FIRST TIME IN HISTORY 100% GDS WENT ON STRIKE
FROM KASHMIR TO KANYA KUMARI
FROM GUJRAT TO NORTH EAST
ENTIRE GDS ARE ON STRIKE
IN MANY CIRCLES DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEES
WENT ON COMPLETE STRIKE
THIRD ROUND DISCUSSIONS HELD TODAY ALSO FAILED
First time in the history, entire GDS employees numbering about more than two and a half lakh went on strike closing down 1,29,500 Branch Post Offices. In an exemplary show of solidarity in many circles the departmental employees too joined the strike and made it 100% success.
The rock like unity of the GDS has compelled the Department to hold three round discussions with the striking GDS union on 18th, 21st & 22nd. Secretary, Department of Posts, Director General, Posts, Addl. DG Posts and other senior officers were present.
Today Regional Labour Commissioner called for conciliatory meeting and all the unions attended the meeting. Senior Officers of the department were also present.
The demand of the unions to give a written assurance regarding the date of implementation of Kamalesh Chandra Committee will be implemented was not acceptable to the department and hence the talks failed. Instead of giving clear out assurance, the Officers went on requesting the Unions to call off or defer the strike.
All the Unions unanimously rejected the appeal of the department and decided to go ahead with the indefinite strike.
While congratulating the rank and file workers and leaders who are working day and night to make the strike a grand success, we request you all to continue the effort to keep the percentage of the strike 100% till the Govt and Department come forward for an honourable settlement.
With struggle greetings,