Conf/No: 3/2012 Dated: 12th March, 2012
National Executive Committee meeting of the Confederation on 28th April, 2012 at Kolkata:
The last National Council meeting of the Confederation which was held at Kochi, Kerala had authorised the National Sectt. to finalise the dates for the March to Parliament programme and strike action in pursuance of the 14 point charter of demands. The National Sectt, however, noted that the last National Council meeting unfortunately did not have the presence of many comrades, ofcourse for compelling reasons, and the decision to embark upon strike action ought to have been with the consent and approval of the affiliates. It was, therefore, opined that we should convene a National Executive Committee meeting which is composed of the National Sectt. members, Secretaries of all the State Committees and the Chief Executives of all affiliates with more than 3000 members. It was also decided by the National Sectt. that the Secretary General must ensure the presence of all Executive Committee members in the said meeting, so that the historic decision will have the seal of approval of all concerned.
Taking into account the fact that most of the affiliated Associations/Federations have their CHQ either at Delhi or at Kolkata we have decided to hold the meeting at Kolkata on 28th April, 2012. The West Bengal State Committee has agreed to host the meeting of the Executive Committee. They will through another communication intimate you of the exact venue of the meeting. We request the major affiliates like, NFPE, ITEF, Audit and Accounts, Ground Water Board, GSI, Survey of India, Printing and Stationery etc. to make their own arrangements for stay etc. The Secretaries of the State Committees may please intimate Com. Pijush Roy, Secretary W.B State Committee the time of their arrival and departure and whether they require accommodation to be booked by him or not, under intimation to the undersigned. As indicated earlier, the following comrades are entitled to attend the National Executive Committee meeting.
(a) All National Sectt. members.
(b) All Secretaries of the State Committees.
(c) The Chief Executive of each affiliate with more than 3000 members.
Kindly ensure that you attend this important meeting without fail. In case of any unavoidable difficulty, please see to it that your representative (in the case of State Committees and affiliates) so chosen from among the Office bearers or committee members attend the meeting. For the sake of your own convenience and certainly that of the host unit, kindly intimate your journey plan to Com.Pijush Roy. The expected time and date of arrival of the Train, Aircraft or other modes of transportation may be intimated to him. This will facilitate them to pick you up without delay on your arrival at Kolkata. It would be helpful if you will try to reach Kolkata on 27th evening or night so that the meeting can commence at 11.00 AM on 28th
The meeting will discuss the following agenda:
(i) Consideration of the proposal of the Secretary General as to the date for the March to Parliament Programme and the one day strike action.
(ii) Discussion and finalisation of the campaign programme
(iii) Review of the participation of CGEs in the28th Feb. Strike action.
(iv) Consideration of the problems faced by the State Committees, if any, in co-ordinating.
(v) Any other matter with the permission of the Chair.
Extent of participation in the28th Feb. 2012 General Strike.
We send herewith copy of the Press Statement issued on 28th Feb., on the basis of the reports collected by the CHQ over phone. Despite that the strike call was jointly given by all the Central Trade Unions and endorsed by almost all independent federations, we have noticed that it had not been cent per cent in many State as also in the case of many affiliates. It is, therefore, necessary that we undertake a proper review to know the reasons for the non-participation of some of our members. Kindly send us a report, indicating the following information.
A. In the case of affiliates:
(a) Name (b) States in which the strike could not be organised (c) Wherever the strike took place the extent of participation (state-wise) (d) probable causes for the failure of strike or non-participation by all members.
B. In the case of State Committees.
(a) Name. (b) Names of the organisation in the State which did not organise the strike, (c) The extent of participation in respect of each affiliate and the State as a whole (Give the probable number of CGEs in the State and the Number participated in the strike (d) the Steps taken by the State Committee to ensure participation of members in the strike action (e) probable reasons for the non participation of some members in the strike action..
The report with the above mentioned points are requested for a proper evaluation and to remove deficiencies before we embark upon our own independent strike action in pursuance of the charter of demands. The report may kindly be sent to the Confdn. CHQ by post and if possible by email at the following ID: before 10th August, 2012 so that the Sectt. would be able to compile the same and present before the meeting
Once again requesting you to ensure that you or your representative attend the meeting without fail on 28th
Secretary General.Copy to Com. Pijush Roy, Secretary West Bengal State Committee to kindly send in the communication to all members of the National Executive indicating the address of the venue and other details.