The 9th Membership Verification started today morning and is going on throughout the country. Brisk polling is reported from almost all the circles. Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, has spoken to various circle secretaries and ascertained the position. The polling is taking place peacefully almost in all the circles, except NE-I. In Tripura district of NE-I circle, BTEU has brought hoodlums of the ruling party to stop the members of BSNLEU from voting. CHQ has written a complaint to the PGM(SR) yesterday, with a copy to the CGM, NE-I circle. Management has taken some steps, however still all the members of BSNLEU have not voted because of the disturbance being caused by outsiders.
9वां सदस्यता सत्यापन पूरे देश में हो रहा है।
9वां सदस्यता सत्यापन आज सुबह शुरू हुआ और पूरे देश में चल रहा है। लगभग सभी सर्कल से तेज मतदान की सूचना मिली है। महासचिव साथी पी अभिमन्यु ने विभिन्न सर्कल सचिवों से बात की है और स्थिति का पता लगाया है। पूर्वोत्तर-1 को छोड़कर लगभग सभी सर्कल में मतदान शांतिपूर्ण ढंग से हो रहा है। पूर्वोत्तर-1 सर्कल के त्रिपुरा जिले में बीटीईयु ने BSNLEU के सदस्यों को मतदान करने से रोकने के लिए सत्तारूढ़ दल के उपद्रवियों को लाया है। सीएचक्यू ने कल पीजीएम (एसआर) को एक शिकायत लिखी है, जिसकी एक प्रति चीफ जनरल मेनेजर, पूर्वोत्तर-I सर्कल को दी गई है। प्रबंधन ने कुछ कदम उठाए हैं, हालांकि अभी भी BSNLEU के सभी सदस्यों ने उपद्रवियों की वजह से हो रही गड़बड़ी के कारण मतदान नहीं किया है।
The CHQ heartily congratulates all the circle, district and branch unions for successfully conducting the campaign for the 9th Membership Verification. From the interaction that we had with our functionaries and members, during the campaign, we can understand that BSNLEU will win in the 9th Membership Verification, with substantial increase in the vote percentage. However, we have to ensure that the support BSNLEU is having among the employees, are converted into votes. Hence, all circle, district and branch unions are requested to ensure the following:-
Com.N.D. Ram is making a false propaganda that BSNLEU opposed the nomination of a SEWA member to the National Council.
NFTE is also propagating that only because of BSNLEU, National Council meeting has not taken place for the past 3 years. Both Com.N.D. Ram and Com. Chandeshwar Singh are telling lies. BSNLEU has never opposed the nomination of a SEWA member to the National Council.
NFTE nominated a non-member (a person who is not a member of NFTE) to the National Council. But, when BSNLEU nominated a non-member (a person who is not a member of BSNLEU) earlier, it was not accepted by the Management. Hence, BSNLEU only demanded that it should also be given the right to nominate a non-member to the National Council. A copy of BSNLEU’s letter written to the Director HR on this issue is enclosed. From this, it becomes clear that both Com.N.D. Ram and Com.Chandeshwar Singh are telling lies and are cheating the employees.
In NFTE’s meeting held at Chennai on 08.10.2022, Com.Chandeshwar Singh, GS, NFTE, has stated that “the immature and arrogant attitude of Com.Abhimanyu is standing in the way of settlement of many important issues.”
The BSNL Management has abolished thousands of posts in the name of Restructuring and has ruined the promotions of our young employees. The Management is threatening the employees with dismissal under FR 56(J), increasing the working hours up to 12 hours per day and also bringing 2nd VRS. According to Com.Chandeshwar Singh, the Management, which has taken the above measures is not arrogant. That is why, NFTE leaders are dancing with the CMD BSNL. At the same time, Com.P.Abhimanyu, who is fighting against the anti-employee measures of the Management, appears to be arrogant to Com.Chandeshwar Singh. It is a tragedy that NFTE has become a puppet in the hands of the Management.
A mischievous propaganda is being made by NFTE that, only because of BSNLEU, the employees appointed after 01.01.2007 did not get 78.2% fixation. We can only laugh at this statement. Last Wage Revision was implemented w.e.f. 01.01.2007. It means, only those employees who were on roll as on 31.12.2006 are entitled for the Wage Revision w.e.f. 01.01.2007. Those who are appointed after 01.01.2007, are not covered by this Wage Revision. The General Secretary of NFTE should first understand the basic things before making statements among employees.
NFTE is propagating that the important issues of the Non-Executives, like Wage Revision, stagnation, etc., are not settled only because of BSNLEU. NFTE is also cheating the employees by saying that, NFTE is not having any power, since it is only the 2nd Recognised Union. However, the Corporate Office letter attached here says that, both BSNLEU and NFTE are having equal rights and power. Now, NFTE should explain to the employees, why it has not settled any of the issues of the Non-Executives, even though it is the Recognised Union for the past 9 years. NFTE has wasted it’s Recognition for the past 9 years. What is the use of giving Recognition to NFTE once again?
The CHQ of BSNLEU is saddened to know that, Com.P.V.Chandrasekaran, affectionately called as PVC, has passed away. He had been unwell and breathed his last in a hospital at Ernakulam, Kerala, at 09:30 pm last night. Com.PVC was deeply committed to the working class movement and has played a significant role in the foundation as well as in the strengthening of BSNLEU. The CHQ of BSNLEU deeply mourns the passing away of Com.PVC. Red salutes to Com.PVC.
Jabalpur District union of Madhya Pradesh circle organised a Grand election campaign meeting on 7th October 2022. Many employees participated in this meeting. It is significant to mention that a sizable number of DR JEs and women comrades participated in this meeting and expressed their support for BSNLEU. Com. Raghvendra Arjaria, Conducted the proceedings, Com Lakhan Patel, District President, Jabalpur District, presided over the meeting. Com. B. S. Raghuwanshi, Circle Secretary, Madhya Pradesh delivered the welcome address. The meeting was addressed by Com. John Verghese, Deputy General Secretary, Com. Prakash Sharma, Circle President, and Com.Lakhan Patel, District President, Jabalpur. Com. John Verghese, Deputy General Secretary, stressed the need for a strong trade union movement in BSNL to safeguard and strengthen BSNL. He explained the Anti PSU policies of the Government, how BSNL is being weakened by the government, by not allowing the Company to adapt 4G and 5G technologies. He also exposed the hollow claims being made regarding the 2nd Revival Package. The Deputy General Secretary listed the achievements of BSNLEU during the past 3 years and urged upon the comrades of Madhya Pradesh circle to massively vote for BSNLEU in the 9th Membership Verification. Com Prakash Sharma, AGS, Spoke elaborately on BSNLEU’s role in uniting all, the struggles to safe guard BSNL.
9th Membership Verification meeting was held in Ghaziabad on 24.09.2022, It was presided over by Com. Ansar Ali, Com. Animesh Mitra, President, CHQ, explained about the role of BSNLEU in getting the GTI, BCF, Medical insurance and also highlighted the negatives of the Revival package of the Government Upendra Singh Tevotia, Com. Ashwin Kumar, Assistant General Secretary, SNATTA, Com. Ramesh Chandra Gupta, District Secretary, Jaiveer Tyagi, also addressed the gathering. Puneet Kumar, Circle Secretary, ensured more than 51 percent vote for BSNLEU.
The meeting of 9th Membership verification Campaign was held at BSNL Bhavan, Hyderabad on 07.10.2022, under the Presidentship of Com.Nagaraju, District President. Com. J.Sampath Rao, AGS, BSNLEU, Com.P Bhaskar, GS, CITU, Telangana Circle, Com.G.Sambasiva Rao, CS, BSNLEU, Telangana Circle and Com.Ramachandrudu, CS, AIBDPA, Telangana Circle addressed the meeting. The speakers have spoken about the issues of 4G, anti-BSNL policies of the government. Issues taken up by CHQ BSNLEU. Telangana circle is all geared to ensure a land slide victory for BSNLEU.
On 29th September, 2022, meeting was held at Darbhanga Telephone exchange. Com. Ram Kumar Roy, gave the welcome address. Com. B.P. Singh, Circle Secretary and Com. Laxman Kumar, ACS, addressed the meeting. Com.Animesh Mitra, President, CHQ, explained the present situation of BSNL. He narrated the role of NFTE who had opposed the strike call for the 3rd PRC in the year 2019. Com. Animeesh Mitra explained the anti PUS policies of the Government. He called upon the workers of Bihar circle to support BSNLEU with big numbers so that the 50% target can be achieved. Com. Pravash Mishra (Saharsha), Com. Debraj Kumar (Samastipur), Com.Pravash Jha (Madhubani) and Com.Manoj Kumar also addressed the meeting. It was a well arranged meeting with all festivities. The comrades of Darbhanga expressed their satisfaction on the role of CHQ for taking up the issue of PO orders of the left out Regular Mazdoors. Senior leader Com.Kamalesh Mishra presided over the meeting.
For the 9th Membership verification Com. Nagesh Nalawade, VP, CHQ, Com. Animesh Mitra, President, CHQ, addressed meetings at Aurangabad and Nagpur. At Nagpur this time the employees have agreed to vote ensure victory for BSNLEU. Circle tour was undertaken by Com.Nagesh Nalawade, President, Maharashtra Circle, accompanied by Com.Sandeep Gunjkar, ACS, Com.Yusuf Jakati, DS, Pune, Meetings were held in all SSA’s employees participated enthusiastically and agreed to vote out NFTE.
The Chennai Telephones Circle Union of SEWA BSNL has appealed to the SC/ST employees not to vote for NFTE. The SEWA BSNL, Chennai Telephones Circle Union, has placed a big hoarding at the Anna Road telephone exchange at Chennai. Through this hoarding, the SEWA BSNL, Chennai telephones circle has accused that, C.K.Madhivanan, NFTE Circle Secretary of Chennai telephones Circle, had insulted the leaders of SEWA BSNL, for questioning the corruption, that is going on in the Telecom Employees Cooperative Society, functioning at Chennai. SEWA BSNL had also accused that, C.K.Madhivanan had insulted SEWA BSNL as a “Castist Organisation” and had also insulted the leaders of SEWA BSNL as “Castist Leaders”. Hence, SEWA BSNL, Chennai Telephones Circle Union, has appealed to the SC/ST employees, as well as all other employees, not to vote for NFTE BSNL. A copy of the hoarding, displayed by SEWA BSNL at Anna Road telephone exchange, Chennai is enclosed for the kind information of all the SC/ST employees.
Com. Suresh Kumar, General Secretary, SNATTA, addressed a well-attended election campaign meeting yesterday, at Kaiserbagh telephone exchange campus, in Lucknow, organised by BSNLEU. The meeting was presided over by Com.R.K. Mishra, circle president. Addressing the meeting, Com.Suresh Kumar, General Secretary, SNATTA, stated that, SNATTA entered into an alliance with NFTE in the last membership verification and wholeheartedly supported that union. However, NFTE has not settled even a single issue of the JEs and has totally failed to safeguard their interests, stated Com. Suresh Kumar. At the same time, Com. Suresh Kumar explained how BSNLEU took up the each and every issue of the JEs and fought for the settlement of those issues, even though SNATTA did not support BSNLEU in the last Verification. Com. Suresh Kumar called upon the entire JEs to enmasse vote for BSNLEU, in the forthcoming 9th Membership Verification and to elect it as the Sole Recognised Union of the Non-Executives. The meeting was also addressed by Com. K.R.Yadav, Circle Secretary, Com. Vinsh Kumar, circle secretary, SNATTA, UP (East) circle and Com. Tilak Raj Tiwari, Vice President (CHQ).
BSNLEU organised a highly impressive election campaign meeting at Tirunelveli yesterday. Comrades participated in a large number from Tirunelveli, Nagercoil, Tuticorin, Virudhunagar and Madurai districts. Tirunelaveli district union had made excellent arrangements for the meeting. Com.Mariya Soosai Antony, District Secretary, Tirunelveli, presided over the meeting in the presence of Com.P. Richard, District Secretary, Madurai. Com.R.Suyambulingam, District Secretary, Nagercoil, delivered the welcome address. Com.A. Guruswamy, District Secretary, Virudhunagar, proposed the condolence resolution. A minute‘s silence was observed to pay homage to all the comrades who had passed away in the recent past. The meeting was addressed by Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, Com.S.Chellappa, AGS and Com.P.Indira, Convenor, BSNL Working Women’s Co-ordination Committee. All the speakers expressed their serious concern about the anti-BSNL measures being taken by the government and also highlighted the 3 years’ achievements of BSNLEU. While addressing the meeting, the General Secretary explained about the situation prevailing in the entire telecom industry and underscored the need for the immediate launching of 4G and 5G services by BSNL. The General Secretary nailed down the untruths, half- truths and other cock and bull stories being spread by the leaders of NFTE, for cheating the employees and for getting their votes. The house raised thunderous slogans, when the General Secretary exuded confidence that, BSNLEU will secure more than 50% votes and emerge as the Sole Recognised Union in the 9th Membership Verification. Com.C.Panneer Selvam, district secretary, Tuticorin, proposed the vote of thanks.
On 28.09.2022, BSNLEU has written letter to the CMD BSNL, raising the difficulties that would be faced by the Non-Executives in the implementation of Online Attendance System. The Corporate Office vide letter no.BSNL CO-ADMN/62/6/2020-ADMN-Part(1) dated 04.10.2022 has given replies to the issues raised BSNLEU. In that letter, the Admin Branch of the Corporate Office has given solutions to some of the problems raised by BSNLEU. Especially, the Corporate Office has stated that, the Controlling Officer can mark “present” in respect of the employees go for duty directly from home and work beyond office hours. However, the Corporate Office has not addressed many other issues. For example, issues related to the sports persons. BSNLEU will continue to take up all the unresolved issues.
The JE LICE, scheduled to be held on 16-10-2022, has been postponed. BSNLEU has already written letter to the Director (HR), demanding that the date for holding the JE LICE should be notified without delay. In this connection, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, spoke to Ms. Samita Luthra, GM(Rectt.), today. The GM(Rectt.) replied that they are working on this and that the date would be announced shortly.
So far notification has not been issued for holding the TT LICE. BSNLEU has already written letter to the Director (HR), demanding that the TT LICE should be held expeditiously. In this connection, Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, spoke to Shri Saurabh Tyagi, PGM(Estt.) and to Ms. Samita Luthra, GM(Rectt.) today and requested them to expeditiously take steps for holding the TT LICE. Both the officers have responded positively.