The All unions and Associations of Maharashtra circle organised a very massive and impressive strike preparatory meeting at Pune today. A large number of Non-Executives and Executives participated in the meeting. It was very encouraging to note that almost 50% of them were women employees. The meeting was addressed by Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, com.Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE BSNL, com. Suresh Kumar, General Secretary, BSNL MS, com. Sridhar Babu, Joint Secretary, AIGETOA, and many other leaders addressed the meeting. The leaders appealed to the employees to ensure 100% participation in the forthcoming 2 day strike, to be held on 12th and 13th December,2017. They also called on the employees to get ready for an indefinite strike, if the demands are not settled in the 2 day strike. Com.Nagesh Kumar Nalawade,CS, BSNLEU, com.John Verghese, AGS, BSNLEU, com.Ranjan Dani, CS, NFTE BSNL and com.K.S.Kulkarni, AGS, NFTE BSNL were also present on the dias.
The human chain programme, called on by the unions and associations yesterday, was a grand success. The programme was an unprecedented success in New Delhi. Similarly, as per the reports being received from each and every district, the human chain programme has been massively participated in by the employees. Naturally, the newly forged unity of all the unions and associations in BSNL, has generated a great amount of enthusiasm among both the Non-Executives and Executives throughout the country. This human chain programme foretells that the forthcoming 2 day strike, to be held on 12th and 13th of December is also going to be a total success. The CHQ of BSNLEU heartily congratulates the entire employees, as well as all the unions and associations for making the human chain programme a grand success.
Madhya Pradesh circle union conducted a very effective seminar at Bhopal today, on the Centenary of the Great October Revolution. A large number of employees enthusiastically participated in it. Com.B.S.Raghuvanshi, circle president, presided. Com. Prakash Sharma, circle secretary, welcomed. The seminar was addressed by com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, com.Subhashini Ali, vice-president, All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) and com.Badal Saroj, vice-president, CITU, Madhya Pradesh. Com.Jagdish Singh, vice-president (CHQ) greeted. It was a well organised seminar and the speeches of the leaders were well received by the comrades. CHQ heartily congratulates the Madhya Pradesh circle union, for organising a very effective seminar.
At the time when shri M S.S.Rao was the CGM of Kerala circle, a bogus and fabricated allegation of sexual harassment was levelled against our leaders, including com.K.Mohanan, circle secretary. Finally, our leaders were imposed with punishment for misconduct. Now, in total violation and disregard of rules, charge sheet is being issued to our comrades, especially to com.K.Mohanan, circle secretary, who is retiring this month. The charge sheet is being issued by the chairperson of the Internal Complaints Committee, who absolutely has no power to issue a charge sheet. Power to issue charge sheet vests only with the concerned disciplinary authority. This is nothing but, witch hunting. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS and com.S.Chellappa,AGS met Ms.Sujata Ray, Director (HR) yesterday and discussed the issue. The Director (HR) assured that no violation of rules would be permitted and also assured to take needful action.
A massive state level joint meeting of the BSNL Unions and Associations of West Bengal was held at Kolkata yesterday the 22nd November, in the Institute Hall, CTO, Kolkata. Very good mobilisation has been made by all unions and associations. A presidium of circle secretaries of all major unions and associations in Kolkata Telephones circle conducted the meeting. It was addressed by Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS,BSNLEU, Com. C.Singh, GS,NFTE- BSNL, Com.Tapas Ghosh, CS, SNEA,West Bengal, Com.Prasun Mukherjee, Organising Secretary, AIBSNEA, Com. Alok Nandi,Dy.GS, FNTO,Com.Ashok Acharaya,Jt.Secretary, AIGETOA, Com.Ajay Singh, President, BSNLMS, Com.Jitendra Balmiki,CS,SEWA BSNL, Com.Praveen Kumar,SNATTA and Com. Soumya Basak, CS,AIBSNLOA addressed the convention. Com. Animesh Mitra,VP(CHQ) BSNLEU proposed vote of thanks.
The Human Chain programme, called on by the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, became a historic success in the National Capital, New Delhi. Never before, the Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL Corporate Office, NTR and NTP circles had participated so massively in any programme. Totally, around 1,000 employees participated in this programme, and stood along Janpath, in a very disciplined manner, to make the programme a success. BSNLEU heartily congratulates the NTR, NTP and Corporate Office circle secretaries of all the unions and associations.
We are extremely sad to inform that, Com.Sukomal Sen, former General Secretary of the All State Government Employees Federation ((AISGEF), General Secretary of the Trade Union International - Public Services (TUI PS), as well as Member of the Rajya Sabha, passed away today morning, in a hospital at Kolkata. He was one of the senior most trade union leaders of the country. Com.sukomal Sen was also a great teacher, and his contributions in the field of educating the working class will ever be remembered. BSNLEU dips it's banner and pays respectful homage to com.Sukomal Sen, and conveys it's heartfelt condolences to his family members, friends and comrades.
The All Unions and Associations of Bihar circle conducted an inspiring meeting yesterday, to mobilise the employees for the human chain and two day strike. A large number of comrades attended the meeting. Com.B.P.Singh, CS, BSNLEU, presided over the meeting. Com.Animesh Mitra,VP(CHQ), BSNLEU, com.Chandeswar Singh,GS, NFTE, com.K.Sebastin,GS,SNEA, com.Prasun Mukopadyay, Org.Secretary, AIBSNLEA, com.Washi Ahmed, Dy.GS,AIGETOA, and com.Ajay Singh, President, BSNL MS, addressed. CHQ of BSNLEU heartily congratulates the Unions and Associations of Bihar circle, for conducting this successful meeting.
Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS and com.S.Chellappa,AGS met shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL today, and discussed the following issues.
Resolutions of the CEC meeting of BSNLEU, held at New Delhi.
The GS and AGS handed over to the CMD BSNL, copies of the important resolutions passed in the meeting of BSNLEU, held at New Delhi on 7th and 8th November, 2017. Especially, the resolutions pertaining to attacks on trade union rights in BSNL, fresh recruitment of staff and implementation of court order on counting RTP service, were discussed.
Victimisation of com.K.Mohanan, CS, BSNLEU, Kerala.
The attention of the CMD BSNL was drawn to the attempts being made to victimise com.K.Mohanan, circle secretary, BSNLEU, Kerala.
Taking over of BSNL buildings / space, by the TERM Cell.
The attention of the CMD BSNL was drawn to the attempt being made by the TERM Cell, to take over BSNL's building / space in Jammu.
The CMD BSNL assured that appropriate actions would be taken on all the above mentioned issues.
Submission of memorandum to the MPs is a very important ground work, for the settlement of our demands, viz., 3rd Pay Revision and stopping formation of Subsidiary Tower Company. The All Unions and Associations have already finalised the memorandum to be submitted to the MPs. As has already been announced, the last date for submission of memorandum is 30.11.2017. All circle and district secretaries are requested to complete this task successfully. Dharmapuri district in Tamil Nadu circle, is the first to submit the memorandum to the MP. On behalf of all the unions and associations of Dharmapuri district, memorandum is submitted today, to shri K. Ashok Kumar, Hon’ble MP of Krishnagiri constituency. CHQ heartily congratulates the unions and associations of Dharmapuri district.
As a prelude to the two day strike to be held on 12th & 13th December, 2017, the Unions and Associations have decided to conduct a human chain on 23.11.2017. Each and every Non-Executive and Executive should be involved in this human chain. All the circle and district secretaries of BSNLEU are requested to take the initiative and to conduct the programme in the most successful manner, in coordination with other unions and associations.
We have been telling that inequality is widening rapidly after the implementation of Neo-Liberal policies. A very big portion of the wealth that is being generated in the country, is being garnered by the big corporates. Statistics say that 1% of the Indian population is having 58% of the Nation’s wealth. Now, one more evidence has come to prove our claim that, the rich is growing richer. According to the Forbes 2017 Billionaires list, 101 Indian Billionaires are having wealth which is equivalent to 13% of India’s GDP. It must also be noted that simultaneously news are coming from many states reporting starvation deaths.
[Source: Times of India dated 20.11.2017]
An All India tour programme, to be addressed by the General Secretaries / leaders of All Unions and Associations has already been finalised, for organising the forthcoming two day strike to be held on 12th & 13th December, 2017. This tour programme is already updated on CHQ website. All the circle secretaries are requested to take this decision seriously, and organise the tour programme strictly as per the schedule.
The memorandum to be submitted to the MPs, as per the decision of the Unions and Associations of BSNL, is attached herewith. All circle, as well as district secretaries, are requested to take the initiative, to complete the task of submitting this memorandum to the MPs, in coordination with other unions and associations. This task should be completed by 30-11-2017.
A very inspiring seminar on the Great October Revolution was organised at Kolkata today. The four circle unions of West Bengal, Kolkata, Telecom Factory and Telecom Stores, organised the seminar. A large number of comrades attended. Com.Sisir Roy, CS, Kolkata, presided over and com.Animesh Mitra CS,West Bengal &VP(CHQ) welcomed all. Com.Tapan Sen, GS,CITU and com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, addressed the meeting and explained about the achievements of the Soviet Union, under the leadership of the working class. They also linked the relevance of the Great October Revolution, in solving the present day problems. CHQ heartily congratulates all the four circle unions, for organising today's programme successfully.
The All Unions and Associations of BSNL has decided an All India tour programme, to organise the 2 day strike to be held in December, 2017. The All India Centre meeting of BSNLEU held yesterday, has decided the places to be addressed by the CHQ leaders, which is as follows:-
Com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary - Lucknow, Patna, Pune, Ahmedabad, Jaipur
Com. Balbir Singh, President - Ludhiana, Bhopal
Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. General Secretary - Kolkata & Guwahati
Com. P. Asokababu, Vice President - Hyderabad & Bengaluru
Com.Animesh Mitra, Vice President - Bhubaneswar
Com. S. Chellappa, Asst. General Secretary - Chennai
The meeting of All Unions and Associations of BSNL, held at New Delhi on 14-11-2017, has decided that meeting of circle secretaries of all unions and associations should be held in each and every circle, on 18-11-2017. This decision is taken to ensure elaborate preparations for the human chain programme, as well as for the two day strike, and also to ensure better coordination between all unions and associations at the circle level. CHQ requests the circle secretaries to take the initiative to hold the meeting.
Consequent to the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana circles, the Management is forcibly sending unwilling Non-Executives from Telengana to AP circle. The suggestions given by BSNLEU to amicably solve the issue, is ignored by the Management. Hence, the Telengana circle union is on agitation.