Thanks Giving Message from Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra/General Secretary/AIRF.
Secret Ballot Elections are over, and now it’s time to give thanks to all of you for incredible and vigorous campaign, which was passionate, strident and essential for democratic set up of the Indian Railways.
This campaign has lasted for more than a month across the length and breadth of the Indian Railways, and nowhere I had seen shortage of enthusiasm and eagerness amongst the Railwaymen.
As true well-wisher of the Railwaymen, All India Railwaymen’s Federation(AIRF) has always enjoyed strong support from them, and we never taken it as charity, that’s why AIRF has always been at the forefront of struggles and sacrifices done in the history of the Trade Union Movement of the Indian Railways. Even though, elections are over, we did not want to let it slip into the history without taking a cue and messages given by the Railwaymen to us through their ballots.
With your unflinching support and votes, AIRF has emerged as largest Federation of the Indian Railways. In five Railway Zones, AIRF’s affiliates have emerged as Single Union, and in other six zones, our affiliates have come on No.1 position, while in five zones, we are on 2nd position, and lost in just one zone, out of 17 Railway Zones of the Indian Railways by a slight margin of votes.
We are overwhelmed by the support we got from the Railwaymen who made us Number One Federation of the Indian Railways.
I would like to thank our fellow Railwaymen for taking the time to listen and trusting us with their votes.
I assure all of you, that AIRF would share every responsibility which has been bestowed upon it by the Railwaymen.