The AIDEF, BPMS and CDRA representing the major portion of the Defence Civilian Employees have observed one week protest programme in all the 41 Ordnance Factories. As a highlight of the programme on the 3rd of November, more than a lakh employees including contract workers boycotted lunch and registered their protest against the unhelpful attitude of the MoD / DDP towards the Ordnance Factories and its employees post Corporatization.
Today, massive demonstrations were held in all the 41 ordnance Factories and a memorandum was submitted to the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh through the General Manager’s. Congratulating the workers and the unions for observing the week long programme in a grand manner a joint circular is issued by AIDEF, BPMS and CDRA.
www.indianpsu.com spoke to C. Srikumar, General Secretary of AIDEF about their future course of action after this one week protest programme. Responding to our by saying that their major concern is that majority of the factories are not having sufficient work from the coming financial years. The 4 factories under TCL requires Rs.650 Crores to 700 Crores for payment of wages alone. All these employees are Central Government Employees and it is the responsibility of the Government to pay them salary since Government only has forcibly deputed them to the Corporations on deemed deputation.
Therefore, it is the responsibility of the Government to provide workload for all the Ordnance Factories including the TCL instead of floating tenders to favor private industries. In this regard we have sent so many representations to the Defence Minister, the Defence Secretary and CDS. We have not received any reply so far. If the Government is not going to provide workload to the Ordnance Factories and if the post corporatization issues are not settled the Federations will decide for serious action programmes including an indefinite strike which we will discuss and jointly decide.
The content of the Joint Circular issued by AIDEF, BPMS and CDRA is given below for the benefit of the viewers of www.indianpsu.com –
Successful and effective protest programme observed by the Defence Civilian employees of 41 Ordnance Factories against Corporatization of Ordnance Factories, against NPS, demand for sufficient workload in all the 41 ordnance Factories and against the attack and problems the employees are facing post Corporatization of ordnance factories!
AIDEF , BPMS and CDRA congratulate the Defence Civilian Employees of Ordnance Factories and convey our greetings to all the Unions and Associations for successfully organizing the protest week programmes!
Despite our representation in different forums of the Government the problems and difficulties the Defence civilian employees of the ordnance factories are facing is increasing day by day. Therefore to protest against the unhelpful attitude of the Government and the authorities in the Government, we have jointly decided to observe the protest week from 31-10-2022 to 04-11-2022. Despite sufficient notice given to the Government the authorities have not responded positively to our demands . In this situation to draw the attention of the Government on the demands and the difficulties the employees are facing the protest programme in all the 41 ordnance Factories was held with the voluntary and enthusiastic participation of the employees. By boycotting the lunch on 03-11-2022 and subjecting them to the pain of hunger a message has been conveyed to the Government by each and every employee of Ordnance Factories that they reject the Government decision to Corporatize the Ordnance Factories and that they will continue to fight for withdrawal of Corporatization and to retain their status as Central Government employees / Defence Civilian employees till their retirement.
We congratulate all the employees of Ordnance Factories and the Unions and Associations who took a leading role in mobilizing and making the entire protest week programme a grand success. Depending upon the response of the Government on our issues and demands we will be deciding our future course of serious action programmes in the coming days. Till then we call upon the Defence Civilian employees of 41 Ordnance Factories and all the Unions and Associations to be vigilant and be prepared for the future action programme even if it is within a short notice.