The historic strike of the Grameen Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the postal department which started on 22-05-2018 has been called off on 06-06-2018, following the approval of Kamalesh Chandra Committee report by the Union Cabinet. The sixteen days strike got uprecedented and unparallel support from all the central trade unions, service organisations, peoples representatives, political parties and particularly from the regular postal employees.
Though the strike call was by the GDS unions only, the two postal federations, NFPE and FNPO extended all out support and in certain circles like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Telangana and West Bengal, the postal employees also struck work for several days, though there was no demand of the regular employees. Kerala Circle, in this regard, deserves special congratulations for their total and magnificant strike for ten days, fully paralysing the services. When the postal board refused to give any written assurance to GDS, as had been done to the federations, the two federations came forward to give an ultimatum to the postal board of serious action on short notice.
AIBDPA congratulates the GDS workers for their fantastic sixteen days strike and the postal employees for their solid support which contributed immensely for the success of the strike.