Founded on 15th April 1923; revitalised under the leadership of the then Secretary General Com EX Jospeh in 1957, faced innumberable onslaughts by the bureaucracy of Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG of India; fought disruptions patronised by CAG many a time; champions the cause of audit and accounts employees, the Central Government employees and workers and toiling masses.
Monday, August 31, 2015
SEPTEMBER 2 ALL INDIA STRIKE--CONFEDERATION CIRCULAR
Make the 2nd September 2015 All India Strike a historic success.
We have placed on our website the synopsis of the discussion the leaders of the
Central Trade Unions had with the Group of Ministers on the 12 point charter of
demands. The Central Trade Unions evaluated the Government’s response to the
strike call and have come to the conclusion that in the absence of any tangible
result, the strike action must take place. The only issue on which there
had been a concrete proposal from the Government was on the question of raising
the bonus ceiling. In fact such an assurance has been given by the
earlier Government also. Due to the pressure exerted by the employing
class, the said assurance could not be translated into reality. To have
the assurance to be put into practice, the Bonus Act has to be amended and that
is possible only in the next session of the parliament. In other words,
if one is to believe the assurance held out by the Government on the question
of raising the ceiling for bonus computation, it can only have prospective
effect i.e. for the next year 2016. We firmly believe that the corporate
would not allow the present government to give effect to this assurance.
The acrimonious ceiling on bonus while allowing unlimited extraction of profit
for the companies is to be fought out through bitter struggles.
There had been no word from the Government on the question of rolling back its
proposals on the labour reforms. The proposed labour reforms will hurt the
working class most. The regularization of contract workers, payment of
minimum wage, ensuring statutory Pension benefit, the registration or
recognition of trade unions within a stipulated time limit to enable the
workers to have the right to collective bargaining, the non implementation of
the agreements reached at the various tripartite Labour conferences were some
of the significant issues on which the working class sought settlement.
The Group of Ministers has successfully eluded the issues. The BMS unions have
declared that they would withdraw from the strike action. Their decision
being political based is understandable, but is difficult to appreciate. We can
only hope against hope that they would realize the reality of the situation in
the days to come and become part of the joint struggles very soon.
The 7th CPC has sought further time to submit its report.
They are now likely to submit their report by 31st December,
2015. Given the way the commission had acted on this vital issue, we are
not certain of it. It is on the specious plea that they would be submitting
their report within the stipulated time, they had rejected our demand for
interim relief. They ought to have submitted an interim report to the
Government before seeking further time on the memorandum submitted by the Staff
Side on merger of DA and Interim relief. Even if the report is submitted
say by 31st December, 2015, which we feel is unlikely,
the Government is bound to take another six months to take a view on the
Commission’s recommendations. It is incumbent upon the National JCA
to meet immediately and take appropriate decision in the light of the
unexpected step taken by the Commission in seeking further time to submit its
report. They must go ahead with the decision to go on strike from 23rd November,
2015 demanding the Commission to submit urgently an interim report on merger of
DA and Interim relief.
There had been no positive steps taken by the government to revive the
functioning of the JCM at National or Departmental levels. There appears
to be no intention on their part to cause discussion on our charter of
demands. In this background we must revitalize and rejuvenate the
functioning of our Organizations at all levels. We have
received excellent reports of the strike preparation from all over the country.
DO EVERYTHING NEEDED TO MAKE
THE 2ND SEPTEMBER, STRIKE A STUPENDOUS SUCCESS.