BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, demanding the withdrawal of the Corporate Office letter, which has postponed the date of salary payment of the Non-Executives. BSNLEU has objected that, this decision had been taken unilaterally, without consulting the Recognised Unions. Further, BSNLEU has pointed out that, in the name of improving financial position of the Company, only facilities of the lower level employees are being withdrawn, whereas none of the facilities being enjoyed by the top officers of the Company is withdrawn. The Management has also not taken any concrete step, for the curtailment of wasteful expenditures, based on the letters given by unions and associations.
A Meeting of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) will be held at 14:30 hrs., at BSNL MS office. The meeting is expected to discuss many serious issues, including the one to improve the sales and marketing of the Company.
BSNL Casual Contract Federation has given call to observe ‘Anti Retrenchment-Day’, to be organised on 28.06.2018. This programme is against retrenchment of contract workers, based on the order of the Corporate Office. BSNLEU has also opposed the retrenchment of contract workers and has pointed out that this will seriously affect the maintenance of services, as well as revenue collection of the Company. BSNLEU has included this as one of the items in the Call Attention Day observed on 03.05.2018. CHQ calls upon all the circle and district unions to massively mobilise the regular employees in the demonstrations to be held on 28.06.2018.
After completing the J&K circle executive committee meeting and seminar at Srinagar, Com. P.Abhimanyu,GS, Com. Basheer Ahmed Khan,CS and Com.G.K.Dandroo, Organising Secretary (CHQ) left for Leh, by road. After crossing high mountains amidst heavy rains, the comrades reached Kargil at 20:00 hrs yesterday. Despite heavy delay, Com.Tashik Tundup, Branch Secretary, BSNLEU, Kargil, was waiting with the active comrades. The General Secretary addressed them, explaining about important issues, including Wage Revision, Subsidiary Tower Company and the need to bring an early turn around of BSNL. The GS also enquired about the condition of the contract workers in Kargil.
Leh district in J&K circle is one place where all the strikes are being organised with 100% success. Further, BSNLEU is the only union existing in this district. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed a well attended meeting in Leh today, together with Com. Basheer Ahmed Khan, CS, J&K and Com. G.K.Dandroo, Organising Secretary (CHQ). Women employees and DR JEs attended in good number. Com. Sonam Chespal, district president, presided over. Com. Tsering Dorjay , district secretary welcomed everyone. Com. Stanzin Denex Gyanlpo, district vice president, presented the local problems. In his address, the General Secretary spoke in detail about the wage revision, Subsidiary Tower Company and BSNL's revival issues.
CHQ is pursuing two important issues related to the officials who are granted with Temporary Status prior to 01-10-2000.
Both the cases were raised in the National Council, and the Management has agreed to resolve them. However, these cases are lying pending with the Corporate Office, since many of the CGMs have not provided the inputs, which have been called for. Hence CHQ calls upon the circle secretaries to immediately discuss these issues with their respective CGMs, and arrange to send the required inputs within two weeks. All circle secretaries are also requested to give intimation to the CHQ in this regard.
BSNLEU, Jammu & Kashmir circle union organised a lively and inspiring seminar, on the revival of BSNL, yesterday the 21-06-2018. Even though J&K is a small circle, BSNLEU circle union has taken serious efforts to organise a largely attended seminar. Incidentally, a bandh was observed in J&K yesterday. Inspite of this, the turnout of the employees in the seminar was very encouraging. Com. Krishan Lal, circle president, delivered the presidential address. Shri S.K.Batra, GM(HR), J&K circle and Shri M.G.Mufti, GMTD, Srinagar, addressed the seminar and shared the management's views. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressing the seminar explained the steps taken by the government to weaken BSNL, and the efforts taken by the united trade union movement of BSNL, for defending and strengthening BSNL. He also explained about the cut throat competition unleashed by Jio, and about the efforts being taken by the employees to salvage BSNL. Com.Basheer Ahmed Khan, CS, BSNLEU, spoke briefly on the J&K scenario. Com.Abdul Majid Malik, District President, Srinagar, proposed vote of thanks. This seminar will go a long way in motivating the J&K work force of BSNL, for bringing an early turn around for the Company.
The J&K circle union of BSNLEU is conducting it's executive committee meeting at Srinagar. Com. Kishan Lal, circle president, is presiding over the meeting. Com.Bashir Ahmed Khan, circle secretary, welcomed everyone. Report on activities was also placed before the house, by him. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, addressed the meeting and reported on the decisions of the Agartala CEC meeting. He also spoke in detail about the important issues of Wage Revision, need to fight against the Subsidiary Tower Company, other issues related to the revival of BSNL. Com.Gulam Kadhir Dandroo, Organising Secretary (CHQ) also addressed the meeting. Thereafter, discussion by executive committee members started.
In the 36th meeting of the National Council, Com. P. Abhimanyu, Secretary, Staff Side, raised certain issues in his initial remarks. The Chairperson of the National Council responded to those issues. BSNLEU has written to the GM (SR) for inclusion of these in the minutes, and also for follow up action by the Corporate Office.
Due to unavoidable circumstances, the dates of the forthcoming All India Conference, to be held at Mysuru, have been changed. The news dates are 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th January, 2019. All comrades are requested to kindly make note of the change in dates. As usual, the pre-All India Conference CEC meeting will be held on 07th January, 2019. CEC members are requested to book their journey tickets accordingly.