No.AIRF/24(C) Dated: June 17, 2011
The General Secretaries, All Affiliated Unions,
Sub: Observation of “All India Protest Week” 20-24 June, 2011
A lot of pressure has been crated on the Railway administration because of our notice to them and your preparation for “All India Protest Week” from 20-24 June, 2011. As I have mentioned in my earlier communications that this was the reason that the Railway Board, particularly Member Staff, Addl. Member(Staff), Adviser(IR), have started discussing the issues with us and in many cases they assured that positive action will be taken. Not only that, orders on some of the important issues, such as payment of arrears of Overtime w.e.f. 1.1.2006, retirement benefits to Construction Organization Staff on last pay drawn, constitution of High Powered Committee to review duty hours of Running and Safety Categories Staff, enhancement of 25% allowances on reaching DA 51%, de-centralization of power for compassionate ground appointment in the hands of the GMs, de-centralization of LARSGESS at divisional level, starting of cadre restructuring exercise, etc. etc., have been issued by the Railway Board. Even then, still there are many problems which are yet to be resolved.
AIRF Working Committee and Standing Committee have given directives to AIRF affiliates to organize “All India Protest Week” from 20-24 June, 2011 in a befitting manner to create more pressure at the appropriate level.
We have also requested you to organize 23rd June, 2011 as “Quality Public Services Action Day”. On this day we must resolve against privatization of Public Transport System.
We have also drawn your attention towards joint circular issued by the Central Trade Unions for united struggle against price rise, unemployment, implementation of labour laws for Unorganized Sector and selling of PSUs appropriately on 23rd June, 2011.
Keeping in view all the above directives, we hope that our cadre will be taking the things quite seriously and will organize above-mentioned programmes in a befitting manner, and the report of the same will be sent to us.
With fraternal greetings!
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)