It is a unique show of unity in action.
GDS are not beggars or second class citizens of postal department. More than 60% of the employees of the Postal Department are GDS and more than 80% of the Post Offices are GDS Branch Post Offices. Major revenue of the department comes from GDS. They why this discrimination and step-motherly attitude? GDS no more want the lip sympathy of the Postal Board Officers or anybody else. They want their wage revision which is long over due and Civil Servant Status. It is their right and they shall get it. For that they are ready for any sacrifice. It is a do or die battle. Without struggle no victory shall come. GDS shall fight and fight and fight and shall win this battle. No force on earth can stop them from marching towards their goal.
GDS are not afraid of victimization or punishments such as dies-non, put-off duty, removal or dismissal. They are not afraid of arrest or jail. They are the true followers of the legendary leader Com.K.Adinarayana, who had shown them how to fight, even if alone. Com.Adi has taught them that those hands which refuse to raise against injustice and those tongues which refuse to shout against injustice are symbols of slavery. It is Com.Adi who taught them the lesson of class consciousness “an injury to one is an injury to all”. They are poor people, may be less educated but they are intelligent and know how to identify and fight with enemies of workers.
Red salute to all those fighters who are in the battle field. In this kurukshetra war, GDS shall win and history will be re-written in red letters.
Stand united and fight unitedly, come what may.
Unity for struggle & struggle for unity.
The AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) as well as AIGDSU & NUGDS (FNPO) are launching indefinite strike from tomorrow (22nd May). AIPEU P4 NFPE in support of GDS strike commencing indefinite strike from day after tomorrow (23rd).
DG Posts held talks with the above four unions today but except requesting for 'Don't go on strike' nothing concrete assurance could be given by him. He simply says that within one or two months Kamalesh Chandra Committee will be implemented. This shown utter lack of seriousness on the part of Postal Board and Central Govt. towards burning issue of GDS for months.
The unions have resolved to go ahead with the indefinite strike as planned. There may be punitive action ! AIPRPA CHQ calls upon our rank & file organizations and comrades to extend all possible kinds of solidarity to GDS masses.
Organize protests, assemble before HPOs / Divisional Offices etc., with AIPRPA banners and demonstrate in support of GDS.
As per local conditions, our Comrades can take any solidarity action. It is our duty and responsibility to raise in defense of GDS downtrodden masses.
Jump in solidarity and report to CHQ
former Secretary General, NFPE
A Meeting held on 21-05-2018 (at 11.00hrs) with Hon'ble Secretary, Department of Posts, Hon'ble Director General, Posts and Hon'ble Addl. DG along with other Senior Officers of the Directorate.
Secretary General, NFPE, Com.R.N.Parashar, General Secretary, AIPEU PM& MTS Com.D.B.Mohanty, Com. P.Pandurangarao, General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS., Com.S.S.Mahadevaiah, General Secretary, AIGDSU with Com.B.V.Rao, Asst. Genl. Secretary, & Com.P.U.Muralidharan, General Secretary, NUGDS attended.
Even after a fruitful discussion, no assurance from Department on the date of implementation GDS Committee except an appeal from the Administration to call off the strike.
After the meeting, all General Secretaries of GDS Unions & P4 (NFPE) decided to go for indefinite strike from 22nd May 2018.
NFPE directed all affiliated unions to extended solidarity support and demonstrations & wearing black badges.
All GDS comrades are requested to submit declarations to participate in the strike.
Request for public cooperation during the strike period.
Indefinite strike message should reach every GDS in the divisions.
Take all out efforts to participate GDS comrades cent percent in the strike from 22nd itself.
Hold meetings at all Head Post Offices / Divisions / Sub Offices and propagate our justified demand on implementation of GDS committe as it has taken a period of 18 months long time.
CHQ will send necessary messages and information to all CHQ office bearers / Circle Secretaries as and when required.
Please translate the CHQ messages in vernacular language and circulate among division / branch secretaries & active comrades for favour of information and awareness.
MAKE OUR INDEFINITE STRIKE A HISTORIC SUCCESS
Monday, May 21, 2018
TALKS BETWEEN GDS UNIONS AND
POSTAL ADMINISTRATION FAILED TODAY DURING MEETING WITH SECRETARY (POST)
GDS STRIKE CONTINUE
Extend full solidarity support and help to make the strike of GDS total success.
Hold Lunch hour demonstration at all work places everyday during the period of strike.
Bear Black Badges during period of duty till strike continues to protest inordinate delay in implementation of Kamlesh Chandra Committee Report.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
NFPE Circular :: Solidarity support & programme of action during the indefinite strike of GDS Unions from 22nd May 2018
National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771 e-mail: email@example.com
Mob: 9868819295/9810853981 website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com
No.PF/GDS/STRIKE-2018 Date: 17 May 2018
All General Secretaries/NFPE Office Bearers
All Circle/Divisional and Branch Secretaries of NFPE affiliated unions.
Federal Secretariat Meeting of N.F.P.E was held at NFPE office North Avenue, New Delhi under Presidentship of Com. Giriraj Singh, President NFPE.
All General Secretaries of NFPE affiliated unions were present in the meeting. Available NFPE office bearers also participated in the meeting.
A threadbare discussion took place on the ensuing strike of GDS unions which is scheduled to be held from 22nd May 2018. A unanimous decision was taken in Federal Sectt which is mentioned as below
1. All NFPE affiliated unions will extend full solidarity support, help and co-operation to make the GDS strike total success.
2.During the period of strike massive demonstration will be held at all work places during lunch hours every day till strike continues.
3.All members of NFPE unions will wear blackbadge to protest inordinate delay in implementation of positive recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra committee Report.
Future course of action can be decided during the course of strike and if Postal administration and Govt do not take any positive action .
All General Secretaries are requested to direct their circle, Divisional and branch secretaries to make all efforts for success of GDS strike and send circular to all.
All Circle, Divisional and Branch Secretaries are requested to extend all help to make the strike of GDS cent percent success and observe all agitational programmes as mentioned above in a very massive way to give a message to Deptt and Govt that if the demands of GDS unions are not met, regular employees will also be compelled to launch serious programme of action in support of GDS.
With revolutionary greetings