Centre of Indian Trade Unions expresses profound grief and shock at the sudden passing away of Comrade M Krishnan, former Secretary General Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers on 28th February 2021 night at a Hospital in Kerala. He was in hospital undergoing treatment for Covid 19. His demise is a very big loss to the trade union movement in the country at this juncture.

Comrade Krishnan joined Postal Services in 1974.With his active involvement in the trade union activities, from 1976 onwards he has been elected to various positions in the All India Postal Employees Union (Group C), National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) and CCGEW from Branch Secretary up wards. He served as the Circle Secretary of P3 Union, Convenor of Kerala Postal Union, President and General Secretary of P3 All India Union, Secretary General of NFPE and Confederation. Currently he was the Vice President of Confederation. He led many struggles at Circle to National level. Numerous strike struggles, particularly by the postal employees at national level, braving many attacks and atrocities during last couple of decades are the examples of his effective leadership in the employees’ movement.

 He also took initiative in organizing effective solidarity actions for many struggles of various sectors, including in Kerala.  He had been one of such leading personalities of central govt employees’ movement who contributed immensely during the span of around four and half decades of his active trade union life, to fully aligning and effectively involving the central govt employees movement with the united movement of the working class on all major policy issues thereby ,making the employees movement an integral part of the countrywide united struggles of the working class against neoliberal policy regime.   He had attended many international conferences of TUI Public Services and WFTU.

CITU pays respectful homage to the departed leader and convey heartfelt condolences to his family and comrades. Red Salute to comrade M Krishnan.

Tapan Sen
General Secretary

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