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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Notice for August 20th strike & demands



Manishinath Bhawan
A/2/95 Rajouri Garden

New Delhi. 110 027

Phone: 011 2510 5324

Fax 011 2510 5324

Mobile: 98110 48303

Conf/ D-9/2007 Dated: 3rd August, 2008


The Cabinet Secretary,

Rastrapathy Bhawan Annexe,

New Delhi – 110 001.

Dear Sir,

This is to give notice that the employees who are members of the affiliates of the Confederation of Central Government employees and workers will go on a day's strike on 20th August, 2008. The Demands in pursuance of which the employees will embark upon the one day strike action is enclosed.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,


Secretary General.

Enclosure, Charter of Demands.

The demands adopted by National convention of Central and State Government employees and University, college and School teachers on 8th July, 2008

1)Accept the modifications suggested by the Staff Side JCM in the Standing Committee meeting held on 7th May, 2008 and implement the 6th CPC recommendations accordingly.

2)Afford right to strike to Government employees

3)Withdraw the new contributory Pension scheme and extend the existing defined benefit pension scheme to all Govt. employees including those recruited after 1.1.2004.

4)Stop privatization, corporatisation and downsizing of Government department and abandon the neo-liberal economic policies.

The Demands adopted in National Convention of Trade Unions on 13 May 2008

Take urgent step to contain price-rise through (a) universalizing the public distribution system throughout the country to cater all essential commodities at controlled price through PDS, (b) ban on futures and forward trading in all essential commodities, (C) reduction of tax in petrol and diesel, (d) stringent action against hoarding and black marketing.

Strict implementation of all labour laws particularly in respect
of minimum wages, working hours, social security and safety and stringent action against all cases of violations; stop contractorisation and outsourcing

Scope of the Unorganised Sector Workers Social Security Bill pending in Parliament should be expanded to cover all unorganised sector workers irrespective of BPL or APL category to ensure a national minimum social security benefit for them as per unanimous recommendation of the National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector (NCEUS) and the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour with Central Govt Funding.

Farmers Loan Waiver Scheme to be extended to loans from private moneylenders; nationalized banks to extend easy credit to peasants at lower interest rate.

Lift ban on recruitment in Govt services;

remove the negative and discriminatory features in the recommendation of 6th Pay Commission and finalise the same for implementation in consultation with the employees organisations;

expedite regularization and grant of pension to 'gramin dak-sevaks.'
Expedite wage negotiation for the employees of Central PSUs including the contract workers without any conditionality.

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