Stop downsizing, outsourcing – Point 7 of demand for Strike on 12th Dec
The Confederation of Central Government employees and workers has called for one day strike on 12th December, 2012. Point No: 7 of 15 Point Charter of Demands in respect of this strike is as follows
Point No: 7 of 15 Point Charter of demand:
Downsizing, outsourcing, contractorisation etc.
To overcome the difficulties emanated from the total ban on recruitment and creation of posts and more specifically impacted by the 2001 executive fiat of the Govt. of India in the matter, many departments had to resort to outsourcing of its functions. Some were virtually closed down and a few others were privatised or contractorised.
The large scale outsourcing and contractorisation of functions had a telling effect on the efficacy of the Government departments. The delivery system was adversely affected and the public at large suffered due to the inordinate delay it caused in getting the requisite service.. The financial outlay for outsourcing of functions of each department increased enormously over the years. The quality of work suffered. In order to ensure that the people do get a better and efficient service from the Government departments and to raise the image of the Government employees in the eyes of the common people, it is necessary that the present scheme of outsourcing and contractorisation of essential functions of the Government must be abandoned.The practice of outsourcing and contractorisation is nothing but a cruel exploitation of the alarming situation of unemployment.
The system of outsourcing of the functions seeks to informalise the workforce. The contract/casual workers get not even one third of the salary of the regular work force. They have no social security benefits like pension, provident fund gratuity etc. The CG employees fought against the temporary service rules which was in vogue in sixties and ensured that the recruitment to Government service is permanent and the civil servants are not allowed to be fired at the whim and fancy of their bosses. The outsourcing and contractorisation has paved way for large scale entry of casual workers and has resulted in the reversal of what all achieved in this direction through struggles in the past two decades.
Read all the 15 points of Charter of demands
|Strike called for by Confederation of Employees and workers on 12.12.2012- 15 point Charter of Demands|
|1||7th Pay Commission|
|2||Merger of DA with pay|
|4||Regularise casual workers|
|6||Filling up of vacant posts|
|7||Stop downsizing, outsourcing|
|8||Stop price rise|
|9||PLB for all departments|
|10||Revise OTA, Night duty allowance|
|12||Right to strike|
|13||Grant 5 promotion|
|15||Victimisation of Trade Union|