People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
March 05, 2006
Govt Employees Defer Indefinite Strike
following resolution was adopted in the meeting of the Joint Council Of Action (JCA)
of all central government employees held on February 15, 2006.
strike action which was to commence from March 1, 2006 now stands deferred. The
Joint Council of Action of the Central Government Employees Organisations
congratulates central government employees working in the
Railways,Defence(Civilian), Income Tax, Postal Employees, Audit & Accounts,
Central Secretariat and other affiliates of the Confederation of the Central
Government Employees for showing massive unity in the course of sustained
struggle and also while serving the strike notice on February 7, 2006.
JCA expresses its satisfaction on the government’s decision to appoint the VI
Central Pay Commission and also for agreeing to consult the staff side on the
terms of reference of the commission.
JCA also notes that the official side has agreed to refer the demand for the
payment of Interim Relief in cash to the government and the quantum of relief
being computed on the formula adopted by the V CPC for wage fixation of the
central government employees.
the 20 demands were discussed and conclusions reached.
official side also referred the decision taken by the Ministry of Railways to
appoint a commission under the chairmanship of a High Court judge to review
working hours of the Running staff and also appointment of a committee under the
chairmanship of a retired General Manger to improve promotional prospects of
Group ‘D’ staff in the Indian Railways.
official side agreed that on receipt of information from the Railway ministry,
they would examine the issue for further instructions to other ministries for
in view the response of the government and also taking into account the
agreements reached on various issues including discussion on the implementation
of pending arbitration awards with the staff side, it was decided that it would
be appropriate to defer the strike scheduled to commence from 6.00 am on March
1, 2006 to give more time to the government to take a final decision on the
JCA also decided to meet after two months to review the progress to take
appropriate action in the matter for the settlement of pending demands.
settlement reached on the 20 point Charter of Demands would be explained to the
workers all over the country. (INN)