The 24th National Conference of the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers will be held at Kolkata from 4th to 6th May 2013.
The Confederation of CGEW since its inception in 1957 has always been in the front of the struggle for improving the conditions of the Central government Employees. It played a pivotal role in the 5 days glorious strike of 1960, One Day Token Strike of 1968, Bonus Strike in 1974 and so on. And now, along with the AIRF and AIDEF it is on struggle path for the appointment of VII Central Pay Commission w.e.f. 01-01-2011 (5 years after the VI CPC in 2006), and for withdrawal of the anti-worker PFRDA Bill.
The oncoming National Conference of the Confederation is expected to take important decisions on the demands of the central government employees, which will have important bearing on the demands of the PSUs and other sectors.
I have been invited to attend the Inaugural Session on 4th April. I will be attending the same. It will be an occasion to meet many of our old comrades in the CGE movement and share the experiences of struggles and achievements.