UNION FIGHTING FOR THE CAUSE OF CASUAL LABOUR WORKING IN DEPT OF POST IN ASSICIATION WITH NFPE
Saturday, 18 March 2017
Dated – 18.03.2017
1)All National Secretariat Members (CHQ Office Bearers)
2)Chief Executives of all Affiliated organisations
3)General Secretaries of all COCs
1.16th MARCH 2017 STRIKE – PARTICIPATION OF EMPLOYEES ALL TIME HIGH:
Reports received from Affiliated organisations and COCs and also many field level units shows that the participation of employees in the 16th March 2017 strike was all time high. The reason is obvious that the employees are angry and upset due the totally adamant and negative attitude of the NDA government towards the genuine issues of Central Govt. employees and pensioners and their discontentment was ventilated through the strike as an outburst of their pent up feelings. The response to the strike call was overwhelming and majority of employees suo-moto participated in the strike without any compulsion. This was also quite visible during the 15th December 2016 Parliament March and other agitational programmes including dharna and observance of 6th March 2017 Black Day. (For other details please see the press statement dated 16.03.2017 published in the Confederation website). Confederation National Secretariat congratulates and salutes all the leaders and employees who organized and participated in the strike and made it one of the best organized and best participated historic strike of Central Govt. Employees. Once again it is proved that it is Confederation alone, which is the true representative of entire Central Government employees.
NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEETING ON 13TH APRIL 2017 WILL DECIDE FUTURE COURSE OF ACTION.
National Secretariat of the Confederation will meet at Delhi on 13.04.2017, as already notified. Secretariat will conduct a detailed review of the strike and decide future course of action. All National Secretariat members are requested to attend the meeting without fail.
CONFEDERATION ALL INDIA TRADE UNION EDUCATION CAMP AT THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ON 06TH & 07THMAY 2017:
As already notified, the All India Trade Union Education Camp of Confederation will be conducted at EMS Academy, Thiruvananthapuram on 6th & 7th May 2017. All affiliated organisations and COCs are one again requested to ensure participation of allotted number of delegates WITHOUT FAIL. Please ensure that travel tickets are booked immediately, if not already booked. (Notice was issued in January itself to facilitate booking of confirmed train tickets, as train reservation starts four months in advance).
Quota allotted to each organisation and COC and other informations relating to the camp are is furnished in the circular attached.
While selecting delegates to the camp, younger generation and ladies may be given maximum representation.
Needless to say that for smooth and efficient functioning of an organisation, especially for a vibrant organisation like Confederation, funds is an essential requirement. Unfortunately, many affiliates and COCs are continuously failing in their responsibility to support the Confederation CHQ financially. Available fund has been utilized for Parliament March and strike campaign. Now the financial position is almost NIL. Unless all the affiliates and COCs clear their quota immediately, it will adversely effect the CHQ functioning. All affiliates and COCs are one again requested to clear the quota (Re.1/- per member per year) before 31.03.2017. Please treat it as most important. The amount may be remitted to:
JOINT MOVEMENT AND CAMPAIGN AGAINST CONTRIBUTORY PENSION SCHEME (NPS) AND OUTSOURCING OF GOVT. FUNCTIONS
Discussion are in progress for organizing nationwide campaign and agitational programmes against the NPS and outsourcing of Government functions, jointly with All India State Government Employees Federation (AISGEF) and other like-minded organisations. Final decision in this regard will be taken in the National Secretariat meeting to be held on 13th April 2017.
COM. TAPAN SEN, CPIM MP RAJYA SABHA FORCEFULLY PRESENTED THE 16th MARCH 2017 - RELATED ISSUES IN RAJYA SABHA ON 16.03.2017
CONFEDERATION SUCCEEDED IN BRINGING THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE SITUATION TO THE NOTICE OF THE CENTRAL GOVT. – GOVT. TOOK SERIOUS NOTE OF OUR STRIKE ON 16TH MARCH 2017 – SEE ORDERS ISSUED BY DOP&T IN CONNECTION WITH THE STRIKE
(ALSO SEE BELOW THE LETTER OF CABINET SECRETARY & DOP&T)
Strike Notice for 16th March, 2017 – Instructions under CCS (Conduct Rules) 1964 – Regarding.
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No. 45018/I/2017-Vig Government of India Ministry of Personnel. P.G. & Pensions Department of Personnel & Training
North Block. New Delhi. Dated the 15th March 2017
Subject :- Strike Notice for 16th March, 2017 – Instructions under CCS (Conduct Rules) 1964 – Regarding.
It has been brought to the notice of the Government that Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers. New Delhi has given a notice that the members of the affiliates of the Confederation will go on strike on 16th March, 2017 in pursuance of their 7th Central Pay Commission Demands
2. The instructions issued by the Department of Personnel and Training prohibit the Government servants from participating in any form of strike including mass casual leave, go slow etc, or any or any action that abet any form of strike in violation of Rule 7 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules. 1964. Besides, in accordance with the proviso to Rule 17(1) of the Fundamental Rules, pays and allowances is not admissible to an employee for his absence from duty without any authority. As to the concomitant rights of an Association after it is formed, they cannot be different from the rights which can be claimed by the individual members of which the Association is composed. It follows that the right to form an Association does not include any guaranteed right to strike. There is no statutory provision empowering the employees to go on strike. The Supreme Court has also ruled in several judgments that going on a strike is a gravy misconduct under the Conduct Rules and that misconduct by the government employees is required to be dealt with in accordance with the law. Any employee going on strike in any form would face the consequences which. besides deduction of wages. may also include appropriate disciplinary action. Attention of all employees of this Department is also drawn to this Department’s O.M. No. 33012/I/(s)/2008-Estt.(B) dated 12.9 2008. on the subject for strict compliance.
3. All officers are requested that the above instructions may be brought to the notice of the employees working under their control. All officers are also requested not to sanction Casual Leave or other kind of leave to the officers and employees if applied for, during the period of proposed strike. and ensure that the willing employees are allowed hindrance free entry into the office premises.
4. In case employees go on strike all divisional heads are requested to forward a report indicating the number and details of employees who are absent from duty on the day of strike i.e.16.03.2017
(Surest) Kumar) Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
IMPACT OF CONFEDERATION"S ONE DAY STRIKE ON16.03.2017
Govt of India has acknowledged the strike notice and charter of demands submitted by Confederation of Central Govt Employees & Workers and issued directions to all concerned Ministries to take appropriate action. Letters received from Govt is given below.