Postponement of Strike on 15.03.2018
ESTD 1959 (Recognised by Govt. of India)
All Affiliated Unions of INDWF
All Office Bearers, Working Committee Members,
Special Invitees & Permanent Invitees of INDWF
Joint memorandum submitted by Three recognised Federations and INDWF Circular No.INDWF/Circular/002/2018 dated 19.02.2018 for holding call attention Strike on 15.03.2018 alongwith demands were discussed in a meeting by MoD convened under the Chairmanship of JS (Army) on 09.03.2018 at New Delhi. All the issues were discussed and it was agreed by MoD.
1. Reduction made in the expenditure budget of approximate Rs.3000 Crores is likely to be restored.
2. It was assured that no factory will be closed and no employees will be retrenched.
3. Efforts will be made rot to dislocate the employees from their existing factories/place of postings.
4. In case, after the stipulated period the Army do not place Indent for existing items, then appropriate training of staff for re-deployment would be considered.
5. Items which are included in the Uniform allowance are being examined and will be clarified, and the case is under process for releasing the indents for the next financial year for the allotted workload.
6. JS (LS) also stated that VFJ is loaded with manufacturing of Mine Protected Vehicle (MPV) and Federation was assured about the future work load of Small Arms Factories.
7. No employee will be retrenched in Army and the effect of GOCO model on employees of Army Base Workshops (ABWs) and the manpower requirement of MES would be considered. All efforts will be made to not dislocate the employees from their existing Workshops, Depots and MES.
8. Necessary instructions will be issued for holding DPCs and effecting promotions in DGQA.
9. It was assured that no employees will be retrenched and no factory will be closed.
Based on the assurances given in the meeting with the Federation leaders and the issue of minutes of the meeting with the above assurances, three Federations have deliberated and considered the above decision and decided to POSTPONE the proposed “Call Attention Strike” and the ‘ONE Hour Work Boycott on 15.03.2018.
All the affiliated unions are directed to conduct the Gate meeting on 15.03.2018 during the mustering in time and declare the decisions to all the employees not to proceed with the agitation already declared till further instructions are issued for communication. The Federation will monitor these decisions with MoD for adopting/implementing the decisions. Unions may communicate to all the employees accordingly, further discussion will take place in the Working committee Meeting to be held at Medak on 6th and 7th April 2018.
Source : INDWF