Declaration of June 9 National Railway Struggle
The struggle of dismissed 1,047 national railway workers is now facing
a showdown with the JR Companies and the state power. The situation
before us is that the underlying facts and truth of the Division and
Privatization of National Railways in 1987 is going to be fully exposed
to the whole public by the unflinching struggle of the dismissed national
railway workers for over 30 years.
On June 29 last year, the Tokyo District Court ruled that the discriminating
dismissal of Doro-Chiba union members for their union affiliation as
unfair labor practice as a result of the Division and Privatization
of National Railways. The presiding judge Shiraishi was later transferred
to an insignificant department apparently because of his judgment. On
last May 8, the appellate proceeding of the case in question in the
Tokyo High Court was abruptly concluded without enough discussion by
the presiding judge Namba. The decision of the Tokyo High Court is expected
on September 25. Letfs fight to achieve withdrawal of the unjust
dismissal as well as the recognition of unfair labor practice in the
court for coming four month.
Abe Administration is desperately driving its policy of over-all privatization
and outsourcing, destruction of employment and casualization, restart
and export of nuclear power plants, constitutional revision and war.
All of his attempts are, however, on the brink of catastrophe and collapse.
His last resort is a brutal attack on working class by taking away jobs,
social security and everything else from them. The present situation
is going far beyond the limit. But it offers an excellent opportunity
for the revival of militant labor movement by bringing about a fundamental
change to the workersf consciousness and way of thinking. Fully aware
of this critical development, the enemy class has begun an all-out offensive
to eradicate national railway workersf struggle. Their underlying
aim is overall casualization and their attack is now focused on public
The future of the entire Japanese workersf movement depends upon
the development of national railway workersf struggle. The urgent
task of Nationwide Movement of National Railway Struggle is to gather
all the angry voices of working class and to stand on the forefront
of the struggle for the revival of class struggle labor movement.
Down with Abe administration that is waging a full-scale offensive on
working class and driving for the constitutional revision and war!
We have evidently given a terrible blow to the JR Companies by our struggle
against rationalization and for rail safety, as was manifested by the
struggle against outsourcing of JR East Company on October 1, 2012.
A fresh phase of the struggle is already opened up to crash the renewed
attack of outsourcing in the coming October.
Our urgent and essential task is to achieve the revival of class struggle
labor movement in this decisive moment of the history. Letfs organize
struggle against rationalization and for safety in every workplace beyond
For the victory of the struggle of dismissed 1,047 national railway
workers for the reinstatement, it is imperative to promote and expand
the Campaign of Hundred Thousand Signature to support the dismissed
1,047 workers and sales of union goods in workplaces and communities.
Letfs make the success of todayfs rally a step forward for the
victory of the struggle to crush union busting and to achieve a new
development of the national railway struggle!
Letfs promote and forge international solidarity!
Letfs gain new members to the Nationwide Movement of National Railway
Struggle to achieve 3,000 membership!
We are facing a hopeful age with tremendous possibilities.
We call on all of you to build up organizations and movement for the
success of November National Workersf All-out Rally!
June 9, 2013
All the participants of June 9 Rally of Nationwide Movement of National