ALL INDIA DEFENCE EMPLOYEES FEDERATION
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION
BHATATIYA PRATHI RAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
The Defence Secretary,
11/linistry of Defene,
South Block, Newbelhi.
Sub: Deferment/postponement of the proposed indefinite strike
Camp: New Delhi
2) Vide MoD ID No.19(5)/2013/D(JCM) Dtd: 07/02/2014.
The representatives of the 3 Federations perused the minutes of the meeting held on 06/02/2014 under the chairmanship of Addl. Secretary(A) with the representatives of recognised Federations of MoD i.e. AIDEF, INDWF, & BPMS in connection with the notice of Indefinite strike from 17/2/2014 by Defence Civilian Employees.
The 3 Federations convey their gratitude to the MoD for the proactive steps taken to negotiate the demands of the Defence Civilian Employees in a cordial atmosphere and to settle some of the very outstanding issues of the Defence Civilian Employees pending for a long period.
The Federations also place on record the initiative taken by the Hon'ble Defence Milister, Defence Secretary, Secretary(DP) and all the officials in the MoD and Defence Finance in resolving some of the issues which were agitating the minds of the Defence Civilian Workforce and also the assurance given that all out efforts would be taken to settle the issues perding with Defence Finance, DOP&T, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Health by holding meetings with them.
The Federations are also confident that the assurances and commitment given in the meeting by the Addl. Secretary(A) and Defence Minister will be implemented in its true spirit. Accordingly after tile meeting with the Addl. Secretary the representatives met the Hon'ble Defence Minister on 06/02/2014. The meeting expressed its satisfaction over the proactive steps taken by the Hon'ble Defence Minister Shri.A.K.Antony, Defence Secretary, Secretary(DP) and all senior officials of the MoD and Defence Finance in settling the genuine demands of the employees. The meeting has also noted about the assurance given by the MoD that regular meetings with the Federations and JCM would take place in future.
The meeting considered about the good will of the MoD and also the appeal made by the Addl. Secretary(A) to the Federations to withdraw the proposed indefinite strike and has unanimously resolved that to reciprocate the positiveness and goodwill shown by the Defence Ministry, it would be prudent to defer/postpone the indefinite strike proposed from 17/2/2014 till a joint review of the progress on the settlement of the charter of demands, as assured by the MoD by the Federations. Accordingly it was unanimously decided to inform the MoD about the decision of the postponement/deferment of the strike.
The meeting thanked and congratulated the 4 lakhs Defence Civilian employees and all the affiliated unions of AIDEF, INDWF & BPMS and other unions who served the strike notice on the Govt. and started serious preparation and mobilisation for the success of the proposed indefinite Strike. The meeting also appealed to the Defence Civilian employees to remain united to achieve the demands which are agreed by the Ministry of Defence.
C.Srikumar R.Srinivasan Sadhu Singh
General Secretary /AIDEF General Secretary / INDWF Orgn. Secretary
For General Secretary