Dear Comrades! Postal JCA has called upon the postal workers to lodge nationwide protest on 5.10.2007 in defense of RRR Candidates. The call is as under:
POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
I Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi 110001
FEDERATION OF NATIONAL POSTAL ORGANISATIONS
T-24, Atul Grove, New Delhi 110001
No JCA/12(e)/07 Dated 28.9.2007
1. All General Secretaries of NFPE & FNPO
2. All Circle / Divisional /Branch Secretaries
of NFPE / FNPO Unions
NATIONWIDE PROTEST DAY – 05.10.07
HOLD PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS AND SEND TELEGRAMS / SAVINGRAMS/ E-POSTS TO SECRETARY POSTS AND MINISTER COMMUNICATIONS
Dear Comrades / Colleagues,
The Department of Posts has filed SLP in the Supreme Court of India against the judgment of Madras High Court upholding the earlier CAT Chennai Judgment which directed the Department to absorb all the RRR Candidates recruited under Compassionate Appointment Rules to Group C and D posts. This move of filing SLP is in blatant violation of the commitment held out to the leaders of the Postal Joint Council of Action by the DG Posts during the negotiations on the eve of April 2007 Indefinite Strike.
This anti worker action of the Department of Posts will smash all confidence and faith in any negotiations with the Postal Board for all times to come. It was the solemn word of the Director General of Posts during the talks that the issue of absorption of RRR Candidates will be settled irrespective of the verdict of the Honourable Madras High Court whether it is in favour of the department or staff side. The Judgment that had followed the negotiations went in favour of the RRR Candidates. The Honourable Madras High Court dismissed the appeal of the Department and pronounced a judgment upholding the CAT judgment to absorb all the RRR Candidates in the Department. The Department, in utter violation of the assurance held out during the strike negotiations, has now preferred an SLP in the Apex Court to further delay the absorption of the wards of poor deceased postal employees who were recruited and imparted training and engaged regularly for more than 10 to 12 years.
The Postal Joint Council of Action strongly protests the action of the Department of Posts and calls upon the entirety of the postal workers to come out in strong protest against the treachery of the Postal Board to violate its own assurance during strike negotiations. The Postal Joint Council of Action calls upon the postal employees to hold massive protest demonstrations on 05.10.2007 at the level of all branches / divisions / regional offices / and Circle offices to demand immediate withdrawal of the SLP filed in the Supreme Court and to absorb all RRR Candidates against regular posts of Group C and D without further delay as assured during the talks in April 2007.
The Postal JCA also calls upon the rank and file workers to send protest Telegrams / Savingrams / e-posts to the Secretary, Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi 110001 and to the Honourable Minister of Communications and IT, Electronic Niketan, C.G.O. Complex, New Delhi 110003 as follows.
Note: All Circle Secretaries of both the Federations are requested to circulate this circular in their respective Circle.
Secretary General NFPE