NEW DELHI : The IFWJ central leadership and state office-bearers all over India today mourned the sudden and sad death of IFWJ Treasurer Com. Ram Prasad Yadav in New Delhi today morning. He suffered a massive heart attack. He was admitted to Metro Hospital, Delhi. His last rites will be performed in his hometown of Sultanpur, near Ayodhya.
After working for the Economic Times (Times of India publication) in New Delhi for 33 years, he had retired two years ago. He had organized the composite union of employees and working journalists in the Bennett Coleman & Co., which published several English language journals. He had actively revived the National Federation of Newspaper Employees and also the National Confederation of Newspaper and News Agencies’ Employees Organization, headed by Com. Shiv Gopal Mishra, general secretary of the All-India Railway men’s Federation.
Recently Com. Yadav was in the vanguard of the struggle by the Federation of P.T.I. Employees when many employees’ jobs were terminated. Com. Yadav played a dominant role during the meetings of the wage boards headed by Justice Manisana Singh and Justice Majithia.
Com. Yadav was prominently present at all the sessions of the IFWJ and the NFNE at various places, including Kanyakumari on 28 October 2017.
In his condolence message IFWJ president Com. K. Vikram Rao, deeply mourned Com. Yadav’s death. “It is a personal loss to me and a tragic loss to the IFWJ. The organization has lost a stalwart and a fighter for labour cause.” IFWJ secretary general Com. Vipin Dhuliya, paid rich tributes to the hard work put in by Com. Yadav as IFWJ treasurer.