04 April, 2014:Article on contract labour by com. A.K. Padmanabhan, President, CITU.<<click here>>


19 March, 2014:BSNLCCLU Kerala Convention

A Circle Convention of BSNL Casual Contract Labour Union, Kerala Circle was held on 19th March 2014, at Bankmen’s Hall, Thiruvananthapuram. More than 500 workers from all parts of Kerala participated. Com. K.Mohan, Circle President BSNL CCLU and Circle Secretary BSNLEU presided over the Convention. Com. Somasekharan Nair, Circle secretary BSNL CCLU welcomed all the participants and the invitees.


Comrade K.N. Balagopalan, MP and President of the CCLU inaugurated the convention. He congratulated the CCLU Kerala for organising the 16 days strike through which many achievements could be made. He analysed the election situation and called upon the workers to support those who support them. Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, All India President BSNLCCWF and BSNLEU explained in detail about the issues of the casual and contract workers and the struggles organised to achieve them. Coms. P.V.Chandrasekharan, Circle President AIBDPA and senior leader of P and T workers, R.Muralidharan Nair, AGS BSNLEU, A.V.Kuriakose, Circle President, BSNLEU, Suresh, AGS, BSNLCCWF, V.Bhagyalakshmi, Mahila Committee Convener, Ashok Kumar, Convener, Confederation, Trivandrum and other leaders addressed.

In response to the appeal of the CHQ BSNLCCWF for donations to help Com. S.P.Tiwari, Circle Secretary of BSNL CCWF, UP East who is victimised and retrenched for the last few years and who is in serious condition in hospital due to cancer, a generous donation of Rs.9,100 was received from the house. Another Rs.5,000 was donated by the BSNL CCLU Circle Union. The total amount of Rs. 14,100 was handed over to Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri to be given to Com. Tiwari. Com. Namboodiri thanked the Kerala Circle and the comrades for the spontaneous and generous response to this noble cause.

The meeting came to an end with vote of thanks by Com. C. Vamadevan, District Secretary BSNLCCLU.


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We are yet to start our journal. We propose to start a triennial first to inform the workers about the organisation, its activities as also to publish various orders on the issues of the Casual and Contract and unorganised workers.





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.


07 March, 2014:Corporate Office letter on pay minimum wages, EPF, ESI etc. to contract workers and the duty of the administration to get them implemented.<<click here>>


07 March, 2014:Com. S.P. Tiwari, General Secretary, Trade Union Co-Ordination Centre writes to Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President, BSNL CCWF, expressing support and solidarity for the settlement of the justified and long pending demands of Casual and Contract Workers engaged in BSNL.<<view letter>>



03 March, 2014:BSNL CCWF letter to CMD BSNL on settlement of urgent and long pending issues of Casual and Contract Labour agitational programmes.<<click here>>



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