BSNL CASUAL & CONTRACT WORKERS FEDERATION
K. G. BOSE SMRITEE BHAWAN, 20A, Adwaita Mullick Lane, Kolkata – 700 006
Phone: (033) 2237-9450, 2530–2424
15 November, 2018:We have crossed the important milestone but we have to overcome some more hurdles to reach the goal.
Dear Comrades, it is an important achievement that the BSNL management has issued the order for inclusion the casual labours in the BSNL gratuity act through its amendment. It was the important agenda on which the BSNLEU and BSNLCCWF had organised a series of programme since long period. We have raised our voice in the meeting of standing committee of labour, CLC, NCM etc and organised strike programme also. Now, we will try to get the same benefit for the contract labours also. it is learnt that the management has constituted a committee on this subject to search out the feasibility of gratuity for the contract labours in BSNL. we will pursue the matter very strongly after getting this achievement. Red salute to all of you who have helped us to conduct the struggle. Red salute to BSNLEU who have leaded the issue in right direction. We have crossed the important milestone but we have to overcome some more hurdles to reach the goal.
14 November, 2018:Corporate Office issued order on extension the facility of payment of gratuity to the casual labourers of BSNL.<<view order>>
12 November, 2018:Urgent CHQ office bearers meeting on 26th November, 2018 at K.G. Bose Bhawan.
After the hunger strike programme on 20th at circle level we should discuss about the future course of action at all India level. In the meantime, all Central Trade Union has given a call for 2 days strike on which we have to discuss and take a proper decision. Registration of our Federation is in the final stage. So, an urgent chq office bearers meeting will be held on 26th November, 2018 at K.G. Bose Bhawan at 11 am. So please ensure your presence in the meeting at 11:00 AM sharp.
10 November, 2018:Agitated workers organised dharna programme at Amritsar in Punjub circle.
Deepavali is a festival of light. But it has complained that the contract workers are yet to get their wages since months together in so many circles in BSNL for which they are in dark position in festive season. The contract workers in Amritsar SSA reacted on the issue and organised a dharna programme on 6th November, 2018 at GMT office. BSNLCCWF and BSNLEU organissed the massive demonstration before GMT Office. As a result the administration intervened on the issue and arranged a tripartite meeting on 12th November, 2018. It was also ordered the contractors to make the adhoc payment of Rs.5,000/- to the workers before Deepavali. BSNLCCWF CHQ conveys red salute to the leadership and members to conduct the right struggle in right time.<<view of the dharna>>
10 November, 2018:Dharna programme at SSA HQ in Assam circle.
Massive demonstration programme held at the SSA level HQ where a good numbers of casual contract labours attended to focus the anger of casual and contract workers on their genuine demands. BSNLEU members also attended the programme. It is reported that agitated workers are taking full preparation for the mass hunger strike on 20th November, 2018 at CGMT office.<<view of the dharna>>
05 November, 2018:Circle Secretaries please note: - Be serious to organise the Hunger Strike programme on 20th November, 2018, at CGMT office.
We had already observed the Dharna programme successfully in most of the SSA HQ on 25th September, 2018, on our 6 points Charter of Demands as it was decided in our last CEC meeting held on 5th & 6th September, 2018, in Delhi. Now, it has notified to organise the Day Long hunger strike programme at all CGMT office in BSNL Department. The CEC meeting of BSNL employees union held at Ghaziabad has already taken a decision to extend full support to make the programme a grand success. CHQ has already published a poster on this programme. Circle Secretaries are requested to discuss the programme with the Circle Secretary of BSNLEU, so that you can make the programme a grand success. Notice of the programme will be issued to the CMD BSNL by the CHQ.
03 November, 2018:Corporate Office has asked the data and figure of the Casual Labours engaged in BSNL - We should be active and alert on the subject.
It is unfortunate that the circle administration has taken the indifferent attitude for sending the required documents as it was asked by the Corporate Office vide letter No.16-1/2018-LE dated 26.10.2018. The data and figure is very much important for taking a final decision on the issue of gratuity payment by the Company as well as to revise the wage of the Casual Labours based on CDA or IDA Pay Scale. Circle Secretaries are requested to take up the case with the circle administration for sending the required documents without further delay. You can take help of the Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, so that he can pursue the matter with the Circle Administration.<<view letter>>
03 November, 2018:Casual and Contract Workers will go on Hunger Strike programme in CGMT office -Decision of the circle Working Committee Meeting of UP (East) circle.
Circle Working Committee meeting of Telecom Casual & Contract Labours union, UP (East) circle held at Gonda telephone exchange, Gonda District on 1st November, 2018. Com. R.K. Mishra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, presided over the meeting. Com. Animesh Mitra inaugurated the big gathering of Casual contract Labours and explained the presence situation of BSNL and Role of the Management Administration too. He calls upon the workers to join the All India General Strike on 8th & 9th January, 2019, and Mass Hunger Strike on 20th November at every CGMT office in our country. About 17th District Secretaries out of 25th District Union deliberated their speech. They have highlighted the delay payment of wages, hand over the towers to ITI, violation of EPF/ESI in field unit by the officers etc. Com. Jeetlal Mourya Circle Secretary, TCCWU, Placed the draft report for the last period activities and replied all the points raised by the delegates. Com. G.P. Tewari, circle secretary, AIBDPA, com. S.S. Singh (AIBDPA) com. Jogeswar Singh District Secretary, BSNLEU, com. Dilip Singh, District Secretary, TCCWCU, Gonda District were the others who greeted the delegates of the conference. It was decided to organise (i) Hunger Strike at CGMT office (ii) Post Card campaign & Signature Campaign programme and March to CGMT office. Com. R.K. Mishra explained the decisions of CWC meeting in details.<<view of the meeting>>
02 November, 2018:Organisational news in Rajasthan circles.
After formation of the circle union of BSNLCCWF in Rajastan circle the organisation activities has started in full swing. Campaign programme has already started to collect the membership form the contract and casual workers who are engaged in service in different part of the state. A meeting was held on 25th October at Jaipur in the BSNLEU Union Office. Com. Asok Pareek, CS, BSNLEU, Com. Vijoy Singh, CS, BSNLCCWF, Com.Bhawan Singh, President, BSNLCCWF, were present in the meeting and discussed about the future course of action.
02 November, 2018:Strike in Jharkhand Circle postponed.
It was a good response from the workers in the campaign programme for the 29th strike programme in Jharkhand circle. Management has also got the same message from the field units. That is why the Management has formed a committee to discuss the strike issue with the contractors. On 26th October,2018, GM (HR) & (Admn.) met with the BSNLCCWF leadership and committed that a meeting will be held on 2nd November, to sort out the issues based on the Corporate Office guideline. Though the leadership will take part in the table discussion but it has decided the mass hunger strike programme at CGMT Office will be held on 20th November,2018, in full swing.
BSNLCCWF is taking up the issues of the casual and contract workers with the government, Chief Labour Commissioner, Communications Minister, DOT as also CMD BSNL and other officers of BSNL. These correspondences will be posted here.
06 November, 2018:CHQ writes to Smt. Shakuntala Patnaik, Deputy Chief Labour Commissioner, (Central), on violation of Labour Law and delaying tactic taken by BSNL authority to comply with the decision taken in the tripartite meeting.<<view letter>>
06 November, 2018:CHQ writes to GM (BFCI), BSNL C.O., on Non-payment of wage to the Contract Labourers in BSNL.<<view letter>>
10 October, 2018:CHQ writes to Director (HR), BSNL, on revision of wages for left out Casual Labourers /TSM in BSNL w.r.t. 7th Central Pay Commission order .<<view letter>>
10 October, 2018:CHQ writes to BSNL on endorsement of VDA orders to revise the wages of Contract Workers.<<view letter>>
10 October, 2018:CHQ writes to BSNL on endorsement of DA order to revise the wages of Contract Workers.<<view letter>>
14 September, 2018:Exploitation of contract labours in UP (East) circle – Memorandum submitted to RLC (Central), Lucknow..<<view letter>>
14 September, 2018:Retrenchment issue in STR circle – Federation submitted memorandum to Shri Manish Kumar, GM (Restg.)..<<view letter>>