THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF DORO-CHIBA UNION
8 April 2004

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(Union News "Daily DORO CHIBA" No.5859,)(Japanes)

THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF DORO-CHIBA UNION
COME ALONG TO OUR ANNIVERSARY EVENT ON 25 APRIL

On 30 March 1979, Doro-Chiba union was split from Doro Head Office and became independent. It has been 25 years since we formed newly born Doro-Chiba. We have not stopped nor paused for a quarter century and kept fighting against capitalist attacks in the tough and negative stream of trade union movement. We have defended our members, our mutual trust and unity, and pride of workers with the same passion in 25 years ago.

WE HAVE FOUGHT AND BEEN UNITED!

For the passed 25 years, attacks have been really severe. But we have never chosen the way to give up. As we fought for independent, as we struck twice against JNR's privatization and division in 1987, we have fought against Goliath without hesitation in order to defend the unity of workers. That is why now we have genuine unity and believe that we can win as long as we keep our unity.

OUR PRIDE

We have not just fought against JNR authorities and JR capitalists, our direct enemy, but we have kept watching at a whole situation of society and trade union movement. We have understood that everything in the society has something to do with workers, and we have to tackle with them in order to rebuild workers movement as class.

And beside these, we have built the union movement in which each member is proud of themselves as its member.

UNITY DEFENDED

It was really important that we fought against ex-Doro Head Office under the control of Kakumaru group who tried to physically break up Chiba branch and its members. And we struck against the privatization. But it was not our A to Z.

Kakumaru group has had a cosy relationship with the boss, used millions of dollars of money, crushed our hall and workplaces, terrorized and attacked our members, and done anything to smash our union, but we have kept fighting back for 25 years. We have had 40 members who were unlawfully dismissed at the time of privatization, but defended them for 17 years and still kept struggling against capitalist and authority. This is what we are the most proud of.

THE TIME HAS COME! FIGHT AND ACHIEVE THE FRUIT!

Dispatch troop to Iraq, enactment of National Emergency Acts, attacks on workers under Okuda Vision, dismantlement of lifetime employment system, corruption of pension system, the destruction of right to live, the difficulty of workers' situation... and now, finally, we started to have earthquake of political situation like the Spring Labour Offensive this year and 20 March anti-war demonstration.

Now, we also need to take a large step forward. We have challenged with 50-day strike in the Spring Offensive, and gained great achievement. We have renewed our resolution.

ANOTHER STEP FORWARD

Spring board for the new era is within our 25-year battle.
Fight back against attacks by capitalists, bosses, and their limb, Kakumaru group.

Recruit new members and enrich the union power!
Rebuild the fighting tradition in every workplace!
This is the issue we have to tackle with now.

Let's review 25-year struggle of Doro-Chiba, and learn the essence of it!
Come along to the 25th anniversary reception of Doro-Chiba on 25 April, 2pm, at the grand hall in DC Hall.

DORO-CHIBA (DC): National Railway Motive Power Union of CHIBA
Email: doro-chiba@doro-chiba.org
Web: http://www.doro-chiba.org/

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