NJCA has decided to defer strike date to 11th July, 2016 due to elections in five states
National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi – 110055
March 7, 2016
All Constituents of NJCA
The NJCA met today and reviewed the discussion in the meeting of Empowered Committee of Secretaries presided by the Cabinet Secretary on 1st March 2016 where-in the Cabinet Secretary had requested for more time to arrive at conclusions on the charter of demands raised by the Staff Side.
The meeting also considered the situation in the aftermath of the coming into effect of the Code of Conduct with the declaration of election schedule in 5 State Assemblies and the fact that there will be polling on 11th April 2016 in West Bengal and Assam.
The meeting, therefore, came to the conclusion that it will not be feasible for us to stick to the date of strike as 11th April 2016. Considering the fact that as per section 22 of the Industrial Dispute Act, 1947 with regard to the validity of the strike notice which is not more than six weeks from the date of serving the strike notice, it was also felt that we may have to revisit the issue of serving the notice for strike afresh.
Considering all the above aspects, the meeting took the following decisions”
1. The indefinite strike shall commence from 6 am on 11th July 2016
2. The strike Notice would be served on 9th June 2016.
3. Massive demonstrations shall be held in all work place on 11th March 2016 in support of the charter of demands and strike decision.
4. The decision of the NJCA would be communicated to the Cabinet Secretary.
Detailed mobilization programmes would be given later on.
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)