The MoU signed between BSNL and Union Bank of India, for extending various loans to BSNL employees has expired on 31.12.2016. BSNLEU has written to the GM (T&BFCI), Corporate Office, demanding to renew the MoU.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Ramesh Chand, Org. Secretary (CHQ), met ms. Anima Roy, GM (Rectt.) today, and discussed this issue. They pointed that the TT LICE and JE LICE were not held last year (2016). Hence, it was urged that the Recruitment Branch should immediately issue notification to the circles for holding TT LICE and JE LICE. The representatives also pointed out that the Corporate Office has so far not issued calendar for examinations for this year and demanded that the same should be issued without further delay. The GM (Rectt.) assured to do the needful.
(1) On Wage Revision from 01.01.2017.
(2) On settlement of long pending demands of the Non-Executives.
(3) On demonetisation.
(4) On Observing the centenary year of the Great October Socialist Revolution.
(5) On Communal Harmony.
(6) On BSNL facing competition and advancing as a strong PSU in the changed scenario in telecom sector.
(7) On strengthening the united struggles of BSNL employees and working class.
(8) On Equal Pay for Equal Work.
Due to the cash crunch being faced by BSNL, the Corporate Office is not able to allot funds to the circles every month, for payment of GPF advance to the employees. To over come this problem, BSNLEU has written to the Member (Finance), Telecom Commission, demanding allotment of funds in advance to BSNL every month, so that employees do not face any problem in getting payment of GPF advance on time.
The central government has nominated shri Kunal Ghosh, MP, to the Telephone Advisory Committee of Kolkata Telephones circle. This MP has been arrested by the CBI, in connection with the Saradha scam. He was in jail, and was granted indefinite bail only last Friday. On one side, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, is making high decibel speeches against corruption. On the other side, the government is patronising politicians who are involved in massive scams. BSNLEU has written to the Secretary, DoT, demanding immediate withdrawal of the nomination of shri Kunal Ghosh.
Ever since the government constituted the 3rd PRC, for the wage revision of the Executives, BSNLEU is demanding constitution of the wage revision committee for the Non-Executives. After dilly dallying for a long time, Corporate Office has formed a wage revision committee, without any representation from the Recognised Unions. BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, rejecting this truncated wage revision committee, and demanding immediate constitution of a Joint Wage Negotiation Committee, with the representatives of the Recognised Unions.