As per the decision of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB), dharna was organised at Corporate Office today the 30th October 2018, demanding implementation of the assurances given by shri Manoj Sinha Ji , Hon'ble MoC(S). There was massive participation in the dharna, which started at 10:00 am. It was addressed by Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS,BSNLEU, Com. Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE BSNL, Com. G.L.Jogi,Chairman, SNEA, Com.Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, Com.Ravi Shil Verma, GS, AIGTEOA, Com.Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS and Com. H.P.Singh, Dy.GS, BSNL OA. All the leaders spoke at length on the demands of the employees and appealed to the employees to totally participate in all the forthcoming coming programmes, including the indefinite strike, if the issues are not settled.
The All India Centre has decided to conduct a meeting of the Central Executive Committee at New Delhi on 06th & 07th April, 2019. Since most of our Circle Secretaries and Central Office bearers will be participating in the March to Sanchar Bhawan to be held on 05th April, 2019, it is decided to hold the CEC meeting on 06th & 07th April, 2019. All Circle Secretaries and Central Office bearers are requested to participate in this crucial CEC meeting without fail.
BSNL कर्मचारियों में व्यापक एकता बनी- कुछ और संगठन AUAB का हिस्सा बने...
BSNL का संकट गहराता जा रहा है। अतः, यह समय की मांग है कि BSNL कर्मचारियों की एकता को सुदृढ बनाया जाए जिससे कि BSNL में संयुक्त ट्रेड यूनियन आंदोलन के जरिए कंपनी का वित्तीय उन्नयन (रिवाइवल) जल्द से जल्द सुनिश्चित किया जा सके। BSNL कर्मियों के सभी प्रमुख संगठनों ने विगत कुछ सप्ताहों में इस दिशा में गंभीरता के साथ प्रयास किए हैं। फलस्वरूप, व्यापक रूप से एकता निर्मित हुई है। अब AUAB में कुछ और संगठन जुड़े हैं। यह, कल दिनांक 11.10.2019 को सम्पन्न AUAB की मीटिंग में परिलक्षित हुआ है। कल की मीटिंग में उपस्थित यूनियन्स और एसोसिएशन्स के नाम हैं:
BSNLEU, NFTE BSNL, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, SEWA BSNL, BSNL MS, AIBSNLOA, SNATTA, TEPU, BSNLOA, TOA BSNL एवं BEA । मीटिंग में यह भी निर्णय लिया गया कि कल की मीटिंग में जो यूनियन्स और एसोसिएशन्स शामिल नहीं हो पाए, उन्हें AUAB में शामिल करने के उद्देश्य से उनसे संपर्क किया जाए। हम, कर्मचारियों की एकता की और अधिक मजबूती के लिए प्रयास जारी रखेंगे।
In a case filed by the ITSA (Indian Telecom Services Association) in Delhi High Court, the Additional Solicitor General, appearing on behalf of BSNL, has assured the Delhi High Court on 13-12-2019 that, BSNL would clear the November salary by 31.12.2019. He has further assured that “any salary or arrear to either class of employees would be cleared by 15.01.2020”.
The AUAB leaders of Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu circle, met Shri C.N. Annadurai, Lok Sabha member from Tiruvannamalai today and presented the memorandum, seeking his intervention for the early launching of BSNL’s 4G service, as well as implementation of BSNL’s Revival Package. Shri C.N. Annadurai, MP, received the memorandum and assured the AUAB leaders to intervene in the matter. BSNLEU heartily congratulates the AUAB leaders of Tiruvannamalai.
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS and com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, met Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Estt.), yesterday, and discussed the following decisions taken in the 35th meeting of the National Council, and which are related to the Establishment Branch.
Conferment of 1st upgradation under NEPP, on completion of 4 years, to the TSMs regularised after 01.10.2000.
The TSMs regularised after 01.10.2000, are issued with Presidential Orders, and they are treated as DoT recruitees. However, they are treated as BSNL recruitees for the purpose of NEPP, and their 1st upgradation under NEPP is granted only after completion of 8 years. This issue was discussed in the National Council, and it was assured that once again this issue would be taken to the Management Committee for necessary approval. The Union representatives insisted expeditious action on this matter. The GM (Estt.) agreed to do the needful.
Amendment to JTO RR.
As per the existing RR the officials require 5 years of residency period in NE-9 pay scale, to become eligible for appearing in the JTO LICE. In the National Council meeting, the Management Side agreed to favourably consider 5 years of service in NE-6 pay scale. As regards, settlement of this issue, the GM (Estt.) replied that the Management Committee has accepted this proposal, whereas it was turned down by the DoT. The Union representatives told the GM (Estt.) that amendment of the RR is the prerogative of the BSNL Board, and that DoT should not interfere in this matter. This issue will be further taken up with the Director (HR).
Implementation of the 7th CPC CDA pay scale for the casual labourers.
This issue was discussed in the National Council meeting, and the Management Side responded favourably. In yesterday’s meeting the Union representatives insisted the GM (Estt.) to take expeditious steps for revision of wages to the casual labourers, based on the lowest CDA pay scale recommended by the 7th CPC. GM (Estt.) assured to do the needful.
Payment of medical allowance on the basis of 78.2% IDA fixation benefit.
In the National Council meeting, this demand of the Staff Side was accepted by the Management Side and it was assured that decision would be taken within one month. Union representatives insisted implementation of the National Council decision. The GM (Estt.) assured to do the needful.
Restructuring of the Industrial Cadres.
In the National Council meeting, the demand of the Staff Side for implementation of Restructuring of the Industrial Cadres was discussed, and the Management Side agreed to consider it. In yesterday’s meeting, this issue was discussed in detail. The Union representatives strongly argued that Restructuring of the Industrial Cadres should be completed soon, and for this matter the Establishment Branch should take the initiative. The GM (Estt.) assured to do the needful.
The budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has not mentioned any thing about the important demand of the trade unions that, the minimum wage should be increased to Rs. 18,000 per month. 90% of the work force in India are contract workers, whose wages are abysmally low. Increasing their minimum wages to Rs. 18,000 will not only help the workers, but will also give a boost to the economic growth, since increase in the wages of a very large section of the workers will certainly increase the demand for goods. However, nothing is mentioned about this in the budget.
However, it is clearly mentioned in the budget that, the government will move fast, to bring the Labour Law reforms. Indian and multi national corporates have been telling the government that, Indian Labour Laws are very stringent, and have been demanding that these Labour Laws should be diluted in favour of the investors. They say that, these laws are outdated and need to be changed. However, due to the stiff opposition from the Indian working class, the government is not able to implement the so called reforms. Now, it is mentioned in the budget that government will speedily bring the Labour Law reforms.
The AUAB is conducting dharna programme throughout the country, demanding the rolling back of the Subsidiary Tower Company. The CHQ of BSNLEU has already called on the circle and the district unions of BSNLEU to take the initiative to conduct the programme very effectively. Serious mobilisations among the public, against the Subsidiary Tower Company will certainly create compulsions on the government. Hence, all units of BSNLEU are requested to conduct this programme very effectively tomorrow.
The All India Convention of Central Public Sector Workers, held at New Delhi on 30-05-2018, has unanimously passed a declaration. It calls upon the Public Sector workers to uncompromisingly fight against the anti-Public Sector policies of the Narendra Modi government. It also demands that the Modi government should give up it's decision to introduce Fixed Term Employment, as well as to immediately settle the Wage Revision of the Central Public Sector workers. All circle and district secretaries are requested to give widest publicity to this Declaration.
Wages of the contract workers is not paid for the past 4 months, throughout the country. Due to the intervention of BSNLEU, a small amount was released recently by the Corporate Office, for payment of the wages of the contract workers engaged for House Keeping. However, the workers engaged in repairs and maintenance works are left high and dry. Under these circumstances, contract workers are going on struggles in many parts of the country. Consequent to these struggles, the repairs and maintenance works are affected. The New Indian Express dated 29-05-2019, has reported about the strike of the contract workers going on in Berhampur district in, Odisha circle. Com.J.Kameshwar Rao, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Berhampur, has told the media that the contract workers are on strike, since wages are not paid to them for the past 4 months and that the EPF contribution of the workers is also not being remitted.
The landmark Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, was held at Ghaziabad on 12th & 13th October, 2019. The programme started with the hoisting of BSNLEU’s Red Flag by Com.P.Asokababu, veteran leader and circle secretary, Andhra Pradesh circle. Com.Animesh Mitra, President, BSNLEU, presided over. Com.Upender Singh Teotia, Circle Secretary, UP(West), welcomed the CEC members. Com.A.K. Padmanabhan, Vice President, CITU, inaugurated the meeting and delivered a visionary speech, explaining about the economic and political scenario of the country, as perceived by the working class. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, presented the report on activities. All the circle secretaries and central office bearers participated in the deliberations enthusiastically. The meeting took the following decisions unanimously:-
The All India Centre of the Union has already called on the circle and district unions to conduct Lunch Hour Demonstrations and Gate Meetings on 27.12.2019. This programme should be utilised to mobilise the employees for participating in the General Strike to be held on 08th January, 2020. The material, contained in the matter sent by the CHQ, for printing pamphlets, should be explained to the employees during this programme. Circle and district secretaries are requested to take all steps to effectively organise tomorrow’s programme.
At a time when the entire nation is closed down, BSNL was urgently requested to provide 20 FTTH connections in the 'make shift' Corona Care Hospital, at the Kochi Naval base in Kerala. The team BSNL of Kochi has completed this task within no time. 20 FTTH connections have been made operational in the Kochi Naval base hospital. This has again proved the competence of BSNL to help the nation, in times of crisis. The CHQ of BSNLEU salutes and heartily congratulates the entire officers and employees of BSNL, Kochi, for this feat.
It is heartening to note that under the able leadership of Com.S.P. Jagadale, Circle Secretary, SNEA, Karnataka circle, has collected Rs.7.5 lakh, for providing relief to the contract workers, who are suffering from non-payment of wages for the past 10 months and also experiencing untold miseries during this period of lockdown. This collected amount is being distributed to the contract workers by SNEA, Karnataka circle, in co-ordination with BSNLEU. The CHQ heartily congratulates Com.S.P. Jagadale, Circle Secretary and his entire team of SNEA, Karnataka circle, for this outstanding performance. The CHQ also expresses thanks from the depth of it’s heart to all the comrades who generously responded to the call of SNEA, Karnataka circle.
सर्किल एग्जीक्यूटिव कमिटी मीटिंग्स आयोजित करने के लिए सॉफ्टवेयर की उपलब्धता...
विभिन्न सर्कल्स में लॉक डाउन और आवाजाही पर प्रतिबंध, धारा 144 के तहत निषेध आदि अभी भी जारी है। यह स्थिति 25.03.2020 से बनी हुई है। हमारे संगठन की विभिन्न मीटिंग्स के आयोजन की आवश्यकता को महसूस करते हुए, CHQ द्वारा ऑनलाइन मीटिंग्स हेतु सॉफ्टवेयर ले लिया गया है।
इस सॉफ्टवेयर का उपयोग करते हुए, CHQ द्वारा सर्किल यूनियन्स को उनकी सर्किल एग्जीक्यूटिव कमिटी मीटिंग्स आयोजित करने के लिए डिजिटल प्लेटफॉर्म उपलब्ध कराया जा सकता है। CHQ यह सलाह देना चाहेगा कि इस विकट स्थिति में वास्तविक उपस्थिति के साथ एग्जीक्यूटिव मीटिंग्स का आयोजन उचित नही होगा, क्योंकि इससे अनावश्यक रूप से, हमारे कॉमरेड्स संक्रमण का शिकार हो सकते हैं।
अतः, सर्किल यूनियन्स से अनुरोध है कि, वें CHQ से डिजिटल प्लेटफॉर्म प्राप्त कर, ऑनलाइन सर्किल एग्जीक्यूटिव कमिटी मीटिंग्स आयोजित करें। महासचिव/ CHQ ऑफिस बेयरर्स भी इस मीटिंग में उपस्थित हो सकते हैं। इस हेतु महासचिव से तिथि निर्धारित की जा सकती है।
Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MP, shri Anandrao Adsul, Amravati.
CHQ has already announced it's decision to organise an All India Young Workers' Convention. It will take place at Bhopal on 30-09-2018. Apart from CHQ leaders, Dr.Prabhir Purkayasta, a leading social activist, dealing with the matters of technology, will also address the Convention. Quota for mobilisation of the young workers, for the Convention, is being separately communicated to the circle unions. All circle and district unions are requested to start the mobilisation from now onwards, to make the Convention a grand success.
It is informed by the BSNL Corporate Office that, a meeting will be held at 17:00 hrs on 02-11-2018, between Ms.Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Telecom and the representatives of the AUAB. The meeting will discuss the issues notified by the AUAB, for the agitational programme. It may be recollected that the AUAB had already informed the Secretary, Telecom that, the AUAB would go on strike, if the demands are not settled by 30th November, 2018.
The CHQ of BSNLEU wishes to state that it is a good development that a meeting is going to be held between the Secretary, Telecom and the AUAB. However, our comrades should not be under the impression that all the demands are going to be settled in the meeting to be held on 02-11-2018. It is our experience that, the DoT is sitting on the assurances given by the Hon'ble MoS(C) for the past 8 months, virtually not taking any action to implement them. Hence, our common sense tells that the employees should continue with all preparations for a strike, including an indefinite strike, to settle our demands of 3rd wage revision, allotment of 4G spectrum, payment of pension contribution on actual basic pay, pension revision and total implementation of the recommendation of the 2nd PRC on the superannuation benefits of the DR employees.