NJCA of Central Government Employees Organisations participating in the JCM - reg
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI . 110 055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers' Federation (lTF)
The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR
Sub: National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) of Central Government Employees Organisations participating in the JCM-reg.
In the National Convention of Central Government Employees Organisations participating in the Joint Constitute Machinery held at New Delhi on 11/12/2014 at MPCU Shah Auditorium. Civil Lines, New Delhi, it was unanimously decided to adopt the declaration, a copy of which is enclosed. it was also decided to implement Action Plan as given below:-
(i) Organise State/District/Divisional level Joint convention to popularize the declaration
(ii) To organize massive dharna/rally at all State Capital/major Defence centres jointly by all the participating Unions in March,2015.
(iii) To organize campaign fortnight throughout the country in the first two weeks of April,2015.
(iv) To organize Rally before the Parliament house in the month of April when the house will be in budget session to declare the date for commencement of the indefinite strike action and the programme and date of serving strike notice.
2. The charter of demands is also furnished below:-
(i) Effect wage revision of Central Government employees from 1.12014 accepting the memorandum of the staff side JCM; ensure 5-year wage revision; grant interim relief and merger of 100% of DA. Ensure submission of the 7th CPC report with the stipulated time frame of 18 months; include Grameen Dak Sewaks within the ambit of the 7th CPC. Settle all anomalies of the 6''' CPC.
(ii) No privatisation, PPP and FDI in Railways and Defence Establishments and Department of postal services.
(iii) No Ban on recruitment/creation of post.
(iv) Scrap PFRDA Act and re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension scheme.
(v) No outsourcing; contractorisation, privatisation of governmental functions; withdraw the proposed move to close down the Printing Presses and Medical Stores Depots; regularise the existing daily rated/casual and contract workers and absorption of trained apprentices;
(vi) Revive the JCM functioning at all levels as an effective negotiating forum for settlement of the demands of the CGEs.
(vii) Remove the arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointments.
(viii) No labour reforms which are inimical to the interest of the workers.
(ix) Remove the Bonus ceiling;
(x) Ensure five promotions in the service career.
3. It may be noted that the indefinite strike decision and various other action programmes were approved by the National Convention unanimously. The National Convention has also set up a 14-Member National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) with Dr. M. Raghavaiah, General Secretary, NFIR as its Chairman and Sh. Shiva Gopal Mishra, General Secretary/AIRF as Convenor to spearhead the indefinite strike as well other action programmes.
A copy of Resolution passed by NFIR's Working Committee Meeting on 10th December 2014 at New Delhi, for launching united struggle which includes indefinite strike is also enclosed. A separate communication has already been sent vide Federation's letter no. II/95/Part VI dated 12th December 2014 relating to Action Programme to be implemented by NFIR's affiliates.
All the affiliated Unions of NFIR are urged to take all possible steps for achieving success in implementing action programme in support of the resolution adopted by NFIR's working committee in its meeting held on 10/12/20l4 and also declaration adopted on 11/12/20l4 by the National Convention of Central Govemment Employees participating in the JCM.
(Dr. M. RaghaVaiah)