NFPE is 60 years
Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) is a class-oriented militant organisation
of above five lakhs postal employees. NFPTE was formed on 24.11.1954
trade union movement in India has inherited a history of struggles and
sacrifices right from the days of British Raj.
During 1905 when there was no freedom to form unions, Babu Tarapada
Mukherjee started this organisation in the name of a Postal Club at Kolkata
GPO. Tarapada was dismissed from service
by the British Government for delivering a speech against the British
Government in the year 1921 at Lahore All India Conference. During the last more than one hundred years
many leaders and workers of this organisation has been tortured, arrested and
put under jail both by the British and Indian Governments. Com. Dada Ghosh, founder Secretary General of
NFPTE was arrested and placed under prolonged suspension. Com.N.J.Iyer, former
All India President of NFPE was arrested for delivering a speech against
“Emergency” in 1975 and imprisoned in Bikanir Jail for 18 months. Com.K.Adinarayana, Former Secretary General
of NFPE was in jail for three years for participating in the Telangara struggle
against Nizam. Com. K. G. Bose, who electrified the P&T Trade Union movement
with his class-oriented approach was dismissed from service. Many legendary
leaders like Coms. O. P. Gupta, Henry Barton, V. G. Dalvi, K. L. Moza, A. S. Rajan,
Piramanathan, N. C. Ambalavanan have lead this organization in the past.
historic 1946 P&T strike is marked in the history of India’s freedom
movement as one of the most militant struggle launched by P&T employees
against the British Raj. 1960 five days
strike of Central Government Employees, 1968 September 19th one day
strike for Need Based Minimum wage in which 17 employees have been brutally
murdered by the Government by resorting to firing and lathicharge. 1974 Bonus
Strike, 1984 September 19th Strike for the emancipation of three lakhs
Extra-Departmental employees, 1993 five day’s Postal Strike, 1996 eight days
strike for bonus ceiling removal, 1998
eight days Postal strike, 2000 fourteen days Postal Strike were all lead by the
National Federation of Postal Employees.
The one day strike by Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers
conducted last year on 12-12-2012 is another milestone in the history of Postal
Trade Union movement.
NFPE has been
participating in all the nationwide General strikes including the 2013 February
20,21 two days strike conducted by the Central Trade Unions, right from 1991
onwards against the Neo-liberal imperialist globalisation policies pursued by
the Central Government.
conducted innumerable struggles for realisation of the legitimate demands of
the Postal employees especially the most down-trodden section of Gramin Dak
Sevaks and Casual, Part-time, Contingent employees.
NFPE is an
affiliate of the Confederation of Central Govt. employees and Workers and is
playing leading role in mobilising the Central Government employees and organising
struggles including nation wide strikes.
neo-liberal policies implemented by the Central Government during the last more
than two decades, the Central Services including Postal department is facing
great threat against its existence. Ban
on recruitment, outsourcing, downsizing, contractorisation, contributory
pension scheme, non-regularisation of the services of Gramin Dak Sevaks,
restrictions on compassionate appointments, Bonus discrimination are all the
off shoots of this policy. Due to unprecedented
price rise the real wages of the employees and workers have eroded like
anything. The Central Govt. employees
are on continuous struggle demanding appointment of Seventh Pay Commission with
effect from 01.01.2011, 50% DA merger, regularisation of Gramin Dak Sevaks and
Casual labourers etc.
council held at Hyderabad in June 2013 has decided to celebrate the Diamond
Jubilee of NFPE in a befitting manner. Inaugural ceremony of one year long
celebrations will be held at New Delhi on 24.11.2013 and final celebrations
will be organized at Jam Nagar (Gujarath) in a grand manner on 24th
One year long
Diamond Jubilee celebrations of NFPE shall definitely discuss all the issues
confronting the working class in general and the Postal employees in particular
and formulate programmes for future course of action.
NFPE calls upon the entire postal employees to conduct seminars, general body
meetings, trade union workshops, honouring former leaders, exhibitions, classes
on the history of the postal trade union movement etc. during the period from
24th November 2013 to 24th November 2014 as part of Diamond
Let us be
proud of being a part of this great and glorious organization and let us carry
forward our uncompromising fight against all injustices.