Report prepared on the basis of information received from Shri Sharad Borkar, Joint Secretary, Hind Mazdoor Sabha, Madhya Pradesh
Opposition to corporatisation of ordnance factories became a major issue in the Working Committee elections held on 21 April at Gun Carriage Factory (GCF), Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. On one side were the representatives of the All India Defence Federation–affiliated GCF Mazdoor Sangh, which has been opposing corporatisation since the beginning, and on the other side were the representatives of the Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh (BPMS)-affiliated union. The BPMS is affiliated with the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), which is the trade union of the party ruling at the centre and in Madhya Pradesh and which has not participated in the anti-corporatisation movement.
Happily, most of the elected delegates are from organisations opposing corporatisation.
National President of All India Defence Federation Shri SN Pathak and State Secretary of Hind Mazdoor Sabha Shri Nem Singh were specially present to congratulate the winning candidates.
Under the banner of All India Defence Federation, employees of ordnance factories have continued their struggle against corporatisation despite the imposition of EDSA, and GCF employees have always participated in the struggle with great enthusiasm.