The AUAB has decided to organise struggles in a phased manner, to compel the government to allow BSNL to start it’s 4G service. In this direction, the AUAB has decided to organise hunger strike with social distancing on 01.10.2020, at the All India, Circle and District levels. BSNLEU calls upon it’s circle and district unions to effectively organise this programme, in coordination with the other constituents of the AUAB.
BSNLEU has kept our comrades informed about the developments taking place in the wage revision issue of Coal India Ltd. We are glad to inform that the wage revision agreement is signed yesterday the 10-10-2017, between the unions and the Coal India Ltd Management. According to the agreement, the workers will be benefited with Minimum Guaranteed Benefit (MGB) of 20% (fitment) with extra 4% Special Allowance and other benefits. 2 lakh 90 thousand workers of Coal India will be benefited by this agreement. Major Central Trade Unions of INTUC, BMS, AITUC, CITU, HMS, etc., have unitedly negotiated and clinched this wage settlement. Earlier, these Central Trade Unions have threatened to on a three day strike from 19th to 21st June, 2017. It is only in the backdrop of the preparations for united struggles by all Central Trade Unions, the wage revision of Coal India Ltd. has been settled. BSNLEU heartily congratulates the Coal India Ltd. trade unions, as well as the entire workers.
Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to shri Rao Uday Pratap, Hon’ble MP, Narsinghpur.
Due to the advancement of technology, it became incumbent on the part of BSNLEU also, to run it’s website with updated technology. Thus, the new website bsnleu.in was started at the time of our last CEC meeting, held at New Delhi. This new website is mobile friendly, and is having a lot of new features. The old website, i.e., bsnleuchq.com was started on 21.09.2005 and has served our organisation for the last 12 years. It has been a great tool to educate not only our members, but the entire BSNL Non-Executives and Executives. Everything changes and we also have to change. Let us march ahead. Good bye to bsnleuchq.com.
BSNLEU pays it’s homage to Shri V.K. Mahuli, DGM (looking after as the GM), Bijapur, Karnataka circle, who passed away while addressing the 3 day Relay Hunger Strike at Bijapur on 24.07.2018. All along, Shri V.K. Mahuli had been a staunch participant and supporter of the agitational programme, called on by the Unions and Associations. Accordingly, he addressed the first day hunger strike at Bijapur on 24.07.2018. After addressing the hunger strike, Shri V.K. Mahuli, collapsed at the venue of the agitation itself. Soon after getting the sad news of Shri V.K. Mahuli’s death, the leaders and participants of the first day Relay Hunger Strike at the BSNL Corporate Office, paid their respectful homage to him, by observing a minute’s silence.
Construction of multistorey buildings is a flourishing business in our country. But, the millions of labourers, who are involved in the dangerous work of constructing these skyscrapers, do not have any security for their lives. Four construction labourers were crushed to death at Noida yesterday, while engaged in construction work. The scaffolding of an 18 storey building under construction has collapsed, and the four labourers were pathetically crushed to death. Nobody knows what compensation their families are going to get. This is the precarious condition of the construction workers throughout the country. These labourers are part of the unorganised sector in the country. Government’s own statics say that, 96% of the Indian workers are in the unorganised sector. Neither minimum wage nor any social security measures have been extended to them. It is the important demand of the Central Trade Unions that these unorganised workers should be provided not only the minimum wages, but also with social security schemes. Neither the Congress led UPA government which ruled the country for ten years, nor the BJP led NDA government which is ruling the country since 2014, has accepted the demand of the Central Trade Unions in respect of these unorganised workers.
The circle executive committee meeting of BSNLEU, Chennai circle was held today. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS and Com.S.Chellappa, AGS, attended the meeting. Com.Kanniappan, CS welcomed all and presented the report on activities. The GS and AGS spoke at length and explained about the status of all the important issues. 21 comrades participated in the report presented by the circle secretary. Many important decisions to strengthen the Organisation were taken.
BSNLEU has conducted a principled campaign for the 8th Membership Verification. As per the decision taken in the Pune Extended CEC meeting, leaders of BSNLEU utilized the campaign to expose the anti- public sector / anti – BSNL policies of the government. The whole campaign of BSNL was aimed at removing the frustration of the employees and to create confidence among them. To a great extent, BSNLEU has succeeded in fulfilling this task. However, during this campaign, mudslinging has been done against BSNLEU. Hence, General Secretary, BSNLEU, has taken up this issue with the General Secretary, NFTE.
The implementation of VRS will get completed on 31.01.2020. Almost 50% of the employees are going on VRS. Under these circumstances, the circle and district unions have to immediately discuss about the issues related to the revival road map of BSNL including the utilisation of manpower, role of the trade union in the changed scenario, etc. Hence, the CHQ calls upon all the circle and district unions to hold the circle and district executive committee meetings at the earliest, to discuss these issues and to send their inputs to the All India Union.
यूनियन और यूनियन के महासचिव की छवि खराब करने वाले पांच व्यक्तियों के खिलाफ BSNLEU द्वारा कानूनी कार्यवाही की पहल...
सरकार द्वारा BSNL विरोधी और निजी समर्थक नीतियों के निरंतर रूप से अपनाए जाने से BSNL गहरे संकट में धकेल दिया गया है। BSNL की यूनियन्स और एसोसिएशन्स, BSNL को बचाने और साथ ही उसके कर्मचारियों के हितों की रक्षा के लिए लगातार संघर्ष कर रहे हैं। इस दिशा में, कई हड़ताल और अन्य स्वरूपों के आंदोलन, यूनियन्स और एसोसिएशन्स द्वारा आयोजित किए गए हैं। किन्तु, BSNL की वित्तीय स्थिति बेहद गंभीर हो चुकी है और कर्मचारियों को समय पर वेतन भी प्राप्त नही हो रहा है। कॉन्ट्रैक्ट वर्कर्स को विगत 10 माह से वेजेस का भुगतान नही हुआ है। इस निराशापूर्ण स्थिति का लाभ उठाते हुए, कुछ शरारती तत्व बार बार ट्रेड यूनियन्स और उसके लीडर्स की छवि खराब का प्रयास कर रहे हैं। ट्रेड यूनियन्स और उसके लीडर्स ऐसे तत्वों के लिए एक आसान लक्ष्य हैं। अभी हाल ही में, BSNLEU और उसके महासचिव कॉम पी. अभिमन्यु की छवि खराब करने के लिए 2 ऑडियो क्लिप्स सोशल मीडिया में वायरल किए जा चुके हैं। BSNLEU विरोधी ताकतों ने इन ऑडियो क्लिप्स को कर्मचारियों के बीच व्यापक रूप से प्रसारित किया है। BSNLEU के ऑल इंडिया सेन्टर ने इस मुद्दे पर चर्चा की और निर्णय लिया कि इन ऑडियो क्लिप्स बनाने वाले और कर्मचारियों के बीच व्यापक रूप से अपमानजनक टिप्पणियों के साथ ऑडियो क्लिप्स प्रसारित करने वाले अन्य चार व्यक्तियों के खिलाफ अवमानना का प्रकरण दर्ज किया जाए। तदनुसार, इन 5 व्यक्तियों के खिलाफ दिल्ली के तीस हजारी कोर्ट में अवमानना का प्रकरण दर्ज करने हेतु कार्यवाही की गई है। इन सभी पांचों व्यक्तियों को नोटिस जारी कर दिए गए हैं। इनसे जवाब प्राप्त होने के पश्चात प्रकरण दर्ज (file) कर दिया जाएगा।
AUAB का 01.10.2020 को सोशल डिस्टनसिंग का पालन करते हुए भूख हड़ताल आयोजित करने का निर्णय....
AUAB ने, BSNL को 4G सेवाओं की शुरुआत के लिए अनुमति देने हेतु सरकार पर दबाव बनाने के लिए चरण बद्ध तरीके से आंदोलन आयोजित करने का निर्णय लिया है। इस दिशा में, AUAB द्वारा 01.10.2020 को सोशल डिस्टनसिंग का पालन करते हुए ऑल इंडिया, सर्किल और डिस्ट्रिक्ट लेवल पर भूख हड़ताल आयोजित करने का निर्णय लिया गया है। BSNLEU , अपनी सर्किल और डिस्ट्रिक्ट यूनियन से अनुरोध करती है कि, AUAB के सभी घटकों से समन्वय कर, कार्यक्रम प्रभावी रूप से आयोजित करें।
Leaders of BSNL unions and associations, submitted memorandum to Hon’ble MPs, shri Raju Shettiji and shri Dhananjay Mahadikji, Kolhapur.
As per the statement of TRAI, as of 31st November, 2017, the total telephone connections in the country stood at 1186.29 million. Out of this, BSNL’s connections were 120.39 million. According to this BSNL’s market share comes to 10.15%, and BSNL is placed in the 5th place according to market share. The market shares of other operators are as follows:-
Bharti Airtel : 24.74% ; Vodafone : 17.80% ; Idea : 16.36% and Reliance Jio : 12.82%
In a judgement, which is having far reaching consequences, the Supreme Court of India has upheld the right of the citizens to protest. The Apex Court has stated in it’s judgement that the right to protest is recognised as a fundamental right under the Constitution. Justices A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan has further stated that, protests strengthen representative democracy by enabling direct participation in public affairs where individuals and groups are able to express dissent and grievances, expose the flaws in governance and demand accountability from state authorities as powerful entities.
The AUAB is it’s meeting on 22.02.2019, decided that memorandum to be submitted to all the MPs, latest by 28.02.2019. Accordingly, the AUAB of circles and districts have submitted the memorandum to the MPs of the respective areas. CHQ is in receipt of informations about submission of memorandum of the following areas.
BSNLEU and BSNL Casual Contract Workers Federation organised massive dharnas throughout the country on 16.07.2019, demanding immediate payment of the wages arrears, which is not paid for the past 6 months. Notice was also issued to the RLC(C) for his intervention. Consequent to this, the RLC(C) conducted a conciliation yesterday the 26.07.2019. From BSNLEU, Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and Com.Gakul Borah, Treasurer, attended.
Representatives of BSNLEU complained that almost 80,000 contract workers, working in BSNL throughout the country, are not paid wages for the past 6 months and as a result of which 5 contract workers have committed suicide. They also reported that, issue was already raised with the CMD BSNL, Director (Finance), BSNL and Director (HR), BSNL, on a number of occasions, but no result has arrived. The Management, representatives submitted that due to the acute financial crisis they were not in a position to make payment. From the meeting, the RLC(C), spoke to the CMD BSNL over phone. The CMD BSNL told the RLC(C) that, he is trying to overcome the problem. Thereafter, the RLC(C) adjourned the meeting with an intent to discuss the matter either by calling or by visiting the Apex level Management of BSNL within a short period and come to reach a settlement, so that at least a part payment is made at the earliest.
Impact of VRS in BSNL, efforts to be taken for the early revival of the Company in the wake of allotment of 4G spectrum, the role of the Union in the changed scenario are certain issues warranting immediate discussion and decision making at the All India level of the Union. Hence, the CHQ has decided to prepone the next CEC meeting, to the first week of March, 2020. Gujarat circle union has accepted the responsibility of hosting the next CEC meeting. Accordingly, CHQ has requested the Gujarat circle union to immediately start with the preparations to hold the next CEC meeting in Gujarat circle.
The All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB), has called for black flag demonstration on 16th July, 2020, on BSNL’s revival, rolling out of 4G service and also on burning issues of the employees. In this situation, a media named "Telecom Talk" has published news, stating that BSNLEU has given call for the above mentioned programme. BSNLEU wishes to state that, this is a mischievous news. We wish to make it clear that, neither the General Secretary, of BSNLEU, nor any other officer bearer of BSNLEU has issued any such statement.