The Central Trade Unions organised a National Convention of Workers at Jantar Mantar on 11th November, 2021. The Convention deliberated in detail about the pro-corporate, anti-people, anti-worker and anti-kisan policies of the Modi government. The Convention unanimously resolved to organise a two day General Strike in the budget session of the Parliament, opposing the wrong policies of the government and demanding settlement of the 12 point charter of demands of the Central Trade Unions. Thereafter, the Central Trade Unions have discussed and finalised the date of the General Strike. Yesterday, the Central Trade Unions have issued a statement, announcing that the two day General Strike would take place on 23rd & 24th February, 2022.
Charter of demands
The CHQ has already given call for organising Black Badge wearing demonstrations tomorrow the 08.12.2021. The CHQ has also given call to the circle secretaries to submit memorandum to the CGMs. This memorandum is addressed to the CMD BSNL and the Secretary, Telecom. A copy of the memorandum is already sent to the circle secretaries, through WhatsApp. So, the circle secretaries should submit a copy of the signed memorandum to the CGMs. In addition to this, the memorandum should also be e-mailed to the CMD BSNL and the Secretary, Telecom, on the following e-mail IDs.
The CHQ of BSNLEU has already given call to organise Black Badge wearing demonstration tomorrow the 08.12.2021, condemning the sexual harassments being done by the GMTD, Ludhiana, in Punjab circle. All the circle secretaries are requested to organise the programme successfully. Maximum number of employees should be organised in this programme. Each and every employee should wear Black Badges. Reports and photos may be sent to the CHQ.
A meeting of the Central Executive Committee of BSNLEU will be held online on 22.12.2021. Com.Animesh Mitra, President, will preside over this meeting. Notification for this CEC meeting is issued today. The link for joining this meeting will be sent to all the CEC members through WhatsApp in due course. All the circle secretaries and central office bearers of the Union are requested to attend the meeting without fail. Notification is enclosed.
The SR Branch of the Corporate Office has issued the minutes of the Wage Negotiation Committee meeting. The same is enclosed for the information of our comrades.
The CHQ has already given call to organise black badge wearing demonstrations on 08.12.2021, against the sexual harassments of women employees, by the GMTD, Ludhiana, Punjab circle. Two women employees have complained against this sexual harassment. The GMTD, Ludhiana, is trying to arm-twist the ICC. The efforts taken by BSNLEU to get the matter resolved by the intervention of the high authorities, have failed. Hence, the CHQ calls upon the circle and district secretaries to take serious steps for organising the black badge wearing demonstrations on 08.12.2021. Efforts should be taken to mobilise maximum number of employees, pensioners and contract workers. Circle secretaries should submit a memorandum to the CGMs on that day. A copy of the memorandum to be submitted has already been sent on WhatsApp to the circle secretaries.
A meeting of the Wage Negotiating Committee of the Non-Executives is held today. All the Staff Side and Management Side members participated. As has already been assured in the last meeting, the Management Side made a power point presentation. According to the information of the Management: -
1) The present strength of Non-Executives is 33,048. In this, absorbed employees are 18,553. BSNL recruited employees are 14,495. In this, number of the Non-Executives in stagnation is as follows: -
2) The Management Side further stated that, the employees who lost their increments, due to stagnation, will get them now. This will give financial benefit to the stagnating employees. They further stated that, the Directly Recruited employees will get benefit to the extent of 12% increased EPF contribution by the Management.
3) The Management stated that the financial burden of the Company on account of Pension Contribution in the new pay scales will increase by 2.6 times. Hence, they suggested to reduce the minimum and the maximum of the pay scales that have already been finalised in the Wage Negotiation Committee. But, the Staff Side strongly opposed this.
4) Instead, the Staff Side demanded that the already finalised pay scales should be implemented with 5% fitment. Further discussion will take place in the next meeting.
In a question raised in the Lok Sabha on 01st December, 2021, by Shri G.M. Siddeshwar, MP, the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, Shri Devusinh Chauhan, has replied that the value of BSNL is Rs.89,878/- crores. The breakup figures of this value amount is also given by the Hon’ble Minister. Similarly, the value of MTNL is stated as Rs.3,252/- crores.
Com.Animesh Mitra, President and Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, met Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL today and discussed about the harassment of women employees by the GMTD, Ludhiana. They explained how the GMTD, Ludhiana, is misusing his official powers and is enraging the modesty of women employees. They bitterly complained that, BSNLEU is taking up the issue for the past three months, but the circle and Corporate Managements have not made any intervention on this issue. The CMD BSNL gave a patient hearing and assured that appropriate action would be taken.
The Establishment Branch of the Corporate Office has written to all the CGMs, with regards to holding JTO(T), JE and Telecom Technician LICEs. The Corporate Office has called for the working strength category wise (OC/SC/ST/OBC), of the above mentioned cadres. The AUAB will ensure the early holding of these examinations.
The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) has given call to go on a two day strike on 16th & 17th December, 2021, against the privatisation of Public Sector Banks. The trade unions of the banking industry have taken this decision, consequent to the decision of the Modi government to rapidly privatise the Public Sector Banks. BSNLEU extends it’s solidarity to the UFBU.
पंजाब सर्कल के लुधियाना जिले-Ludhiyana District of Punjab Circle में महिला कर्मचारियों के उत्पीड़न-harassment of women employees के खिलाफ दिनांक 08.12.2021 को प्रदर्शन-Demonstrations और ज्ञापन सौंपना-submission of memorandum और ब्लेक बेज़-black badge पहनकर विरोध प्रदर्शित करने का निर्णय ।
बीएसएनएलयू सीएचक्यू-BSNLEU CHQ पंजाब सर्कल के लुधियाना जिले-Ludhiyana District of Punjab Circle में महिला कर्मचारियों के उत्पीड़न-harassment of women employees के खिलाफ आंदोलनात्मक कार्यक्रम-agitational programmes आयोजित करने का प्रस्ताव पहले ही घोषित कर चुका हैं। बीएसएनएलईयू-BSNLEU बार-बार इस मुद्दे को कारपोरेट प्रबंधन-Corporate Management के ध्यान में लेने के बावजूद कोई कार्रवाई नहीं की गई है। लुधियाना जिले में जब महिला कर्मचारियों की मर्यादा का उल्लंघन हो रहा है तब सीजीएम, पंजाब सर्कल-CGM Punjab Circle और बीएसएनएल कारपोरेट मैनेजमेंट-BSNL Corporate Management दोनों ही मूक दर्शक बनकर रह रहे हैं। दिनांक 29.11.2021 के दिन आयोजित बीएसएनएलईयू के अखिल भारतीय केंद्र-all India Centre ऑनलाइन मीटिंग-online meeting ने इस मुद्दे पर विस्तार से चर्चा की और 08.12.2021 को ब्लेक बेज़-black badge पहनकर प्रदर्शन-demonstrations आयोजित करने और ज्ञापन-memorandum सौंपने का निर्णय किया गया है । इसलिए सभी सर्कल और जिला डिस्ट्रिक्ट-all Circle and District Secretary से इन कार्यक्रमों को आयोजित करने का अनुरोध किया जाता है, जिससे निगम प्रबंधन से इस मामले में तत्काल हस्तक्षेप करने की मांग की जायेगी ।
After rendering a long 40 years of meritorious service, Com.Gakul Borah, Treasurer (CHQ), retired from BSNL service on 30.11.2021. He joined service on 02.12.1981 as a Postal Assistant and went on to become a sub-Post Master. Being a Postal Signaller, he joined the telecommunications department in 1993. Com.Gakul Borah has worked in NFPTE, AITTEU Class-II and in BSNLEU, in various capacities. Ultimately, he has become the Treasurer of the CHQ of BSNLEU. The CHQ heartily congratulates Com.Gakul Borah and wish him a long happy and healthy retired life.
The Co-ordination Committee of BSNLEU, AIBDPA and BSNLCCWF, Odisha circle organised a Convention against National Monetisation Pipeline. The Convention was held at Bhubaneswar on 28.11.2021. Com.S.R. Das, Circle President, BSNLEU, presided over. Com.J. Kameswar Rao, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, welcomed everyone and initiated the Convention. Com.Animesh Mitra, President, BSNLEU, Com.Janardan Pati, President, BSNLCCWF (CITU), Odisha, Com.A.Dhupal (AIBDPA), Com.Sridhar Mallick (AIBDPA), Com.Biswanath Behera, Circle Secretary, BSNLCCWF and others addressed. All the speakers severely criticised the National Monetisation Pipeline and also exposed the pro-corporate policies of the Modi government.
The Co-ordination Committee of BSNLEU, AIBDPA and BSNLCCWF, Telangana circle, organised a Convention opposing the National Monetisation Pipeline at Hyderabad on 30.11.2021. The Convention was presided over by Com.Ramachandradu, President, Co-ordination Committee & CS, AIBDPA. Com.J. Venkatesh, Secretary, CITU, Telangana state, Com.G. Samba Siva Rao, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Com.D. Shankar, Vice-President, AIBDPA (CHQ), Com.B. Paripurnachari, Circle Secretary, BSNLCCWF and Com.D. Seshaiah, ACS, BSNLEU, addressed the Convention. They explained how the priceless national assets would be looted by the corporates, under the National Monetisation Pipeline.
As per the call of the Co-ordination Committee of BSNLEU, AIBDPA and BSNLCCWF, Kerala circle organised a very big convention at YMCA hall Ernakulam on 30.11.2021 against National Monetization Pipeline. Convention presided over by Com.N.Guruprasad, Chairman Coordination Committee of Kerala circle. Com.C.Santhoshkumar, Convener Coordination Committee welcomed everyone. Convention was inaugurated by Com.S.S.Anil, State Secretary Bank Employees Federation of India Kerala. Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, Com.K.G.Jayaraj, Com.M.Vijayakumar, Com.K.Mohanan, Com.P.Manoharan addressed. All speakers explained how the valuable assets of the country are being handed over to the big corporate at cheap rate and also attacks being launched by the Modi government on the public sector, the pro-corporate policies of the government.
The CHQ of BSNLEU has already announced it’s proposal to organise agitational programmes against the harassment of women employees in Ludhiana district of Punjab circle. Despite BSNLEU repeatedly taking this issue to the notice of the Corporate Management, no action has been taken. Both the CGM, Punjab circle and the BSNL Corporate Management are remaining as silent spectators, when the modesty of women employees is being enraged in Ludhiana district. The All India Centre of BSNLEU, which met online on 29.11.2021, discussed this issue at length and has decided to organise black badge wearing demonstrations and submitting of memorandum on 08.12.2021. Hence, all circle and district secretaries are requested to organise these programmes, demanding the Corporate Management to immediately intervene on this matter.
अत्यधिक विलंब के बाद बीएसएनएल खेल और सांस्कृतिक बोर्ड-BSNL sports and Cultural Board का पुनर्गठन किया गया है।
सभी साथी जानते हैं कि निगम कार्यालय-Corporate Office ने बीएसएनएल खेल एवं सांस्कृतिक बोर्ड के पुनर्गठन-reconstitution of BSNL Sports and Cultural Board के साथ-साथ बीएसएनएल कर्मचारी कल्याण बोर्ड के पुनर्गठन-reconstitution of BSNL Staff Welfare Board के लिए कार्रवाई नहीं की भले ही इन बोर्डों का कार्यकाल बहुत पहले समाप्त हो गया हो । बीएसएनएलईयू-BSNLEU द्वारा लगातार किए जा रहे प्रयासों के कारण निगम कार्यालय-Corporate Office ने आखिरकार पत्र जारी कर बीएसएनएल खेल एवं सांस्कृतिक बोर्ड का पुनर्गठन-reconstitution of BSNL Sports and Cultural Board कर दिया है। बीएसएनएलईयू-BSNLEU बीएसएनएल कर्मचारी कल्याण बोर्ड के पुनर्गठन-reconstitution of Staff Welfare Board के लिए भी प्रयास करता रहेगा।