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19 December, 2014:Meeting with GM (CA) on Gratuity to Casual labour.

Com. VAN Namboodiri, President, BSNLCCWF met Shri M.N.Punde, GM (CA), Corporate Office and discussed about provision of Gratuity to the families of expired casual labour as also to the casual labour who has completed sixty years and will be retiring. The details were explained. GM(CA) assured to look in to the matter.

 

19 December, 2014:Meeting with GM (Estt) on Gratuity to Casual Labours.

Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, President, BSNLCCWF, met Shri RK.Goyal, GM (Estt), BSNL and discussed about the necessity of payment of Gratuity to the families of those casual labour who have expired and also to those who have completed 60 years and were disengaged from work. A letter with the list of names of concerned labour, was submitted. GM (Estt.) stated that this will be examined sympathetically.

 

18 December, 2014:Forum Meets tomorrow, will plan massive propaganda for ‘Revival of BSNL’

The meeting of Forum of BSNL Unions /Associations will be held at 03.00 P.M. tomorrow, 19 December 2014. It will discuss about the implementation of decisions taken on the programmes for REVIVAL OF BSNL. The One Crore Signature Campaign has already started. This has to be completed before 15 February 2015 so as to submit to the Prime Minister on the day of Parliament March on the day. Some unions/Associations are still not connected with Forum. We request them to be part of this great movement to strengthen BSNL and save its employees.

 

06 December, 2014:Meeting with CMD BSNL on Casual and Contract Workers’ issues

Com.VAN Namboodiri, President, BSNL Casual and Contract Workers Federation (BSNLCCWF) met Shri A.N.Rai, CMD BSNL on 4th December 2014 and discussed the following issues:

1.      Implementation of EPF for Casual labour from 2000: At present the EPF is implemented for the casual labours w.e.f. 2011. The Federation had represented to the BSNL Management as also the Chief EPF Commissioner for getting it implemented from 2000. CMD stated that the same has been approved by the Managing Committee and will be placed before the BSNL Board which is meeting on 9th December 2014.

2.      BSNL wages for TSM/Casual labour: CMD stated that the demand of the Federation for the BSNL wages, instead of the government wages, is under consideration. But he stated that it will incur much expenditure.Com. Namboodiri insisted that justice be done to these low paid workers.

3.      Implementation of Minimum Wage, EPF and ESI: Com. Namboodiri pointed out the all India situation about the non-payment of minimum wage, EPF and ESI and demanded implementation of the same urgently. With particular reference to UP (East Circle), he furnished the documents regarding the payments, which are not even one third of the minimum wage and no EPF/ESI. He requested urgent remedial action. Workers are paid only about Rs.1000-2000, whereas they are eligible for about Rs.6,600. CMD looked into the details and assured that instruction will be given for correct payment. The Federation also requested the CMD to blacklist those contractors who are not implementing the labour laws.

4.      Reinstatement of retrenched contract workers in UP, Jharkhand etc.:The victimisation of leaders and workers of BSNLCCWF in Jamshedpur, Hazaribag etc. in Jharkhand and other places were brought to the notice of the CMD and requested for their re-engagement. He stated that these will be looked into.

06 December, 2014:Meeting with GM (Estt.)

Com. VAN Namboodiri, President, BSNLCCWF, met  Shri  R.K.Goyal, GM(Estt.) and discussed about the regularisation of the left out TSM/casual workers. He stated in view of the matter being discussed in the Parliamentary Standing Committee, the matter has again been referred to the Attorney General for his advice with reference to the Supreme Court Judgment in the Umadevi case. The advice is expected shortly.

 

29 November, 2014:Inhuman Victimisation of contract workers in Hazaribag.

BSNL Management in Hazaribag, jharkhand is continuing victimisation of the casual contract workers there. All the 287 workers are kept out of work since July 2013. What is their ‘crime’? They went on strike demanding payment of minimum wage, EPF, ESI etc. as per government notifications and CMD BSNL orders. They were being paid only a fraction of minimum wage. Strike was withdrawn after assurance that orders will be implemented. But what happened is something else. All the 287 workers have been retrenched. No work is being carried out and maintenance is suffering. But the management is continuing its revenge and inhuman victimisation. The case is pending with Dy. Chief Labour Commissioner. BSNL C.O.is keeping silence despite the same brought to its notice. BSNLCCWF Jharkhand Circle is on the move to start agitation on these and other issues.

 

29 November, 2014:Convention of BSNLCCWF at Dhanbad.

A state level Convention BSNL Casual and Contract Workers Jharkhand was held at Gandhi Sevasadan Dhanbad today, 28 November 2014. Com. Sudarshan Singh, District President, BSNLCCWF, presided over the meeting. Com.B.Narayan, Vice President, BSNLEU, welcomed all. Com.VANNamboodiri, All India President, BSNLCCWF, inaugurated the convention. He spoke in detail about the issues of the casual contract labour, strike yesterday, against victimisation and the need to strengthen the organisation. Comrades Naresh Lal, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Sudama Pal Circle Secretary BSNLCCWF, BN Singh, DS AIBDPA, Jameel Akthar BSNLCCFW and other comrades spoke. The doubts raised by the workers were answered by Com.Namboodiri. Jharkhand Casual Contract Workers Federation has conducted many struggles in the past and achieved gains. At the same time, union leaders were victimised both in Jamshedpur, Dhanbad and Hazaribag. BSNLCCWF has taken up the case with C.O.

 

29 November, 2014:Discussion with Casual Contract workers in Jharkhand.

After reaching Dhanbad,along with Coms.Naresh Lal, Circle Secretary, B.Narayan, Vice President BSNLEU and Sudama Pal, Circle Secretary BSNLCCWF I met the large number of casual contract workers who have come from the SSAs in Jharkhand and discussed with them about the problems they are facing. While improvements have taken place, many issues are still to be settled. Minimum wage, EPF / ESI are yet to be implemented in some SSAs.

 

But the major issue is retrenchment. Where struggles have taken place and demands achieved, workers have been retrenched and victimised. Jamshedpur and Hazaribad are examples. All the casual/ contract workers have been retrenched at Hazaribad. Many have been retrenched and transferred in Jamshedpur. BSNLEU Dist. Secretary also has been victimised for supporting the BSNLCCWF.

 

We heard the reports and assured that all these cases will be taken by both BSNLEU and BSNLCCWF. The workers are ready to continue their struggle and strengthen the organisation.

 

25 November, 2014:BSNL Casual Contract Workers to Strike on 27.11.2014. Press release.<<click here>>

 

25 November, 2014:BSNLCCWF UP(E) Circle Conference calls for Sustained Struggles.

The Circle Conference of BSNL Casual and Contract Workers Union, UP(E) Circle held on 22nd November, has decided to resort to sustained agitational programmes for implementation of minimum wage, social security measures like EPF, ESI etc. Accordingly Dharna will be organised at SSA level in December and CGM Office March in January 2015. The details will be decided by the CEC. The Open Session was presided by Com.R.S.Chauhan, Dist.President BSNLEU and Chairman Reception Committee. Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, President, BSNLCCWF, inaugurated the Circle Conference. Coms.Premnath Rai, GS, CITU, UP, K.R.Yadav, Vice-President, BSNLCCWF, R.K.Mishra, CS, BSNLEU, Baij Nath Rajbhar( Lok Janshakti), Sanjay Pande, Advocate, High Court and other leaders addressed. The report on activities was presented by Circle Secretary com. S.P.Tiwari which wad adopted by the house. All the District Secretaries present spoke about organisation and issues. The Conference unanimously elected new office bearers with Com.R.K.Mishra as Circle President and Com.Jeet Lal Maurya as Circle Secretary and Com.VijayKumar as Circle Treasurer. The Circle Conference and high level discussion has inspired the workers and they are ready to go on struggle.

 

15 November, 2014:One day strike on 27.11.2014 by BSNL Casual and Contract Workers - <<view poster>>

 

28 October, 2014:CHQ writes to the Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee of Labour on “ Deployment of contract / casual workers for perennial nature of jobs in BSNL”.<<view letter>>

 

24 October, 2014:The pitiable condition of Casual & Contract labours engaged in BSNL due to non-implementation of labour laws and govt. orders on Minimum Wage, EPF, ESI, Gratuity - Memorandum submitted to Hon'ble President of India .<<view letter>> 

 

24 October, 2014:One lakh BSNL Casual Contract Workers strike on 27.11.2014 - Press statement.<<view letter>> 

 

 

22 October, 2014:Corporate Office letter to all Heads of Circles on details of casual labours including TSMs .<<view letter>> 

 

20 October, 2014:Payment of wages to contract workers should be made only through account payee cheque or online, says Corporate Office.<<view letter>> 

 

18 October, 2014:Notice for one day strike on 27th November, 2014 for settlement of Charter of Demands presented to the BSNL Management.<<click here>>

 

16 October, 2014:Historic CMD Office March by BSNL Casual Contract Workers

 

The Bharat Sanchar Bhawan March of the BSNL Casual and Contract Workers at New Delhi, held today, 15th October 2014, was really historic. It was a determined declaration of their rights and also a warning to the Management and the contractors that they will not any more tolerate the brutal exploitation continuing for a long time. It was a declaration that the workers will fight to be treated as human beings and not wage slaves.......<<click here>>

 

16 October, 2014:BSNL C.O. seeks details on Casual / Contract Labour from Circles.

 

Consequent to the meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee with the BSNLCCWF representatives and the BSNL Management, it has sought information with regard to the details of the casual and contract labour in BSNL as also the name of contractors, whether they are registered with EPF etc. from the BSNL Management.

 

BSNL Management has stated that 27 CGMs have given compliance certificates that all the labour laws, including payment of minimum wage, implementation of social security measures like EPF, ESI etc. When we stated that these are false reports, the management wanted us to give specific cases, where they are not implemented. BSNLCCWF written a large number of letters with specific instances of violation of labour laws in a large number of divisions, but they were never replied nor any remedial action taken. BSNL C.O. and for that matter CGMs, fully reiterated what the field officers have reported fully knowing that the reports are completely false. No action was taken against any contractor or officer for violation of the labour rules and brutal exploitation of the casual/contract labours who work for the BSNL through which they can maintain their poor families. But the contractors and sometimes the officers joined together for brutally exploiting the toiling labour.


Will their mindset be changed so that the exploitation can be stopped
?<<view letter>>

 

10 October, 2014:Order on minimum wages revised w.e.f. 01.10.2014.<<view letter>>

 

09 October, 2014:Corporate Office letter to all Heads of Circles on details of Casual labourers.<<click letter>>

 

 

08 October, 2014:Poster on Bharat Sanchar Bhawan March on 15th October, 2014.<<click letter>>

 

 

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Journal

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.

 

" 2014 - BSNL CASUAL & CONTRACT WORKERS YEAR "

 

Correspondence

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.

 

18 December, 2014:CHQ writes to Chief Labour Commissioner, on Non-implementation of minimum wage and social security measures like EPF & ESI to contract workers in BSNL.<<view letter>>

 

18 December, 2014:CHQ writes to Central EPF Commissioner, on Non-implementation of EPF to the Contract Workers engaged in BSNL.<<view letter>>

 

17 December, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL, on Non-payment of Minimum wage and non-implementation of EPF & ESI – case of NTR Circle, Delhi.<<view letter>>

 

16 December, 2014:CHQ writes to Shri R.K. Goyal, GM (Estt.) on gratuity to the family of the casual labours who are deceased and also to those who are retired.<<view letter>>

 

16 December, 2014:CHQ writes to the CMD BSNL on Non-payment of Minimum wage and non-implementation of EPF & ESI – case of Bhiwani SSA - Haryana Circle.<<view letter>>

 

15 December, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL, on Non-implementation of wage, EPF & ESI in UP (West) Circle.<<view letter>>

 

15 December, 2014:CHQ writes to Central EPF Commissioner, on Non-implementation of EPF to Contract Workers engaged in BSNL.<<view letter>>

 

15 December, 2014:CHQ writes to Central ESI Commissioner, on Non-implementation of ESI to Contract Workers engaged in BSNL.<<view letter>>

 

15 December, 2014:CHQ writes to Ashok Sajwan, Director, Lok Sabha Secretariat (Standing Committee on Labour), Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour on 'Deployment of Contract/Casual Workers for perennial nature of jobs in BSNL'.<<view letter>>

 

15 December, 2014:CHQ writes to Director, Lok Sabha Secretariat (Standing Committee on Labour), Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour on 'Deployment of Contract/Casual Workers for perennial nature of jobs in BSNL'.<<view letter>>

 

 

09 December, 2014:CHQ writes to Director, Lok Sabha Secretariat (Standing Committee on Labour), on non-implementation of labour laws in Haryana Circle.<<view letter>>

 

09 December, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on non-payment of Minimum wage and non-implementation of EPF & ESI and other labour laws in Jind & Karnal of Haryana Circle.<<view letter>>

 

09 December, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on non-payment of Minimum wage and non-implementation of EPF & ESI in Udaipur in Rajasthan Circle.<<view letter>>

 

09 December, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on non-payment of Minimum wage and non-accounting of EPF contribution deducted from workers by contractor in NE-II circle.<<view letter>>

 

09 December, 2014:CHQ writes to GM (Estt.) BSNL on issue of Presidential orders in respect of Shri Braj Kishore Singh, TM (HR No.201400358), O/o GMTD, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.<<view letter>>

 

09 December, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on non-payment of Minimum wage to casual contract workers in ALTTC, Ghaziabad.<<view letter>>

 

06 December, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on Regularisation as RM – case of Shri Amrit Ram, S/o Shri Jaglal Ram, Vill. & Post Barhi, Dt. Hazaribag, Jharkhand.<<view letter>>

 

06 December, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on Regularisation of 39 casual labour engaged in Dhanbad SSA, since 1983.<<view letter>>

 

06 December, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on Regularisation of 287 contract labour in Hazaribag SSA, reinstatement requested.<<view letter>>

 

01 December, 2014:CHQ writes to Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee of Labour on deployment of contract / casual workers for perennial nature of jobs in BSNL.<<view letter>>

 

01 December, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on Non-payment of Minimum Wages and Non-implementation of EPF, ESI etc. – case of UP (East) Circle .<<view letter>>

 

 

17 November, 2014:CHQ writes to GM (Estt.), BSNL on Issue of presidential orders of shri Braj Kishore Singh, TM, Jamshedpur SSA – Jharkhand Circle.<<view letter>>

 

28 October, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on condition of casual / contract workers in Jharkhand circle due to non-implementation of labour laws on minimum wage, EPF, ESI and retrenching workers.<<view letter>>

 

28 October, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on Non-implementation of Minimum Wage, EPF & ESI to Casual / Contract Workers.<<view letter>>

 

24 October, 2014:CHQ writes to GM (Admn.), BSNL on Non-payment of minimum wage and non-implementation of EPF & ESI in Uttarakhand Circle.<<view letter>>

 

22 October, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on payment of Bonus to Casual and Contact Workers.<<view letter>>

 

 

30 September, 2014:CHQ submitted a memorandum to the Chairman, Parliamentary  Standing Committee on Labour, on 'Deployment of Contract and Casual Workers for Perennial Jobs in BSNL'. <<view letter>>

 

 

12 September, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on Indefinite fast by BSNLEU & BSNLCCWF leaders at Chennai against retrenchment of Contact Workers at Vellore.<<view letter>>

 

26 August, 2014:CHQ writes to Narendra Singh Tomar, Hon'ble Labour Minister, on issues of TSM/Casual & Contract Labour in BSNL – request for settlement.<<view letter>>

 

26 August, 2014:CHQ writes to Secretary, DoT on Revision of wages of TSM/Casual Labour working in BSNL.<<view letter>>

 

23 August, 2014:CHQ writes to GM (Admn.), BSNL on Non-implementation of Minimum Wage, EPF, ESI etc. and retrenchment of contract workers – case of Pratapgarh SSA – UP (East) Circle.<<view letter>>

 

17 August, 2014:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on decisions of the CEC meeting of BSNL Casual & Contract Workers Federation.<<view letter>>

 

11 August, 2014:CHQ writes to GM (Admn.), BSNL on Non-accounting of EPF & ESI deducting for Contract Labour at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu Circle.<<view letter>>

 

11 August, 2014:CHQ writes to GM (Admn.), BSNL on Non-payment of Minimum Wage to Contract Workers in Mainpuri SSA (UP West) .<<view letter>>

 

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