ALL INDIA RAILWAYMEN'S FEDERATION
4, State Entry Road,
Dated : February 13, 2013No.AIRF/376
The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,
Sub: Support to “General Strike” proposed by the Central Trade Unions
As you are aware that the 88th Annual Conference of All India Raliwaymen's Federation, met at Vishakhapatnam from 18th to 20th December, 2012, had decided to reiterate its all out support to the programme drawn in the National Convention of all the Central Trade Unions, held on 4th September, 2012 at Talkalora Stadium, New DeIhi (Resolution No.5). It has, therefore, been decided by the All India Railwaymen’s Federation to extend its fullest support to the countrywide two days “General Strike” proposed by the Central Trade Unions on 20th and 21st
February, 2013 on the following demands:
1. No contractonsation of works of permanent/perennial nature of wages and benefits to the contract workers
at the same rate as available to the regular workers of the industry/establishment.
2. Amendment of Minimum Wages Act to ensure universal coverage irrespective of the schedules and fixation of statutory minimum wage at not less than Rs. 10,000 linked with Cost Price Index.
3. Remove all ceilings on payment and eligibility of Bonus, Provident Fund: Increase the quantum of gratuity.
4. Assured pension for all.
5. Compulsory registration of the Trade Unions within a period of 45 days and mediate ratification of the ILO Conventions Nos.87 and 98.
You are, therefore, advised to conduct gate meetings, demonstrations, dharnas, protest rallies etc, at all the important places to ensure our solidarity to CTUs’ call of two days’ "General Strike”.
In this connection, we are also enclosing herewith a copy of the appeal made by all the Central Trade Unions.
End: As above
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)