Torrential rains are battering Maharashtra and Kerala circles. It is reported that water has entered in our exchanges at Sangli and Kohlapur. Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri districts are also severely affected.
Similarly, non-stop rains have resulted in the breakdown of electricity service in many parts of Kerala. Thus, heavy expenditure is being incurred to buy diesel, to ensure the running of our services. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, has sent WhatsApp message to the CMD BSNL, demanding immediate rushing of funds to Maharashtra and Kerala circles, to ensure that BSNL's services do not break down.
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, addressed the nation through TV at 8:00 pm yesterday and announced that the entire nation would be locked - down for 21 days, starting from midnight of 25th March, 2020. The Prime Minister stated that this lock- down is unavoidable, to stop the spread of the dreaded Corona Virus. BSNLEU welcomes the announcement of the Prime Minister and calls upon the BSNL employees to adhere to this decision of the government, as well as to the various other instructions related to the close-down.
Com.M.K. Alam, former District Secretary, Surendranagar, Gujarat circle, has passed away yesterday the 26.07.2020. He has been affected COVID-19 and was under treatment for the past 12 days. Com.M.K. Alam is the elder brother of Com.Ataullah, the present District Secretary of Surendranagar. The CHQ pays it’s respectful homage to Com.M.K. Alam and also conveys it’s heartfelt condolences to Com.Ataullah and all other members of his family and friends.
Com.P.Ramamurty, a doyen of the Indian trade union movement, was the first general secretary of the CITU. As a long time member of the parliament, he had also effectively raised the issues of working class in the parliament. To recognise the contributions of com.P.Ramamurty, the CITU has constructed a trade union school at Saket, New Delhi, in the name "com.P.Ramamurty Trade Union Education and Research Centre". The inauguration of this trade union school is taking place on 15-12-2017. BSNLEU is invited for this inaugural function.
The two day strike taking place on 12th and 13th, December, 2017, called on by the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, will start at 00:00 hrs. on 12-12-2017. The strike will come to an end on 24:00 hrs on 13-12-2017. This decision is taken in the meeting of All Unions and Associations of BSNL, held today.
US President Donald Trump has imposed strict immigration policy. He has banned people of 7 Muslim majority countries from entering America. The countries are, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen. However, widespread protests have taken place in America, against Trump's mad decision. Silicon Valley's top executives, including India-born CEOs Google's Sundar Pichai and Microsoft's Satya Nadella, condemned President Donald Trump's immigration ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries, voicing concern that the move could directly hit their own staffers and stop bringing great talent to the US.
Condemning the move, Nadella, in a post on LinkedIn, said "As an immigrant and as a CEO, I've both experienced and seen the positive impact that immigration has on our company, for the country, and for the world. We will continue to advocate on this important topic."
The 36th meeting of the National Council has been scheduled to be held on 16.04.2018. Notification for this meeting has already been issued. Recently, we have informed that Com.Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE, lost his elder brother. On account of this, he has informed the Management that he was not in a position to attend the meeting on 16.04.2018. In view of this, the meeting is getting postponed.
Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, who was in Kolkata yesterday, to address the condolence meeting of Com.Sisir Bhattacharji, also visited the family of our beloved leader Com.Moni Bose. Com.Animesh Mitra, VP(CHQ), accompanied him. The General Secretary enquired about the health condition of Com.Jyotsana Bose, the wife of Com.Moni Bose. She is 91 years old now and is in good spirit, even though some age related problems are there. She conveyed her best wishes to all the leaders and comrades of the Union. Dr. Gautam Bose, son of Com.Moni Bose and Mrs.Gautam Bose were also present during the visit, and they expressed their happiness to the leaders on their visit.
A meeting of the AUAB was held yesterday, the 08.01.2019. Com. Chandeshwar Singh, Chairman, presided over the meeting. General Secretaries / representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, BSNL MS, BSNL ATM and TEPU participated in the meeting. Com. P. Abhimanyu, Convenor, welcomed every one and briefed on the agenda items. The meeting decided that the AUAB should immediately meet the Secretary, Telecom, and discuss about the slow implementation of the assurances given by the Hon’ble MoS(C). The meeting also decided that the Secretary, Telecom, should be requested to give adequate representation to the AUAB, in the Committee for Periodical Review (Institutional Mechanism). It is also decided to hold the next meeting of the AUAB at 11:00 am on 11.01.2019.
It is a matter of relief that payment of salary to BSNL employees, for the month of February, 2019, is made today. A section of the media has reported that the DoT has released funds for this payment. This is totally incorrect. BSNL has made payment of salary purely from it’s own revenue collections. When the representatives of the AUAB met the CMD BSNL on 13.03.2019, and discussed the non-payment of salary issue, he assured that the payment of salary would be made by 20.03.2019. Further, he told that this payment will be made purely out of the revenue collections of BSNL. In the meanwhile, BSNL has also received Rs.500 crore from the DoT on 14.03.2019. Payment of Rs.2,500 crore had already become due to BSNL, by the DoT, for the projects that BSNL is carrying out for the DoT. Out of that Rs.2,500 crore, an amount of Rs.500 crore has been released to BSNL yesterday. We are proud that BSNL has made payment of salary to it’s employees, from it’s own resources.
As has already been announced, BSNLEU and BSNLCCWF are organising March to Labour Commissioners’ offices tomorrow, demanding immediate payment of wage arrears to contract workers and also to stop their retrenchment. At the end of the rallies, a memorandum is to be submitted to the Deputy Labour Commissioner / Regional Labour Commissioner / Assistant Labour Commissioner / Labour Enforcement Officer, as the case may be. A copy of the memorandum to be submitted tomorrow is attached herewith. It is already sent to the circle secretaries and central office bearers on Whatsapp also. All circle and district secretaries are requested to organise the rallies tomorrow and submit the memorandum. Report and photos may be sent to the CHQ promptly.
A meeting of the AUAB was held today. Com.Chandeswar Singh, Chairman, presided over. Com.P.Abhimanyu, Convenor, welcomed everyone and briefed about the agenda.The meeting expressed it’s serious resentment over the non-payment of the September salary. Non-payment of contract workers’ wages for the past 8 months, non-payment of electricity bills, the misleading reports appearing in the media that, BSNL would be closed down,etc., were seriously viewed by the meeting. After in-depth discussion, it was decided to organise a one day hunger strike on 18-10-2019, to be participated in by the General Secretaries, Circle Secretaries and District Secretaries, at the Corporate Office, Circle and SSA levels respectively. Together with this, lunch hour demonstrations are to be organised at all the places on same day, involving the entire Executives and Non-Executives of BSNL. It is also decided that the unions and associations which could not attend today's meeting are to be contacted immediately and are to be requested to participate in the programme. The AUAB will again meet on 21-10-2019, to decide about the next course of action. The following are the demands:-
वर्किंग क्लास के साथ विश्वासघात- कार्य के घंटे, 8 घंटे प्रतिदिन से बढ़ा कर 12 घंटे प्रतिदिन किए गए....
अपना खून न्यौछावर कर और अत्याधिक बलिदान कर, वर्किंग क्लास ने "8 घंटे के कार्य दिवस" के लक्ष्य को हासिल किया था। अंतर्राष्ट्रीय श्रम संगठन (ILO) ने, 1919 में आयोजित अपने सम्मेलन में एक दिन में 8 घंटे और सप्ताह में 48 घंटे कार्य की घोषणा की थी। ILO सम्मेलन के इस निर्णय का 1921 में भारत सरकार द्वारा समर्थन किया गया था।
अब, जबकि, इस वक्त भारत लॉक डाउन के दौर से गुजर रहा है, चुपके से, कार्य के घंटे, 8 घंटे प्रतिदिन से बढ़ा कर 12 घंटे प्रतिदिन किए जा चुके हैं। वास्तव में, मोदी सरकार सत्ता में आने के बाद से ही, फैक्ट्रीज एक्ट 1948 में परिवर्तन हेतु गंभीर रूप से प्रयासरत रही है, जिससे कि, कार्य के घंटों में वृद्धि की जा सके। बहरहाल, इसे रोकने के लिए सेंट्रल ट्रेड यूनियन्स द्वारा कई हड़तालें भी की गई है। हाल ही में, 13 अप्रैल, 2020 को उनके द्वारा कार्य के घंटो में वृद्धि के विरोध में केंद्रीय श्रम मंत्री को पत्र भी लिखा गया है।
इसी दौरान, CII (कन्फेडरेशन ऑफ इंडियन इंडस्ट्रीज) का प्रतिनिधित्व करते हुए भारत के कॉर्पोरेट्स आदि के द्वारा भी कार्य के घंटों में वृद्धि हेतु सरकार पर दबाव बनाया जा रहा है। परिणामस्वरूप, सेंट्रल ट्रेड यूनियन्स के प्रतिरोध के बावजूद, कई राज्य सरकारों द्वारा मोदी सरकार के मौन समर्थन से चुपचाप तरीके से कार्य के घंटे, 8 घंटे से बढ़ा कर 12 घंटे कर दिए गए हैं। इन राज्यों में, गुजरात, राजस्थान, पंजाब, हिमाचल प्रदेश व ओडिशा शामिल है।
कई और राज्यों द्वारा भी इसे शीघ्र लागू करने की संभावना है। केंद्र और राज्य सरकारें, आज देश मे व्याप्त असामान्य स्थिति का लाभ उठाते हुए, वर्किंग क्लास की पीठ में छुरा भोंक कर, कॉर्पोरेट क्लास को सहयोग कर रही है। अब, भारत के वर्किंग क्लास को, "8 घंटे के कार्य दिवस" के, संघर्षों से अर्जित अपने अधिकार की पुनर्बहाली के लिए, जवाबी कार्यवाही करना चाहिए।
As it has been already informed, the AUAB has given call to submit memorandum to all the MPs, seeking their intervention in BSNL’s expeditious launching of 4G, as well as it’s revival.
However, it is observed that submitting the memorandum is going on at a slow pace. This may be due to the lock-down and severe restrictions in movement, to control the spread of Corona Virus Disease. However, our circle and district unions should keep in mind that submitting memorandum to the MPs is very essential to mobilise the public opinion in favour of BSNL’s survival and revival.
Hence, despite the lock-down and restrictions, somehow, our circle and district secretaries should take the initiative for submitting memorandum to the MPs, on behalf of the AUAB. The CHQ considers this as an important duty and calls upon the circle and district unions to fulfil this duty despite all difficulties.
The Central Trade Unions have given call for a three day dharna, to be organised against the anti-worker and anti-people policies of the Narendra Modi government, at New Delhi, from 9th to 11th November, 2017. The venue of this 'Mahapadav' is Parliament Street. All participants are requested to make note of the venue.
A meeting of the All Unions and Associations was held at New Delhi today. General Secretaries of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, SEWA BSNL, BSNL MS and BSNL OA participated in the meeting. Preparations for the two day strike were reviewed. As per available reports, excellent preparations have been made throughout the country. After discussions, the meeting unanimously resolved to call upon the employees to make the two day strike a cent per cent success.
A felicitation meeting was held for Com Suresh Kumar, General Secretary, BSNLMS, in the CTO Sabhagar, Eastern Court, New Delhi, on 30th January, 2017, for his retirement on superannuation. The meeting was presided over by com Mallikarjun,President, BTEF. Leaders and workers from BSNL and MTNL attended the meeting in a large number. The meeting was addressed by com V.A.N.Namboodiri, com Swapan Chakraborty, Dy GS and many others. On behalf of BSNLEU, com.Suresh Kumar was honoured, by offering a shawl. Com Jhon Vhargese, AGS,BSNLEU and com R.S.Chouhan,vice-president(CHQ) were also present in the meeting.
The Central Public Sector Trade Unions conducted a one day convention at Ernakulam, yesterday. 340 delegates participated in the Convention, from all the major Central Public Sector Undertakings. Com. Tapan Sen, General Secretary, CITU, inaugurated the Convention. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, addressed the convention, and gave a detailed picture of how the government is trying to finish off BSNL, by forming the Subsidiary Tower Company. He also narrated about the sustained struggles of the BSNL employees to safeguard BSNL. The GS, BSNLEU also briefed the convention about the developments in the wage revision issue of the BSNL employees. The meeting decided the following action programme on the key issues:-
The circle Unions of West Bengal, Kolkata Telephones, Telecom Factory and Telecom Stores organised a memorable condolence meeting yesterday, for the late veteran leader, Com. Sisir Bhattacharji. The meeting was organised in the Alipore Telecom Factory and Com.Shekar Bhattacharya,President,Telecom Factory, presided over the meeting. A large number of comrades attended the meeting. At the outset, the leaders paid floral tributes to Com. Sisir Bhattacharji .Thereafter, the house stood in silence for a minute and paid homage.P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the meeting and paid glowing tributes to Com.Sisir Bhattacharji and explained how the path shown by him is guiding BSNLEU in facing the present day challenges. Com. Pabitra Chakraborty, former General Secretary of the Administrative Union, as well as former Vice-President(CHQ), BSNLEU, Com.Animesh Mitra,Vice-President(CHQ) & circle secretary, West Bengal, Com.Sisir Roy, circle secretary,Kolkata Telephones, Com.Om Prakash Singh, Organising Secretary(CHQ) & circle secretary, Telecom Factory, Com.Alok Mitra, circle secretary,Telecom Stores, Com.S.D.Choudhary circle secretary, Telecom Factory, Mumbai and Ms.Moushmi Bhattacharya, niece of Com. Sisir Bhattacharji addressed the meeting and recollected the contributions of Com.Sisir Bhattacharji. A galaxy of leaders, including Com.Saibal Sengupta,AGS, Com.Dilip Das, former AGS, Com.Mihir Das, former AGS, Com.Siddiqi, former circle secretary, Telecom Factory,Kolkata, Com.Biplab Das, Secreatary, Coordination Committee, Com.Tapas Ghosh, Working President, BSNL CCWF, Com. Sunil Patel, circle Secretay, Telecom Factory,Jabalpur and Com.Sanjib Bannerji, AIBDPA graced the function with their presence. CHQ heartily congratulates the four circle unions for organising a befitting and memorable condolence meeting for Com.Sisir Bhattacharji.