The minutes of COC meeting held on 19th September 2013 held at Postal Accounts office at GPO Bangalore.
The meeting presided over by Com S.Radhakrishna working President COC Karnataka. It was well attended meeting after a long time we could see large section of employees participated in the meeting.
Com S.Radhakrishna working President COC Karnataka welcomed the members for the meeting and addressed the meeting, he informed that the importance of the 19th September day , on the 45th anniversary of the historic 1968 September 19th strike demanding need based minimum wage and demand for DA he payed respectful homage to the seventeen cg employees who were brutally killed by the ruling class by firing, lathicharge etc. of military and paramilitary forces at pathankot , bikaner, indraprastha bhavan delhi & guwahati . And explained the need for 7th CPC he also informed that Confederation is the torch bearer of the CG movement and made an appeal to make the strike ballot a success. He also informed that strike ballot dates has been rescheduled to November 10th to 13 instead of September 25th so that more time is available for campaign and urged all affiliates to effectively campaign.
Com P.S.Prasad General Secretary COC Karnataka welcomed the members for the meeting. He expressed satisfaction of Dharna program and requested members to extend the same support in other programs and informed that the present DA system and Consumer price Index is not helping the employees as only 50% of the actual price rise is compensated by way of DA. There is also a move by the Government to introduce new CPI and by which the present DA system will further hamper.
He also informed the need of 7th CPC as DA will cross 100% in Jan 2014 and CPI has crossed over 125 points. The Bank, LIC, Public sector employees are getting wage revision every five years.
The need for DA merger which will be the immediate relief for CG employees as 7th CPC implementation will take a few years time. The 7th CPC demand and DA merger including for GDS employees are most important demand of CG employees. Since Railway unions AIRF and NFIR have given a call for strike ballot we should prepare our rank and file for strike and strike ballot.
Com S.S.Manjunath Circle secretary AIPEU Group “C” addressed the meeting and expressed support to strike ballot and also directed the NFPE divisional units to participate in strike ballot & remit the COC subscriptions directly to COC General Secretary.
The following decisions were taken in COC meeting :
The tour of each districts and all offices are to be conducted with the help of NFPE and ITEF leadership.
Posters and hand bills will be printed as and when required for effective campaign of strike.
An appeal has been made to all affiliates of COC Karnataka to contribute at the rate of Rs 5 per member as subscription for the year 2013-14.
It was decided to participate in 25th September Trade Union Rally at Bangalore and other district head quarters starting from Railway station at 10.30 am.
To participate in trade union classes at Mumbai to be held on 15th November as per Confederation CHQ directions .
To participate in women’s convention to be held at New Delhi on November 25 & 26, Com R.Seethalakshmi and Com Julliana Vincent will coordinate.
Com Umesh Kamatagi has been inducted as Assistant Secretary in place of Com K.S.Madhusudhan.
COC meeting demanded additional holiday for Dasara on 14th October.
Com R.Seethalakshmi Vice President COC Karnataka proposed vote of thanks and made an appeal to all to participate in strike ballot, she also requested all affiliates to participate in COC meeting and programs.
Working President General Secretary