The Co-Ordination Committee (CoC) of BSNLEU, AIBDPA and BSNLCCWF gave call to organise black badge wearing demonstrations and submitting of memorandum to the GMs and CGMs on 25.01.2022. However, this programme could not be organised due to the third wave of the COVID-19. Now, the CoC has decided to organise this programme on 10.03.2022. All the circle and district unions are requested to organise this programme successfully, demanding settlement of the following issues.
The BSNL Management is deliberately delaying payment of the frozen IDA arrears to the Non-Executives. The Management is taking revenge and not paying the IDA arrears, since BSNLEU took the matter to the Hon’ble Kerala High Court, against the freezing of the IDA.
Blatant discrimination is being meted out to the retired employees, by the BSNL Management, in the matter of payment of medical bills. The Management is intentionally delaying the payment of medical bills to the retired employees, with the view to force them to leave the BSNL MRS and migrate to the CGHS. Payment of Medical Allowance to the retired employees had also been stopped.
The BSNL Management is treating the Non-Executives with stepmotherly attitude, in the matter of promotion. The Management is conducting eye-wash JTO LICE and JE LICE after abolishing maximum of the promotional posts of the Non-Executive cadres. Further unrealistic condition is being imposed in the JAO RR, which warrants 5 years of service in the NE-9 pay scale for appearing in the JAO LICE.
Management is not paying the wage arrears of the contract workers. In many places, wages are not paid to the contract workers even up to 18 months. This is also nothing but the vindictive action of the CMD BSNL.
It is International Working Women’s Day today. BSNLEU conveys it’s revolutionary greetings to all the working women. On this day, let us resolve to raise our voices against all injustices being meted out to women. Let us resolve to fight for equality to women. Let us stand up against sexual harassments in work places in BSNL.
The BSNL Working Women’s Coordination Committee and BSNLEU are organising a Facebook live program today, on the International Working Women’s Day. The live program will start at 7 pm. Com.A.R. Sindhu, Secretary, CITU, will be delivering special address. All the circle and district secretaries are requested to take efforts to ensure that, the maximum number of comrades view this Facebook live program.
The AUAB has already given call to organise Twitter campaign today the 08-03-2022, against the grabbing of BSNL’s lands, buildings and office spaces, including the recent grabbing of the ALTTC. The AUAB has decided that the timing of this Twitter campaign shall be from 12:00 noon to 02:00 p.m. Hence, all the comrades are requested to note the timing for the Twitter campaign and to tweet within the above mentioned time.
The BSNL Management had already banned compassionate ground appointments in BSNL. BSNLEU has been pressing on the Management to lift this ban. Around 250 BSNL employees have died due to Covid -19. Apart from this, employees die in accidents, while on duty. It is the duty of the BSNL Management to provide Compassionate Ground Appointments to the dependents of the employees who have died under the above mentioned circumstances. However, the BSNL Management issued letter yesterday, extending the ban on compassionate ground appointments beyond 31-03-2022. This is a retrograde step by the BSNL Management. BSNLEU deplores this action of the Management and demands to immediately lift the ban on Compassionate Ground Appointments.
The AUAB has given call for organising a Twitter campaign tomorrow the 08.03.2022, against the arbitrary taking over of the ALTTC and other lands, buildings and office spaces of BSNL, by the DoT.
The hashtag for tomorrow’s twitter campaign
The tweets are to be sent to the following twitter handles.
The messages for tweeting are being sent on WhatsApp.
BSNL Working Women’s Co-ordination Committee (BSNLWWCC) and BSNLEU are organising a Facebook live programme tomorrow the 08.03.2022, to observe the International Working Women’s Day. The programme will start at 07:00 pm. Com.P. Indira, Convenor, will preside over. Com.Amita Nayak, will welcome. Com.A.R. Sindhu, Secretary, CITU and Convenor, All India Working Women’s Co-ordination Committee, will address. All the circle and district secretaries are requested to mobilise maximum number of comrades to view this Facebook live programme. The link for the Facebook live programme is: http://www.facebook.com/bsnleuchqnewdelhi.
Com.P. Indira, Convenor, BSNL Working Women’s Co-ordination Committee (BSNLWWCC) has issued the following statement in connection with the International Working Women’s Day, to be organised tomorrow the 8th March, 2022.
The All India Centre has decided that, BSNLEU Flag should be hoisted in all the places, to mark the holding of 10th All India Conference at Guwahati from 2nd to 4th April, 2022. Similarly, gate meetings should be organised for mobilising the employees for the General Strike, to be held on 28th & 29th March, 2022. The All India Centre has now changed the date of these programmes. Accordingly, the Flag hoisting and gate meetings should be organised on 22.03.2022. Circle and district secretaries are requested to kindly make note of the change in the date.
For the two day General Strike, to be held on 28th & 29th March, 2022, the CHQ has printed 6,000 pamphlets in English and 36,000 pamphlets in Hindi. These pamphlets are already despatched from the CHQ and have already reached the district unions. The All India Centre met today the 05.03.2022, has decided that a week long “meet the employees programme” should be organised w.e.f. 08.03.2022. The pamphlets should be distributed to the employees during this programme. Further, each and every employee has to be explained, why they should join the strike. The non-Hindi speaking circle unions are requested to translate the strike pamphlet into regional languages, print and distribute to the employees. The CHQ calls on the circle and district unions to organise the “meet the employees programme” effectively.
The 10th All India Conference of BSNLEU starts at Guwahati on 02nd April, 2022. In this connection, the All India Centre meeting held today the 05.03.2022, has called on the circle and district unions to hoist the BSNLEU Flag in all places on 25.03.2022, to highlight the holding of the 10th All India Conference of BSNLEU. Further, gate meetings should be organised on that day and the demands of the General Strike should be explained to the employees. Leaders of the fraternal trade unions and media should also be invited to these gate meetings.
The 10th All India Conference of BSNLEU is being held at Guwahati from 02nd to 04th April, 2022. The All India Centre meeting of BSNLEU is held today the 05.03.2022 and the meeting has constituted a committee to suggest amendments to the Union Constitution. The members of the committee are Com.S. Chellappa, AGS, Com.C. Santhosh Kumar, CS, Kerala and Com.Sisir Kumar Roy, Organising Secretary (CHQ). The suggestions of this committee will be finalised by the All India Centre and will be proposed in the All India Conference.
The first General Strike, held on 19th January, 1982, was a manifestation of worker-peasant unity. The strike raised the demands of the agricultural workers and peasants also, together with the demands of the workers. 10 comrades were killed in that strike, among whom, many were agricultural workers. In our country, the number of agricultural workers is very big. The unity of the industrial workers and agricultural workers will be a very powerful weapon to fight against the exploitations of the capitalists class and the oppressions of the government. The All India Centre of BSNLEU, while deciding to observe the 40th anniversary of the first General Strike, also decided to collect Rs.5/- each from members and well-wishers.
As per the call of the AUAB, we have successfully organised the lunch our protest demonstrations yesterday, against the arbitrary order of the DoT, for the taking over of ALTTC. As per the decision taken in the AUAB meeting, held on 24-03-2022, Twitter campaign has to be organised on 08-03-2022, against the taking over of BSNL’s lands, buildings and office spaces, arbitrarily by the DoT. We have to organise the Twitter campaign powerfully, so that it will create an impact with the government. All the circle and district secretaries of BSNLEU are requested to ensure that maximum number of comrades from BSNLEU participate in this twitter program. Necessary ground work may please be started immediately.
A meeting of the wage negotiating committee for the non-executives, was scheduled to be held on to 02-02-2022. It was postponed and rescheduled for 04-03-2022. However, that meeting was also postponed. Today, the management has issued letter, for holding the wage negotiating committee meeting on 10-03-2022.
The executives and non-executives of BSNL, took to the streets today and vehemently protested against the high-handed action of the DoT, in the arbitrary taking over of the ALTTC. Accepting the call of the AUAB, protest demonstrations were organised throughout the country today. The protesters demanded immediate cancellation of the presidential order issued by the DoT, for the taking over of the ALTTC. Further, they also protested against the arbitrary taking over of BSNL’s lands, buildings and office spaces, in many parts of the country, by the DoT. They demanded that, these high-handed actions of the DoT should be stopped forthwith.