STAND UP FOR STRIKE ON 29 MARCH
We impeach "zero wage up" response
by JR-East and JR-Cargo Co.
Smash new wage system!
Doro-Chiba, railway trade union in Japan, had the 5th branch stewards
conference on 23 March, made an interim summary of the fight so far
(its historic achievement and yet gap to the original aim) and set a
line for another strike on 29 March, the 3rd round bout in the Spring
Aim of the fight:
(1) Victory to Spring Labour Offensive in 2004! Smash "zero wage
up" response! Stop deterioration of wage system!
(2) Let's broaden the achievement of long-term non-cooperation fight
Disposition and instruction:
(JR-Cargo) Station workers go to half-day strike from 12 noon on 29
(JR-East) Inspection workers go to half-day strike from 12 noon on 29
"OKUDA VISION" AND SUBMISSION BY RENGO
Major companies answered "Zero wage up" to the Labour Offensive
except Nissan on 17 March. Most of the bonus is the minimum level. This
is a reflection of Okuda-vision instructed by Japan Federation of Economic
Organisation in the background of RENGO's (biggest trade union national
centre) total prostration to them.
It has also been revealed that Japanese workers' average balance last
year was in deficit for the first time after the World War II.
And plenty of reactionary bills are discussed at the present Diet session:
National Emergency related 7 bills, deterioration of Labour Standard
Law and Pension Act, enactment against "conspiracy crime",
corruption of Education Standard Law and jurisdiction itself, and even
the Constitution is the target now to destroy...
These are the very reason why we fight for Spring Labour Offensive 2004.
It is a choice between two alternatives: whether winning workers' right
for work and life, or bowing before capitalists and being sacked and
mobilised for war.
BUILD THE BEST FIGHT FORMATION!
Like the other major companies, JR Companies insisted "Zero wage
up", JR-East Co. which has "the biggest profit after the privatisation"
dictated "Zero up" on 18 March. JR-East Union accepted the
"zero" the same day and pledged their complete obedience to
Doro-Chiba and Doro-Sorengo, on 19 March, demanded another answer. No
to zero! Yes to wage up! is the voice of workers. But JR-East Co. refused
to answer on 23 March, and has insisted zero answer. JR-Cargo, even
though expecting profit of 2 billion yen, is trying to insist "zero"
answer and new wage system.
Our decision for the 3rd round fight on 29 March was done amid these
Victory to Spring Offensive!
Smash "Zero" Answer!
Stop new personal transfer and wage system!
Smash the traitor JR-East Union's scabbing and sectarian agreement!
Recruit new members and enrich the union power!
Accomplish strike on 29 March!
DORO-CHIBA (DC): National Railway Motive Power Union of CHIBA