The CHQ has already given call to organise black badge wearing demonstrations on 08.12.2021, against the sexual harassments of women employees, by the GMTD, Ludhiana, Punjab circle. Two women employees have complained against this sexual harassment. The GMTD, Ludhiana, is trying to arm-twist the ICC. The efforts taken by BSNLEU to get the matter resolved by the intervention of the high authorities, have failed. Hence, the CHQ calls upon the circle and district secretaries to take serious steps for organising the black badge wearing demonstrations on 08.12.2021. Efforts should be taken to mobilise maximum number of employees, pensioners and contract workers. Circle secretaries should submit a memorandum to the CGMs on that day. A copy of the memorandum to be submitted has already been sent on WhatsApp to the circle secretaries.
A meeting of the Wage Negotiating Committee of the Non-Executives is held today. All the Staff Side and Management Side members participated. As has already been assured in the last meeting, the Management Side made a power point presentation. According to the information of the Management: -
1) The present strength of Non-Executives is 33,048. In this, absorbed employees are 18,553. BSNL recruited employees are 14,495. In this, number of the Non-Executives in stagnation is as follows: -
2) The Management Side further stated that, the employees who lost their increments, due to stagnation, will get them now. This will give financial benefit to the stagnating employees. They further stated that, the Directly Recruited employees will get benefit to the extent of 12% increased EPF contribution by the Management.
3) The Management stated that the financial burden of the Company on account of Pension Contribution in the new pay scales will increase by 2.6 times. Hence, they suggested to reduce the minimum and the maximum of the pay scales that have already been finalised in the Wage Negotiation Committee. But, the Staff Side strongly opposed this.
4) Instead, the Staff Side demanded that the already finalised pay scales should be implemented with 5% fitment. Further discussion will take place in the next meeting.
In a question raised in the Lok Sabha on 01st December, 2021, by Shri G.M. Siddeshwar, MP, the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, Shri Devusinh Chauhan, has replied that the value of BSNL is Rs.89,878/- crores. The breakup figures of this value amount is also given by the Hon’ble Minister. Similarly, the value of MTNL is stated as Rs.3,252/- crores.
Com.Animesh Mitra, President and Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL today and discussed about the harassment of women employees by the GMTD, Ludhiana. They explained how the GMTD, Ludhiana, is misusing his official powers and is enraging the modesty of women employees. They bitterly complained that, BSNLEU is taking up the issue for the past three months, but the circle and Corporate Managements have not made any intervention on this issue. The CMD BSNL gave a patient hearing and assured that appropriate action would be taken.
The MoU signed between BSNL and the New India Assurance, for implementing a Medical Insurance Scheme for the willing BSNL employees, did not materialise. Non-approval of the MoU by the Corporate Office of the New India Assurance is the reason. Hence, BSNLEU has once again written to the Director (HR), demanding to take necessary steps, for the early implementation of a Medical Insurance Scheme for the willing BSNL employees.
The Establishment Branch of the Corporate Office has written to all the CGMs, with regards to holding JTO(T), JE and Telecom Technician LICEs. The Corporate Office has called for the working strength category wise (OC/SC/ST/OBC), of the above mentioned cadres. The AUAB will ensure the early holding of these examinations.
The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) has given call to go on a two day strike on 16th & 17th December, 2021, against the privatisation of Public Sector Banks. The trade unions of the banking industry have taken this decision, consequent to the decision of the Modi government to rapidly privatise the Public Sector Banks. BSNLEU extends it’s solidarity to the UFBU.
The CHQ of BSNLEU has already announced it’s proposal to organise agitational programmes against the harassment of women employees in Ludhiana district of Punjab circle. Despite BSNLEU repeatedly taking this issue to the notice of the Corporate Management, no action has been taken. Both the CGM, Punjab circle and the BSNL Corporate Management are remaining as silent spectators, when the modesty of women employees is being enraged in Ludhiana district. The All India Centre of BSNLEU, which met online on 29.11.2021, discussed this issue at length and has decided to organise black badge wearing demonstrations and submitting of memorandum on 08.12.2021. Hence, all circle and district secretaries are requested to organise these programmes, demanding the Corporate Management to immediately intervene on this matter.
पंजाब सर्कल के लुधियाना जिले-Ludhiyana District of Punjab Circle में महिला कर्मचारियों के उत्पीड़न-harassment of women employees के खिलाफ दिनांक 08.12.2021 को प्रदर्शन-Demonstrations और ज्ञापन सौंपना-submission of memorandum और ब्लेक बेज़-black badge पहनकर विरोध प्रदर्शित करने का निर्णय ।
बीएसएनएलयू सीएचक्यू-BSNLEU CHQ पंजाब सर्कल के लुधियाना जिले-Ludhiyana District of Punjab Circle में महिला कर्मचारियों के उत्पीड़न-harassment of women employees के खिलाफ आंदोलनात्मक कार्यक्रम-agitational programmes आयोजित करने का प्रस्ताव पहले ही घोषित कर चुका हैं। बीएसएनएलईयू-BSNLEU बार-बार इस मुद्दे को कारपोरेट प्रबंधन-Corporate Management के ध्यान में लेने के बावजूद कोई कार्रवाई नहीं की गई है। लुधियाना जिले में जब महिला कर्मचारियों की मर्यादा का उल्लंघन हो रहा है तब सीजीएम, पंजाब सर्कल-CGM Punjab Circle और बीएसएनएल कारपोरेट मैनेजमेंट-BSNL Corporate Management दोनों ही मूक दर्शक बनकर रह रहे हैं। दिनांक 29.11.2021 के दिन आयोजित बीएसएनएलईयू के अखिल भारतीय केंद्र-all India Centre ऑनलाइन मीटिंग-online meeting ने इस मुद्दे पर विस्तार से चर्चा की और 08.12.2021 को ब्लेक बेज़-black badge पहनकर प्रदर्शन-demonstrations आयोजित करने और ज्ञापन-memorandum सौंपने का निर्णय किया गया है । इसलिए सभी सर्कल और जिला डिस्ट्रिक्ट-all Circle and District Secretary से इन कार्यक्रमों को आयोजित करने का अनुरोध किया जाता है, जिससे निगम प्रबंधन से इस मामले में तत्काल हस्तक्षेप करने की मांग की जायेगी ।