Pictures of Eigth AGM of NWREU 2-3.12.10.
REPORT ON WORLD’S AIDS DAY PROGRAM, Dahod, WREU.
Women’s committee of WREU (E & M) branch DAHOD observed world’s aids day on 1st DECEMBER 2010. Under the leadership of Com. Ms. P.S. Harsh, a large number of women and as well as men got together in the front gate of Loco carriage and wagon workshop Dahod in early morning at 6:45 am. A “RED LOGO” prepared by red ribbon sign of awareness of HIV AIDS was pin up on the shirt of each and every employee who was going on duty and gave message of awareness from HIV AIDS. More than 350 employees were tagged by “RED LOGO”. Dr. Sudhakar Sharma the Sr. DMO (Adm.) was present there and his presence was appreciated by all. Com. I.J.Ramwani the chairman of the branch, Com. Sunil Harsh and more other had putten there effort and supported in the success of this program. Com. P.S.Harsh thanks to all for grand success of the above program and gave a special thanks to Dr. Sudhakar Sharma for his co-operation.
Pictures of World AIDS Day on Ist December, observed by NFRMU.
N.F.Railway Mazdoor Union observed World AIDS day on 1st december in befitting manner. In the morning the union activists and the Doctors & staff of the Railway Central Hospital, Maligaon, Guwahati took out a Rally and shouted slogans to aware the people about HIV/ AIDS.
The rally was headed by Medical Director Dr. S.N.Mukherjee, Ms. Nishi Kapahi Education Coordinator, International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) and Shri Pijush Chakraborty, Joint General Secretary of N.F.Railway Mazdoor Union Under the aegis of N.F.Railway Mazdoor Union an Education Programme was also organised from 1st - 3rd December by ITF at the Central Office of N.F.Railway Mazdoor Union, Pandu, Guwahati. The Programme was inaugurated by Shri Rakhal Das Gupta, General Secretary, N.F.Railway Mazdoor Union and conducted by Ms. Nishi Kapahi.
PROCEEDINGS OF ZONAL RAILWAY WOMEN’S CONVENTION OF SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY MAZDOOR UNION (S.C.R.M.UNION) held on 22-10-10 at Secunderabad
The Zonal Railway Women’s Convention of S.C.R.M.Union was held on 22-10-2010 at 10-00 AM as part of 40th Annual General Council of South Central Railway Mazdoor Union at Secunderabad. Com.P.Hymavathi V.Rao, Convenor of the Zonal Women’s Committee of SCRM Union presided over the meeting. Com.Shiva Gopal Mishra, General Secretary, All India Railwaymen’s Federation was the Chief Guest for the convention. Com.C.Krishna Kumari, Divisional Co-ordinator of EDB Division of SCRM Union welcomed all the participants for the Convention expressing happiness over the opportunity extended to the EDB Division for hosting the 40th Annual General Council of the Union. Com.N.Arundhathi, Joint Convenor of Zonal Women’s Committee of SCRM Union welcomed the dignitaries on to the dais and requested Com. P.Hymavathi V.Rao, Convenor to preside over the convention. Com.Shiva Gopal Mishra, General Secretary/AIRF was Chief Guest on the occasion, Com.V.P.R.Pillai, President/AIRF, Com.Ch.Sankara Rao, General Secretary, SCRMU, Com.P.Hymavathi V.Rao, Convenor and Com.N.Arundhathi, Jt.Convenor of Zonal Women’s Committee lighted the lamp. Com.Radha Padmaja, Com.Jayasree and Com.Shanthi Latha of Kala Vedika of SCRM Union sung prayer song. Com.N.Arundhathi, Joint Convenor while welcoming the delegates for the convention congratulated the newly elected Women’s Committee members and requested Com.P.Hymavathi V.Rao, Convenor to read her report on the activities undertaken by the Zonal Women’s Committee of SCRMU during the year 2009-2010. Com.P.Hymavathi V.Rao, Convenor, Zonal Women’s Committee while expressing happiness over the large participation of women employees for the convention, congratulated the newly elected Zonal Women’s Committee members. She thanked the leadership of the All India Railwaymen’s Federation and the SCRM Union for the steps being taken for empowerment of women in the Trade Union movement. She has also detailed the activities undertaken by the Zonal Women’s Committee of SCRMU, such as observance of International Women’s Day, Internatinal Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, International Railway Workers’ Action Day, May Day,World Day Against Child Labour etc. She has stated, that, the number of women employees is increasing day by day and there is every need to organize them by bringing them under the banner of SCRM Union. She has also detailed about the participation of women employees in the Meetings/Demonstrations and Dharnas conducted as per the call given by the AIRF and SCRM Union on various demands pertaining to Implementation of VI CPC Recommendations, Implementation of MACPS, Removal of anomalies etc. and also the programmes undertaken by the Union expressing solidarity for the All India Strike of Industrial Workers scheduled on 7-9-2010 etc. She has also stated,that, there was a large participation of women comrades from the SCRMU in the 85th Annual General Council of AIRF held at New Jalpaiguri and the events organized by the women comrades from SCRMU were appreciated by one and all. She has also stated that large number of women comrades from all over the South Central Railway have participated in the Zonal Youth Rally held at Happy Resorts, Mangalagiri near Vijayawada on 5th & 6th December,2009 and contributed for its success. She has appreciated the efforts being put in by Com.Radha Padmaja, Convenor, Kala Vedika (cultural forum of SCRMU) and her team in organizing various cultural programmes in an effective manner. She has also appreciated the efforts being made by Smt.T.Satyavani, Editor, Rail Mahila, for bringing awareness among the women comrades through “Rail Mahila”. She has also stated in her report, that, there was a large participation in the celebrations of Golden Jubilee Year of 1960 Strike, on 12-7-2010 and also Zonal Technical Staff Conference held at Hyderabad on 4-10-2010. She has briefed the life history of Ms.Maniben Kara and stated that every woman employee should take her as an inspiration and move forward in the Trade Union movement. She thanked once again the leadership of AIRF, SCRMU and HMS for their guidance in discharging her duties as Convenor, Zonal Women’s Committee and also thanked all Central and Divisional Office Bearers of the Union, Joint Convenor, Divisional Co-ordinators, women comrades at all levels for their co-operation and assistance during the period in discharging her duties in an effective manner. Speaking on the occasion Com.V.P.R.Pillai, President/SCRMU & Vice President/AIRF congratulated the Zonal Women’s Committee on the eve of its convention and stated that there is a need for participation of more number of women employees in the programmes of action being held by the Union and AIRF for achieving demands. He has assured, that, the Union will make all possible efforts for the empowerment of women in Railway Trade Union movement. Speaking on the occasion, Com.Ch.Sankara Rao, General Secretary/SCRM Union & Asst.General Secretary/AIRF congratulated the Zonal Women’s Committee on the occasion and stated that there are many challenges ahead before the Railway employees which need to be thwarted unitedly. Empowerment of the women is a must for progressing any Trade Union organization. He has also stated, that, the facilities being provided to the women employees at work places are inadequate and there is need to improve the facilities at work places. Com.Shiva Gopal Mishra, General Secretary/AIRF in his address stated, that, the days are not far off, where the women employees will resolve their grievances on their own. He has also stated, that, there is every need for empowerment of women and the Federation and its affiliates will make all possible efforts towards this. He has also stated, that, the Zonal Railways are not evincing any interest in implementing the decisions taken by the Ministry of Railways and declarations made by the Hon’ble Minister for Railways in favour of women employees. The Zonal Administrations should gear up their machinery and implement the decisions taken by the Ministry of Railways. The Zonal Women’s Committee of SCRM Union unanimously passed resolutions demanding sanctioning of Child Care Leave to the eligible women employees, Provision of minimum facilities at work place for women employees, provision of road transport facility for the women employees working in Railway Offices /Workshop units in Secunderabad area, Provision of crèches to cater the needs of women employees nearer to their work places, allocation of funds for conducting one Holiday Camp each at Zonal and Divisional level exclusively for women employees, Periodical/Health Awareness Camps/Seminars, Daily Yoga Classes, recreational activities etc. for the benefit of Railway women employees. The Zonal Women’s Committee of SCRM Union has also assured that necessary co-operation would be extended for strengthening the Union at all levels. Earlier Com.Shiva Gopal Mishra, General Secretary/AIRF & Chief Guest on the occasion was given Red Carpet welcome from the In Gate of Rail Nilayam to the venue of the meeting by the women comrades. The Zonal Women’s Committee of SCRM Union felicitated Com.Shiva Gopal Mishra, General Secretary/AIRF, Com.V.P.R.Pillai, President/SCRMU, Com.M.Nageswara Rao, Working President/SCRMU, Com.Ch.Sankara Rao, General Secretary/SCRMU, in a grand manner. The convention was concluded with vote of thanks by Com.C.Krishna Kumari, Divisional Co-ordinator, EDB Division of SCRM Union.
Mass Rally Organized by WCREU on 25.09.10
The 'YUBA SANMELAN' organized at DUM DUM by Metro Railway
The ‘YUBA SANMELAN’ organized at Dum Dum, Abasik Sangha on 28th. August, 2010 by our Union was a grand success. The gathering of enthusiastic Yuba workers of Metro Railway was above out all expectations. The Sanmelan was started by paying floral tributes to the martyrs of 1960, 68 and 74. The formal inauguration was done by Com. H. P. Mitra, President of the Union. The discussion papers was tabled by Com. Sisir Ch. Mazumder, Jt. General Secretary of the Union which was seconded by Com. P. Sarder, Org. Secretary, Com. Dilip Mukherjee, General Secretary gave a thoughtful speech before the younger generation about their task to build up a strong Union. Several Young workers participated in the discussion land promised to make the Union strong under A I R F. On this occasion cultural functions with songs, recitations etc by the workers and their families made the programme a grand success. The meeting formed a ‘Yuba Cell’ with 30 young activists of the Union to organize and mobilize the workers at the call of Union in future to curb the anti labour policy of the Govt. The meeting was presided over by the Presidium consisting Com. H. P. Mitra, Com. P. K. Roy and Com. S. Mitra.
The report on Youth Convention Organized by N.F. Railway Mazdoor Union
Blood Donation camps organized by Solapur Divn to commemorate the Golden Jubilee Year of 11th July Strike of Central Govt. Employees
The Solapur Division had chosen it to be appropriate to organize blood donation camps all over the division during the period from 11th Jul to 19th Aug. 2010 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee year of the All India C.G. employees strike.
Solapur :- Blood Donation camp was conducted on 27th July. Shri K. Swaminathan, DRM Solapur inaugurated the camp. In his address he appreciated the Union for conducting such social awareness camps among the Railway employees and their family members. Shri G.J. Jagtap, Sr. DPO SUR, Shri Jeevan Tomar, CMS and Dr. M.D. Alwande, CMS were also present on the occasion. All the Solapur based Branches took due efforts for the success of the camp. 132 persons donated blood in this camp.
Daund :- The camp was held on 7th of August. The camp was inaugurated by Dr. Sanjiv Sr. DMO DD hospital. Smt. Sudharna Sajiv Sr. DMO and Shri Ugale Railway Contractor were also present at the time of inauguration of the camp. 65 persons donated blood in the camp. Daund O/L, Daund Engg. and LTRS Branches office bearers organized the camp successfully.
Kurduwadi :- The camp was organized on 9th July. Shri Y.P. Singh, ADEN (BG) and Shri Gunasekar, ADEN (NG) were present in the inauguration function of the camp.
65 employees donated blood in the camp.
Kurduwadi (M) and (G) branches book the initiative to conduct the camp.
Enthusiastic and energetic cadre of BCT Division organized a grand felicitation function to honour Com. J. R. Bhosale, newly elected General Secretary of WREU, on 23rd July, 2010 in well decorated Patkar Hall, Churchgate, Mumbai, under the presidentship of Com. Umraomal Purohit, President of WREU/AIRF & General Secretary of Hind Mazdoor Sabha. This largely attended function was graced by the presence of eminent labour leaders, viz. Shri Jagdish Ajmera, freedom fighter & Chief Advisor/WREU, Dr. Shanti Patel, Ex MP & former Mayor of Mumbai, and President of MBPT Dock and General Employees Union and National Union of Seafarers of India, Shri Sharad Rao, General Secretary of Hind Mazdoor Kisan Panchayat, Shri Dada Samant, President Kamgar Aghadi, Shri George Abraham, General Secretary of Aviation Industry Employees Guild, Shri G. G. Parikh, Sr. Socialist Leader, Shri Hanumant Tate and Shri Suryakant Bagal, President and General Secretary of HMS Maharashtra State Council respectively, Rambhau Jagtap, General Secretary of India Security Press Mazdoor Sangh along with his Office Bearers, Shri Sudhir Pagar, Maritime Union of India, Shri Anil Golatkar, Treasurer, Transport & Dock Workers Union, Shri Ashok Salunke, Secretary General of All India Income Tax Employees Federation, Shri S. K. Bose, AGS, NRMU (C. Rly.), Shri Ramnath Patil, General secretary, All India OBC Employes Association(W. Zone), Shri Gunavant Seth, Social Worker and Ex Corporater, BMC, Shri Govindlal Sharma, Sr. Leader and AGS/WREU and all HQ Office Bearers of WREU and Divisional Secretaries and Chairmen of all Divisions. Shri S. Bhattacharya, CPO, Smt. Alka Mishra, CPO (Admn.) and Dr. P. L. Banker, CPO(IR) represented Western Railway Administration. The presence of Smt. Mohini Purohit, wife of Umraomalji and Smt. Kusumtai Bhosale, wife of Bhosaleji with their family, relatives and well-wishers were also present in the function. After Ganesh Stavan, Saraswati Vandana and Welcome Song presented by Women Wing of BCT Division, Com. D. Y. Mahale, Divisional Chairman welcomed all the dignitaries on the dais and were garlanded by Divisional Office Bearers, Secretary / Chairmen of the branches and Chairpersons and Conveners of Youth and Women Wings. Com. Umraomal Purohit in his presidential address appreciated the services rendered by J. R. Bhosale in various capacities since 1963, especially since 1982 after his taking over charge as Treasurer of WREU and consolidated the financial position of WREU with his dedication, sincerity and acumen. With his strong memory, Com. Bhosale had successfully negotiated with the administration and had played a commendable role before the successive Central Pay Commissions starting from 3rd CPC to 6th CPC as also before the various Committees appointed by the Railway Board. He also praised the cooperation extended to J. R. Bhosale by his better-half, without which it would not have been possible to rise to the position of General Secretary of WREU and other covetable posts in AIRF/HMS. He wished com. Bhosale a long, healthy and prosperous life to shoulder the responsibilities entrusted upon him by the leadership and cadre of WREU. All the dignitaries one after another, congratulated Com. J. R. Bhosale for being elected as General Secretary of WREU at right time and wished him success. Most of the speakers stressed on the unity of Working Class in General and of Transport Workers in particular to face the challenges posed before the Trade Union Movement. The need of developing second and third rank leadership to carry the torch for freedom of working class from exploitation and poverty was also a point in the speeches. Entire team of BCT Division presented a Beautiful Memento, Shawl and Shreephal to Mr. and Mrs. Bhosale and profusely garlanded them. All the dignitaries also garlanded Com. Bhosale followed by All the Branches of BCT Division and team of activists of Women and Youth Wings of WREU/ BCT. A team of dedicated activists under the able leadership of Com. D. Y. Mahale, Div. Chairman, Prakash Savalkar, Div. secretary, Com.Prashant Kanade, Com. P. Rajan and Com. J. Chandrashekhar, Div. Jt. Secretaries, Com. Vinodkumar Mourya and Com. Anil Gaokar, both Div. Vice Chairmen, Com. Milind Raut, H. K. Chasia, Rajesh Choudhary and other worked day and night to make this function a grand success. The Youth Wing under the leadership of Com. Vivek Kambli, Com. Ambadas and Com. Santosh Rokde decorated the entire premises with banners, posters and Cut-outs and also distributed a colourfull pamphlet showing the life sketch of Com. J. R. Bhosale and distributed sweets to all. The Women wing under the leadership of Com. Geeta Pandoria, Com. N. H. Hiwale, women activists of J. R. Hospital, Churchgate and Press and Stores took active part in welcoming the dignitoires, sang a melodies song and decorated the entrance of the hall by Rangoli of Rose petals. Com. J. R. Bhosale, in his thanks giving speech assured that he along with his colleagues in WREU Head Office will work hard to render the services to Railwaymen and will left no stone unturned to uplift the working and service conditions of Railwaymen. Com. Mahale delivered vote of thanks and the function concluded with shouting slogans – WREU/AIRF/HMS/ITF/ITUC Zindabad – Com. J. R. Bhosale Zindabad.
Blood Donation Camp at Kalyan & Titwala
The Kalyan Line & TRS Branch conducted a blood donation camp at Titwala station in co-operation with KEM hospital Blood Bank.
The camp was inaugurated by Com. P.R. Menon, General Secretary, NRMU in the presence of a good number of office bearers of the Union, members of RTMU, representatives of KEM Blood Bank and Lion’s Club. Com. Shantaram Gangurde, Secretary of the Branch welcomed the gathering and felicitated Com. Menon, Lion club representatives, KEM hospital representatives and many other office bearers and social workers. Com. Menon in his speech mentioned that the NRMU has made the blood donation as one of the important activities of the Union. It has been conducting it at several centres of the C.Rly. He explained the importance of it and advised them to make propaganda and also donate blood. Com. Joe D’Souza conveyed vote of thanks. Despite heavy rain, and weather condition 93 persons donated blood.
Kalyan based Branches of NRMU conducted Blood Donation camp in co-operation of Plasma Blood Bank Dombivali at Kalyan Rly. Station, near Kolsewadi Booking Office on 26-7-2010 from 9-00 a.m. to 5-00 p.m. the Donors were presented a attractive gift by the Union. Total 63 units of blood were collected. A Trophy was presented by the officials of Plasma Blood Bank on its behalf to activist of Kalyan based branches of NRMU. The camp ended at 17 hrs. with vote of thanks. All the activists of Kalyan based branches took part in the camp and made it successful.
Blood Donation camp organized by Wadi Branch on 5-8-2010 in remembrance of11th July 1960 strike of Central Govt. employees “Golden Jubilee Year”(1960-2010)
Wadi Branch of the Union arranged a Blood Donation camp on 5-8-2010 at 10-00 a.m. under the Chairmanship of Com Ejaj Khan. Function was attended by Com. D. Ramesh Babu, Divisional Secretary, Solapur Division. Chief guests was Shri Vithal Valmick Naik s/o Shri Valmick Naik, MLA and special invitees were Shri Hari Galande, Councilor BJP, Shri Chandrashekar Mugar, Chairman Local SC/ST Association, Nagappa Sharnappa, Councilor BJP, Shri Malhotra, A.C.C. Plant Engg. and Ali A.C. Executive Engg. The inauguration function began with the lighting of the lamp by the guests. Com. P. Umapathi welcomed all the guests and donors . He said that since 1994 NRMU Wadi Branch has been continuously organizing Blood Donation Camps with the co-operation of Com. D. Ramesh Babu, Divl. Secy, SUR and Damani Blood Bank Solapur
166 employees of Railway and others donated blood.
Pictures of Job Fair organized by ICFLU.
N.F.Railway Mazdoor Union Celebrated Golden Jubilee of 1960`s Strike in befitting Manner at Alipurduar Junction, Siliguri and Katihar. At all the places Railway workers marched in "Mashal Procession". At Alipurduar Junction ignoring heavy downpour, about 500 Railway workers including a good number of women participated the procession headed by Shri Rakhal Dasgupta General Secretary of the Union. Alive Strikers were invited and falicitated. Mass meeting were held at all the places.
Pictures from DLW on All India Protest Day Observed on 26.05.10.
Pictures from DLW on All India Protest Day Observed on 26.05.10.
Pictures from NFRMU on All India Protest Day Observed on 26.05.10.
Blood Donation Camp Organized by NWREU on May Day.
Celebration of International Women's Day by South Western Railway Mazdoor Union
Celebration of International Women's Day by South Central Railway Mazdoor Union
The South Central Railway Mazdoor Union (SCRMU) an affiliate of All India Railwaymens Federation and Hind Mazdoor Sabha observed International Womens Day today i.e. on 8-3-2010 and conducted a meeting in the Rail Nilayam Auditorium at Secunderabad, in which several hundreds of Railway women workers and Railway women officials participated. The meeting was presided over by Mrs.P.Hymavathi V.Rao, Zonal Convenor, Womens Committee of SCRMU and Asst.General Secretary/SCRMU. Mr.M.S.Jayanth, General Manager, S.C.Railway and Mrs.Gayathri Jayanth, President, South Central Railway Womens Welfare Organisation were the Guests of Honour. Mrs.P.Hymavathi V.Rao in her report briefed the origin of International Womens Day and stated that it is the duty of each and every woman employee to protect the rights and privileges achieved through several struggles and also the need for more and more empowerment of women in Trade Union movement. Mr.M.S.Jayanth, General Manager, S.C.Railway while addressing the meeting expressed his happiness over the programme being conducted by the SCRMU and stated that women since Vedic period have been given utmost respect and values and the same respect and value should be continued in future also. He has also mentioned Ms.Maniben Kara had attained the position of President of AIRF with her efforts towards the welfare of working class. He lauded the efforts of SCRM Union in the matter of empowerment of women in Railway Trade Union movement. He wished the women employees of South Central Railway on the eve of centenary of International Womens Day. Mrs.Gayathri Jayanth, President, SCRWWO in her address stressed the need for empowerment of women in Trade Union movement and also stated that as the hands that rock cradle will rule the world we need to prove ourselves in every field. She complimented the Union for the efforts being put in towards the empowerment of women. Mr.Manoj Pande, Chief Personnel Officer, S.C.Railway has complimented the SCRMU for the efforts being put in towards empowerment of women in Railway Trade Union movement. Mrs.Chandrima Roy, Chief Public Relations Officer, S.C.Railway in her address stated that women need to mould themselves to get respect from every one and then we can bring back the vedic values of life and due place for women in society. Mr.V.P.R.Pillai, President, SCRMU highlighted the efforts of SCRMU, AIRF and HMS in bringing empowerment of women in Trade Union movement. Mr.Ch.Sankara Rao, General Secretary, SCRMU while stressing the need for empowerment of women, stated that the leadership of SCRMU is striving every nerve towards this end.
Mrs.Radha Variyar, FA&CAO, S.C.Railway has lauded the efforts of the leadership of SCRMU in mobilizing the women and conducting holding the programmes Mrs.Indira Devi, Principal, Railway Junior College, Secunderabad has stated that irrespective of their position women should be united and fight for preserving the rights achieved through struggles. Mrs.Uma Ranade, FA&CAO/G while expressing her happiness over the meeting stated that women should protect their self respect and try to move forward in the society along with men. Smt.B.Vani Kumari, SPO has sung a song on women and stated that the need of today is empowerment of woman in every field. Earlier Mrs.Radha Padmaja sung a prayer song and cultural programmes were held by Kala Vedika, cultural forum of SCRM Union in which Mimicry by Mimicry Srinivas, Songs by Mr.Vinod Kumar & party and Ms.Kallu Rajeswari and party has presented Andari Kosam Telugu Playlet, which enthralled the whole audience. While Mrs.N.Arundhati welcomed the gathering Mrs.V.Premalatha proposed vote of thanks. The meeting was also attended by Central and Divisional Office Bearers of SCRM Union among others.
Candidates of the WREU won the posts of the Director of the Jackson Cooperative Bank
In the elections for two Directors of the Jackson Cooperative Bank Ltd., both the candidates of the Western Railway Employees Union – Prakash Vyas and Rakesh Dubey – have been declared elected. There were nine candidates in the fray. The work carried out by both the Directors was strong enough for their re-election. The Bank has taken care of the welfare of the families of the Railway employees and their children through its various schemes.
Konkan Rly. Corporation Unions’ Election – a smashing defeat to rival Unions.
Again after two terms the election to decide the strength of the Unions was held on KRCL on 11th March 2010 for the 3rd time, NRMU was in the field with its cadre for a show down with the other two Unions namely Konkan Railway Corporation Employees’ Union (KRCEU) and Konkan Railway Kamgar Sena (KRKS) which had contested the elections in the year 2005 and 2007 and had been defeated. This time they planned in a big way. Vehicles, cars, scooters, buses etc. moved over every nook & corner of the KRCL.. Pamphlets, cutouts, hoardings, media publicity with all dirty and distorted informations in abusive languages, flooded the entire net work of KRCL. Propaganda meetings and campaigns were endless even ignoring the restriction period. Many unethical and objectionable methods were adopted.
The NRMU did its campaign as usual in a systematic and disciplined manner. The activists moved every where, issued handbills and posters (no hoardings, cutouts ) apprised the employees about their efforts and achievements and sought their valuable votes for the Union. They were confident that the employees were enlightened and they would not let down a Union which has a historic background of endless struggles for the cause of the workers, sacrifices and achievements. This was proved when the counting of votes was completed and the result was declared by the officials of Dy. Chief Labour Commissioner, Maharashtra on 13-3-2010 at 2-00 p.m. that the NRMU had won and the other two had lost the battle. The KRKS which was boasting that it would wipe out NRMU secured only 476 votes, just 1/10 of the votes polled. NRMU activists and KRCL employees immediately assembled in the compound of Regional Railway Manager’s Compound, Ratnagiri and celebrated the Union’s victory. Com. P.R. Menon, Genl. Secretary addressed the gathering first, followed by Com. Y.G. Joshi, President, Kumar Ghosalkar, Divisional Secretary, KRCL, Com. Krishnakumar Sheth, Vice President, KRCL and Joe D’Souza, Asst. Genl. Secretary NRMU and heartily congratulated the employees for voting for NRMU and the activists who had worked tirelessly. The gathering then dispersed shouting slogans “NRMU Zindabad, AIRF Zindabad, Inquilab Zindabad, Mazdoor Ekta Zindabad, Lal Jhanda Zindabad”. The result was loud and clear that the employees of KRCL were for NRMU & AIRF and not for disrupters and regionalists.
Celebration of International Women's Day
N.F.Railway Mazdoor Union observed IWD in befitting manner at Tinsukia, Badarpur, Lumding, Guwahati, Malegaon, Bongaigaon, Alipurduar jn & New Jalpaiguri. On the Occasion Com. Rakhal Das Gupta General Secy. of the union addressed a meeting at Tinsukia.
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8th Biennial and 52nd Annual Conference of N. F. Railway Mazdoor Union
The 8th Biennial and 52nd Annual Conference of N. F. Railway Mazdoor Union held at Lumding from 8th to 10th February, 2010. About 3,000 delegates and visitors from all over the N. F. Railway attended the conference.
N. F. Railway Women Worker’s conference was held in the Railway Institute, Lumding at 10.15 a.m. on 8th February, 2010. About 200 Railway Women Workers had participated. The Conference deliberated upon the problems of Railway Women workers and also decided to carry the message of N. F. Railway Mazdoor Union at grass root level. A Zonal Women’s Committee was elected with Smt. Anjali Singha as President & Monomoti Baishya as Secretary.
A colourful procession was taken out from the Railway Institute, Lumding on 8th February, 2010 at 11:15 hrs. Thousands of Delegates and Visitors had paraded the streets of Lumding.
The inaugural session was held at Children Park, Lumding at 4:00 pm on 8th February, 2010. The conference was inaugurated by Sri Shiva Gopal Mishra, General Secretary, All India Railwaymen’s Federation and was presided over by Sri Indibor Konwar, President of the Union.
Sri Ajoy Mohanty, Chief Personnel Officer / N. F. Railway; Sri Ajit Pandit, Divisional Railway Manager / Lumding, Sri Ajoy Dutta, Ex. MLA, President / Hind Mazdoor Sabha, Assam State Council; Com. Ramani Barman, Ex. Education Minister, Assam; Harbhajan Singh, Asstt. General Secretary, All India Railwaymen’s Federation spoke on the occasion.
Sri Shiva Gopal Mishra, General Secretary, All India Railwaymen’s Federation in his inaugural speech stated about the achievements of the Federation and the task ahead like filling up of the existing vacancies, creation of posts in commensurate with the increased work load and introduction of new Trains to ensure safety to the traveling public, shorting out of the anomalies arising out of the 6th CPC Report etc. and expressed his confidence that with the help of devoted members like N. F. Railway Mazdoor Union and other affiliated Unions the Federation will surely success in resolving the grievances of Railwaymen.
Sri Rakhal Das Gupta the General Secretary, N. F. Railway Mazdoor Union spoke in details about the problems of Railwaymen working in N. F. Railway, demanded for improvement of Eastern and N. E. Region and also to complete all the Railway Projects with time bound programme.
Brief History of N. F. Railway Mazdoor Union was presented in ‘Slide Show’ by the Youth Committee of Maligaon Branch of this Union at 18:00 hrs. and prizes were distributed for various events such as Athletics, Art etc. organized by Lumding Branch of this Union in connection with the conference.
A colourful cultural function was organized at 8:00 pm of 8th February, 2010 at Children Park , Lumding. The local artists participated in the programme.
Delegate Session of the Union was held on 9th February, 2010 at Railway Institute from 10:00 am. Sri Rakhal Das Gupta, the General Secretary submitted report to the delegates. The Report covered Price Rise, Unemployment, filling up of vacant posts, improvement of Eastern & N. E. Region and various National and International issues including Economic Problems of the Country.
In the evening of 9th February Youth conference was held. Large number of Youths had participated in the discussion. Zonal Committee of Youth of N. F. Railway Mazdoor Union was formed with S/Sri Bijan Deb as Chairperson and Biswajit Das as Secretary.
Biennial Conference of Assam State of Hind Mazdoor Sabha was held at night of 9th February, 2010. large number of delegate from different Unions & Industries participated. A Committee with S/Sri Ajoy Dutta, Ex. MLA as President and K. C. Roy Karmakar as General Secretary was elected.
The Biennial conference of N. F. Railway Union concluded with great enthusiasm. The conference elected S/Sri Indibor Konwar as the President and Rakhal Das Gupta as General Secretary.
N.F.Railway Mazdoor Union formed ZonalYouth Forum
A Zonal youth Convention of N.F.Railway Mazdoor Union was held on 9th February, 2010 on the occasion of 52nd Annual Convention held at Lumding from 8th to 10th February, 2010 was . About five hundred youths from all the corners of N.F.Railway have joined the Convention.
Com. Pijush Chakraborty Joint General Secretary of the union convened the meeting and narrated the objectives of the convention. Com. Pijush mentioned that young generation has no attraction towards the union and hence a generation gap is prevailing in the Trade union movement. Every where crisis of youth activist issue weakening the trade union movement he mentioned. Com. Chakraborty further mentioned that to protect the rights which earned after many sacrifices by thetrade union leaders, youths should participate the trade union movement..
Com. Ashis Biswas Joint General Secretary inaugurated the convention. In his inaugural speech Com. Biswas explained his experience as a chairman of theNational youth committee of Hind Mazdoor Sabha. He gave a clarion call to all the youths to join hands to bridge the generation gap.
The Convention was also addressed by Com. Rakhal Das Gupta, General Secretary and other two Joint General Secretaries, Com Samir Chakraborty & Com. Dilip Chakraborty.
Com. Das Gupta advisaed the youths about their duties towards the Trade Union movement and society. He further mentioned that Govt and Railway administration are trying to weakening the trade union movement and also conspiring to snatch the rights earned by the leaders. NPS is one of the examples he cited.
At the last phase of the convention, a Zonal Committee was formed where Com. Bijan Deb and Com. Biswajit Das elected as Chairman and Secretary. Nine promising women activist elected in the committee.