The historic strike of three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks has entered 15th day. Six round of discussions held so far has failed to reach an honourable settlement due to the indifferent and negative attitude of the Govt. and Postal Board. “Call off the strike first, then we will discuss” attitude of the Central Government cannot be accepted by any Unions. The sugar-coated appeals of the Secretary, Department of Posts could not create any impact on the striking GDS. Nobody resumed duty. Percentage of the strike reached all time high on 4th June (Monday). All attempts of the Govt. and Postal Board to break the strike have miserably failed.

GDS are becoming more and more restive and anger and protest is growing day by day. The situation may go out of control of the Postal Board and Officers, as happened in Hyderabad on 04.06.2018. About 7000 GDS including 1000 ladies mobilized in front of the CPMG Office and protested for about five hours. GDS on strike are committing suicide and sudden deaths are taking place every day. In this situation, a full-fledged meeting of the Postal JCA will be held shortly and the possibility of All India solidarity strike will be explored in all seriousness.

In the meantime, the NFPE and FNPO has decided to organize five days mass relay hunger fast (10am to 5 pm) in front of all Chief PMsG Offices on 7th, 8th, 11th, 12th and 13th June 2018 demanding immediate implementation of Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report. The striking GDS Unions has already given call for indefinite relay hunger fast in front of all Divisional Offices from 6th June 2018.

As a second phase of programme Secretary General NFPE AND FNPO and All India office bearers and General Secretaries of it’s affiliated unions will sit on two days relay Hunger Fast on 18th and 19th June 2018 in front of Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.

We have given a Joint letter of PJCA to Secretary, Department of Posts, informing that NFPE and FNPO will be compelled to join the strike if strike demand is not settled immediately by accepting the reasonable demands of the striking GDS Unions (Letter published separately).

NFPE and FNPO calls upon all its affiliated unions and Circle/Divisional Secretaries to make the five days relay hunger fast in front of Circle Offices a grand success by mobilizing huge participation of employees. Also extend full support and help to the indefinite relay hunger fast of striking GDS unions in front of all Divisional Offices from 6th June 2018.