CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS.
Manishinath Bhawan A/2/95 Rajouri Garden
New Delhi. 110 027
Cell: 98110 48303
Dated: 30th October, 2007
12 lakhs Central Govt. employees along with 8 million State Govt. employees and 25 lakhs school and University teachers in the country went on a day's token strike today the 30 th October 2007.The main issues on which the strike is organized are (a) Scrapping the new contributory pension scheme (b) grant of Rs 1000/= as interim relief to Central Govt employees (c) ending discrimination on compassionate appointments (d) reducing prices of essential commodities (e) affording right to strike to Govt. employees (f) Stop the indiscriminate downsizing privatization of Governmental organizations (g) raise the rate of interest on Provident Fund and small savings instruments; (h) raising the Bonus ceiling etc. The strike has been reported to be total in Kerala, West Bengal, North eastern states (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Manipur) ,Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu and Maharashtra and wide-spread in Karnataka Madyapradesh, Gujarath,Rajastan,,Jharkhand,Chattisgrah, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, North West Region, comprising of Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Chadigarh, Delhi etc.
Despite serving the strike notice on 19th September,2007, the Govt. of India has unfortunately chosen not to respond and no discussion took place till yesterday. On the question of interim relief the stand taken by both the 6th Central Pay Commission and the Govt. had been absolutely unjustifiable especially in the background that the Govt. did grant interim relief to the officers of Oil Sector, when they threatened to go on strike.
We release the copy of the communication we have addressed to the cabinet Secretary and hope that the Govt. will take urgent steps to settle the demands and withdraw the PFRDA Bill.