The All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC), the apex trade union of officers’ in the banking industry, has vehemently denounced the postal administration’s decision to derecognise the largest organisation of postal employees, the National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) and All India Postal Employees Union (AIPEU group C), based on what it calls “a fabricated complaint filed by a minority organisation”.
The Department of Posts claimed that the two had violated central services rules by allegedly lending their funds to further political activities, including to the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
“Since colonial times, these two organisations have played a prominent role in advancing the causes of postal employees in tandem with the broader working class movement and as a pacesetter for the trade union movement of service sector employees,” AIBOC said in a press release. “Naturally, they must grow to negotiate the ruling class’s attacks over the years. We comprehend that the reason cited for de-recognition is baseless and completely contradicts the explanation provided by the Secretary General of NFPE & AIPEU in response to the authorities’ fabricated letter of explanation.”
The entire exercise aims to intimidate and terrify the employees for ulterior motives, it added, while claiming that the move fits into plans to privatise the postal service.
“AIBOC will stand firmly behind NFPE and declare its complete support to NFPE & AIPEU in all its agitation programmes launched/to be launched against such an autocratic decision. AIBOC also condemns the postal administration’s highly undemocratic, illegal, and arbitrary action aimed at crushing the heroic resistance of NFPE and AIPEU to the corporatisation of postal services,” it concluded.
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