EXTENDS SOLIDARITY SUPPORT
TO THE INDEFINITE STRIKE
We reproduce below the letter of solidarity support issued by the IPO/ASPOs Association
BE READY TO SUPPORT 5TH JULY STRIKE
Copy of letter on the decision taken by CHQ to extend support to the proposed indefinite strike call given by Postal JCA is reproduced below for the information of IPASP with the request to act accordingly.
No.CHQ/ IPASP/JCA/2011 Dated 03.06.2011
Sub: EXTENSION OF SUPPORT TO THE PROPOSED INDEFINITE STRIKE CALL GIVEN BY POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION.
As all of us are well aware the Postal Joint Council of Action comprising NFPE, FNPO and GDS Unions has given a joint call for indefinite strike from July 5th 2011. The Department is going ahead with the Mail Network Optimisation Project recommended by the multinational consultancy called Mckinsey, which will have for-reaching implications. Thousands of Post Offices and RMS Sorting Offices are under the threat of closure. Unfortunately, the Department is not ready to take the employees or their Unions/Associations into confidence while implementing such measures. The other issues raised in the charter of demands are also equally important.
The Inspector, Posts cadre is one of the most neglected cadre in the Department. We are forced to work day and night for achieving targets fixed by the superiors, in addition to our day-to day inspection and other routine work without any extra remuneration. We are doing an excellent work as the middle level managers. Inspite of all this, our genuine demands for up-gradation of Grade Pay and better promotional avenues have not yet been considered positively by the Department. Our minimum demands for up-gradation of Grade Pay for Inspector, Posts and cadre restructuring to ensure better promotional avenues are still pending. We are in dark when these demands will be accepted by the Department for implementation. Our letters and memorandums are not being considered in a positive manner. There is great resentment among the IPs and ASPs working through out the country against the attitude of the Department.
We are seriously considering the appeal from the Postal JCA to join the strike. Pending decision by our Central Working Committee, we hereby extend our full and whole hearted support to the proposed indefinite strike from July 5th. We like to make it clear that we shall not act as strike breakers. However, it is also made clear that we shall work within the sphere of duties of Inspector, Posts cadre only in the event of the strike.
i) All CHQ Office Bearers / Circle Secretaries for information.
ii) Secretary General, NFPE/FNPO for information.
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