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50th anniversary of the first strike action of the Central Government employees

Confederation of Central Government Employees General Secretary Mr.K.K.N.Kutty has expressed with his own expreience about 50th anniversary of the first strike through this letter to all Central Government Employees...

We reproduce this letter and given below for your information...


Dear Comrades.

As you are aware, the 50th anniversary of the first strike action of the Central Government employees and workers fall on 12th July, 2010. The strike commenced on 12th July,1960(midnight of 11th July) and ended on 16th July, 1960. The strike was unique in many respects. The then Government resorted to the most bestial and brutal methods to repress the strike action, unbecoming of the rulers of a civilized Nation. The movement of Government employees in this country was built on the edifice created by the supreme sacrifice of the comrades who participated in that action in 1960.

We have mutually come to the understanding that we should commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first strike action in an appropriate manner eliciting participation of all (who participated in the strike, who led the strike and who rendered the solidarity and support for making the strike possible) along with the present day generation of Government employees who are the beneficiaries of the fruits of that glorious industrial action. We have decided to hold a convention at Mavalankar Hall, Rafi Marg, New Delhi on 16th July, 2010 between 11 and 4 PM To ensure that those who participated in the strike in 1960 are honoured and they share their reminiscences and experiences with the present day generation fo workers, we request all concerned to kindly invite them cordially to come for the convention on 16.07.10. It is also incumbent upon us that we ensure the participation of our active comrades at the convention. We propose to allot the following number of participants to each organization.

AIRF 500 (including for the various pensioners organization of Railway men) AIDEF 200 (including for the various pensioners organizations of Defence workers) Confederation. 300 (including for the various Pensioners organizations of Central Govt and BSNL/MTNL employees as also for the members of the BSNL/MTNL employees)

With greetings,
Yours fraternally,

Shiv Gopal Mishra,
General. Secretary. AIRF.

C. Srikumar/Sailo Bhattacharya,
General Secretaries AIDEF,

K.K.N. Kutty, Secretary General,
Confederation. Of CGE and Workers.


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