September 29, 2014
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Declaration of the Regular Convention of Doro-Chiba
September 29, 2014
We are proud of telling you that Doro-Chiba has established a fresh policy for the coming hard days through examining the whole developments of its struggle for the last one year and unanimously adopted it on its 43rd Annual Convention.
A new and significant dimension has been achieved though one year’s
struggle. Over the case of unjustly fired 1,047 national railway workers
at the time of the Division and Privatization of Japan Railway, the
Tokyo High Court (chief of the judges is Nanba) ruled on September 25,
2013 that the dismissal of these workers was unfair labor practice because
it was carried out according to a discriminatory employment list, which
had been prepared by the management of the former National Railways
and the new JR Companies. This ruling has given us an effective weapon
to fight back prevailing union busting committed after the “National-Railway
Privatization model” which has been making concessions and setbacks
of Japanese labor union movement at large since the Division and Privatization
of National Railways in 1987. It is urgent to develop energetically
100,000 signature collecting campaign for the national railway struggle
and achieve the victory in the Supreme Court. Let’s develop the
National Campaign of National Railway Struggle!
On October 1, we are going to make a new step by waging strike against
outsourcing. Recently in our workplaces, there are numerous industrial
accidents, resulting from forced outsourcing: a colleague in Makuhari
Depot lost one fifth finger and another fellow worker in Choshi station
scarcely escaped from being run over by a train during his repair work
under the train floor. CTS management is betraying its promise of “guarantee
of employment for elderly workers” in actual practice. We shall
never allow destruction of safety and job by outsourcing. Desperately
needed demand for workers is not outsourcing but prolongation of retiring
The Abe administration has forced a cabinet decision that admits to
exercise the right to collective self-defense, trampling the Constitution.
We stand at a grave turning point of history. Conversion into a state
capable of war is attempted. The reactionary political drive for war
has been blocked for a long time by the fierce struggle of labor movement.
The profound catastrophe caused by the global economic crisis is dangerously provoking war in Iraq, Syria, Palestine and Ukraine. A total collapse of “Abenomics” has begun. The government is destroying workers’ unity and solidarity, driving workers into a race to the bottom and depriving them of the right to their existence. Furthermore, the ruling class intends to wage war for the survival of its own regime.
Even though in Fukushima unprecedented crisis has been deepening, the government of Abe still insists shamelessly that the whole situation is completely under control and there is nothing to worry about. It is a downright lie. The government is attempting to restart the nuclear power plants abandoning people of Fukushima.
In Sanrizuka (Narita) and Okinawa, anger of workers and farmers is exploding against outrageous assaults by the government. Indignation against unbearable present situation is raging in the whole world in widespread general strikes and demonstrations. It is high time we should take back militant labor movement. We will accomplish the change of labor movement.
Let’s organize workers for a more powerful labor union by gathering
all members’ efforts!
DORO-CHIBA (DC): National Railway Motive Power Union of CHIBA