MINISTER OF STATE FOR
LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
SHRAM SHAKTI BHAWAN,
NEW DELHI - 110119
23rd May, 2015To
All Central Trade Unions
This is with reference to the 10(+2) point charter of Demands submitted by Central Trade Unions to the Government on 24th June, 2014 and 15th September 2014. In pursuance of the said demands, a meeting was held on 15th May, 2015 with the Central trade Unions, which was chaired by me alongwith Hon'ble Minister of State (IC) for Petroleum and Hon'ble Minister of State(IC) of Power. Prior to the said meeting, a meeting was also held with all Central Trade Union along with Hon'ble Minister of State for Finance.
Consequent to the said meeting, I had met with Hon'ble prime Minister and informed him about the charter of demands and issues & concerns raised by the Trade Unions. Hon'ble Prime Minister advised me that detailed discussions be held with all Central Trade Unions through a Committee of Ministers. I am happy to announce that the Prime Minister Office has constituted a committee comprising of Finance Minister, Minister of State Independent Charge for Petroleum and Natural Gas an Minister of State Independent Charge for Power, Minister of State Prime Minister office and myself to address all issues raised by the Central Trade Unions.
We shall be visiting Geneva for the International Labour Conference in June and immediately after return from Geneva, we shall organize two days meeting with the Central Trade Unions to carry out threadbare discussions on each of the charter of demands given by the Unions.
I would like to reiterate that the amendments of are taken up only after detailed deliberations and discussions with the Central Trade Unions in the Tripartite meetings and the suggestions of the Trade Unions are given due consideration. I am enclosing a copy of the press note being released by me which indicates action taken so far on the Charter of Demands.
In of above, I would expect your full cooperation in the endeavor to achieve not only the twin objectives of transparency and accountability but also safe guard the interest of the workers.