Charter of demands – Standing Committee Meeting of National Council of JCM held on 9.10.2015 : NFIR Report
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
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No. IV/NJCA(N)/2014/Part I
The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR
Sub: Charter of demands – Standing Committee Meeting of National Council of JCM held on 9th October 2015 – reg.
Ref: Federation’s letter No.IV/NJCA(N)2014/Part I dated 02/10/2015.
In continuation to NFIR’s letter of even number dated 02.10.2015,the Federation conveys to the affiliated Unions further development on 10 point charter of demands.
The Government has convened Standing Committee Meeting of the NC/JCM on 09th October 2015 at New Delhi for discussion on charter of demands. Accordingly, S/Shri M. Raghavaiah, Leader Staff Side, Guman Singh, President/NFIR, R.P. Bhatnagar, Working President/NFIR have participated in the Standing Committee Meeting on 09th October 2015 and discussed the issues.
At the outset, the leader and Secretary, Staff Side/JCM have insisted that the Standing Committee Meetings should be chaired by the Secretary, Personnel (DoP&T) and the JCM’s functioning should not be diluted. The Staff Side have also expressed their disappointment over the failure of the Government in convening NC/JCM meeting, consequently, grievances are getting accumulated. It was also urged that the concerns of the Staff Side should be conveyed to the Government for taking necessary course correction. Although discussions were held on the charter of demands, nothing substantial has emerged.
During discussions, the representative of Labour Ministry has stated that the Government has been processing for revising calculation ceiling limit on Bonus and equally the eligibility limit and accordingly a Cabinet note will be finalized for Cabinet’s clearance.
As the meeting held on 09th October 2015 has not produced any satisfactory result on charter of demands, the decision of NJCA to conduct joint action of protests, mass demonstrations etc., on 19th November 2015, throughout the country should be implemented by the affiliated Unions.
NFIR therefore urges upon all affiliates to ensure that, protests, dharnas, demonstrations etc., are held at all work places in their respective jurisdictions on 19th November, 2015. Report on the dharnas, protests, demonstrations should reach Federation’s office, New Delhi by 25th November 2015.
Source : NFIR