BSNL CASUAL & CONTRACT WORKERS FEDERATION
K. G. BOSE SMRITEE BHAWAN, 20A, Adwaita Mullick Lane, Kolkata – 700 006
Phone: (033) 2237-9450, 2530–2424
16 January, 2020:BSNLEU discusses the issues of contract workers with the CMD BSNL.
On the demand of pending wages for the contract workers, some serious discussion held between the BSNL management and BSNLEU. We are narrating here the gist of the discussion for the awareness of our general members.<<click here>>
13 January, 2020:Order issued for the revision of DA in the pay scale of 6th CPC wages of the casual labours will be revised accordingly w.e.f. July, 2019.
BSNLCCWF CHQ had taken the initiative for revision of wages of the casual labours based due to revision of DA on which GOI issued the order on November,2019. Com. Animesh Mitra, SG, BSNLCCWF and Com. Swapwn Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU met Shri Saurabh Tyagi, Sr.GM(Estt.), BSNL CO., on 4th January, 2020 and discussed the matter after submission a letter on the subject. During discussion, it is learnt that the Corporate Office had not endorsed the office order to the field unit. But it is appreciate that after the discussion, Corporate Office has issued the order on 6th January. Hope the circle secretaries will take proper initiative so that the casual labours will get the wages at enhanced rate without further delay.<<view order>>
09 January, 2020:Good response of the BSNL workers in the All India General Strike on 8th January, 2020.
It was a successful strike on 8th January, 2020 in BSNL. So far we have received information that almost in all the circles the contractual workers went on strike. The casual and contract workers along with the regular employees participated in the strike on the 12 point charter of demand of the general public as well as 5 point charter of demand of BSNL. The casual workers has shown their resentment and protest against the retrenchment of contract workers, reduction of working hours and non-payment of wages for 10 months etc. The workers have given a befitting reply to Modi govt. against their anti-worker policy. The workers are now more united and are ready for a bigger struggle to achieve their goal. We have got the information that the casual & contract workers were in the gate demonstration, rallies etc throughout the day along with the members of BSNLEU. BSNLCCWF conveys warm greetings to all for making the 19th General Strike a Historic one.
02 January, 2020: Though the CMD BSNL had assured for payment of 2 months wages to the contract workers but the real scenario is some different in most of the circles.
It is most unfortunate that the real picture is some different in most of the SSAs or circles though the CMD BSNL had assured to make the payment of wages to the contract labours for 2 months only. Com.Swapan Chakraborty,Dy.GS and Com.Animesh Mitra, Secretary General, BSNLCCWF, met DGM(Finance) yesterday, who have informed that fund is already being released to the vendors/contractors. In all sections, i.e., Security Guard, repair and maintenance, house-keeping staff, etc. We have pointed out the example of Calcutta Telephones, where not a single contract labour have received the wages till date. Accordingly, unions have started the agitational programme before CGM, CTD. All circle secretaries are requested please discuss the matter with the CS, BSNLEU and take prompt action to meet with the circle administration for immediate payment of wages to the contract workers. Please give a report to the CHQ so that we can discuss the matter with the BSNL Management again in the next week.
02 January, 2020: CHQ circular no.1<<view circular>>
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.
31 December, 2019:Casual labourers are yet to get the wages at the enhanced rate after calculating the Dearness Allowance @164% w.e.f. 01.07.2019 – CHQ writes to the Management for taking immediate action.<<view letter>>
05 December, 2019:CHQ writes to Director (HR) on fund allotment for payment of wages to the casual and contract labours.<<view letter>>