As you must have been informed by the West Bengal Comrades that ever since the election results were announced, a reign of terror has been unleashed by the activists of TMC party against the leaders and activists of various Trade Unions, which are not affiliated to INTTUC. We have now been informed by the W.B. State Unit of Confederation that such an attack was planned and executed in the CPWD, whose office is located at Nizam Palace premises at Kolkata.
CPWD Workers Union is affiliated to Confederation and the Eastern Regional Unit functions under the W.B. State Committee of Confederation. On 2nd June 2011, one of the activists of the Union was beaten up by a gang led by the leader of CPWD Mazdoor Union, an affiliate of the "Indian National Trinumal Trade Union Congress" for his alleged refusal to switch allegiance from Workers Union to Mazdoor Union under intimidation. In order to register the protest against this attrocious behavior, the State Committee of Confederation called upon the employees working in that Building to hold demonstration during lunch recess on 3rd. Even before the employees could be assembled, the Mazdoor Union activists with the assistance of outsiders and armed with Iron rods, bamboo sticks etc. attacked the Comrades, who were making arrangements for the meeting. Even the Pensioners who had come to that building were not spread. All of these were brutally beaten up. Over 14 Comrades were to be removed to hospital having suffered head injuries. Com. Swaraj Kumar Kar, the Regional Secretary of the CPWD Workers Union was dragged to a solitary room and was brutally beaten up and he is struggling for his life at this hospital.
Intimidated, our Comrades sent SOS to Com. Pijush Roy, General Secretary of the State Committee of Confederation and the Organising Secretary at CHQ., who rushed to the spot. On his arrival, the comrades in the building reassembled, which triggered another dastardly attack by the Trinamool union activists. Com.Pijush Roy and others were beaten up, the police being silent spectators, perhaps under orders to be so. O ly when they sensed that Com. Swaraj Kumar Kar might become a martyr, they swung into operation to rescue him from the murderous attack.
Our comrades could not even file the FIR as they were not even permitted to enter the police station. Instead they were charged for rioting. It is ironically stated that in India, police charges the complainant as the accused so that nobody should have the courage to enter a police station premises.
The State Committee of the Confederation have rightly called upon its affiliates to organize protest demonstration all over West Bengal The employees and all right thinking people will object to this reign of terror.
Unchecked , this will embolden them to go ahead with their annihilation plan. We therefore appeal all our affiliates and State COC to organize protest demonstration in front of all offices immediately on seeing the Cricular letter on our website and send the following telegrams/savingrams, fax to the Hon`ble Prime Minister.
Central Govt. employees working in the …………………………..(Name of the Station) deplore the dastardly attacks on our colleagues and activists of Pensioners Association at Nizam Palaces, Kolkata on 3rd June 2011 and condemn the Police inaction. The forceful closure/capturing the Union Offices will be repulsed. Solicit your kind intervention to maintain law and order in the State of West Bengal.