BSNL CASUAL & CONTRACT WORKERS FEDERATION
K. G. BOSE SMRITEE BHAWAN, 20A, Adwaita Mullick Lane, Kolkata – 700 006
Phone: (033) 2237-9450, 2530–2424
19 March, 2020:Circle Executive Committee meeting of TN TCWU held in Chennai.
An urgent Circle Executive Committee meeting of Tamil Nadu Contract Workers Union (BSNL CCWF) was held in Chennai on 14th March, 2020, along with the Circle Executive leadership of BSNLEU, Tamil Nadu circle. It has decided to organise a course of agitational programme demanding wage arrears, continuation of current system of contract labour engagement etc. Com.S.Chellappa, AGS, BSNLEU, Com.Babu Radhakrishnan, CS, Tamil Nadu circle, Com.C. Vinod Kumar, CS, BSNL CCWF, were the leaders who addressed the meeting and guided the contract workers for taking a suitable trade union action to achieve the legitimate demands.<<view of the meeting>>
18 March, 2020:Kananataka Non-permanent workers union has started the hunger strike programme in Gulbarga District.
The contract workers in Gulbarga district, has started the indefinite hunger strike programme since 11th march on the issue of pending wages. Com.Ramu Rathore, DS, K.N.P.W.U, is leading the struggle and submitted the memorandum on payment of wages to the contract workers which is pending since one year. BSNLEU district union is also extending full support to the workers. Com.Bhosle, President, Com.Shibsankar, Dist. Secretary and other office bearers of BSNLEU have participated in the hunger strike which has already completed one week. The leadership of BSNLEU and BSNLCCWF submitted the memorandum to the authority and urged upon the management for taking immediate action after discussion with the concern contractors. Com. Gundana, Circle President and Com.Mahantesh will also discuss the matter with the SSA Head.
12 March, 2020:Leadership of BSNLEU and BSNLCCWF met CMD, BSNL and handed over a memorandum.
Though the rally of Casual Contract workers could be organised at Corporate Office on 3rd March, 2020 due to adverse situation at Delhi, but Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU and Com. Animesh Mitra, SG, BSNLCCWF met Sri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL on the same day. They discussed the issues in regard to the retrenchment and payment of arrear wages of the contract workers. Later they handed over a memorandum to CMD, BSNL on the above issue. The Management has shown its eagerness to implement the outsourcing system as stated by CMD, BSNL in course of discussion. He also informed the leadership that the management is trying to make payment of pending wages to the contract workers in phase wise. Both the leaders expressed their great resentment in regard to the retrenchment of the contract workers and expressed their views to continue the existing Labour contract system. They urged upon CMD, BSNL to engage the existing labours in maintenance work and marketing system which will ensue more revenue.<<view memorandum>>
02 March, 2020:Situation is not suitable for conducting the Rally programme on 3rd March at BSNL Corporate Office.
It has been already conveyed to the circle and CHQ office bearers that the Rally programme on 3rd March would not take placed at Corporate Office due to the unrest situation in Delhi. The situation was reviewed in a meeting of BSNLEU leadership and discussed the matter with the leadership of BSNLCCWF also and now it has been decided to postponed the programme for some days. We will also try to submit a memorandum to the CMD BSNL on the burning issues of casual contract labours on 3rd March 2020.
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.
20 March, 2020: CHQ writes to Director (HR) on Implementation of wage revision in respect of Casual Labourers on the basis of recommendation of 7th CPC delinking the wage revision of regular employees.<<view letter>>
04 March, 2020:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on non-payment of wage to the Contract Workers.<<View letter>>