On October 3rd, 2014 the WFTU calls the trade unions in all countries to organize activities, strikes, demonstrations, rallies confronting the crucial problem of unemployment and demanding rights for the unemployed. Unemployment is an issue that can unite workers all over the world, in order to organize under the banners, the slogans and the principles of the WFTU various militant activities with the aim to mobilize the unemployed workers, to include these workers in the trade unions and promote the constant focus of the unions to work with the unemployed. The mobilizations and activities will demand permanent and stable jobs for all, the elimination of the causes that generate the unemployment, measures for the protection of the unemployed.
Our AIPRPA All India Conference held at Vellore has taken a decision to unite with Pensioners movement of the entire world which the WFTU sponsored TUI Pensioners and Senior Citizens has also undertaken. In this background the AIPRPA CHQ calls upon all our State Associations to take immediate steps to join with all middle class employees trade union organisations like the Confederation of CG Employees, All India State Government Employees Federation, Trade Union Associations in LIC, Bank, BSNL as well as other PSU organisations as well as all Pensioners Organisations belonging to Central Government, State Government, State and Central Public Sector etc to jointly observe the call given by WFTU.
In Tamilnadu a meeting of various employees organisations like the AIIEA, BEFI, TNGEA, Confederation of CG Employees, BSNL, DREU etc as well as the Tamilnadu State Coordinating Committee of Central, State Government and Public Sector Pensioners Organisations was held on 17th September, 2014 at the Union office of Bank Employees Federation of India . The following decisions have been taken:
1. To observe the WFTU Call on 8th October instead of 3rd October as 3.10.2014 falls on a holiday and also many holidays in that week.
2. The programme will be a three hours dharna in Chennai from 4.00 P.M to 7.00 P.M.
3. A hand bill and a wall poster will be released on behalf of all the participating organisations.
4. The Programme will be observed in the following 10 Centres in Tamilnadu and each centre will have an Incharge Organisation for conducting the Programme as follows:
Chennai - Confederation of CG Employees & Workers. (Confederation)
Coimbatore - Bank Employees Federation of India (BEFI)
Madurai - Tamilnadu Government Pensioners Association. (TNGPA)
Tiruchy - Dakshina Railway Employees Union. (DREU)
Dindigul - Tamilnadu Government Employees Association (TNGEA)
Salem - All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association. (AIPRPA)
Erode - All India BSNL & DOT Pensioners Association.(AIBDPA)
Vellore - All India BSNL & DOT Pensioners Association. (AIBDPA)
Tirunelveli - All India Insurance Employees Association (AIIEA)
Thanjavur - All India Insurance Employees Association.(AIIEA)
Tuticorin - Tamilnadu Government Pensioners Association & All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association (TNGPA & AIPRPA)
AIPRPA CHQ calls upon all the Office Bearers of CHQ, State Associations, District / Divisional Associations to get in touch with all other organisations and mobilise and involve our Postal Pensioners in large numbers in observing the WFTU Programme in their respective centres. A report by Email / SMS to CHQ may be sent about holding the programme.