Meeting of Labour & Employment Minister with Central Trade Union Organizations on 12 Point Charter of Demands

Meeting of Labour & Employment Minister with Central Trade Union Organizations on 12 Point Charter of Demands

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Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment

07-November-2017 21:01 IST

Meeting of Labour & Employment Minister with Central Trade Union Organizations on 12 Point Charter of Demands

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment(Independent Charge), Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar met the representative of all Central Trade Unions in Shram Shakti Bhawan on 7th November 2017 to discuss the issues raised in 12 Point Charter Demand of CTUOs. The meeting was attended by representatives of major Central Trade Unions including BMS, INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, AICCTU, LPF, UTUC and NFITU as well as Secretary, Labour and Employment Mrs. Sathiyavathy and other the senior officers of the Ministry. 12 Point Charter Demand of CTUOs inter alia raises issues of minimum wages, price rise, unemployment, disinvestment, universal social security, compulsory registration of trade unions, increase in minimum pension under EPFO and strict compliance and enforcement of labour laws. The Minister said that the Government has highest regard for the consultative process and he is committed to uphold it. He referred to the calls for nation-wide demonstrations on 9th-10th and 17th November by the CTUOs and BMS respectively and appealed the Trade Unions to rather engage in the constructive discussions on each of the issue raised by them.

Minister said that the Government and the Ministry of Labour and Employment has consistently and continuously taken pro-labour decisions and initiatives. He talked about initiatives like simultaneous increase in Minimum wages, the provision for National Floor Level Minimum wages in the proposed Labour Code on Wages. The Bonus Amendment Act, the decision to enhance Minimum pension to Rs. 1000/- as well as the other initiatives taken by other Ministries.

Trade Union representatives primarily demanded the Government to address the issues of enhancing Minimum Pension to Rs. 3000/- as well as Minimum Wages. They also talked at length about the issues related to enforcement of labour laws, and social security for unorganized workers including growing contractualization.

A presentation was also made by the Ministry to present an updated status on the 12 demands raised by the CTUOs.

Addressing the Media persons the Minister expressed hope that the talks with the Trade Union Representatives was positive and it was done in a cordial atmosphere. He appealed to the Trade Unions to call off the proposed Dharna.

Source: PIB News

Charter of demands – Deferment of “Strike Action” on Government’s assurance – NFIR

Charter of demands – Deferment of “Strike Action” on Government’s assurance – NFIR

Registration No. : RTU/Nnn/31/2012

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No. IV/NFIR/7CPC(IMP)/2016/R.B.

Dated: 16/11/2016

Shri Suresh Prabhu,
Hon’ble Minister for Railways,
Rail Mantralaya,
New Delhi

Respected Sir,

Sub: Charter of demands – Deferment of “Strike Action” on Government’s assurance-reg.

At the outset, NFIR conveys its thanks to the Hon ‘ble Railway Minister for his initiative which had culminated into a meeting with the Group of Ministers (Hon’ble Finance Minister, Home Minister, Railway Minister and the Minister of State for Railways) on 30th June 2016 and also a separate meeting with the Hon’ble Home Minister on 06th July 2016. Pursuant to the discussions in those meetings held between the NC/JCM (Staff Side) Leaders and the Hon’ble Ministers, an assurance was given by the Government on 6th July, 2016 that High Level Committee would consider 7th CPC issues – Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor etc., for satisfactory settlement through discussions.

Federation is disappointed to mention that although a Committee headed by Addl. Secretary (Exp), Ministry of Finance, was constituted and a few meetings were held with us, there has been no satisfactory progress. The main issues – Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factors are continued unresolved. Due to procrastination of the matters, the Central Government employees in general and Railway employees in particular are seriously disappointed as they feel that the Government is not sincere to fulfill its assurances. The National Convention of NFIR held at Guwahati from 9th to 11th November, 2016 has expressed grave concern over non- fulfillment of assurance and decided to mobilize railway employees for sustained struggle.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Hon’ble MR to kindly apprise the disappointed feelings of the employees to the Hon’ble Prime Minister for his intervention to resolve the 7th CPC related issues – mainly improvement of Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor through discussions with the Staff Side Federations very soon in order to preserve the healthy industrial relations in Railways.

Yours Sincerely,

sd/-
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source : NFIR

Meeting on Charter of Demands with Convener Implementation Cell 7th CPC

Meeting on Charter of Demands with Convener Implementation Cell 7th CPC

NJCA
National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi

No. NJCA/2016

Dated: 15.02.2016

Dear Comrades,

Sub : MTG with Convener Implementation Cell 7th CPC

I met today sh. R.K. Chaturvedi Jt. Secretary (Convener 7th CPC Implementation cell) and informally told him about anguish of central government employees about retro grade recommendation of 7th CPC.

Convener Implementation Cell has fixed a meeting on 19th February, 2016 at 11.00 hrs. in the FRESCO MTG Room (168-D), North Block. Before this meeting we would like to hold an Internal Meeting at 5.00 pm on 18th February, 2016 in JCM Office, 13-C Ferozshah Road New Delhi to decide about common issues as well as Departmental issues.

Hope all of you will make it convenient to attend above.

With fraternal greetings,

Comradely Yours,
sd/-
(Shiv Gopal Mishra)
Convener

7th CPC recommendations and Charter of Demands of NJCA – Revision in the date of meeting -Reg.

F.No. 30-3/2016-IC
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Implementation Cell

R No.217, Hotel Ashok, New Delhi
Dated : 15th February, 2016

To
Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra,
Convener,
National Joint Council of Action,
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi – 110055

Subject : 7th CPC recommendations and Charter of Demands of NJCA-Revision in the date of meeting -Reg.

Sir,

In partial modification of this Office letter of even number dated 12.02.2016 on the above subject it is intimated that the said meeting with the representative of the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) which was earlier scheduled on 17th February, 2016 at 3.00 P.M. will now be held on 19th February, 2016 at 11.00 AM in the FRESCO Meeting Room (168-D), Ministry of Finance, North Block, New Delhi.

2. You are again requested to invite all the constituents/representative of NJCA, including the representatives of all major Ministries/Departments in this meeting.

Thanking you

Yours faithfully,

(Ram Gopal)
Under Secretary (IC-I)
Tel: 261 16647

Charter of Demands

Settle the issues raised by the NJCA on the recommendations of the 7 CPC sent to Cabinet Secretary vide letter dated 10th December 2015.

Remove the injustice done in the assignment of pay scales to technical/safety categories etc. in Railways& Defence, different categories in other Central Govt establishments by the 7 CPC.

Scrap the PFRDA Act and NPS and grant Pension/family Pension to all CG employees under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 & Railways Pension Rules, 1993.

i) No privatization/outsourcing/contractorisation of governmental functions.

ii) Treat GDS as Civil Servants and extend proportional benefit on pension and allowances to the GDS.

No FDI in Railways & Defence; No corporatization of Defence Production Units and Postal Department.

Fill up all vacant posts in the government departments, lift the ban on creation of posts; regularize the casual/contract workers.

Remove ceiling on compassionate ground appointments.

Extend the benefit of Bonus Act,1965 amendment on enhancement of payment ceiling to the adhoc Bonus/PLB of Central Government employees with effect from the Financial year 2014-15.

Source : www.ncjcmstaffside.com

Meeting of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) held at New Delhi on 08th February 2016-reg.

Meeting of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) held at New Delhi on 08th February 2016-reg.

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110055
Affiliated to:
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No. IV/NJCA (N)/2014/Part I

Dated: 09/02/2016

The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Brother,

Sub: Meeting of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) held at New Delhi on 08th February 2016-reg.

The meeting of National Joint Council of Action was held on o8th February 2016 at 13, C, Ferozeshah Road New Delhi at 17:30 hrs., under the chairmanship of Dr. M. Raghavaiah, Chairman (NJCA). After lengthy deliberations the NJCA has unanimously decided that the Strike Notice should be served on the respective management/department on 11th March 2016 and all the Central Government employees shall go on indefinite strike from 6.00 A.M. of 11th April 2016 on the Charter of Demands.

Further details will follow.

Yours fraternally,
sd/-
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR