09 January, 2017:Meeting with Director (HR), on casual contractual labourers issues.

Today, again the discussion for regularisation of the left out casual labourers was held between Director (HR) with the BSNLCCWF leadership. The documents in favour of regularisation was handed over to Director (HR).  On the issue of gratuity to the casual and contract workers was also discussed with the authority which is pending for a long time, even after approval of the Management Committee. It was also highlighted though the pay of Central Government employees have been revised on the basis of VII CPC recommendations. Wages of casual labour / TSM also should be revised accordingly.


Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President and Com. Animesh Mitra, Secretary General, BSNLCCWF met Smt. Sujata Ray, Director (HR) and discussed both the issues. Letters were also submitted along with relevant government orders and other documents. Director (HR) assured to examine favourably. The union leaders pointed out that there are about 100 casual and contact labourers who have retired or expired and in such case gratuity should be released on priority.


07 January, 2017:Successful AIC of BSNLEU.

VIII All India Conference of BSNL Employees Union was held at Chennai from 31st December, 2016 to 3rd January, 2017. A largely attended seminar on “Revival of BSNL – Service With A Smile”, was organized on 31st December, which was inaugurated by Com. T.K. Rangarajan, M.P., and addressed by Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL, Com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary, Senior officers and BSNL union leaders from fraternal unions. Delegates Session was inaugurated by Com. A.K. Padmanabhan, Vice-President, CITU. Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President and Com. Animesh Mitra, Secretary General, BSNLCCWF also addressed.


The conference discussed all issues and adopted resolutions. A resolution on the issues of casual labours including ‘Equal Wage for Equal Work’ was adopted. New office bearers were elected with Com. Balbir Singh as President, Com. P. Abhimanyu, as General Secretary, Com. Swapan Charaborty as Dy.GS and Com. Gokul Borah as Treasurer. Best wishes and warm greetings to the newly elected office bearers.<<view resolution>>

View of the office bearers


07 January, 2017:Action taken by the Central Labour Commissioner on Gratuity and financial benefit to retired / expired casual / contract labour.

Central Labour Commissioner gave a good response to the memorandum submitted by BSNLCCWF on the subject of gratuity to the Casual / Contract labour in BSNL. We had submitted a list of casual / contract labours in West Bengal circle who had expired or retired from service but yet to get any finance assistance from BSNL including gratuity. Now, the CLC has asked the Dy.CLC, Kolkata to collect a report from BSNL Management on this subject. BSNLCCWF will pursue the matter with Dy.CLC, Kolkata. All Circle Secretaries are requested to send a list of expired / retired casual / contract workers, so that we can submit another list to CLC to expedite the matter.<<view letter of CLC to Dy.CLC>> 


07 January, 2017:Odisha BSNL CCWF convention.

BSNL authorities at all levels are neglecting the demands of casual / contract workers in BSNL. It was discussed in the state level convention of BSNLCCWF, Odisha circle held at Bhubaneswar on 17th December, 2017. There was a good attendance and most of the delegates expressed their views to go on strike in Odisha circle. Accordingly, a decision was taken that a strike programme can be chalked out in Odisha circle on 16th January, 2017. Veteran trade union leader Com. Janardhan Pati, Suresh Panigarhi, Biswananth Behera were the speakers in the convention.


Com. Animesh Mitra, SG, BSNLCCWF, spoke in the convention on the subject. He called upon the workers to mobilise the workers in the March to Parliament on 22nd February, 2017.<<view of the convention>>


26 December, 2016:March to CGM Office should be completed within 15th February with intimation to the CHQ.

The Chief Labour Commissioner has responded positively on our complaint on Gratuity. CHQ had already submitted one list of casual and contract workers to the CLC, who have retired or expired. Please names of such persons in your circle be intimated to the to the CHQ, so that they can be included in the next list to CLC. Kindly do the needful for the success of the Parliament March.

Yours Comradely

Animesh Mitra,

Secretary General,  BSNLCCWF


26 December, 2016:March to Parliament – Circle/District Secretaries to Note.

Dear Comrades,

All arrangements are being made to conduct the Parliament March on 22nd February 2017 in a most successful way. In this connection, you are requested to attend the following points:


1.  Please clear your subscription Quota to CHQ immediately up to December 2016.

2.  Please collect Rs. 50 from each members to meet the expenditure of Parliament March.

3.  Translate the Wall Poster for Parliament March and the Memorandum on Equal Pay to Equal Work in your local language and ensure their wide circulation

4.  Intimate the number of comrades coming to Delhi on 22nd February for the Parliament March from your circle so that we can book sufficient accommodation.

5.  Circle Unions should organize CGM Office March on the important 3 or 4 demands on convenient date as given below:


(a)  Honour Corporate office Orders on Casual Contract Workers issues. Do not violate labour laws.

(b)  No Retrenchment. Ensure wage payment based either on CDA or IDA payscales.

(c)  One or two items concerning your burning issues.




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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.


17 January, 2017: BSNL CCWF writes to Director (HR) on appeal for regularisation of left out Casual Labourers working in BSNL.<<view letter>>


07 January, 2017:CHQ circular no.7 dated 26.12.2016.<<click here>>



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