BSNLEU has written to the Director (HR) demanding to reduce the tenure from 3 years to 2 years, in respect of the officials transferred on bifurcation to Vijayawada. BSNLEU has also demanded that five woman officials, transferred on bifurcation to Vijayawada, should be immediately repatriated to Hyderabad, without insisting for any substitute.
BSNLEU has already opposed the Corporate Office letter No.BSNL/Admn.I/15-22/14 dated 13.07.2018, vide which the 50% ceiling for payment of medical allowance without voucher, to the retirees, has been reduced to 25%. BSNLEU has once again written letter to the Director (HR) demanding restoration of the 50% ceiling.
As per the MoU signed between the Secretary, DoT, and the CMD BSNL on 30th September, 1999, the assets of Department of Telecom Services (DTS) and the Department of Telecom Operations (DTO) are handed over to BSNL. However, the DoT is frequently issuing letters to BSNL, directing it to hand over it’s buildings and office premises. In this manner, a lot of BSNL’s buildings and office premises are already taken over by the DoT. BSNLEU has already taken up this issue with the Secretary, DoT. Again BSNL has written to the Prime Minister now, seeking his intervention for stopping the DoT from violating the provisions of the MoU signed on 30.09.1999.
The All Centre meeting of BSNLEU, held at New Delhi yesterday, has decided that the Central Secretariat meeting of BSNLEU, will be held at New Delhi on 04.09.2018. All members of the Central Secretariat (CHQ office-bearers) are requested to book their journey tickets at the earliest. Notification for the meeting is issued today.
BSNLEU has already informed that an All India Young Workers Convention would be held at Bhopal on 09.09.2018. Due to certain unavoidable reasons, it is decided that the All India Young Workers Convention would be held on 30.09.2018. All circle and district unions are requested to make note of the change in date and act accordingly.
The All India Centre meeting of BSNLEU, held yesterday has decided to conduct the next Central Executive Committee meeting on 22nd & 23rd October, 2018. The venue of the CEC meeting will be informed shortly. All circle secretaries and CHQ office-bearers are requested to make note of this.
Pension revision has become due for BSNL retirees w.e.f. 01.01.2017. DoT stated in it’s letter no. 24-1/2018/SR dated 21.02.2018, that pension revision would be taken up only after the wage revision of the employees (subsequently this letter was withdrawn). In the meeting held with the Unions and Associations of BSNL on 24.02.2018, Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, assured that pension revision would be done for the BSNL retirees. However, no action has been initiated by the DoT till date, for revising the pension of BSNL retirees. Perhaps, the DoT is still holding on to it’s line of “pension revision only after pay revision”. Hence, BSNLEU has written to the Prime Minister, demanding his intervention for the immediate settlement of pension revision to BSNL retirees.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, and Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, presented a detailed letter to the Director (HR), explaining the total non-implementation of Corporate Office orders with regards to implementation of minimum wage, social securities, etc., to the contract workers in UP (East) circle. The Director (HR) gave a patient hearing to the details explained by the Union, and assured that needful action would be taken.
The Kerala circle union of BSNLEU has launched agitational programme, demanding improvement of the deteriorating services of BSNL, as well as seeking settlement of the outstanding staff grievances. The CHQ of BSNLEU has written to the Director (HR), demanding her immediate intervention for the settlement of the issues.
BSNLEU has written to the Director(HR), demanding implementation of open-ended pay scales for the Non-Executives, in the forthcoming Wage Settlement. In the last Wage Revision, implemented from 01.01.2007, the Management kept the maximum of the pay scales as low as possible, with the view to keep the expenditure on Pension Contribution also low. This in turn, resulted in stagnation, especially for the employees in the lower pay scales. Now, that the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications has directed the Secretary, Telecom, in the meeting held on 24-02-2018, to implement Government of India Rule, for collection of Pension Contribution from BSNL, this problem is going to be solved once for all. Hence, BSNLEU has demanded implementation of open ended pay scales for the Non-Executives.
BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, demanding immediate implementation of the 30% Superannuation Benefits to the Directly Recruited employees. In this respect, the Union has demanded full implementation of the recommendation of the 2nd Pay Revision Committee.
With view to overcome it’s severe shortage in cash flow, the BSNL Corporate Office has recently issued direction to the field units to retrench contract workers. In many circles upto 30% of the contract workers are retrenched. In his meeting held with the CMD BSNL on 06.07.2018, Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, has suggested that those retrenched contract workers could be taken back and be engaged in the marketing activities. This will bring extra income to the Company, while providing livelihood to the retrenched contract workers. The CMD BSNL appreciated this suggestion, and assured that it would be looked into. In continuation of this discussion, BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, insisting for the consideration of it’s suggestion for the reengagement of the retrenched contract workers.