The Second General Strike by Central Trade Unions and Independent Federations on 16th June 1992.
The second strike against the anti-people, anti- worker policies of the Central Government was organised on 16th June 1992 as per call of CITU and a few other Central Trade Unions and Independent Federations of CG Employees, State Govt employees etc.
For registering a total opposition to the IMF/World Bank oriented policies, the danger arising out of indiscriminate privatisation of P&T services, PSUs including Banks, LIC etc, closure of govt departments, the strike call was given. The Confederation of CG employees raised the issues of 51% DA Merger, regularisation of EDAs & Casual Labour, implementation of Arbitration Awards etc.,
The central govt employees, as also P&T employees, participated in large numbers in the strike, though the dominating leadership of NFTE was vaccilating. The progressive section in NFTE led by Com. Moni Bose fully participated. Though on the last occasion, full strike was limited to certain circles, this time it was full almost in all telecom circles.
The irritated central government initiated victimisation, but mostly limited to Dies-non and Break-in-service. These were taken by the unions for being vacated.
The number of participants in the second General Strike was much more than in the First General Strike. More and more workers were responding to the strike call given by Central TUs.