The United States is pressing it’s allies hard to eliminate Huawei from next generation 5G networks. However, Japan, a strong ally of the United States, has informed that, it is not boycotting the Chinese Telecom Companies including the Huawei. Japan has also told the US that, it would take it’s own steps, in case if there is any security threat.
It is very important to note that the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, had recently met the Japanese Foreign Minister in Tokyo and insisted that, Japan should boycott the Chinese Companies.
The Central Trade Unions have called on for a General Strike, to be organised on 26.11.2020. Initiative has been taken to organise this General Strike in BSNL, jointly by the like-minded unions. As a result, consensus has been reached among the following Unions and Associations to jointly organise the General Strike on 26th November, 2020. They are, BSNLEU, NFTE BSNL, FNTO, BSNL MS, SNATTA, ATM, TEPU and BSNL OA. Consensus has also been reached to issue a joint appeal to the employees (phamplet) and also to release a poster jointly, for organising the General Strike. All the circle and district unions are requested to kindly make note of this and to act accordingly.
The TRAI has released the Telecom Subscription Data for the month of July, 2020. As per this, BSNL has added 3.88 lakh new subscribers. Vodafone Idea has lost 37.26 lakh subscribers and MTNL has lost 5,457 subscribers. Reliance Jio has added 35.54 lakh new customers and Bharti Airtel has added 32.6 lakh new customers. It is very important to note that, BSNL has added 3.88 lakh new customers without 4G. If BSNL gets 4G, it will certainly throw a big challenge to Jio and Airtel.
कॉम तपन सेन, महासचिव, सीटू (CITU) बीएसएनएल कर्मचारियों को दिनांक 28.10.2020 पर फेसबुक पर लाइव अभिभाषण (व्याख्यान) देगे।
बीएसएनएलईयू के अखिल भारतीय केंद्र( CHQ ) ने 26 नवंबर, 2020 को आम हड़ताल (जनरल स्ट्राइक) पर जाने की आवश्यकता के बारे में कर्मचारियों को समझाने के लिए, कॉम तपन सेन, महासचिव, सीटू, द्वारा एक फेसबुक लाइव अभिभाषण आयोजित करने का निर्णय लिया है। इस जनरल स्ट्राइक के लिए केंद्रीय ट्रेड यूनियनों की मांगों के बारेमें भी जानकारी दी जाएगी। इसका लाइव प्रसारण दिनांक 28.10.2020 को 6: 00 बजे फेसबुक द्वारा होगा।
कॉम तपन सेन, बीएसएनएलईयू के फेसबुक अकाउंट के माध्यम से अपना अभिभाषण लाइव देगे। BSNLEU का फेसबुक अकाउंट Bsnleu Chq नई दिल्ली यह है। कॉम तपन सेन अंग्रेजी में अपना भाषण देंगे। सर्कल और जिला सचिवों से अनुरोध है कि कृपया इस पर ध्यान दें और यह सुनिश्चित और प्रयास करे कि, अधिकतम संख्या में कामरेड्स इस फेसबुक लाइव अभिभाषण को देखें।
Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka circles have already sent their donations for the WFTU fund. Thereafter, CHQ has received the donations for WFTU fund as per the following details: -
(1) Kerala – Rs.28,420/-
(2) Kolkata – Rs.10,100/-
(3) Chennai Telephones – Rs.10,000/-
CHQ heartily congratulates and thanks the circle unions of Kerala, Kolkata and Chennai circles for these donations.
The All India Centre of BSNLEU has decided to organise a Facebook live address by Com.Tapan Sen, General Secretary, CITU, to explain to the employees about the necessity to go on the General Strike on 26th November, 2020, as well as about the demands of the Central Trade Unions for this General Strike. This live address will take place at 6:00 pm on 28.10.2020.
Com.Tapan Sen, will make this live address on the Facebook account of BSNLEU. The Facebook account of BSNLEU is Bsnleu Chq New Delhi. Com.Tapan Sen will deliver his speech in English. The circle and district secretaries are requested to kindly make note of this and to take all out efforts to ensure that, maximum number comrades view the Facebook live address by Com.Tapan Sen.
The Tamil Nadu Telecom Contract Workers Union (TNTCWU) had filed a case in the Hon’ble Madras High Court, praying for a court order, for the payment of the wage arrears of the contract workers. The Hon’ble Madras High Court has delivered the judgement on 13.08.2020. The salient features of this judgement is:-
It is important to note that, the Hon’ble Madras High Court does not believe the BSNL Management and the contractors. Hence, it has directed payment of wage arrears to the contract workers, through the Regional Labour Commissioner. The CHQ of BSNLEU heartily congratulates the TNTCWU. The CHQ also appreciates, BSNLEU, Tamil Nadu circle union, for it’s staunch and unwavering support for the settlement of contract workers' issues.
CHQ has already given a call for collection of WFTU fund, to be collected from members, at the rate of Rs.20/ per member. Circle unions have started sending the fund now.
Once again it is requested that the amount should be remitted into the CHQ Bank account, the details of which are already sent to the circle secretaries. The amount remitted into the CHQ account may kindly be informed to the General Secretary through WhatsApp.
So far, CHQ has received the following amount as WFTU fund.
(1) Odisha – Rs.5,180/- on 19.10.2020.
(2) Tamil Nadu – Rs.20,000/- on 20.10.2020.
(3) Karnataka – Rs.23,140/- on 20.10.2020.
At a time when massive attacks are being launched on the Public Sector of the country, as well as on workers rights, trade union rights and democratic rights, a General Strike has been called on by the Central Trade Unions, against these attacks. In every possible manner, the demands, as well as the issues involved in this General Strike, have to be campaigned in a big way among the employees, to organise the strike successfully. The All India Centre meeting of BSNLEU, held yesterday the 18.10.2020 has decided to organise a Facebook live programme to be addressed by Com.Tapan Sen, General Secretary, CITU. Com.Tapan Sen also has kindly consented for participating in this programme. Date of this Facebook live programme will be announced shortly. All the circle unions are requested to ensure that maximum comrades view this Facebook live programme.
The Central Trade Unions have given call for organising a General Strike on 26.11.2020. BSNLEU is taking steps, for organising this General Strike jointly in BSNL. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, has already approached the leaders of the like-minded Unions. The response is encouraging and a joint online meeting of the like-minded Unions will be organised shortly to discuss about a joint campaign, to organise the General Strike.
The CHQ has already informed that a meeting of the Central Executive Committee would be held online on 02.11.2020. The notification for the meeting is issued today. All the CEC members are requested to kindly attend the meeting without fail.
Salary for the month of September, 2020, has already been disbursed. The CHQ has already given a call to collect Rs.20/- from each member, as donation to the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). The circle unions are requested to immediately gear up their district secretaries to ensure collection of this donation.
The lockdown imposed on 25th March, 2020 and the restrictions imposed thereafter, have greatly affected the day to day functioning of the trade unions in BSNL. The functioning of Local, Circle and National councils are also affected by the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Still, the district union of BSNLEU, Jammu, has taken the initiative to hold the local council meeting for the settlement of the issues of the employees. The local council meeting of Jammu has been held today and the issues have been discussed. CHQ of BSNLEU heartily congratulates the Jammu district union of BSNLEU and Com, Manjeet Singh Reen, district secretary, for taking this initiative.
The CHQ of BSNLEU is extremely saddened to inform that Com.S.A. Tendulkar, former Circle Secretary of BSNLEU, Mumbai Telecom Factory, as well as CHQ office bearer, has passed away today. He had been suffering from COVID-19 and had been admitted in Scion Hospital, Mumbai. Com.Tenduklar was 66 years old.
His contributions for the growth of BSNLEU, in Telecom Factory, Mumbai is very significant. He was elected as Vice President of the CHQ, in the foundation conference of BSNLEU, held at Visakhapatnam. Later on, he also served as the Organising Secretary of the CHQ. BSNLEU dips it’s banner and pays it’s respectful homage to Com.S.A. Tendulkar and conveys it’s heartfelt condolences to the family members, relatives and friends of the late leader. CHQ is informed that Com.S.A. Tendulkar’s wife is also admitted in the same hospital, for treatment for COVID-19. CHQ wishes her speedy recovery and good health.
कॉर्पोरेट ऑफिस द्वारा सितंबर 2020 के वेतन भुगतान हेतु सर्कल्स को फंड्स प्रेषित.
23 अक्टूबर, 2020 से शुरू होने वाले पूजा त्यौंहार के मद्दे नजर BSNLEU द्वारा CMD BSNL से लिखित में मांग की गई थी कि माह सितंबर, 2020 के वेतन का भुगतान शीघ्र किया जाना चाहिए। हम हर्ष के साथ सूचित कर रहे हैं कि कॉर्पोरेट ऑफिस द्वारा सितंबर 2020 के वेतन भुगतान हेतु सर्कल्स को फंड्स प्रेषित कर दिए गए हैं।
नेशनल कौंसिल की मीटिंग स्थगित क्यों की गई ? दुर्भावनापूर्ण प्रचार का जवाब.
07.10.2020 को ऑनलाईन होने वाली नेशनल कौंसिल की 39वीं मीटिंग BSNL मैनेजमेंट द्वारा निर्मित अनावश्यक समस्या की वजह से नही हो पाई। बहरहाल, कुछ व्यक्तियों द्वारा इसका भी BSNLEU पर हमला करने के लिए उपयोग किया जा रहा है। BSNLEU की छवि खराब करने के लिए व्हाट्सएप्प मैसेजेस भेजे जा रहे हैं। उनके द्वारा किए जाए रहे दुष्प्रचार और BSNLEU द्वारा उसका प्रत्युत्तर निम्नानुसार है।
(1) दुष्प्रचार:- नेशनल कौंसिल की मीटिंग केवल महासचिव, BSNLEU की वजह से नही हो पाई। फलस्वरूप कर्मचारियों की ज्वलंत समस्याओं पर चर्चा नही हो सकी।
प्रत्युत्तर:- इस COVID-19 महामारी की स्थिति के दौरान अन्य कोई, नेशनल कौंसिल मीटिंग करने बाबद सोच भी नही सकता, यह केवल BSNLEU ही थी जिसने नेशनल कौंसिल मीटिंग ऑनलाइन किए जाने की मांग की। इस संबंध में पत्र क्रमांक BSNLEU/204(NC) dated 03.08.2020 द्वारा BSNLEU ने डायरेक्टर (HR) को लिखा। यह केवल BSNLEU के महासचिव ही थे, जो निरंतर रूप से डायरेक्टर (HR) और Sr.GM(SR) से चर्चारत रहे और उन्हें ऑनलाइन नेशनल कौंसिल मीटिंग कराने हेतु सहमत कराया। यह सारे प्रयास BSNLEU द्वारा कर्मचारियों के मुद्दों पर चर्चा करने हेतु ही किए गए। अतः, BSNLEU को आरोपित करने के प्रयासों को और कुछ नही, केवल हास्यास्पद और अवसरवादिता ही कहा जा सकता है।
(2) दुष्प्रचार:- कॉम पी अभिमन्यु, महासचिव, BSNLEU को एक विशेष एसोसिएशन के लीडर नेशनल कौंसिल मेंबर के रूप में स्वीकार्य नही है।
प्रत्युत्तर:- यह पूर्णतः दुर्भावनापूर्ण प्रचार है।BSNLEU द्वारा मैनेजमेंट को लिख कर दिया गया है कि वह नेशनल कौंसिल में किसी के भी नॉमिनेशन का विरोध नही कर रही है। BSNLEU की मांग केवल यह है कि जब NFTE को एक नॉन मेंबर को नेशनल कौंसिल में नॉमिनेशन का अधिकार दिया गया है, तो यह अधिकार BSNLEU को भी दिया जाना चाहिए। अन्यथा यह पक्षपात होगा, जिसे कदापि स्वीकार नहीं किया जा सकता है।
The WFTU has completed 75 years of it’s militant existence. On this occasion, Com.George Mavrikos, General Secretary, WFTU, addressed the Trade Union leaders of India yesterday. He spoke for 50 minutes and dealt with many important issues. The following are the important points.
BSNLEU has already written to the CMD BSNL, demanding that the salary for the month of September, 2020, should immediately be paid, in view of the Puja festival commencing on 23rd October, 2020. We are glad to inform that, the Corporate Office has sent funds to the circles, for the payment of September salary.
The 39th meeting of the National Council, to be held online on 07.10.2020, could not be conducted, because of the unwanted problem created by the BSNL Management. However, this is being utilised by some people to attack BSNLEU. WhatsApp messages are being sent to tarnish the image of BSNLEU. The propaganda being made by them and BSNLEU’s reply are as follows:-
(1) Propaganda:- It is only of the General Secretary, BSNLEU, the National Council meeting could not be held. As a result, burning problems of the employees could not be discussed.
Reply:- During this COVID-19 pandemic situation, when others did not even think about the holding of the National Council meeting, it was BSNLEU, which demanded that the National Council meeting should be held online. Vide letter number BSNLEU/204(NC) dated 03.08.2020, BSNLEU wrote to the Director (HR) in this regard. It was only the General Secretary, BSNLEU, who continuously talked to the Director (HR) and the Sr.GM(SR)and made them to agree for holding the NC meeting online. All these efforts are taken by BSNLEU, only to make the Management to discuss the staff issues. Hence, blaming BSNLEU is nothing but, ridiculous and opportunistic.
(2) Propaganda:- Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, BSNLEU could not accept the leader of one particular Association, as a member of the National Council.
Reply:- This is a totally mischievous propaganda. BSNLEU has given in writing to the Management that, it is not opposing anybody’s nomination to the National Council. What BSNLEU’s demands is, when NFTE is given the right to nominate a non-member to the National Council, the same right should be given to BSNLEU also. Otherwise, it will be a discrimination, which cannot be accepted.