FIRST 48-HOURS WORKERS' STRIKE IN INDIA : HISTORIC PARTICIPATION OF POSTAL & RMS COMRADES IN WEST BENGAL CIRCLE
Joint Rally of Trade Union Leaders in Kolkata (Com. Shyamal Chakraborty, Com. Dipak Dasgupta of CITU and Sri Ramen Pandey of INTUC are seen)
Postal & RMS employees in West Bengal Circle have made the 48-hours strike on 20-21 February 2013 a historic event in workers movement in India, despite physical attacks by political goons, aggression of State Govt and Police, consistent opposition by maximum media and also combating the ambiguous stand and double standard of other circle-level organisation in the department ignoring instruction of the Central JCA and respective CHQ. The NFPE Group of Circle Unions congratulates the employees of this Circle who have participated in this two-days strike irrespective of colours and at some places, even ignoring threats and instruction of external powers.
As news are still flowing in, reporting assessment of the strike cannot be blogged now. Detailed report will be given ASAP.
The Circle Unions deeply mourn the cold-blooded murder of Comrade Narender Singh, Treasurer of local AITUC organisation at Ambala Bus Depot, while participating in the strike. The memory of his supreme sacrifice will keep inspiring us forever.