Distribution of food materials to the contract workers has taken place in Visakhapatnam, Ongole and Kurnool districts of Andhra Pradesh circle today, as per the following details:-
Visakhapatnam: Distribution of relief materials to 14 contract workers was held at Visakhapatnam today the 06.06.2020. The PGM, BSNL and AGM (Admn.) together with leaders of BSNLEU, CITU and AIBDPA participated. Each contract worker was given relief materials worth Rs.1,500/-.
Ongole: 19 contract workers were distributed with food materials at Ongole today the 06.06.2020. Leaders of BSNLEU, CITU and AIBDPA participated in the programme. Each contract worker was provided with relief materials worth Rs.1,500/-
Kurnool: Food materials worth Rs.36,000/- were distributed to 24 contract workers at Kurnool today the 06.06.2020. The programme was held in the CITU office, Kurnool. Each contract worker was provided with food materials worth Rs.1,500/-. Leaders of BSNLEU, CITU and AIBDPA participated in the programme.
CMD BSNL has already assured to the GS, BSNLEU that, salary for the month of December would be paid on 31-01-2020. Now, we have come to know that, there will be a two day strike of the bank employees on 31-01-2020 and 01-02-2020. Further, 02-02-2020 will also be a Sunday. Hence, payment of salary cannot take place on all the above mentioned three days. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, has taken this to the notice of the CMD BSNL and the Director(HR) and has demanded that the salary should be paid on 30-01-2020 itself.
Notification has already been issued to hold an online meeting of the Central Secretariat of BSNLEU on 15.06.2020. The software support for this meeting is being provided by a Hyderabad based Organisation. CHQ has entrusted Com.John Verghese, AGS, with the responsibility of apprising the Central Office bearers, with regards to procedures to participate in this online meeting. Most of the Central Office bearers have already get themselves prepared. The CHQ requests the remaining Office Bearers also to kindly contact Com.John Verghese, AGS and get themselves apprised of the procedures for participating in this online meeting.
Republic Day greetings to all. Long live the Republic of India. Long live the secular character of the Indian Constitution.
26th January, 1950 is the day on which the Constitution of India is born and India became a Republic. The Constitution of India is based on Mahatma Gandhiji's thought that, India belongs to the people following all religions, viz., Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, etc. Thus, the Gandhian thought of secularism is the basis of our Constitution. However, today, the BJP government is taking all out efforts to change the secular character of the Indian Constitution. The CAA (Constitution Amendment Act) the NPR (National Population Registry) and the NRC (National Registry of Citizenship) being brought by the government, are nothing but to change the secular character of our Constitution. Prominent intellectuals of India and abroad have deplored the CAA, NPR and the NRC. Massive protests are taking place through the country against them. BSNLEU conveys it's warm greetings to all the comrades, as well as to all the people of our great nation, on this occasion of the Republic Day. BSNLEU also resolves to oppose the CAA, NPR and the NRC. Long live the great Republic of India. Long live the secular character of Indian Constitution.
Hindi translation of BSNLEU's Republic Day greetings.
गणतंत्र दिवस पर सभी का अभिनंदन। भारत का गणतंत्र अमर रहे। भारतीय संविधान का धर्मनिरपेक्ष स्वरूप अमर रहे...
26 जनवरी, 1950 वह दिन है जब भारत के संविधान का जन्म हुआ और भारत गणतंत्र बना। भारत का संविधान महात्मा गांधी के विचारों पर आधारित है जिसके अनुसार भारत सभी धर्मों का पालन करने वाले लोगों का देश है, जैसे हिंदुत्व, इस्लाम, क्रिश्चन, सिख, बौद्ध आदि। इस तरह से गाँधीजी का धर्मनिरपेक्षता का विचार संविधान का आधार है। किन्तु, आज, BJP सरकार भारतीय संविधान के धर्मनिरपेक्ष ताने बाने को छिन्न भिन्न करने पर आमादा है। सरकार द्वारा लाए जा रहे CAA (संविधान संशोधन अधिनियम), NPR (राष्ट्रीय जनसंख्या रजिस्टर) और NRC (राष्ट्रीय नागरिक रजिस्टर) और कुछ नही, वरन हमारे संविधान के धर्मनिरपेक्ष स्वरूप को परिवर्तित करने का प्रयास है। भारत और विदेश के प्रतिष्ठित बुद्धिजीवियों ने CAA, NPR और NRC की भर्त्सना की है। इनके खिलाफ देश भर में व्यापक आंदोलन हो रहे हैं।
BSNLEU, गणतंत्र दिवस के अवसर पर, हमारे सभी साथियों का और साथ ही हमारे इस महान देश के नागरिकों का अभिनंदन करती है। साथ ही BSNLEU, CAA, NPR और NRC के विरोध हेतु प्रतिबद्धता प्रदर्शित करती है। भारत का विशाल गणतंत्र अमर रहे। भारतीय संविधान का धर्मनिरपेक्ष स्वरूप अमर रहे...
10 Central Trade Unions have given call for nationwide protest action on 03rd July, 2020, opposing the attacks on Labour Rights, privatisation of the Public Sector, etc. Utilising the restrictions imposed during this lock-down period, the Narendra Modi government is launching serious attacks on Labour Rights. The working hours has been increased from 8 hours to 12 hours. All the Labour Laws are being changed in favour of the employers and the corporates. Quick steps are also being taken to privatise the Public Sector Undertakings. Against these, the Central Trade Unions have decided to launch serious struggles, to resist and to defy the anti-labour and pro-corporate steps being taken by the Modi government. As a prelude to those actions, the Central Trade Unions have given call for protest action on 03rd July, 2020.
Utilising the visit of Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, to Chennai, to attend the All India Conference of the CITU, a lunch hour meeting was organised by the District Union of BSNLEU, at the CGM, STP office. Almost the entire Executives and Non-Executives of that office attended the meeting. Com.Valayapathi, District President, BSNLEU, presided over. Com. Purushothaman, DS, welcomed everyone. In his brief speech, the General Secretary explained how the shifting of the CGM office of the Core Network, South, to Bengaluru is totally unjustified and also about the details his discussion of this issue with the CMD BSNL. He assured that BSNLEU would try it's best to retain the headquarters at Chennai itself. The General Secretary also briefly dwelt on the issues of VRS, structural changes in the Company consequent to the implementation of the VRS, reduction of the retirement age from 60 to 58, 3rd PRC, etc. The details of the Formal Meeting held by BSNLEU with the Director (HR), on apprehensions regarding transfers and increased workload, were also explained by the General Secretary. The meeting was also addressed by Com.S.Chellappa, AGS.
The whole world was horrified to watch the brutal killing of George Floyd, an African American, at Minneapolis, United States, on 25th May, 2020. Floyd's brutal killing by Derek Chauhin, a White police man, is the testimony for the raging racism in the United States. Protest actions are going on throughout the United States and in other countries, demanding justice for Floyd and also demanding an end to racism. A rally was organised at Kolkata today, demanding justice to George Floyd. Central Trade Unions and Independent Federations had given call for this rally. Members of BSNLEU from West Bengal and Kolkata Telephones circles participated in this rally, under the leadership of Com.Animesh Mitra, President, Com.Sisir Roy, Organising Secretary(CHQ) and Com.Om Prakash Singh, Circle Secretary, Telecom Factory.
Kerala state organised a massive 620 kilometre long human chain yesterday, against the CAA(Citizenship Amendment Act). The Left and Democratic Front organised this human chain. According to media reports, 60 to 70 lakh people participated in this historic event. The human chain was formed from Kasargod in North Kerala and up to Kaliyakkavilai in the southernmost part of the state. Chief Minister of Kerala, Com.Pinarayi Vijayan and many prominent personalities from all walks of life took part in the human chain. The preamble of the Constitution was read out at the beginning and later on oath was taken to protect the Constitution from the "attempts of the Central government" to destroy it.
The CHQ regrets to inform that, Com.K. Marimuthu, one of the founding leaders of BSNLEU, Tamil Nadu circle, passed away at Coimbatore, early in the morning today. He has been ailing for some time. Com.K. Marimuthu was the former president of BSNLEU, Tamil Nadu circle and was the circle Vice-President, when he breathed his last. He was a very dedicated comrade and has immensely contributed in strengthening BSNLEU among the line staff workers in Tamil Nadu circle. He has devoted his entire life to the working class movement and was respected by all sections of the workers. CHQ pays it's respectful homage to the departed leader and conveys it's heartfelt condolences to his family members, comrades and friends.
The 16th All India Conference of CITU, which started at Chennai on 23-01-2020, got successfully concluded today. Election of office-bearers took place unanimously. Com.K.Hemalata and Com. Tapan Sen are re-elected as President and General Secretary, respectively. BSNLEU conveys it's revolutionary greetings to the newly elected office-bearers.
BSNLEU Karnataka circle and CITU distributed food grain packets, along with one litre cooking oil, to 25 contract workers in CGM office Bangaluru. Com. H. V. Sudharshan, CS, BSNLEU, Com. Irfan Pasha, Organising Secretary (CHQ), Com. P. Girish, DS, CGM office, Com. Meenakshi Sundaram, General Secretary, CITU, Karnataka, Com. K. N Umesh, Secretary, CITU, Bengaluru and Com. Mahantesh, GS, BSNL Contract workers Union, were present in the programme.
BSNLEU, Tamil Nadu circle and BSNL Contract Workers Union organised a massive dharna at Tamil Nadu circle CGM's office at Chennai today. Payment of the wage arrears, continuation of the present Labour Contract System, etc., are the demands. 1,200 contract workers and regular employees participated in this dharna from the various parts of the circle. Com.S.Chellappa, circle president, BSNLEU and Com. Palanisamy, AGS, BSNLCCWF, presided over. Com. Vinodh, Circle Secretary, BSNLCCWF, Tamil Nadu, welcomed all. Com. G.Sukumaran,General Secretary, CITU, Tamil Nadu state, inaugurated the dharna. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, addressed the dharna in detail about the problems of the contract workers and steps being taken by BSNLEU and the BSNLCCWF to settle them. Com.Babu Radhakrishnan, CS, BSNLEU, and many others addressed.
1) Com. Anand Kumar Singh, AGS & DS, Azamgarh – Rs.5,000/-
2) Com.R.K. Mishra, CS – Rs.2,000/-
3) Com.K.R. Yadav, ACS – Rs.2,000/-
4) Com. Omkar Nath, ACS / DS, Lucknow – Rs.2,000/-
5) Com. Manju Prasad, Asstt. Treasurer / Member, BSNL WWCC – Rs.2,000/-
6) Com. H.S. Mishra, DS, Sultanpur – Rs.2,000/-
7) Com. Suresh Chandra Yadav, DS, Jaunpur – Rs.2,000/-
8) Com. Nagendra Singh, DS, Mirzapur – Rs.2,000/-
9) Com. Tilak Raj Tiwari, DS, Faizapur – Rs.2,000/-
10) Com. Rama Shankar, DS, Allahabad – Rs.2,000/-
11) Com. D.N. Tripathi, DS / Circle President,Kanpur – Rs.2,000/-
12) Com. Subedar, DS, Basti – Rs.2,000/-
13) Com. Nitha Nand Mishra, DS, Gorakhpur – Rs.2,000/-
14) Com. Ram Gopal Mishra, DS, Barabanki – Rs.2,000/-
15) Com. Sudama Prasad Mishra, DS, Circle Office – Rs.1,000/-
16) Com. Raj Nandan Gupta, DS, Deoriya – Rs.1,000/-
17) Com. C.B. Shrivastava, DS, Banda – Rs.1,000/-
18) Com. R.P. Chaudhary, DS, Rae Barely – Rs.1,000/-
19) Com. Babu Lal, DS, Fatehpur – Rs.1,000/-
20) Com. D.R. Mishra, DS, Pratapgarh – Rs.1,000/-
21) Com. Chandrama Yadav, DS, Varanasi – Rs.1,000/-
22) Com. Mata Din Yadav, DS, Mau – Rs.1,000/-
23) Com. H.L. Maurya, ACS, UP(East) – Rs.1,000/-
24) Com. Yogendra Singh, DS, Gonda – Rs.1,000/-
25) Com. Y.P. Gupta, DS, Hardoi – Rs.1,000/-
26) Com. C.B. Singh, DS, Lakhimpur – Rs.1,000/-
27) Com. Ajay Kumar Maurya, Circle Org. Secretary – Rs.1,000/-
28) Com. Vipin Kumar Yadav, DS, Una – Rs.1,000/-
29) Com. Paramjeet Singh, DS, Bahraich – Rs.1,000/-
30) Com. Meera Shukla, ACS, UP(East) – Rs.1,000/-
The government of India has launched a mad drive to privatise Air India. Since it's earlier attempt made in 2018, did not get any result, the Government has made the offer more attractive now. In 2018, Government decided to sell only it's 76% stake in Air India. But now, it has decided to sell it's entire 100% stake to the private. In 2018, Government offered to bear Air India's debt only to the tune of Rs.15,000 crore. But now, it will bear the debt to the tune of Rs. 40,000 crore. Air India is having 146 aircrafts (86 are it's own) and is holding major share of the international traffic. Modi government's mad drive to sell Air India, is the best example of how the Government wants to kill our Public Sector.