...................................... (Associate Member of National Federation of Postal Employees) ......................,.................
......... An organisation born with the ideals of Trade Union democracy and Unity & United struggle for the emancipation of GDS..
GDS UNIONS' INDEFINITE STRIKE WILL CONTINUE ............
NO SETTLEMENT IN THE
DISCUSSION WITH SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
STRIKE WILL CONTINUE
RELAY HUNGER FAST AT DIVISIONAL
LEVEL FROM 06-06-2018
(04-06-2018) Secretary,Department of
Posts called the three striking Unions (AIPEU-GDS, AIGDSU & NUGDS) for
discussion at 04.00 pm. Three GDS General Secretaries and some office bearers
went for discussion. Secretary, Posts told that if the striking unions give a
letter withdrawing the indefinite strike, he is ready to take them to the
Minister, Communications for discussion.
clearly told that the condition that first withdrawing the strike and then
discussion with Minister is not acceptable to them.
responsibletrade unions can accept such
a condition. Earlier on one occasion when one Union had a bitter experience. They gave withdrawal letter as a
precondition for talk with Minister. Department has immediately put the withdrawal letter
in their website and strike fizzled out even before discussion with Minister.
With that experience in mind, Unions told Secretary, Posts that giving withdrawal
letter first is not possible.
The three GDS Unions, then gave a signed letter
to the Secretary, Department of Posts, in which we made it clear that we are
ready to defer the strike if our request in the letter is accepted by the
Secretary (Posts) or Hon’ble Minister. The contents of the letter given to
Secretary, Department of Posts by the three General Secretaries is reproduced
refer the discussion you had with us. If Secretary, Department of Posts or Hon’ble
Minister for Communications assure us positive settlement of our demands within
a reasonable time frame as already communicated by us, we are ready to defer
the strike. Minutes of the discussion and assurance of Secretary, Department of
Posts may be given if settlement comes at Secretary, Posts level.
To facilitate end to the strike a
definite assurance will serve good purpose to satisfy the members”.
It can be
seen from the above that all three GDS unions have taken a reasonable and
positive stand. Nobody can blame that theUnions are unreasonable.
reviewing the strike situation in all Circles and also after reviewing the
stand taken by the Department, all the three GDS Unions unanimously decided to
continue the strike till an honourable settlement is reached. (BMS union is
also continuing the strike. We don’t know whether discussion is held with them
requested to make maximum efforts to ensure 100% strike in all Circles /
Unions has given a call for relay hunger fast at Divisional level from 6th
June 2018. All Divisional Secretaries and Circle / All India Office bearers are
requested to commence indefinite relay hunger fast infront of all Divisional
Offices from 06th June 2018 onwards.