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BHARTIYA KHADYA NIGAM SHRAMIK SNAGATHAN ORGANISES 2ND NATIONAL CONVENTION

Sidhu Inaugurates, Condemned Anti People / Anti Worker Policies of Govt.- Appeals Trade Union Solidarity.

 Kanpur April 28: Shri Tarni Kumar Paswan, National General Secretary, Bhartiya Khadya Nigam Shramik Sangathan an affiliate of Hind Mazdoor Sabha in a Press Release said that the organisation held its 2nd National Convention at Lajpat Bhawan, Moti Jheel, Kanpur on 28 April 2017.

The convention was attended by thousands of slogan raising delegates and activists of the  organisation.

The open session was inaugurated by Comrade Harbhajan Singh Sidhu, General Secretary, Hind Mazdoor Sabha who was very warmly received and welcomed by hundreds ;of activists of the organization and other HMS affiliates was profusely garlanded on his arrival at Kanpur Central Railway Station. Prominent among those who graced the open session included

 It was presided over by Shri ......................................................................

The programme was compered by ................................................

 In his inaugural address Com. Harbhajan Singh Sidhu expressed his gratitude’s for the warm welcome given to him. He said the present Government policies were anti labour and anti worker. The Government is working under severe pressure of domestic as well as global corporate ;houses and is engaged in freezing, curtailing, diluting workers trade union rights, freedom of association and right to bargain etc.

He said Government at International forums like UNO, ILO, BRICS, WTO,G-20 SAARC etc express its total commitment of ensuring freedom of association, right to collective bargaining, faith in tripartism, elimination of poverty, creating decent job, formalisation of informal economy, safeguarding human rights etc. but  at home at ground level its policies are focussed only on providing a ;conducive environment for “hire and fire” for employers in the name of Smart India, Make in India, Skill India, Ease of Doing Business, Creation of Export, promotion Zone, Special Economic Zones etc where formation of union is prohibited.

 The Government has decided to amalgamate 44 Central Labour Laws in 4-5 Labour Codes. Labour Code on Industrial Relations, Labour Code on Wages and Labour Code on Social Security are in public domain. It has or proposed amendments in Factories Act 1948, Industrial Dispu8tes Act 1947, Industrial Employment Standing Order Central Rule ;1946, Apprenticeship Act 1961, Trade Union Act 1926, Payment of Bonus Act 1965, Payment of Wages Act 1936, Employees Provident Fund and Misc. Provision Act 1952, ESI Act 1948, Employees Compensation  Act 1923 etc.

It has brought Small Factories Bill for Establishment employing less than 40 workers which is exempted from 14 major labour laws. It has brought Shop   and Establishment Act.

All these measures are detrimental to the interests of working class.

On genuine demands of  workers of Food Corporation of India Comrade Singh said the employment of contract workers has been banned in 89 depots. The contract workers of these depots be regularised. The Government of India’s Order dated 6.7.2016 allowing contract work for two years is illegal. It may be revoked. Other demands of FCI workers mentioned in their letter are all genuine and long pending. They should be resolved through amicable discussion. He appealed workers to maintain unity and to keep themselves ready for long decisive battle.

Ms. Champa Verma, Secretary, Hind Mazdoor Sabha and Chairperson, HMS Women Committee also addressed the gathering.

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COM SIDHU VISITS ALANG SHIP BREAKING YARD

INAUGURATES WORKER TRAINING CENTRE

ADDRESSES WORKSHOP ON OHS AND ENVIRONMENT

      

Alang – November 13: Comrade Harbhajan Singh Sidhu, General Secretary, Hind Mazdoor Sabha visited Alang Ship breaking Yard, Alang, Bhavnagar, Gujarat on 13-14 November, 2016. He was warmly welcomed with garlands on his arrival at Ahmadabad Airport from there he was taken by road to Bhavnagar. From Bhavnagar he was taken in a procession to Alang Check Post where a massive rally of workers was organised which converted into a mass meeting in front of newly built union office of Alang Sosiyaship Recycling  and  General Workers Association which was named as “Jahaj Bhaujan Mazdoor Bhawan” was inaugurated by the General Secretary, Hind Mazdoor Sabha. In his inaugural address Com. Sidhu said that union should feel proud of having its own union office and also a training centre which should be used to update and sharpen the knowledge of rank and file of the union. He congratulated the General Secretary Comrade Vidhyadhar Rane and President Adv. S.K. Shetye and their team for their excellent work. The meeting was well attended and was addressed by the General Secretary, Hind Mazdoor Sabha Comrade Harbhajan Singh Sidhu, Shri Pratap Shah, former Finance Minister, Govt. of Gujarat, Dr. Fahim Pasha, IndustriAll Global union, Dr. Yatin Patel Working President, MPTDGEU, Adv. S.K.Shetey, President, ASSRGWA, Adv. Sudhakar Apraj, General Secretary, AJSSRJGWA, Comrade Sanjay Vadhavkar, Architect Employer’s Association and others.

The programme was compered by  Sri Vikas Nalawade. Felicitation of guest/dignitaries  was done by Com. Vithoba Pawar. The welcome address was delivered by           Shri Vidhyadhar Rane, General Secretary, ASSRGWA.

Earlier Committee Hall named after Senior Trade Union Lelader and source of aspiration “Dr. Shanti Patel” was inaugurated by Shri Pratap Bhai Shah former Finance Minister, Govt. of Gujarat and a Senior Socialist.

Traditional Lok Geet was also presented which was appreciated by one and all. Vote of thanks was given by Shri Sanjay Singh, Secretary, ASSRGWA.

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CORPORATE HUMAN RESOURCE CIRCULAR NO, 030/IRX/2015

Sub:   Revision of Late Night Snack Allowance and Messing Allowance

Ref: Para 16 & 17 of Corporate HR Circular No.005/IRX/2010 & 007/IRX/2010 dated 06.02.2010 and Para 17 & 18 of Corporate HR Circular No.006/IRX/2010 dated 06.02.2010

The Management of BHEL is pleased to announce the revision of rate of the following allowances:

  1. 1.    Late Night Snack Allowance:

Late  Night Snack Allowance will be revised to Rs. 175/- per night for shifts extending beyond mid-night.

  1. 2.    Messing Allowance:

Messing Allowance will be enhanced to Rs. 750/- per month to the eligible employees under the existing scheme.

The above revised rates are effective from 1st January, 2015 for a period of five years i.e upto 31.12.2019.

Keeping in view the present order book status and shop loading, all Units should ensure that the deployment in night shifts is minimized to essentials only to control the expenditure.

All other terms and conditions for payment for the above mentioned allowances shall remain unchanged.

This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

Sd/-

(Gopal Krishna Sinha)

Deputy General Manager (HR)

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AP STATE HMS HOLDS 1ST ANNUAL CONVENTION

Condemning Anti Worker Policies of the Government

SIDHU Exhorted Workers to Support All India Strike

on September 2, 2015

 

Visakhapatnam – August 13: The first convention of AP State – HMS was held at Visakhapatnam at Swarna Jayanthi Raj Basha Bhavan on 12.08.2015. The open session was presided over by Sri Ch.Sankar Rao, President AP State HMS The convention was hosted by East Coast Railway Shramik union an affiliated of HMS. The team of Office bearers of ECoRSU   made elaborate arrangements to make this convention successful.

 

          Sri Harbhajan Singh Sidhu, General Secretary Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS) has legmate the convention &   explained in detail about the present scenario of Indian labour management & details of discussion held with various ministers particularly with union Labour Minister, Committee of Ministers and with the Prime Minister on 19.7.2015.   Sri H.S.Sidhu has exhorted the cadre to support the All India Strike on 2nd Sept’2015 briefed about charter of demands.

Sri Sidhu called open the Railwaymen to get ready for  All India Indefinite strike by Railway men & central Govt. Employees w.e.f. 23rd November 2015. He also appeal all workmen to participate in one day nationwide General Strike on 2.9.2015 called by Joint Action Committee of All Central Trade Unions to pressurise the Government for redressal of 12 point charter of long pending genuine demands of the working class of the country.

 

          Sri Ch.Sankara Rao in his presidential speech discussed various labour issues specially in organized sector of AP State. Sri Ch.Sankar Rao also addressed the cadre to work unitedily to improve HMS in Andhra Pradesh State. He also criticised the labour policy of AP State & Central Govt. which are detrimental to the working class as a whole. Sri Rao appreciated the leaders of ECoRSU & its cadre for elaborated arrangements of this convention.

 

Sri S.N.Pathak , President –AIDEF also attended as guest of honour and encouraged the state delegates.    Sri P. Vishnu kumar Raju-MLA-North- Visakhapatnam also attended the convention & spoke in support of the working class. Sri D.K.Sarma, Additional General Secretary, All India Port & Dock workers federation also attended and explained about various issues and specially port employees issues.

 

          Sri Chandralekha Mukherji , DRM-East Coast Railway-Waltair and Sri Ch.Gandhi,GS-HMS-AP State addressed the gathering. He also placed the GS report of AP State in the convention and which was unanimously.

 

Shri G. N. Srinivasan, Treasurer, AP HMS placed the accounts and was passed by the House.

 

Smt D.Shaleel( Railways-VSKP),Vice President, Sri G.Jagannadha Rao( Port Trust-VSKP), Vice President- AP State HMS, Sri Ganapathi Reddy( Steel Plant-VSKP), Genl Secy-HMS-Steel Plant, Sri P.Ram Gopal( Railways- BZA), Vice President- AP State HMS, Sri B.Damodar Rao(Railways-VSKP),State Secretary- AP State HMS,Sri M.Appa Rao( Railways-VSKP)- State Secretary- AP State HMS, Sri P.J.J.Raju( Railways-VSKP)- State Secretary- AP State HMS, Sri V.Narasinga Rao, AGS & Divl Co-ord/ECoRSU-VSKP also attended the Convention.

The convention deliberated on the following important vital issues and passed resolutions:

 

  1. All India Strike on 2nd Sept’2015: 2. Amendment labour laws:  3.Foreign direct Investment(FDI’s) in railways and defence:  4.Dr Bibek Debroy committee report; 5. New Pension scheme:  6.Nationwide strike on 23rd Nov’2015 by all India Railwaymen and all central Govt. Employees numbering about 49.0 lakhs: 7. 7th Central Pay Commission:  8. Minimum wage:  9. Removal of ceiling on bonus:  10.5 promotions in service:  11. Privatization ,contractorisation and out sourcing:  

 

At the end the following were elected unanimously as office bearers of AP State committee of HMS:

 

  1. 1.    Sri Ch.Shankara Rao    -        President
  2. 2.    sri Chalasani Gandhi   -        General Secretary
  3. 3.    Sri G.N.Sreenivasa Rao -        Treasurer

 

 Smt D.Shaleel ,Vice President- AP State HMS thanked all the dignitaries on the dais and the leaders of all the affiliated unions of HMS, the members, volunteers and activists who have participated and the made the programme a grand success.

 

 

61st BGCM OF NRMU(CR) HELD AT NAGPUR

Nagpur – July 24: The Northern Railway Mazdoor Union held its 61st BGCM at Nagpur from 24-27 July, 2015 in a grand manner.

Opening Session was conducted at Ajni in a specially erected pandal on 1st day i.e. 24.7.2015 in the evening preceded by Women’s Conference in the morning at “Gunjan Hall”. The Women Conference was inaugurated by Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra, General Secretary, AIRF who in his inaugural speech, appealed to the women employees to strengthen the union as a strong union, will empower the women employees most.

The colourful and massive procession preceding to the open session started in the evening which was subsequently converted into an open meeting. The procession was escorted by hundreds of union activists in two wheelers with red shirts, flags and banners.

Com. Y.G.Joshi, President, presided over the open session. The BGCM was inaugurated by Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra, General Secretary, AIRF who in his inspiring and well intended speech dealt with the entire problems being faced by Railway employees vis-à-vis Govt. policies and attitude and exhorted the employees to remain in readiness for the indefinite strike by Central Govt. employees from November 23, 2015.

Com. Venu P. Nair, General Secretary NRMU under shoes leadership the entire BGCM was held, assured the leadership of AIRF that Central Railway will come to a standstill the day the strike commences and declared that he was proud of the fact that more and more youngsters and women employees are joining NRMU and the trend will continue for the days to come.

Com. Harbhajan Singh Sidhu, General Secretary, Hind Mazdoor Sabha, Shri S.K.Sood, General manager, Central Railway, Shri O.P.Singh, DRM,NGP, Shri Brijesh Dixit, CMD, Nagpur Metro Rail and Com. S.P. Mishra, Zonal Secretary also addressed the gathering.

Delegate Session was held on 25.7.2015 at “Gunjan Hall” Nagpur where a detailed discussion took place on the report of General Secretary which was passed after detailed discussion.

House also passed resolution condemning the anti-working class policies of the Government and reiterated its resolve to make the National Strike a grand success.

The election was held next day where Com. Venu P.Nair and his team were declared victorious with thumping majority.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIR INDIA PILOTS MAY NOT JOIN STRIKE

New Delhi – August 21: In a major move, national carrier Air India may remove its commanders or pilots-in-command from the definition of “workman” under the Industrial Disputes Act,1947 which means that they will not be able to go on strike and may also have to withdraw from the recognized pilots’ union of the airline.

Air India is purported to have been informed by the Labour Ministry that “duties and responsibilities of the ‘pilot-in-command’ are of the managerial and administrative nature which may not fall in the definition of the ‘workman’ under the “Industrial Disputes Act, 1947”. However, co-pilots are likely to remain in the ‘workman’ category.

VIZHINJAM UNION HOLDS ONE DAY CONVENTION-CONDEMNS PPP

 

Kovalam July 12: Vizhinjam harbor headload  and general workers union organized a one day convention and education programme at Animation centre, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram on 12th July 2015. The convention was organized in the backdrop of the existing Vizhinjam Minor Port turning to be a deep drafted International Container Terminal on Public Private Participation. The objective of the convention was to add up the efficiency of the Union members to face the new challenges emerged in the changing scenario.

 

The convention was attended by 250 participants who demanded protection of their existing job at the Port and ensure job under the new Terminal Operator. Also they highlighted the need to extend all assistance from HMS, AIP&DWF and ITF to liase with the concerned stakeholders so as to attain their goal.

 

The convention was attended by several unions and leaders of HMS and was inaugurated by Sri P.M. Mohammed Haneef, President All Kerala Minor Port Federation and General Secretary All India Port & Dock Workers Federation. He flayed the Government for not honouring various Acts protecting the interest o Labour at container Terminals operated by GNT’s and the proposed move to amended Labour Laws. Shri Justin Francis President VHH& GWR (HMS) and HMS national youth committee presided over the function.

 

S/Shri Walter Fernandez , Sr Vice President TPM & GSU Tutiocorin, Mr M.N.Nair Trade Unionist, Mr Manoharan, President HMS, TVM District Committee, Mr Austin Gomez Vizhinjam Harbour (INTUC), Mr Lawrenze Secretary, UTUC, Shri Thomas Sebstian Cochin Port Staff Association, Srhi Rufus Daniel, Member Jilla Panchayath, Srhi Chaupara Ravi, Vice President Staate HMS, N.V. Vareed Pillai, Vice President VVH & GWU, Mr Pukkod Anil and Mr D Sebstian General Secretary VHH & GWU spoke on the occasion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEADERS OF HMS  GUJARAT MEET CENTRAL/STATE LABOUR MINISTERS

Gandhinagar –July 17: The Central Labour Minister Shri Bandaru Dattatraya along with State Labour Minister Shri vijay Rupani arranged a meeting with Central Trade Unions at Gandhinagar, Gujarat which was attended by representatives of HMS, CITU, BMS, SEWA and some other unions.

HMS presented a Memorandum which included almost all the issues raised by the Central Trade Unions before the Government of India. Shri P.K.Walanj, General Secretary, HMS Gujarat State Council said  -

“According to the website of Labour Ministry, the Labour Minister is the protector of labour and labour laws. The Govt. of India and also the State governments are bent upon amending the Labour Laws against the interest of workers. The focus is on helping the industrialist. The reason assigned is, it shall generate the employment. But it shall generate the exploitation also. We want industry to prosper so that the workers shall prosper. But not at the cost of workers right.

The Government wants liberalization of Labour Laws in special economic zones and National Investment & Manufacturing Zones. Now it appears that the proposed amendments will make the whole country SEZ &NIMZ.

Shortage of Staff in labour department and judiciary is one of the main reasons for non implementation of labour laws. On the other hand the industrial sector is increasing. Industries are increasing. This result into exploitation, if there is no suo moto check. He further said India is a big global market. Those who want to make business are welcomed. But there is no need of bowing down before them. Investment of surplus capital is there need also.

 

 

BLACK DAY OBSERVED BY CENTRAL RAILWAY.

Mumbai – June 30: As decided and directed by AIRF 30th June, 2015 was observed as “Black Day” throughout Central Railway after the successful culmination of “Jan Jagran Abhiyan” from 23-6-2015 to 29.6.2015 against Bibek Deb Roy Committee Report. The protest programme held at CST was historic with unprecedented number of the employees joining the protest programme which include large number of women employees and youths.

The open meeting was presided over by Com. Y.G.Joshi, President, NRMU and conducted by Com. J.N. Patil, Divisional President, Mumbai Division. Com. Venu P. Na3ir, General Secretary, NRMU exhorted the huge crowd to remain in readiness for a nationwide strike, in case Government implement the recommendations of Bibek Deb Roy Committee  against the will of NRMU, AIRF and HMS. The report if implemented, will not only ruin the Railway system and the Railway employees, but also the poor and middle class people of this country who depend on Railways for their livelihood and survival Railway Transport is purely run by Government of India and it is unfair and ridiculous to blame Railway employees and the Railway management for the shortcoming, if existing, said Com. Nair.

Com. Nitin Pradhan, AGS, Com. S.K. Bose, Com. Krishna Kumar Seth, Working Presidents, Com. Vivek Nair and Com. Nandlal Swea both ADS, Mumbai Division, Com. Kumar Ghosalkar, DS, KRCL and Com. Viswas Sawant, President, ECC Society were also present.

Similar programmes were also held at various Divisional headquarters like Bhusawal, Nagpur, Pune & Solapur.

Bhusaval: the programme held in front of DRM office, Bhusaval began with a procession from Krishna Chandra Hall to DRM Office where an open meeting was conducted which was addressed by Com. Ibrahim Khan, DS, BSL. Com. Pushpendra Kapde, Divl. President, BSL also addressed the gathering. More than two thousand employees participated in the programme.

 

 

Nagpur: The protest programme after observing “JanJagran Abhiyan” at various depots from 23-6-2015 to 29-6-201`5 was held in front of DRM office, Nagpur during lunch period. The protest programmes was conducted by Com. Narendra Dhanphule and Com. Habib Khan, DS, NGP addressed the gathering. Com. C.N. Lanjewar, Com. M.K. Thripathi and Com. Nokhelal also addressed the gathering.

Pune: The protest programme at Pune began with a well attended demonstration which originated from Pune station to DRM office where an open meeting was held. Com. Arun Manore, Working President who was the chief guest addressed the meeting.  Com. S. Bajare DS Pune, Com. Sunil Kamthan, Com. Kalburgi, Com. Mallinath also addressed the gathering.

Solapur: The protest programme at Solapur began with a large procession of employees from Solapur Station to DRM office where an open meeting was conducted. Com. S.P. Mishra, Zonal Secretary, Com. Umapathy, DS SUR, Com. Jayalakshmi and Com. Satish Jalindre addressed the gathering.

 

 

CLWRMU ORGANISES 55TH AGM AND 4TH TGM

Condemns Anti Worker Policies of Government /- SIDHU

 

Chittaranjan - July 4: The 55th Annual General Meeting and 4th Triennial General Meeting of CLW Railwaymen’s Union was held at Chittaranjan on 4th and  5th July, 2015. Com. Harbhajan Singh Sidhu, General Secretary, HMS was the Chief Guest. Com. R.P.Singh, AGS, NRMU, Com. S.K.Pandey and Com. Rakesh Kumar of Coal sector were the guest of honour.

Com. Sodhu and Com. R.P.Singh received warm welcome on their arrival at Asansol Railway Station by the activists of CLW Railwaymen’s union under the leadership of Shri S.N.Singh, General Secretary, CLWRMU, activists of Koyla Mazdoor Congress led by Com.Rakesh Kumar, President and Com. R.K. Tripathi, activists of Colliery Mazdoor Congress led by Com.Shiv Kant Pandey, General Secretary.

The leaders visited union office, CLWRMU and were hapy to see the statue of Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Narayan in the premises of the union office, then visited plant and could notice the extent of off loading of permanent nature of job.

Addressing the Gate meeting Comrade Sidhu explain the harming recommendations of Dr. Bibek Dev roay Committee report which he termed as road map to privatization, attempt to replace Railway Board by Corporation and regular workers by contract worker.

In the evening delegate session was inaugurated by Com. Sidhu others who graced the occasion included Shri D.K. Dwivedi, president, CLWRMU, Com.R.P.Singh, AGS, NRMU. In his address Com. Sidhu criticized the decision of introducing 100% FDI in Railway.

 

 

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THE COCHIN PORT TRUST STAFF ASOOCIATION (CPSA)

CELEBRATE 70TH ANNIVERSARY (SAPTHATHI)

Chairman Cochin Port Trust inaugurates

 

Cochin – June 29: The Managing Committee of Cochin Port Staff Association decided to celebrate the 70th Anniversary in a befitting manner. For making the 70th Anniversary (Sapthathi Celebrations) historically memorable they have planned year long festivities including Trade Union convention, Family Meet, Federation Working committee, National Federations  National Federations Co-ordination Committee, Delegate Session and Cultural Programme etc., in between 25th to 28th September 2015. Central and State Ministers and other eminent personalities from various walks of life will be attending the programmes.

The Celebrations was formally inaugurated by Mr. Paul Antony IAS Chairman,Cochin Port Trust on 29.06.2015 at a solemn function held at CPSA Hall Willingdon Island. Sri. P.M. Mohammed Haneef, Working President CPSA presided over the function. He cherished the good moments in the past in which the Union had up held the rights of its members as well as existence of the Port.  Advocate Thampan Thomas National Secretary HMS, Dr. C. Unnikrishnan Nair, Traffic Manager, Cochin Port Trust and Mr. C.D. Nandakumar Labour Trustee Cochin Port Trust spoke on the occasion. Sri. Thomas Sebastian, General Secretary, CPSA proposed welcome and Sri. K. Damodaran Sr. Vice President delivered vote of thanks.

 

The inaugural session was followed by a Women’s Convention on the much talked subject “Women Empowerment”. Around 200 employees including men were participated in the conference. Prof. Monamma Kokkad, Former Member of Vanitha Commission (Kerala State) was the Chief Guest. Smt. Razia, Sr. Dy. General Secretary of CPSA presided over the Meeting. Senior Leaders of the Union who represented the Feminine fraternity of the by-gone years, who had enriched the Union, especially uniting women employees and making them aware of their legitimate rights and privileges were honoured in the convention.  Mrs. Manju Maria Stephen, Treasurer CPSA welcomed the gathering and Smt. K. Selvi, Asst. Secretary CPSA extended vote of thanks.

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All the Five major Federations of coal met at Nagpur in a  Conference to decide and they have discussed all important demands of the coal workers pending with the Coal India for redressal but Coal India management was not serious about that. In the Conference after deliberation by all and they decided unanimously to gone on work to rule from 3 days w.e.f 18th   to 20th September, 2014 and a notice was given to Coal India Management and on the notice Coal Minister Invited Shri Nathulal Pandey, President, Hind Khadan Mazdoor Federation along with other federations leaders to start negotiations with the Chairman of Coal India on the pending demands of coal employees. The negotiations started in that meeting they have discussed all the pending demands before the Management of Coal India and they have achieved important demands to give VRS to women workers in lieu of ward of female employees will get job in Coal India and age of VRS of female fixed at 50 to 55 and all other demands are also placed on the website for information to all and in the meeting of Plant Performance Reward on 19th September, 2014 and have achieved Rs.40,000 to  each and every top to bottom for  non gazetted staff . This is one of the biggest achievements of the joint struggle. Next meeting with the Coal Minister will be held on 25th September, 2014. Order of the Plant Performance Reward is also placed on the website for information to all. With congratulations to all Coal Federation leadership and also to all workers working in Coal India.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gist of the discussions held and decisions taken in the meeting chaired by the Chairman, CIL along with Trade Union Representatives at New Delhi on 15th September 2014

 

A meeting of Chairman, CIL, Director (P&IR), CIL and Director (Personnel) of the subsidiaries with Representatives of five trade unions i.e INTUC, BMS, HMS, AITUC & CITU was held at CIL Office, SCOPE Complex, new Delhi on 15.09.2014 to discuss the issues brought out in the Joint Notice dated 31.08.2014 served by Trade Unions.

 

Out of 63 demands in the charter, the following most important demands were discussed and decided:

 

  1. Female VRS:

 

There is huge demands of technical personnel instead of unskilled manpower. TU Representatives informed that there was shortage of unskilled workers, particularly in underground mines.

 

Considering demand of the TU representatives, it was agreed to extend the present Female VRS for further six months with following modifications:

 

i)             The maximum age limit of female employee optees would be 55 (Fifty Five) years on the date of application instead of 50 (Fifty) years.

ii)            The minimum educational qualification of the dependent son of the optees would be literate.

iii)           The deployment of dependent son would be as per the requirement of the respective company. Few may be posted in CMPDIL as per requirement.

iv)           All the eligibility conditions should be fulfilled at the time of application

 

The above modification would be placed in the ensuing CIL Board for its approval. Thereafter, the revised Female VRS would be circulated.

 

  1. Withdrawal of Circular reg. Age Mis-Match:

 

TU representatives were informed that determination of date or berth of an employee shall be in line with the provisions of Implementation Instruction No.76 of the NCWA. Individual cases would be looked into by the concerned subsidiaries and resolved as per the extent instructions. Old cases will also be reviewed on the above line.

 

  1. Post Retirement Medical Benefits for Non-Executive Employees:

 

The Contributory Post Retirement Medical Benefits Scheme would be placed before the ensuing CIL Board.

  1. Deletion of Condition of six diseases as mentioned in Minutes dated 20.02.2013:

 

The concern of the TU representatives were deliberated upon and it was a decided that the matter would be examined within one month, taking into considerations of the views of trade unions.

 

  1. Meeting of SC/JBCCI Committee for deliberation on sustainability of CMPS 1998:

 

The concern of the TU was appreciated and accordingly it was agreed to convene the meeting of SC/JBCCI shortly alongwith trade union members representing in BoTs.

 

  1. Revision of Allowances in respect of Dress, Parade & Rescue:

 

It was agreed that the matter would be discussed and decided shortly.

 

  1. Implementation of Recommendations of High Power Committee:

 

The TU Representatives informed that the recommendations of the High Power Committee are not being implemented in the subsidiaries in true spirit. TU representatives were informed that necessary instructions from CIL in this regard has already been sent to the subsidiaries for prompt implementation. Copy of these instructions will be sent afresh to subsidiaries for compliance. However, if there is any difficulty in its implementation, it would be sorted out.

 

  1. Removal of ceiling of Rs.3,500/- as Income of the Dependent Parents in the Medical Attendance Rule:

 

The concern of TU representatives was that the pension amount should not be included in the ceiling of Rs.3,500/- as per the decision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court. After detailed discussions, it was agreed that the matter will be examined in line with the order of Hon’ble Supreme Court.

 

  1. Removal of discrimination in Maternity and Child Care Leave between Executives and Non-Executives:

 

TU representatives were informed that management will not allow any such discrimination, possibilities would be explored for uniformity in this regard.

 

10. Revival of NEC, DCC & CMPDIL:

TU representatives were informed that the matter would be deliberated by the concerned Subsidiary Boards in consultation with CTUs.

 

11. Pay Protection of Piece Rates Employees while concerting into Monthly/Daily Rated Employees:

TU representatives were informed that there was a standard formula for deriving wages in cases of conversion of Piece Rated to Time Rated Employees by protecting Group wages, SPRA and compensatory MGB. Those selected in a higher category/grade mining sirdar, overman and in other technical categories and their existing pay is moiré than the initial basic pay of selected category, their pay fixation would be ensured with pay protection. Post cases may be dealt in this line.

 

12. Regular meetings of various committees constituted on various issues:

 

It was decided that the meetings of various committees would be conducted regularly including meeting of the Apex JCC.

 

13. Employment to the dependent commensurate with their qualification:

 

TU representatives stated that the provision of employment to the dependent commensurate with their academic qualification is not being implemented as per NCWA. Management assured that this issue would be looked into.

 

14. The issues related to Career Growth and notional seniority of Di0loma Holders shall be discussed in the Standardisation Committee.

 

15. The concerns of the TU representatives was that management should not appeal against any awards of CGIT/High Court particularly in case of employment provisions, gratuity and age assessment in the line of II 76 etc. Possibility to be explored for one time mutual settlement.

 

 

Other pending issues related to CIL will be discussed shortly at appropriate forum.

 

On the issue of the demand related to policy of the Government, matter would be deliberated at the higher level shortly.

 

After deliberations on the aforesaid issues, the Chairman CIL stated that presently there is no proposal for  separation of CMPDIL from CIL.

 

Regarding meeting on  payment of PLRS, this will be held on 19th September, 2014 at 01.00 P.M at Scope Complex.

 

While thanking the TYU representatives for their cordial participation in the meeting, Chairman, CIL appealed to withdraw their proposed agitational programme from 18th to 20th September, 2014.

 

Considering the positive deliberations over the issues and decision to have early discussion on the remaining agenda at various appropriate level. It was agreed that Trade Unions shall not resort to the proposed agitation in order to create congenial and positive environment for further talks.

 

The meeting ended with vote of thanks

 

Management Representatives

Trade Union Representatives

Dr.A.K.Dubey

Chairman, CIL

 

S.Q. Zama

INTUC

 

R. Mohan Das

Director (P&IR) CIL

Sd/

R.C.Singh

AITUC

Sd/-

Shanti Lata Sahu

D(P)/CMD, NCL

Sd/

Nathu Lal Pandey

HMS

Sd/-

R.R.Mishra

Director(P), CCL

Sd/

Surendra Kr.Pandey

BMS

Sd/-

Rupak Dayal

Director (P), WCL

 

D.D.Ramanathan

CITU

 

B.K.Panda

Director (P), BCCL

Sd/

 

 

T. Vijay Kumar

Director (P/A) SECL

 

 

 

M.B.Aparajit

GM (P&A),  SECL

Sd/

 

 

Bhagwan Pandey

GM (MP & IR) CIL

 

 

 

Manoj Kumar

Sr. Manager (P) CIL

Sd/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESOLUTION

 

During the eighth meeting of the Standardization Committee of JBCCI-IX held on 19.09.2014 at CIL Office, Scope Complex, New Delhi, the issue of payment of Bonus to the Contract Workers for the year 2013-14 was discussed. After prolonged discussion it is agreed that an instruction shall be issued to the effect that provisions of Payment of Bonus as per the Payment of Bonus Act shall be compiled with

 

Management Representatives

Trade Union Representatives

Dr.A.K.Dubey

Chairman, CIL

Sd/-

Rajendra Prasad Singh

MLA/President, INMF (INTUC)

Sd/-

Sutirtha Bhattacharya, IAS

CMD, SCCL

 

S.Q. Zama

INTUC

Sd/-

R. Mohan Das

Director (P&IR) CIL

Sd/

Lakhan Lal Mahato,

General Secretary

IMWF (AITUC)

Sd/-

Shanti Lata Sahu

D(P)/CMD, NCL

Sd/

Surendra Kr.Pandey

BMS

Sd/-

R.R.Mishra

Director(P), CCL

Sd/

Nathu Lal Pandey,

President

HKMF (HMS)

Sd/-

Rupak Dayal

Director (P), WCL

Sd/-

D.D.Ramanathan

CITU

Sd/-

P.C.Panigrahi

Director (P), WCL

Sd/-

 

 

K.S.Patro

Director (P), BCCL

Sd/-

 

 

B.K.Panda

Director (P), BCCL

Sd/

 

 

T. Vijay Kumar

Director (P/A) SECL

 

 

 

Director (P), SECL

 

 

 

Bhagwan Pandey

GM (MP & IR) CIL

 

 

 

Manoj Kumar

Sr. Manager (P) CIL

 

 

 

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BHEL employees get enhanced special incentive for 2013-14

Sidhu plays pivotal role, congratulates workers

 

New Delhi 10.11.2014The meeting of  the Joint Committee of BHEL was held at Hotel Eros American Plaza, Nehru Place, New Delhi on 10th November, 2014.

 

Main agenda of the meeting was to decide the amount of special incentive for the year 2013-14 to workmen upto A12/B12 salary grades whose salary (Pay + DA) was more than Rs.10,000/- per month. The issue was discussed in the earlier meeting held  on 15.10.2014 at New Delhi but could not be clinched due to difference of opinion  among workers representatives and the management. Com.Harbhajan Singh Sidhu, General Secretary Hind Mazdoor Sabha, Com.Amar Singh Rathore represented Hind Mazdoor Sabha in the meeting.

 

Management  started with their earlier stand taking various excuses for reducing the amount of special incentive for the year 2013-14. Com.Sidhu said that  the workmen are not responsible for the decline in orders or decline in overall performance. This has occurred due to mismanagement and misplanning, workers cannot be blamed for this.

 

After a long discussion it was agreed to make the payment of special incentive for the year 2013-14 as per table given below. Comrade Sidhu played significant role in getting the amount enhanced from Rs.28000 as was proposed by the management in earlier meeting to Rs.30,130. He thanked the Management  of BHEL for amicably settling the issue and congratulated the workers on their achievement.

 

SALARY GRADE

ADHOC AMOUNT

TOTAL AMOUNT OF INCENTIVE INCLUDING ADHOC

AB1 & AB2

AND TEMPORARYEMPLOYES RECRUITED AGAINST  REGULAR VACANCIES

26880/-

30130/-

AB3

30497/-

33747/-

AB4

31099/-

34349/-

AB5

31702/-

34952/-

AB6

32305/-

35555/-

AB7

32908/-

36158/-

AB8

34113/-

37363/-

AB9

35319/-

38569/-

AB10

36524/-

39774/-

AB11&AB12

37730

40980/-

 

 

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