Circular/Letter

All HMS affiliates of BHEL

 Sub:  Payment of Bonus and SIP for the year 2016-17  in respect of workmen

 Dear Comrades,

 BHEL Top Management Called The JCM  Meeting On 13th October 2017 At BHEL Head Quarter Office New Delhi to decide The Special Inventive Bonus to BHEL Employers for the year 2016-17.

At the outset the Chairmen explained the challenges faced by BHEL due to not getting orders and efforts are being made to get more and more orders. He also mentioned that BHEL got orders from Japanese company for manufacturing of electric Loco Motive at Jhansi. We have also got orders from Bangladesh. He also mentioned that in future the financial condition of the company will improve and this year we have come out from loss to profit but profit is very meager is 496 carores. Therefore He proposed SIP for 2016-17 Rs 10,000/- but we opposed the proposal and demanded Rs 20,000/- after our persuasion Management agreed to pay 15,000/- fifty percent more from the last year incentive Bonus It is for your information and for wide publicity amongst the BHEL Employees payment will be make by 17th October 2017.

 Yours Comradely,

Harbhajan Singh Sidhu

General Secretary

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DETAILED PROGRAMME OF CAMPAIGN TOWARDS PREPARATION FOR THE 3-DAY RELAY DHARNA BEFORE PARLIAMENT ON 9,10, 11 NOVEMBER 2017.

Activities

 

Time Table

Area of Activities

 

State/Sectoral

 

Joint Conventions

 

 

To be completed within

 

September 2017

 

All States

 

          Proposal For Activities

 

  • Massive Campaign – Leaflets,

Posters, stickers, wall writings

 

  • Campaign at factory gate/door to door

 

  • Joint Meetings/Joint demonstration/Joint Dharna/convention/Mass Programme

 

  • Sectoral joint programmes

 

 

 

States to decide jointly

 

 

To be completed within

October 2017

 

 

  • Ø Districts

 

  • Ø Sub Divisions

 

  • Ø Mandals/Taluks

 

  • Ø Blocks

 

  • Ø Cities

 

INTUC                               AITUC                         HMS                            CITU                                AIUTUC

 

                                      TUCC                  SEWA                          AICCTU                        LPF                                   UTUC

 

And Independent Federations of Workers and Employees

 

STATE AND SECTOR WISE DISTRIBUTION FOR MOBILISATION

FOR THE 3-DAY RELAY DHARNA BEFORE PARLIAMENT

ON 9-11 NOVEMBER 2017

DATE

9.11.2017

10.11.2017

11.11.2017

Sectors/

States

 

                 Punjab

                 Chandigarh

                 Western UP

                 Kerala

                 TN

                 Pondicherry

                 Rajasthan

                 Tripura

                 Manipur

 

  • Organised Sector

      Public Sector

      State and Central

      Government Employees,    

      Teachers

      Bank, Insurance, Telecom

      Industrial Sector

      Railway, Defence,

     Transport  

 

             Haryana

             AP

             Telangana

             Northern MP (Upto Gwalior)

             Gujarat

             Goa

             Chhattisgarh

             Assam

             Meghalaya

             Bihar

 

  • Unorganised Sector

      Construction

      MNREGA

      Traditional Industries

      Hawkers and vendors

  • Transport

 

 

            Delhi

            Karnataka

            Eastern UP

            Rest of MP

            Odisha

            Jharkhand

            West Bengal

            HP

            Uttarakhand

            Maharashtra

            Bihar

  • Scheme Workers

Anganwadi

Mid Day Meal

NCLP

  • Domestic Workers
  • Transport

 

 

This is the broad categorization of sectors and states.

 

The plans for mobilisations are to be finalized at the state level by the union according to their convenience.

 

 

INTUC                               AITUC                         HMS                            CITU                                AIUTUC

 

 

                                      TUCC                  SEWA                          AICCTU                        LPF                                   UTUC

And Independent Federations of Workers and Employees

 

 

On the Call of Central Trade Unions and Independent Federations

          3-Day Relay Dharna by Workers Before Parliament

 Against the Anti-People, Anti -National Policies of the NDA Government

9,10,11 November 2017

 An Appeal to All Workers of the Country

 

The massive National Convention of Workers held on 8th August 2017 at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi jointly organized by one but all the Central Trade Unions and independent federations of workers and employees decided to hold a massive three days non-stop relay dharna before Parliament on 9th, 10th and 11th November 2017.  This move is towards preparation for next higher phase of united struggles including indefinite countrywide strike action in the days to come. The National Convention also decided to extend full solidarity to the emerging struggles by farmers and agricultural workers throughout the country.

 

The anti-people and anti-worker policies of the Government at the centre are inflicting horrific miseries and hardships on the crores of common people from every walk of life. Closures of industries, aggravating unemployment and loss of livelihoods have become order of the day. Demonetisation by the government had further depressed the wages and perpetuated closure of Industries. Cut on wages and denial of social security, massive contractorisation of workforces are on the rise. The Govt-sponsored Scheme workers are being denied the workers’ status and rights.   Intensifying crisis in agriculture and farmers’ suicides and starvation deaths are further aggravating the situation. Hasty implementation of GST had aggravated the ever increasing price rise.

 

All these retrograde measures are being pushed through with fraudulent and deceptive postures and slogans of “sab ka vikas”, “achhe din”, “Make in India” etc and also invoking nationalistic sentiments, in order to befool the people with the help of noisy media campaign. The policy drives of the Government are jeopardizing self-reliant equitable growth of the country’s economy and promoting terrific inequality in the society. The entire policy architecture of the Government is designed to address the unlimited profit greed of indigenous and foreign private big corporates and also big landlords under the catchy cover of “ease of doing business”.   

 

The Government has been continuing to arrogantly ignore the 12 point Charter of Demands including minimum wage, social security, workers’ status and pay and facilities for the scheme workers, against privatization and mass scale contractorisation. The Constitutional and statutory provision for ensuring “same wages and benefits for same work” are being arrogantly denied to contract workers despite Supreme Court’s categorical judgment. Every segment of the public utility services like health, education, transport, Indian Railways, financial services, electricity, water etc are being pushed towards more outsourcing, privatization and commercialisation through PPP route to ensure big profit for the private corporates at the cost of common populace. Privatization of all strategic PSUs, including Defence Production, Public Sector Banks and Insurance and all modes of public transport, oil, minerals, port and dock, power etc through disinvestment, strategic sale, outsourcing in favour of private sector, promoting 100 per cent FDI in many vital and strategic sectors are increasing day by day. Moreover stripping all the cash rich PSUs from the investible cash reserves are added assaults.

 

Despite opposition of all the trade unions in the country irrespective of affiliations, the Government has been pushing through its pro-employer and utterly anti-worker labour law reforms, which is aimed at imposing the condition of slavery on the working people. The immediate adverse impact of the onslaught is overwhelming majority of country’s workforce, even in the organized sector, shall be thrown out of coverage of all basic labour laws, thereby empowering the employers’ class to further intensify exploitation of working forces.

 

Attack on Right to Association and Right to Collective bargaining is increasing day by day. The abrupt exclusion of INTUC, the biggest Central Trade Union in the country, from all tripartite, bipartite and international Forums is a serious attack on trade union rights by the present Government. 

 

The four Codes on Labour laws are being designed in that direction. The latest onslaught is the move to evolve a ’Social Security Code’ by dismantling and demolishing the existing statutory Social Security infrastructure under Employees Provident Fund Organization, Employees State Insurance Corporation and many other welfare statutes, abolition of workers welfare schemes related Cess, and usurp the huge social security fund subscribed by the workers amounting to more than Rs.20 lakh crores and make them available for the speculation in share market. And this atrocious step is taken under the most deceptive and fraudulent camouflage of ‘universalisation of social security’. The Code on Wages Bill 2017 already introduced in Parliament is designed to empower the employers with arbitrary flexibility even in respect of payment of wages to workers after getting the job done.

 

Attack on the Defence Sector is to destroy manufacturing capability and Research initiatives developed by the country over last six and half decades. The worst and most dubious is the game plan to outsource more than 50 per cent products including weapons and critical equipments, so long being produced by the Ordinance establishments.

 

Complete privatization of the Railways, step by step, are being pushed through. Operating private trains in the existing tracks built by Railways, privatization of 407 railway stations have already been decided by the Government. Railway Development Authority has already been constituted to execute this disastrous plan of privatizing railways. Railway fares which had already doubled in the last three years are going to be fully cost based meaning at least further doubling all passenger fares severely hurting the common people and benefiting the private profiteers.

 

Growing unemployment, underemployment and privatisation of public utilities multiplied the burden on the women workers. Propagation of retrograde ideas coupled with the commodification of women results in increasing violence against women and children.

 

Divisive campaign, propaganda, spreading hatred and killing of innocent people are carried out by the communal forces with open patronage of the Government and ruling polity of the day. The country is witnessing the conspiracy to create   unprecedented disruption of unity of the toiling people, so vital to carry forward the ongoing struggles based on our 12-point Charter of Demands. Such anti-national acts must be resisted at all costs and by all means, for protecting social harmony, national integrity and powerful unity of the toiling people.

 

The task before us is to mobilise the working people at every nook and corner of the Nation, organize joint conventions, rallies etc at the levels of states, districts, taluks, blocks and also various industry-level, to ensure massive mobilization from all over the country in the 3-Day Relay Dharna before Parliament on 9th, 10th and 11th November 2017.

 

The aim is to defeat the grave anti-national conspiracy to auction and mortgage the entire national economy in the interest of foreign capital with big Indian corporate as their junior partners. Further to expose the utterly anti-people, anti-worker and anti-national face of the present Government at the centre and rally the workers in tens and thousands in the dharna before Parliament.

 

The focus, along with others,  must be  to achieve  Rs 18000/ minimum wage, “same wage and benefits for same work” for all, workers status for scheme workers and comprehensive social security for unorganized sector workers without disturbing the existing social security structure and contractorisation& casualization in perennial nature of job, a determined struggle to decisively halt all privatization moves.

 

We appeal to all the trade unions in the country irrespective of affiliations to carry on intensive preparatory campaign to reach each and every worker to expose the utterly anti-people, anti-worker and anti-national face of the present Government at the centre and rally them in tens of thousands to the three days dharna in November 2017 and pave the way for further heightened countrywide actions including indefinite strike in the days to come. We also appeal to the entire working class in general to participate en masse in the joint campaign and struggle against the anti worker, anti people anti- national policies of the NDA government.

 

 

INTUC                        AITUC                      HMS                         CITU                AIUTUC

 

   TUCC                         SEWA                      AICCTU                      LPF                   UTUC

And Independent Federations of Workers and Employees

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HMS/DEL/           /2017                                                                     September  8   , 2017

Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar

Hob’ble Minister of State I/C

Labour & Employment.

Respected Sir,

Let me congratulate you on behalf of millions of workers of the nation on being appointed as Minister of State I/C Ministry of Labour and Employment. Which is not new to you as have looked after labour earlier also.

The working class of the country is looking up on you with great hopes and expectations. There are so many burning issues which need personal attention from the Hob’ble Minister. The Central Trade Unions have submitted a 12 point Joint Charter of Demands. Group of Ministers was formed by U.P.A Government and after the change of Government a group of 5 Ministers was appointed by N.D.A which had two meetings but nothing positive could emerge out of those meetings.  In addition to above the issue of labour laws amendment, scrapping of 44 central labour laws framing four labour codes, introducing 100% FDI in core sectors like Railway, Defence Production etc. Disinvestment from public sector undertaking, introducing small factories bill, fixed term employment, raising workers ceiling from 100 to 300 for obtaining prior permission for lockout closure under ID Act raising ceiling of workers from 20 to 40 in factories Act etc non implementation of agreed decisions of previous ILCS are some of the vital issues.

The Hind Mazdoor Sabha not only hopes but is confident that under your matured, experienced and dynamic leadership these issues would be discussed without any bais and amicable solution to the long pending genuine demands of the working class be arrived which will ensure harmonious industrial relations, Improved quality and productivity and may ultimately achieve the pride of being fast growing youngest nation of the world by 2022.

 Assuring our fullest cooperation.   

 With kind personal regards                                                                Yours faithfully

 

                                                                                                Harbhajan Singh Sidhu

                                                                                                  General Secretary

 

 

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NATIONAL CONVENTION OF WORKERS

8th August 2017, Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi

Adopted Declaration

The National Convention of Workers being held today, the 8th August 2017, in Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi jointly called by the ten Central Trade Unions, in association with all independent  National Federations of Workers and Employees of both Industrial and Service sectors, expresses serious concern over the deteriorating situation in the national economy due to the pro- corporate, anti-national and anti-people policies pursued by the Narendra Modi Government, grievously impacting the livelihood of the working people across the country.

This National Convention unanimously condemns in strongest terms the conspiratorial and authoritarian attack of the BJP Govt. to deprive the biggest Central Trade Union in the country, the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) from all representations in the tripartite and bipartite forums and committees, including in the international forum. This is nothing but a severe and heinous onslaught on the rights of the entire trade union movement. It will be unitedly fought back and national convention pledges for that.

The Convention notes with utter dismay that the Government has been continuing to arrogantly ignore the 12 point Charter of  Demands on minimum wage, social security, workers’ status and pay and facilities for the scheme workers, against privatization and mass scale contractorisation etc. being jointly pursued by the entire trade union movement of the country. Despite numerous nationwide joint strike actions, the most prominent being those of 2nd September 2015 and 2nd September 2016, participated by crores of workers against the policies of the Governments, the ruling regime at the centre has been increasing onslaught on the rights and livelihood of the working people of the country. Both the organized as well as unorganized sectors are victims alike.

Unemployment situation is getting aggravated with employment generation practically turned negative even in the most labour intensive sectors. The phenomenon of closure and shut-down of industries and the forecast of huge job-loss in the IT sector is adding fuel to the fire. Price-rise of essential commodities including public transport, electricity, medicines etc is mounting pressure on daily life of the people in general leading to widening as well as deepening impoverishment. Hasty implementation of GST has added fuel to fire.  Drastic cut in Government expenditure in social sector and various welfare schemes has made the conditions of workers, particularly those in unorganized sector more precarious.

The anti-labour authoritarian character of the Government is all the more evident in their refusal to implement even the consensus recommendations (in which the Government was also a party) of the successive Indian Labour Conferences in respect of equal pay and benefits for equal work for the contract workers, formulation of minimum wage on the norms agreed by 15th ILC/Supreme Court Judgment and workers status for the scheme workers viz., Anganwadi, Mid-Day-Meal and ASHA etc. Shockingly Modi Government is even refusing to implement the recent Judgments of the Supreme Court of the country on the most genuine issue of “equal wage and benefits for same work” and on EPS, 1995 on contribution and calculation of pension on actual pay and dearness allowance.

Despite opposition of all the trade unions in the country irrespective of affiliations, the Government has been aggressively pushing through its programme of pro-employer and utterly anti-worker labour law reforms which is aimed at imposing the condition of slavery on the working people. The latest onslaught is the move to evolve a ’Social Security Code’ by dismantling and demolishing the existing statutory Social Security infrastructure under Employees Provident Fund Organization, Coal Mines Provident Fund and Employees State Insurance Corporation and many others welfare statutes, abolition of welfare related cess, and usurp the huge social security fund subscribed by the workers amounting to more than Rs.20 lakh crore and make them available for the speculation in share market under the most deceptive and fraudulent camouflage of ‘universalisation of social security’.

Privatization of all strategic PSUs, including Defence Production, Public Sector Banks and Insurance and also Railways, public road transport, oil, power etc through disinvestment, strategic sale, outsourcing in favour of private sector, promoting 100 per cent FDI in many vital and strategic sectors are increasing day by day. Moreover stripping all the cash rich PSUs from the investible cash reserves are added assaults. In fact Defence Sector privatization move is actually designed to destroy manufacturing capability and Research initiatives developed by the country over last six and half decades. The worst and most dubious is the game plan to outsource more than 50 per cent products including weapons and critical equipments, so long being produced by the Ordinance establishments. Complete privatization of the Railways, step by step, are going on. Operating private trains in the existing tracks built by Railways is being permitted. Moreover free access to railway yards, sheds and workshops for maintenance of private coaches, wagons and engines etc are being offered to private operators. Already 23 railway stations in all metro cities have been shortlisted for privatisation. Railway employees shall be worst victims of privatization in terms of job security, democratic trade union rights and protection of achievements in the areas of pay, perks, social security etc. Like Central Electricity Regulatory Authority (CERC), a Railway Development Authority (RDA) has been created. Given the sky-rocketing increase in electricity tariff by CERC, under RDA railway fare and goods freight is poised to be hiked hurting the common people and benefiting the private profiteers.

Public sector Banks are under attack through various legislative and executive measures. The ultimate target of the Government is privatization and to extend undue favour to the same private corporate crooks, whose default of paying back the loan has put the banking sector in severe difficulties. The retrenchment of contractual employees has been resorted to already in some banks. Insurance sector is also under such attack. Legislative measures to pave the way of privatization of our major ports are also in the advanced stage. CPSUs even including the core and strategic sectors like Energy, Petroleum, Telecom, Metal, Mining, Machine Building, Road, Air and Water Transport, Port & Dock and more are under the privatization onslaught of the Government. The Convention notes that workers of these industries are fighting sectoral battle unitedly. United struggles have been launched by the workers and employees of Government Services Sector including the Scheme Workers as a whole. The Convention extends full support to these struggles.

Attempts are being made by the state governments to dismantle Public sector road transport by issuing route- permits to private parties. The central government intends to get the new Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2017 hastily passed in the current session of parliament which will allow wholesale privatisation of road transport. The convention while taking note of the protest action by transport workers, condemns the state govts. and central govt’s anti people and anti worker moves in the transport sector.

The National Convention of Workers extends full solidarity to the fighting farmers in various states as well as under the Joint National Forums of Peasants’ Organizations. It is the same set of pro-corporate, pro-landlord policies which have created a severe crisis in agriculture, biggest livelihood provider in the economy leading to continuing increase in spate of suicides.

This National Convention of Workers records its strong denunciation against the communal and divisive machinations on the society being carried on with the active patronage of the Government machinery under the present polity. The peace loving secular people in the country are facing a stark situation of terror and insecurity all around. Communal forces are cultivating an atmosphere of conflicts within the society on non-issues. It is disrupting the unity of the workers and the toiling people in general, so vital to carry forward the ongoing struggles based on our 12-point Charter of Demands as detailed above. Working class must raise their strong voice of protest.

The situation before the nation is the deepening all round attack on the rights and livelihood of the working class and the toiling people in general by the private corporate friendly Government of the day. On the other hand the working class has achieved solid unity of the trade union movement and also achieved unprecedented response in the ongoing struggles including the strikes actions opposing such suicidal anti-people policies.

The task before the Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions and independent national federations is to further intensify the surging struggles in various sectors through a concerted united agitation and mobilization at national level to be followed by countrywide general strike action as a culmination and consolidation of all sectoral struggles. The National Convention of workers therefore adopts the following programmes:

1.        To work for achieving and accelerating united struggles in all the sectors of the economy on respective demands, which has already begun

2.        To Organize Block/District/Industrial Centres/State level massive campaign, mobilisation and convention in preparation to central mobilization to be followed

3.        Massive three days dharna at National Capital on 9th,10th and 11th Nov. to be attended by lakhs of workers from all over the country.

4.        The National Convention calls upon the working people to prepare for indefinite countrywide strike action against the anti people, anti national activities of the Govt.

The National Convention calls upon working people across the sectors and throughout the country irrespective of affiliations to make the above programmes a total success. 

        INTUC                 AITUC                       HMS                         CITU                AIUTUC

        TUCC                  SEWA                    AICCTU                     UTUC                   LPF

And Independent Federations of Workers and Employees

 

 

 

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RESOLUTION ADOPTED IN THE MEETING OF TEN CTU’s on 20th July, 2017

(INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, UTUC, LPF, SEWA).

Ten Central Trade Unions of India express their deep concern and strongest anguish on the indifferent, reluctant attitude of the Union Government and the Ministry of Defence towards long pending genuine demands of millions of civilian employees of Defence across the country who with their sincere, honest, dedicated, committed services ensure the soldier on front line timely, adequate back support they need by providing quality goods manufactured by State owned Ordnance Factories with no interference what so ever from any private, corporate or multinational companies.

The present Government under pressure of Domestic/Global Corporate Houses has taken decisions which are making “U turns”. The labour friendly provisions of various labour legislations which were achieved after decades of struggle and discussions and were generally in conformity of International Standard are being diluted /amended or snatched. Sometimes in the name of “Ease of doing business”. Sometimes for bringing more FDI and on some occasions to promote PPP.

The present Government decided to introduce 100% FDI in Defence Production, Railways and other such vital industries. Despite joint protest by the unions, the Govt. has gone ahead for implementation. The govt. has de-notified around 182 items produced by defence units as noncore and out sourced these items to private parties. It will put more than 22000 workers and their families on street. The government has an eye on vast land available with defence organisation for its commercial use by private players. It is learnt that a set of another around 100 defence products is under scanner.

Ten Central Trade Unions have been opposing, protesting against privatisation of PSUs, disinvestment, FDI in these sectors .The unions have raised the issue at all levels National and International.

Four lakh civilian defence employees under the banner of All India Defence Employees Federation have been fighting for redressal of their long pending genuine demands which include.

  • No privatisation, FDI or outsourcing in Defence
  • Roll back order identifying 182 items ordnance factorie’s products as “Non core”
  • Filling up of all vacancies.
  • Scrap NPS. etc.

Civilian Defence employees have been raising these issues since long. They have exhausted all peaceful democratic means of protest like demonstration, meeting, sending memorandum, meeting with higher authorities but the Government is not heeding.

The Civilian employees of defence are so disciplined that even with thumping support from across the country and sister workers organisations they have not lost the patience and decided to hold a “relay hunger strike” with effect from 3rd July 2017 to 14th August, 2017 at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi to signal how much the defence employees are attached with their demands.

The Relay Hunger Strike programme was inaugurated by Shri. Sharad Yadav M.P and former Vice President of AIDEF. Com Harbhajan Singh Sidhu General Secretary HMS, Com Amarjeet Kaur, Secretary, AITUC, Com. Tapan Sen M.P, General Secretary, CITU, Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra, General Secretary, AIRF, Com. D.Raja, MP, Com. Jayadevan M.P, Shri Digvijay Singh M.P, Champa Verma HMS, Dr. B.V. Vijyalakshmi AITUC, Vidya Sagar Giri, secretary, AITUC, S. Sudhakar Reddy, former MP, and general secretary CPI, Hannan Mollah former MP, and several other prominent persons have also addressed the Relay hunger strike.

Other sectoral unions/ federations/ associations, such as from banks, insurance, telecom etc. have also visited the strikers and addressed them.

Ten Central Trade Unions of the country deplore the reluctant anti workers attitude of Government towards genuine long pending demands of civilian employees of defence, salute the brave, disciplined civilian defence workers across the nation for their active participation and involvement in the programme chalked out by All India Defence Employees Federation. Activists of Ten Central Trade Unions are fully involved to make the programme a grand success an eye opener to the Government.

Central trade unions appeal to all the industrial federations/ associations and other unions and all the sections of the society to render their support to the movement of civilian defence employees. 

 Sd/            

INTUC  AITUC      HMS       CITU    AIUTUC       AICCTU     TUCC       UTUC

SEWA LPF

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HMS/DEL/            /2017                                                                      July 22, 2017

Hon’ble Minister of Defence,

Government of India,

South Block,

New Delhi.

Sub: Redressal of long pending genuine demands of civilian employees of Defence protest against privatization of Defence Product.

 Respected Sir,

You may be aware that more than 4 lakh defence civilian employees of the nation are aggrieved by indifferent attitude of Government of India, Ministry of Defence for their long pending genuine demands and instead of solving the problems the Government unilaterally started privatization of Defence product. So far around 182 Defence Products manufactured by Ordnance Factories have been notified as “none core” and out sourced to private players putting lakh  of civilian defence employees engaged in 41 Ordnance Factories and their family on street.

The civilian defence employees are on relay Hunger Strike ;since 3rd of July 2017 upto 14th August, 2017 under the Banner of All India Defence employees Federation prior to this step they have exhausted all other peaceful, democratic means of expressing their resentment, anguish and very high degree of confidence to fight the injustice. Even today the lot is peaceful and disciplined.

The Relay Hunger Strike has got immense support from all sections of the society including Parliamentarians, Media, Trade Unions, NGOs and others.

It was only on 18th July that Secretary  Defence, Shri   Sanjay Mitra met a delegation of all India Defence employees Federation but nothing positive could emerge out of the meeting. However, the Defence Secretary assured further discussions on the issues.

Sir, it has been established during last more than six months and specially since 3rd July 2017 that how close to heart of  civilian employers of Defence is the issue of privatization of Defence Production.

I, on behalf of Hind Mazdoor Sabha request your goodself for your personal intervention in the matter and to sort out the burning issues.

With high regards,  

                                                                                                              Yours faithfully,

                                                                                                            

                                                                                                     (Harbhajan Singh Sidhu)

                                                                                                           General Secretary

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HMS/DEL/        /2017                                                                                  20 July, 2017

Shri Narender Modi,

Hon’ble Prime Minister of India

South Block, New Delhi – 110011.

 

Sub:- Riders attached for revision of wages of central P.S.U employees regarding.

 Respected Sir,

 

            The 3rd P.R.C has submitted it’s recommendations way back in Dec. 2016 but the same have not yet been implemented nor wage negotiation for non executive employees of  Central Public Sector under takings have started so far, probably for want of approval and necessary guide lines from D.P.E.

            It is also learnt that the committee of secretaries in a meeting held in the month of May 2017, proposals of 3rd P.R.C were accepted and recommended. The most derogatory part of 3rd P.R.C report attached with the recommendation was a clause of “Affordability condition”.

            This condition is against the interests of the workers and will in long run be detrimental to the interests of the industry too. Only workers cannot be held responsible for decline in profit or decline in getting orders or for that purpose decline in quality of product as they are not having any say or control on the factors affecting orders. Material to be purchased, timely supply of standard material, quality check system, there is no role of monitoring for workers in “entire tender process”. Planning of the work etc. It will be unfair to held responsible any party for a laps where it has no say.

            It has been made clear in para VII of chapter IV of wage polices issued during 7th round of wage negotiation for unorganised workers in CPSUS w.e.f 1.1.2017 para 6 of annexure 11 of DPE letter No 2(49)/98-DPE (WC) dated 25.6.99 also recognises revision of wages of PSU in losses also

            It is submitted that such conditions if enforced will demoralise the employees, an environment of misunderstanding, suspicion, collision will develop which will ultimately reflect on the quantity, quality, cost and production of the unit adversely that may have telling effect on national economy.

            Your good self not only believe but are engaged to give adequate pace and direction to the economy of the country. I am sure would never like or support any such hindrance which may put P.S.U in back gear.

            May therefore request your kind self for your immediate personal interference to save the workers from demoralisation and so also the industries from going sick.

With kind personal regards,                                                                  Yours sincerely       

                                                                                                           

                                                                                                     Harbhajan Singh Sidhu

                                                                                                          General Secretary

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23rd June 2017

INTUC                                    AITUC                                    HMS                           CITU

AIUTUC         AICCTU          TUCC              UTUC             SEWA                        LPF

NATIONAL CONVENTION OF WORKERS ON 8TH AUGUST 2017

The joint meeting of Central Trade Unions held on 2nd June 2017 at INTUC Office, New Delhi expressed serious concern over the anti-worker and anti-people policies of the Central Govt in the form of rampant violation of labour laws coupled with aggressive move to change all the labour laws completely in favour of employers, attack on trade union rights, mass scale contractorisation of and casualisation of workforce, desperate move of privatization of all public sector units in the strategic and core sector of the economy and important public utilities, drastic cut in expenditure on all welfare schemes and at the same denial of statutory minimum wages and basic social security benefit to the Scheme workers viz., anganwadi, mid-day-meal, ASHA etc, reckless entry of 100% FDI and private corporate sector in the strategic sectors like Railways, Defence, Port & Dock and Coal non-revision of minimum wages as per consensus recommendations of Indian Labour Conference etc  and their severe impact on the working people of the country in the form of increasing unemployment and joblosses, closure of industries, increasing retrenchments, increasing prices of essential commodities, increasing attack on trade union and labour rights and many other ways. The CTUOs also reviewed the suggestions surfaced in the consultation meeting of the major employees Federations from all the sectors of economy, industries and services. It was noted that already united struggles are taking place in different industries and service sectors against the same policies of the Govt and its impact on the concerned sectors.

 

The CTUOs condemns the Govt for non-implementation of commitments given to the organizations of central govt employees, including Railways, Defence and Postal on their wages,allowances and service related issues. 

 

The CTUOs expressed solidarity to the ongoing struggles in various sectors and conceived the urgent need of deciding the programme of united countrywide movement and joint preparatory campaign for the same.

 

It was decided that a massive National Convention of Workers will be held on 8th August 2017 at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi from 11 am onward to discuss and decide the course of joint campaign and countrywide united struggle. 

 

The CTUOs call upon all the trade unions and workers in general irrespective of affiliations to join and participate in the National Convention of Workers on 8th August 2017 to decide the next course of united struggles.

 

 

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Press Statement

Central Trade Unions

Condemns the Govt for inflicting Miseries on the PeopleThrough Unprepared Demonitisation Calls Upon Trade Unions and Workers to Agitate and Protest

The joint meeting of the Central Trade Unions  held in INTUC Office at New Delhi on 22nd November 2016 expressed grave concern over the disaster on common peoples’ life owing to  current drive of demonitisation of Rs 500/- and Rs 1000/- currency notes in most irresponsible manner without adequate preparation by the Govt of India.

The Govt of India claimed the action of demonitisation has been for  curbing black money economy and corruption. The Central Trade Unions have also been demanding concrete and effective action against black-money which is being generated through evasion and non-payment of due taxes and various unfair business practices like over-invoicing and under-invoicing in trade and exchanges, speculative practices etc including depriving the workers and common people of their legitimate dues being carried on by the big-business and corporate houses, both domestic and foreign with active patronage of the Govt. The CTUOs also have demanded concrete action on recovering  of huge accumulation of black money created within the country and stashed in foreign banks and stringent exemplary punishment of the concerned offenders to which present Govt is commitment bound. Nothing has been done yet in that direction.  

Instead of that, sudden cancellation of 85% of the currency in circulation with effect from 8th November 2016 midnight and utter failure of the Govt to fill up the void created in respect of currency availability created disaster and unimaginable miseries in the life and livelihood of the common people enmasse. It has been

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