Declaration of the 67th Regular Central Committee Meeting
National Railway Motive Power Union of Chiba (Doro-Chiba)
June 24, 2012
A new policy of Doro-Chiba is established for the last half of 2012
on the 67th regular committee meeting held on June 24th in the headquarters
of Doro-Chiba. The committee meeting carried out an intense discussion
over the development and results of the struggle against outsourcing
and scrap-and-build reorganization of JR railway depots, summing up
the union’s policy in the first half of this year.
Europe is facing a serious state financial crisis once again. With employment
deteriorating in US and economic growth slowing down in China, the global
economic crisis is precipitating into catastrophe.
Desperate efforts of Noda administration are under way to force tax
hike, dismantling of social security system and restart of nuclear plants
just in the midst of horrible bankruptcy of national budget with more
than 1000 Trillion Yen ($12 Trillion) accumulated debt. People’s
anger is boiling up, while Prime Minister Noda is trying to justify
the restart of Oi nuclear plant under the deceitful pretext of “assured
security” and “defense of people’s life” and
is rushing to unreasonable consumption tax increase. As a result, criticism
to the ruling Democratic Party as well as the “opposition”
party, Liberal Democratic Party, which is working with the government,
is drastically mounting. The ruling structure is at the brink of a total
collapse. People is totally disgusted with the corrupt reality of criminal
collusion and cooperation of politicians, bureaucrats, business circle
and bribed scholars to make profit out of nuclear plants and even out
of “restoration business” from the March 11th catastrophe.
On the other hand, corporate tax is lowered for the benefit of capitalists
and increase of consumption tax is going to weigh more heavily on working
Now public service workers are faced with serious offensive of privatization
and mass dismissal – an offensive spearheaded by Hashimoto, Mayor
of Osaka City. The ruling class is attempting to find out a way from
catastrophic budget crisis at the sacrifice of working class. A decisive
battle is imminent over the issue of mass discharge of 3.6 million public
service workers. This attack was heralded by the Division and Privatization
of National Railways, which aimed at huge number of dismissal of railway
workers. Compared with this attack in 1987, the enemy class is now going
to expand and intensify this fresh offensive against working class.
We call on 3.6 million public service workers to rise up for a resolute
struggle. Let’s fight together! Crush neo-liberal offensive of
capitalists. Without breaking down such an outrageous situation today,
working class can’t live any longer. It is absolutely imperative
to overthrow a society, in which the 1 % prevails at the sacrifice of
the 99 %.
Doro-Chiba has been carrying square confrontation against brutal capitalist
offensives for the revitalization of militant labor movement since the
Division and Privatization of National Railway. In these recent years
we have concentrated our struggle against privatization, outsourcing
and casualization of jobs and succeeded in preventing outsourcing plan
of the JR Company of inspection and repair work as well as of yard operation
in April this year. This success teaches us that we can crush neo-liberal
attack by organizing frontal counter-attack in establishing and promoting
unity of workers in work place.
The struggle against outsourcing is reaching a decisive stage. JR East
company and JR East Union have restored “their corrupt and cozy
labor and capital cooperation” in their respective agonizing situation
as a result of our victorious struggle that broke up JR scheme of outsourcing.
They worked out together a fresh plan of overall outsourcing to be started
on October 1st. The corrupt leadership of another major union, Kokuro
(Japan Railway Workers’ Union), is also precipitating into a shameless
betrayal of giving in to the company plan of outsourcing. If we should
allow this rotten labor and capital cooperation in carrying out the
outsourcing scheme, 1000 workers would be forced to accept temporary
job transfer to the affiliated companies. This attack will surely be
followed by definitive transfer with harsh working conditions. Now is
the time we rise up with all of our power, which has been forged in
10 years struggle. Presently 20 million workers are already suffering
from severe status of irregular employment. The future of working class
depends on the struggle against impending outsourcing.
Dodo-Chiba is now facing with a brutal state and corporate attempt to
destroy union organization. It is expressed in the recent extraordinary
decision of the Supreme Court on the issue of discriminative treatment
by JR Company in refusing the appointment of train drivers because of
the union affiliation to Doro-Chiba. This judgment of the Supreme Court
was done to reverse the preceding decision in favor of workers to denounce
the discrimination in the similar case.
On June 29th we expect another court ruling in the trial in the first
instance of the dismissal case in the Railway Construction Public Corporation
as a result of the Division and Privatization of National Railway. We
are firmly determined to fight against every kind of reactionary and
discriminative judgment till we win a victory also in the court.
The JR Company has been desperately trying to force reorganization of
railway depots, reactionary reform of employment and wage system and
a large-scale restructuring of JR Freight in these recent years as urgent
way of overcoming critical business of JR companies all at the sacrifice
of workers. The planned outsourcing to be started from October 1st is
a flagrant union busting. We are ready to crush this fresh offensive.
Our crucial task is the struggle to break down the JR outsourcing plan
of inspection and repair work and yard operation scheduled on October
1st. We put all of our organizational power in this task. Today we have
decided this policy with resolute determination. The point lies in our
effort to organize more workers to Doro-Chiba to gain greater influence
in work place. Let’s raise our voice of anger! We call on all
colleagues working in the JR to join us, Doro-Chiba, to fight together.
Stop outsourcing! No to nuclear plant! No to mass unemployment! Let’s
revitalize militant labor unions!
Workers are the masters of the point of production. Let’s rise
up for the struggle to create a society, which enables workers to lead
a humane life. For the revival and restoration of labor movement and
DORO-CHIBA (DC): National Railway Motive Power Union of CHIBA