Friday, 22 February 2013

Withholding of 10% of Gratuity from the retiring Central Govt. Employees - Clarification

CLICK HERE to view Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare OM NO.20/16/1998-P&PW(F) dated 19th February, 2013 on the above subject matter.

Feb 20 and 21st strike Grand Success

Congratulations to all Postal and RMS employees who made the two days nationwide strike a thundering success. About 1,50,000 Postal and RMS offices including Branch Post offices remained closed for two days. About more than five lakhs employees including GDS struck work. Though the strike will be over tonight, the struggle against the anti-worker policies will continue. Let us keep this unity and fighting spirit intact.

Unity for Struggle, and struggle for unity.
Thank you, Thank you all.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Strike updates

Govt-trade unions talks fail, stir as scheduled on Feb.20, 21
The talks held by the government with the representatives of 11 Central trade unions here on Monday night to urge the unions to withdraw the February 20, 21 nation-wide strike call has failed and the unions have announced that the protest will be held as scheduled.
INTUC president G. Sanjeeva Reddy, who participated in the talks, told The Hindu that the government representatives — Defence Minister A.K. Antony, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Labour Minister Mallikarjun Kharge — had wanted the unions to postpone the strike and said their demands could be discussed later in detail.
“However we told the government that it should at least accept some of the ten demands put forth by us. As the government was not willing to further discuss any of the demands, the talks failed and we have no option except to go ahead with the strike as announced,” he said.
The trade unions will meet in Delhi today to discuss how to successfully organise the stir, Mr. Reddy said.
The trade unions have given notice for a two-day strike on February 20 and 21 protesting the price rise, inflation, poor employment generation, lack of adequate social security for unorganised sector workers, among other things.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013


Cabinet Minister for Labour &Minster of States for Labour held discussion with Central leaders on 13-02-2013. On the charter of demands. Discussion failed as Central Government is not ready to concede the demands. All the Trade Union Leaders unanimously decided to go ahead with the two days strike.