An election campaign meeting at Rewari was arranged by the district union of BSNLEU on 08-09-2019. Most of the Non-Executives were present. The meeting was presided over by Com.Rajender Bhalkhi, District President. Com.Ramesh Chand Sharma,Organising Secretary(CHQ) & District Secretary, gave introductory speech and briefed about present issues on BSNL and also the achievements of BSNLEU. Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, detailed on present financial crisis of BSNL and struggles of the AUAB and the union. Com.Vipin Soni, DR JE, and ADS of the union also addressed.
An election campaign meeting was organised by BSNLEU, Telecom Factory, Jabalpur, at Richai, on 05.09.2019. Com.Fayaz Ahmed, Secretary, Circle Council, presided over. Com Sunil Patel, Circle Secretary, welcomed all. Com. Prakash Sharma, AGS, addressed the meeting. Com.Prakash Sharma attacked on the failure of Management which has compelled the workers of Telecom Factory to remain on duty with no job. He also informed the gathering about intentions of snatching the land of all the seven telecom factories by the Govt. in the name of revival of BSNL. He assured the workers that BSNLEU will leave no stone unturned to protest the intentions of reducing the retirement age to 58 years. Meeting was also addressed by Com.B.S. Raghuwanshi, CP, BSNLEU, MP Circle, Com.Suryabhan Namdeo, CP, Telecom Factory and Com.Bhaskar Rao, District Secretary. Proceedings were conducted by Com.L.N.Tiwari. Before meeting at Richhai, Com.Prakash Sharma also addressed the well attended Gate Meeting at Right Town Factory, Jabalpur.
Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy GS, addressed two largely attended meetings at Moradabad and Bareilly on 7th September. Com Upendar Singh Teotia,CS and Com.Naresh Pal, Organising Secretary (CHQ), accompanied with him. At Moradabad, the meeting was presided over by Com.Balkaran Yadav, President. Com.Amrish Verma,DS, welcomed everyone. At Bareilly, inspite of heavy rain, a good number of Non-Executives attended the meeting, which was presided over by Com.Sowran Singh, District President. Vote of thanks was given by Com.Ashraf Ali, District Secretary. In both the meetings, the Union representatives elobratedly explained to the employees all issues related to the revival of BSNL, the conspiracy of the government to weaken BSNL, delay in the payment of salary, VRS, reduction in retirement age from 60 to 58, etc.
Com.P. Indira, All India Convenor of the BSNL Working Women's Coordination Committee(BSNL WWCC) is actively campaigning for BSNLEU, for the forthcoming Membership Verification. She has addressed many meetings in Tamil Nadu circle. She also addressed a meeting in the GM office, Mysuru on 05-09-2019, together with Com. Latha Kamalakar, Member of the BSNL WWCC from Karnataka. Com. Puttaswamy, DP, Com. Subramanya, DS, Com. Meera, Branch President and Com. Malini, Branch Secretary were present. In her address, Com. Indira explained about the issues connected with BSNL's revival and about the achievements made by BSNLEU after the 7th Membership Verification.
A well attended election campaign meeting of BSNLEU was held at Gurgaon today. Com. Parveen, District Secretary, welcomed everyone. Veteran leaders, Com.J.S. Dahiya and Com. Zile Singh, were present on the dias. Com.M.S. Kadian, Circle Secretary, briefly explained about the necessity to reelect BSNLEU as the Main Recognised Union once again. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the meeting, clarifying all the doubts prevailing in the minds of the workers, regarding the revival of BSNL, government’s attitude towards the Company, VRS, reduction of retirement age to 58, 3rd Wage Revision and about the settlements made by BSNLEU since the 7th Membership Verification.
An election campaign meeting of BSNLEU for 8th Membership Verification was held on 6th September, 2019 at Saharanpur, UP (West). The meeting was presided over by Com.Yashpal Singh, District President. Com.Ansar Ali, Circle President as well as district secretary initiated the discussions. Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, discussed the issue of payment of salary to the employees, acute financial crisis of BSNL and conspiracy of the government to retrench employees by VRS/CRS, by reduction of retirement age etc. Com.Upendar Singh Teotia, CS and Com.J.B.Tyagi, circle vice-president also addressed the meeting on achievements of BSNLEU during last 3 years and wage revision etc. Workers responded very positively to the discussions of the union representatives.
A well attended election campaign meeting of BSNLEU was held at Bijnor, UP (West) on 6th September, 2019. The meeting was presided over by Com.Pradeep Bhatnagar, District President. Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, was the main speaker. In his speech, he explained in detail about BSNL’s financial crisis and the demands of the AUAB for the revival of the Company. The issues of payment of salary to the employees, proposal for VRS package of the government, reduction of retirement age, allotment of 4G spectrum etc., were also explained. Com.Upendar Singh Teotia, CS and Com.J.B.Tyagi, vice-president of the circle also spoke on the achievements of BSNLEU during last 3 years.
Election campaign meeting was held at Udaipur on 06.09.2019. The meeting was attended by large number of employees. Com. Arun Nigam, District Secretary, Udaipur, welcomed all. Com.Kamal Singh Gohil, Circle President, presided over the meeting. The meeting was addressed by Com.M.K. Dave, Vice President (CHQ), Com.Ashok Pareek, Circle Secretary, Com.P.K. Jain, Org. Secretary (CHQ), Com.Vijay Singh, ACS. The issues before BSNL and it’s employees were explained in detail in meeting.
It was a well attended meeting in Nagpur CTO building, addressed by Com.Animesh Mitra, President and Com.P.Gedam, Ex.CS. Com. Pancham Gaikawad, President, presided over. Com.Naresh Kumbhare, District Secretary, welcomed. As the members were very much anxious about the salary payment, Com.Animesh Mitra, President, gave a short description about the meeting had with CMD on 5th last on the issue of salary payment. He also explained about the issues of VRS, 3rd PRC, 58 years retirement age, revival of BSNL etc.
A huge election campaign meeting is held at Meerut today, addressed by Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS. Com.Ram Swaroop, District President, presided. Com. Satish Sharma, Circle Vice President, welcomed everyone. Com.Virendar Sharma, circle Organising Secretary, was also on the dias. Com.Naresh Pal, Organising Secretary (CHQ), as well as District Secretary, Meerut, addressed the meeting and explained about the past achievements of BSNLEU. In his detailed address, the General Secretary explained about BSNL’s present financial condition, government's anti - BSNL policies, and the ways and means of it’s revival and the settlements made after 7th Membership Verification. He appealed to the gathering to massively vote for BSNLEU.
A well attended campaign meeting was organised today at Balasore, Odisha. Com. Laxman Jena, district president, presided over. Com. Sisir Kumar Roy, Organising Secretary (CHQ), addressed the meeting and explained about 3rd wage revision, pension revision, 4G spectrum, pension contribution as per govt. rule, land monetisation, revival of BSNL, soft loan, subsidiary tower company, united movement, AUAB and predatory pricing by Jio. Com. Saroj Ranjan Das, CS, also addressed the meeting. Com. A Dhupal, Patron, Com. P Pradhan, DS/AIBDPA, Com. Haripada Das, DS/ETR, and Com. P K Nayak DS were present the meeting.
Com.Balbir Singh, Vice President, addressed a well attended election campaign meeting at GMTD office Bhopal on 04th September, 2019. The meeting was presided over by Com. Rashid Ali, District President. Com. Salamat Ali, District Secretary welcomed all. Com. Balbir Singh, explained about the present financial crisis of BSNL, it's reasons and the role of AUAB, particularly, the role of BSNLEU, in the revival of BSNL were explained. VRS, reduction of retirement age from 60 years to 58 years, 4-G spectrum for BSNL, and other staff issues were also explained. He clarified the rumours being spread on the issue of wage revision and told that the struggle for wage revision will continue. The meeting was also addressed by Com. Prakash Sharma CS & AGS, Com. B.S Raghuvanshi, Circle President, Senior leaders, Com. H.S.Thakur and S.C Shrivsatva.
An election campaign meeting for 8th membership verification was held at Ghaziabad on 5th September 2019. Com.Ramesh Kumar, District President, presided over. It was addressed by Com. Upender Singh Teotia, Circle Secretary, UP(West), Com.J.B.Tyagi, vice-president and circle president, Com.Jugendra Singh, circle treasurer and Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS. The speakers in their deliberations, explained in detail about the present financial crisis of BSNL and the conspiracy of the government to kill the company. They also explained the issues of VRS package, reduction of retirement age from 60 to 58 etc. They also appealed to the employees to keep ready for a long and sustained struggle to protect BSNL and it's employees.
BSNLEU Gujarat circle organised an inspiring election campaign meeting at Nadiad on 4th September 2019. Com Alauddin Ansari, president, presided over the meeting. Com T V Ghelani, District Secretary welcomed. Com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, Com M.K. Dave, Vice-President(CHQ) and Com D.K. Bakutra,CS, addressed the meeting and explained about the unprecedented financial crisis of the company, the conspiracy of the government to retrench employees through reduction of the retirement age from 60 to 58 years and non- payment of salary etc. They also spoke on the achievements of BSNLEU during last 3 years.
An effective election campaign meeting was held at Dibrugarh on 04.09.2019. The meeting was presided over by Com.M.K. Bhawal, President. Com.Swarup Deb, District Secretary, welcomed. Com.Bijoy Deka, CS, Assam Circle, inaugurated the meeting. Com. Animesh Mitra, President and Com.Gakul Borah, Treasurer(CHQ), addressed the meeting and explained about the financial revival of BSNL, 3rd PRC, Pensions Revision, VRS and reduction of retirement age to 58 years and other issues related to the Membership Verification.
Election campaign meeting was held on 04th September,2019, in CGMT office Bhopal in the recreation club hall named after late Com. S.R Nayak. The meeting started after paying tributes to Com. Nayak.Com. M.K Ahuja, District President presided over the meeting. Com. P.K Tawar District Secretary welcomed the all. Com. Balbir Singh, Vice President (CHQ), while addressing the meeting elaborately explained the present financial crisis of BSNL, VRS, age reduction, on going debate in the media, 4-G spectrum for BSNL and the struggles conducted by BSNLEU for the settlement of staff issues and revival of BSNL. He called upon the workers to vote for BSNLEU enmesse. Com. Prakash Sharma, CS & AGS, also addressed the meeting. Veteran trade union leader Com. H.S Thakur gave vote of thanks.
The 8th Membership Verification campaign meeting was held at the GM Office Premises, Rajahmundry, East Godavari SSA, yesterday, the 05-09-2019. Com.Srinivasa Rao, District President presided over. Com. Maheswara Rao, District Secretary, welcomed everyone. The meeting was addressed by Com. K.Rama Devi, All India Vice President, Com. P Asoka Babu, Circle Secretary A.P. Circle, Com. K Prabhakara Rao, Circle President, Com.L.Ramesh Babu, ACS of AP Circle and all circle leaders at Rajahmundry. The leaders explained the financial revival of BSNL, Land monetisation, VRS, 58 years, Casual Contract labour issues and our achievements.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and Com.Animesh Mitra, President, met Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL, as well as Shri S.K. Gupta, Director (Finance), today, and discussed about the issue of non-payment of salary to the employees. Both the representatives conveyed to the Management that the employees are extremely unhappy and resentful about the non-payment of salary on time. A very detailed discussion took place between the union representatives and the CMD BSNL, about the ways and means to improve the financial condition of BSNL. In the course of the discussion, it was told by the Management that their efforts to get funds released from the DoT, for the payment of salary, did not fructify. However, the CMD BSNL assured that he would try to make payment of the salary of the employees at the earliest, from the earnings of BSNL.
In their meeting with the CMD BSNL and Director (Finance), the GS and the President insisted for early releasing of funds for the payment of wages of the contract workers. They told the Management that Non-payment of wages to the contract workers for the past 8 months, have put the families of the contract workers in starvation, and demanded that the Management should release funds for payment of wages to the contract workers. However, both the CMD BSNL and the Director (Finance) told categorically that, there is no possibility to release any funds for the payment of the wages of the contract workers.
Whether BSNL can be allotted with 4G spectrum, without auctioning or not, has been referred to the Solicitor General for legal opinion, by the government. In 2012, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has given judgement in the infamous "2G scam case" that, spectrum should be allotted only through auctioning. This judgement has been creating legal hurdles and was delaying the allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL. In this backdrop, it is reliably learnt now that, the Solicitor General has cleared the allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL without auctioning.