which is the largest trade union body in the world with a membership
of more that 16 crore workers and professional in more than 600 affiliated
Unions/Associations including ARTEE has established its Liason council
Mr. Joseph De Bruyn, President, Asia-Pacific Regional Office(APRO-UNI)
of UNI has inaugurated the Indian Liason Council of UNI (UNI
ILC) at Citizen Hotel, Juhu, Mumbai on 1st October 2003. Mr.
Christopher Ng, Secretary, Apro-uni was the chief Guest. Representatives
from 14 out of 26 affiliated unions from India participated in the
Mr.Anilkumar (GS), Mr.Milind Joshi (VP-WZ)
& Mr. Deepak (JS-WZ) represented ARTEE
in this meeting.
The meeting discussed
in detail on the various issues facing by the unions/associations
in India. Delegates expressed serious concern on the recent verdict
of the Supreme Court of India, banning the strikes of the employees
under Govt. and Public sector and urged the UNI to take up the matter
with Govt.of India through ILO for necessary amendments in Constitution.
Mr. Joseph De bruyn & Mr. Christopher intimated that UNI has already
taken up this matter through Public Services International and assured
that they will take up this matter in the world body of UNI to pressurise
Govt.of India through various Governments as well as through the UNI
members in the International Labour Organisation as this verdict is
against the ILO conventions.
meeting has elected the following office bearers for 3 year term.
Mr.Milind Nadkarni, Gen.Secretary, All India Bank of Baroda Employees
Mr.Krishna Rao, National Union of Postal Employees.
Mr.Thomas John, World Executive Board Member of UNI and President,
National Union of BSNL Workers(FNTO).
1.Mr.Anilkumar S., GS, ARTEE
2.Mr.Padmanabhan, President, Professional, Managerial & Commercial
3.Mr.Roopchand, Secretary, All India Newspaper Employees Federation.
Mr.C.S.R.Prasad, Information Technology Professionals Forum.
Mr.Kapooria, Joint Secretary, FCI Employees Federation.
1.Mr. Milind Joshi, VP(WZ), ARTEE.
2.Mr. Prithvi Raj, All India LIC Employees Federation.
Presidents of 6 (Six) sectors, to be elected in the respective sector
meetings, will be the Vice-Presidents to UNI-ILC.