Struggle Committee of Defence Civilian Employees to Save Defence Industry
(A FORUM CONSISTING OF AIDEF, INDWF & BPMS RECOGNIZED FEDERATIONS OF TRADE UNIONS OF DEFENCE CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES)
Ref. No : 02/AIDEF/INDWF/BPMS/18
Date : 05th January, 2018
Smt. Nirmala Sitharamanji
Hon’ble Defence Minister
Government of India
South Block, New Delhi – 110 001.
Subject : Intimation regarding “Call Attention Strike” in the Defence Establishment.
This is to inform you that a meeting of the three recognized Federatiuon (AIDEF, INDWF, BPMS) has taken place at Kolkata on 05.01.2018. The meeting noted with, deep concern that the 4 joint representations submitted by the three recognized Federations have been ignored and neither the Government has responded nor came forward to have a negotiated settlement as in the past. In the mean time unfortunate that the Government has taken the following decisions arbitraraly. This decisions will have serious implications on the Security of the Country and also on the Defence Civilian Employees
1)To close down 14 Station WKPS under EME and to Convery Army Base Workshops in to GOCO Model.
2)To close down 4 Depots under DGOS.
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3)To close down 39 Military Farms
4)To declare more than 31000 Defence Civilian Employees of Army Units surplus including in MES.
5)Government orders were issued for grant of Rs. 10000 as Uniform Allowance in place of stitched uniforms affecting the 5 DEF Group of Factories and its nearly 10000 Employees including almost 2000 Woman Employees. The decision to further declare 39 itmes of DEG Group Factories including Army Logo Uniform and Parachutes etc as Non-Core items inspite of the commitment given by DDP.
In view of the above development it has been decided to stage a massive demonstration on 15.02.2018 at Delhi before the Parliament and followed by a “One Day Call attention Strike” during March, 2018 by the employees of the Defence Establishments. We still hope that Hon’ble RM will take a serious note of the present situation and settle the issues amicably by holding a full fledged negotiations with the recognized Federations.
General Secretary – AIDEF
General Secretary – INDWF
Organizing Secretary – BPMS