Sunday, September 19, 2010

PAY HOMAGE TO MARTYRS.

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42ND ANNIVERSARY OF 1968 SEPTEMBER 19TH ALL INDIA ONE DAY STRIKE OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.


On 19th September 1968 the entire Central Government Employees went on one day strike in pursuance of the following 10 points charter of demands.

1. Need based minimum wage as recommended by the 15thTripartite Labour Council held in 1957.

2. Full neutralization of the shortfall in real wages due to the high cost of living.

3. Merger of DA with basic pay.

4. Withdrawal of Government's proposal to retire employees at 50 years of age or on completion of 25 years of service.

5. No victimization, reinstate of victimized workers.

6. No retrenchment without equivalent alternative job security.

7. Abolition of contract and casual/contingency labour.

8. No introduction of "automation" and withdrawal of all means of "automation".

9. No change in any major service conditions of the employees of any department of the Government of India without prior consultation with the trade unions concerned.

10. Fixation of minimum remuneration for part-time and Extra-Departmental Employees proportionate to the minimum wage of departmental employees.

The Government of India had unleashed heavy victimization on the employees who went on strike. The strike was banned and Essential Service Maintenance Ordinance (ESMO) has been imposed. Recognition of all the Federations and Unions withdrawn.

Police and CRPF have been let loose to crush the strike. Firing took place at Pathankot, Bikaner, Guwahati. Police resorted to brutal lathi-charge at Indraprastha Bhavan, New Delhi. Seventeen comrades had been murdered in police firing and lathi-charge at various places. About 12000 Central Govt. Employees had been arrested. Terminations, suspensions, removals and dismissals to about 60000 employees.

Let us pay respectful homage to the martyrs of 1968 September 19th strike and pledge that we shall carry forward their spirit of sacrifice, commitment and determination for the cause of fellow comrades.

AICEIA calls upon all the Central Excise, Service-Tax & Customs Employees all over India to remember the 42nd Anniversary of the 1968 September 19thstrike .

LONG LIVE 1968 SEPT. STRIKE MARTYRS!

LONG LIVE WORKING CLASS UNITY!!

LONG LIVE CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES UNITY!!!

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