BSNLEU has been insisting upon the Management to reconstitute the Standing Committee of the National Council. The issue was once again discussed with Shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR), yesterday, by the representatives of BSNLEU, consisting of Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, Com. Animesh Mitra, Vice President and Com. M.K. Dave, AGS. During the discussion the GM (SR) agreed to conduct the meeting of the reconstituted Standing Committee in the 3rd week of January, tentatively on 18.01.2018.
CHQ of BSNLEU heartily welcomes all the comrades who are coming over to Delhi, to participate in the March to Sanchar Bhawan, to be held tomorrow the 23.02.2018. According to the information received from various circles, more than 2,000 members of BSNLEU are participating in this historic rally, from the states nearby to Delhi, and also from far away circles. Accommodation has been arranged to the comrades coming from far away circles, and the place where the accommodation is arranged to each circle is updated on the website, and also communicated to the circle secretaries. All comrades who have come from outside, are requested to kindly take care of their personal belongings as well as their health. The climate in Delhi is very pleasant now. In case, any assistance is required, comrades are requested to feel free to call the General Secretary, Dy. General Secretary and Com. T.A. Biju, Office Secretary.
The executive committee meeting of Karnataka circle was held at Bengaluru on 30-04-2018. Com.M.C.Balakrishna, circle president, presided over the meeting. Com.C.K.Gundanna, circle secretary welcomed everyone. The report on activities, which included a midterm review, was also presented by him. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, addressed the meeting and reported on the decisions of the Agartala CEC meeting. The GS also spoke on the important current issues, viz., wage revision, Subsidiary Tower Company, Call Attention Day to be observed on 03-05-2018, Street Corner Meetings to be conducted from 07th to 11th May,2018, etc. Com.H.V.Sudharshan, Organising Secretary(CHQ) also addressed the meeting. After detailed deliberations by the Committee members, decisions were taken to implement the decisions of the Agartala CEC meeting.
An impressive meeting was organised at the GMT office of Ambala, Haryana, on 24-11-2018, for making the indefinite strike from 3rd December, 2018 successful. Com. M.S.Kadian, CS, BSNLEU, welcomed everyone and addressed. Com. Balbir Singh, President, BSNLEU, Com. S.P.Malhan, Vice President, NFTE, Com.Shiva Kumar, President, AIBSNLEA, Com.Ramesh Chand Sharma, Organising Secretary (CHQ), BSNLEU, Com.Hari Shankar Tiwari, Vice President, AIGETOA and Com.Surinder Sandhu, CS, SNEA, addressed the Convention. The strike issues, including 3rd Pay Revision, Allotment of 4G spectrum, Pension Revision, implementation of Government Rule for payment of pension contribution by BSNL and implementation of 30% superannuation benefits to the DR employees were explained with all the details by the speakers. The meeting evoked good response among the employees.
It is a matter of serious concern that, the BSNL Corporate Office has issued letter today, imposing ban on Compassionate Ground Appointments. The letter says that, the BSNL Board, in it's 188th meeting, has decided not to fill up the vacancies arising from 01-04-2018, in view of the stressed financial condition of BSNL. This decision of the BSNL Management will cause irreparable loss to the families of the deserving candidates for CG Appointment.
Election Campaign meeting held at Silchar, Assam circle on 30th August,2019. Com. M.L.Sinha, presided over the meeting. A large number employees attended. Com. Bijoy Deka, CS, BSNLEU, and Com.Animesh Mitra, President, BSNLEU, were the speakers for the meeting. They explained the present scenario and the role of present Govt. Com. Animesh Mitra, emphasised the importance of 8thMembership Verification in the back ground of save BSNL and save the rights of workers.
As per the letter of Director (CM) BSNL, dated 05th November, 2019, BSNL has provided 12.70 lakh new mobile connections in October, 2019. In this, Kerala circle has come first by providing 1,15,116 mobile connections and Andhra Pradesh has come second with 99,514 mobile connections. Percentage wise, J&K circle stands first, by achieving 206% of the target and Andhra Pradesh comes second by achieving 100% of the target.
The government of India has launched a mad drive to privatise Air India. Since it's earlier attempt made in 2018, did not get any result, the Government has made the offer more attractive now. In 2018, Government decided to sell only it's 76% stake in Air India. But now, it has decided to sell it's entire 100% stake to the private. In 2018, Government offered to bear Air India's debt only to the tune of Rs.15,000 crore. But now, it will bear the debt to the tune of Rs. 40,000 crore. Air India is having 146 aircrafts (86 are it's own) and is holding major share of the international traffic. Modi government's mad drive to sell Air India, is the best example of how the Government wants to kill our Public Sector.
The following is the hashtag for our Twitter Campaign, to be organised tomorrow.
The Twitter Campaign is to be organised between 11:00 hrs and 13:00 hrs tomorrow. CHQ requests all our comrades to make the programme successful.
Time at our disposal is short. We have to put in extra effort to make the Twitter Campaign successful. Please rush.
The human chain programme, called on by the unions and associations yesterday, was a grand success. The programme was an unprecedented success in New Delhi. Similarly, as per the reports being received from each and every district, the human chain programme has been massively participated in by the employees. Naturally, the newly forged unity of all the unions and associations in BSNL, has generated a great amount of enthusiasm among both the Non-Executives and Executives throughout the country. This human chain programme foretells that the forthcoming 2 day strike, to be held on 12th and 13th of December is also going to be a total success. The CHQ of BSNLEU heartily congratulates the entire employees, as well as all the unions and associations for making the human chain programme a grand success.
The unions and associations of BSNL are continuously opposing the formation of a Subsidiary Tower Company. A one day strike on 15.12.2016 and a two day strike on 12th & 13th December, 2017, have already been organised against the formation of Subsidiary Tower Company. Despite the stiff opposition from the entire BSNL employees, the government has appointed the CMD of the Subsidiary Tower Company. Further, it is shocking that an IAS officer is appointed as the CMD. This clearly shows that the Subsidiary Tower Company will remain under the control of the government and not under the control of BSNL. Hence, it is proved that through the Subsidiary Tower Company, the government is snatching away the entire mobile towers of BSNL. To express our immediate protest, “The All Unions and Associations of BSNL” have decided to organise protest lunch hour demonstrations on 08.01.2018, at the Corporate Office, Circle and District levels. Memorandum, addressed to the Secretary, DoT, shall also be submitted to the CGM’s on that day. The All Unions and Associations of BSNL is holding it’s meeting at 15:30 hrs. on 08.01.2018, to decide about the next course of action. Circle and district secretaries of BSNLEU are requested to effectively organise the lunch hour demonstrations, in coordination with the other constituents of “The All Unions and Associations of BSNL”.
The All Unions and Associations of BSNL, has decided to invite the Central Trade Union leaders, to address the March to Sanchar Bhawan. Com. Tapan Sen, MP and General Secretary, CITU, has kindly consented to address the rally, even though we approached him only in the 11th hour. We are very grateful to him. It is once again informed that the March to Sanchar Bhawan will start at 11:00 AM from the Eastern Court, Janpath. All comrades are requested to be present on time.
BSNLEU has given the call to observe Call Attention Day on 03-05-2018. Lunch hour demonstrations have to be conducted on that day, by wearing black badges. Wearing Demands badges, with black ribbons, will be very effective to observe the Call Attention Day. A model badge, printed by Karnataka Circle, is given here. Similar badges with demands printed there on, and with black ribbons, may be arranged in all places, to observe the Call Attention Day. CHQ calls upon all the circle and district unions to mobilise maximum number of employees in the demonstrations and make the call successful.
A delegation from AUAB met shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Hon'ble Minister of State, Parliamentary Affairs at his residence at Delhi today, the 8th September 2018 and submitted a memorandum demanding settlement of Wage Revision, Pension Revision, Pension contributions on actual basic and for allocation of 4G Spectrum to BSNL by the government. After giving patient hearing to the delegation, Hon'ble Minister informed that he will arrange a meeting of the AUAB with MOC(S), shri Manoj Sinha by tomorrow evening or latest by next day, since the MOC(S) is busy today. He also confirmed that he also will accompany the delegation to the MOC(S). On behalf of BSNLEU, Com. Swapan Chakraborty,Dy.GS was present, since Com. P.Abhimanyu, was at Bangalore to attend CEC of Karnataka circle for AIC preparation.
BSNLEU, Uttarakhand circle union successfully conducted it’s conference at the press club, Dehradun, yesterday the 25-11-2018. The conference got kick-started with the hoisting of the Union Red Flag by Com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary. Com.G.P.Kala, circle president, presided over the conference. Com. K.S.Soun, circle secretary, welcomed the delegates, leaders and the guests. Com. P.B.Dobhal, former CHQ office bearer and Com.P.C.Kandpal, former circle secretary, adored the conference with their presence. As a part of the conference, a lively open session is held in the morning session. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, spoke at length and explained in detail the issues on which the indefinite strike from 03-12-2018 is being organised. The audience got swayed by the speech of the General Secretary and vowed to make the strike a historic success. The session was also addressed by Shri.A.K.Shrivastav, PGM, Dehradun, who gave a confidence with facts and figures that, BSNL will certainly win the race. Shri.K.R.Bharti,GM(Finance), Com. Anand Bihari Uniyal, CS,NFTE, Com. Jai Vikram, CS,SNEA and Com. Dhyani, CS,AIBSNLEA also graced the session with their impressive speeches. The subjects committee was held in the post lunch session. Report on activities and audited accounts were submitted. A lively debate took place. Com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, addressed the subjects committee and explained about the issues involved for the 2 day General Strike to be held on 8th and 9th January, 2019, and called on the circle and district unions to prepare the employees for that struggle also.
The AUAB has already given call to the circle and district unions, to conduct street corner meetings for 5 days from 11.02.2019. The purpose of this programme is to make the general public, aware of the attacks being made on BSNL, by the government, and also to mobilise their support for defending BSNL. The support of the people is very essential, to protect BSNL, from the pro-private and anti-public sector policies of the government. Hence, all circle and district unions of BSNLEU are called upon to immediately take the needful steps for successfully launching the street corner meetings. Necessary coordination may also be carried out with the other constituents of the AUAB.
13 से 30 अप्रैल 2019 तक "बीएसएनएल बचाओ - देश बचाओ" अभियान चलाएं ...
जिस तरह से एक सोचे समझे तरीके से बीएसएनएल को कमजोर किया जा रहा है, उसका प्रतिकार करने के लिए BSNLEU की केंद्रीय कार्यकारिणी कमिटी की मीटिंग में देश भर में "बीएसएनएल बचाओ - देश बचाओ" अभियान चलाने का निर्णय लिया गया है। इस अभियान के तहत, नुक्कड़ सभाएं आयोजित कर बीएसएनएल को बचाने और उसके वित्तीय उन्नयन हेतु आम जनता का सहयोग प्राप्त किया जाएगा। यह अभियान 13 अप्रैल, 2019 से शुरू होगा। यह वह तारीख है, जिस दिन जलियांवाला बाग हत्याकांड हुआ था। बीएसएनएल को बचाना एक देशभक्ति पूर्ण कर्तव्य है। इसीलिए जलियांवाला बाग हत्याकांड की तारीख से "बीएसएनएल बचाओ - देश बचाओ" अभियान BSNLEU द्वारा स्वतंत्र रूप से आयोजित करने का ग़ाज़ियाबाद सीईसी मीटिंग में निर्णय लिया गया है। सीएचक्यू का सभी सर्किल और डिस्ट्रिक्ट यूनियन्स से अनुरोध है कि इस अभियान को प्रभावी रूप से आयोजित करने के लिए हर संभव प्रयास करें।