NJCA Charter of Demands, the Federation added “Railways specific issues” – NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)
Sub: 26-Point Charter of demands of NJCA-reg.
Ref: NFIR’s letter of even number dated 23 rd & 25th December, 2015.
Please refer to Federation’s communication cited under reference wherein the affiliated Unions were advised to conduct massive dharnas on 19th, 20th & 21st January 2016 at all State/Capitals/Industrial Centres/Establishments and at Zonal/Divisional Railway Head Quarters on the Charter of Demands duly mobilizing large number of Railway employees.
While enclosing again the NJCA Charter of Demands, the Federation added “Railways specific issues” which should also contain the Charter of Demands for the purpose of campaigning among Railway employees to prepare them for struggle in the event of Government’s failure to work for negotiated settlement. The Charter of Demands now contains 26+10 (total 36) Demands which should facilitate the NFIR affiliates to reach every worker and explain the decision taken by the NJCA for launching Indefinite Strike if the Government fails to concede the demands through negotiations. Posters/Pamphlets may be issued in local languages also for inspiring every worker and for motivating them to stand unitedly for realization of Demands.
A proforma of Strike Notice is also enclosed for taking necessary action at your level. As already advised, the Strike Ballot may be conducted during the period 7tu to 9tr February and in any case before 11th February 2016 and results thereof to be declared immediately duly sending the report to the Federation. Strike Ballot paper may be got prepared/printed while Charter of Demands also are required to be exhibited to facilitate the workers to give their opinion through Secret Ballot.
Federation hopes that large mobilization of workers will be ensured by each affiliate on all the three days (19th, 2Oth & 21st January, 2016) for the success of agitations.
(Dr. M. Raghavailth)
Source: NFIR, 26 Charter of Demands