28 September, 2016:BSNL Management should open their eyes and settle issues of its casual and Contract workers.

The massive dharnas yesterday (27th September) all over India by BSNL Casual and Contract workers should open the eyes of the management to the genuine problems of the workers and settle the same. The brutal exploitation of the low paid employees should be put an end to.

The BSNL Management should remember that it’s credibility and honour are at the lowest level as a result of this exploitation and corrupt practices by denying the due wages and social security measures to the casual contract workers engaged for BSNL.


27 September, 2016:Massive Dharna by Casual Contract workers.

As per the decision of the Central Executive Committee of BSNLCCWF, massive dharnas were held today, 27th September by the casual contract workers in many centres with massive participation. In Kolkata more than 500 comrades participated. In Kerala dharna was organised in all the districts with large number of workers participating. In T.Nadu also it was not different. In W.Bengal, Karnataka, Maharashtra, M.P., Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and other states also the dharna was well organised.


The demands included a minimum wage of Rs.18,000, implementation of EPF, ESI, Gratuity for casual and contract workers, Bonus, regularisation etc. The demand of implementing the VII CPC pay scales for the casual labour is also pending with the BSNL Management. We congratulate all the workers and leaders who organised and participated in the struggle. We demand the government to urgently settle these fully justified demands.


23 September, 2016:Observe 27th September,2016 – the demand day for the casual and contract workers.

The CEC meeting held in Delhi in last month has taken a decision to observe the demand day in the month of September, to highlight the demands of casual and contract labourers before the management. Accordingly it has been decided that Dharna and Demonstration programme will be organized throughout the country. 10 points charter of demands has already been circulated to all of you for wide circulation. In the meantime, we have noticed that the proposal of Gazette notification for the minimum wages has been published by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India. Our Federation has already submitted demanding the Rs. 18,000/- salary per month before the CMD BSNL. On the issue of the Bonus/PLI, CMD has approved an amount of the Rs.3000/- for the employees in BSNL. Discussion is going on to arrange a meeting to frame a status of casual and contract workers. So, on 27th demonstration/Dharna programme should be organized with a good preparation so that we can make a good campaign among the members on our demands.  


22 September, 2016:


10 points charter of demands for the Dharna programme on 27-09-2016


  • Regularisation of Casual & Contract Workers.

  • Minimum wages of Rs.18,000/-

  • Stop retrenched of the workers and demand for immediate reinstatement.

  • Implementation of orders issued from corporate office on Labour.

  • Equal pay for equal work.

  • Immediate grant of status to extend the financial benefits to the Casual and contract Workers engaged in the Department.

  • Conversion of part time workers to full time.

  • Gratuity and bonus to all.

  • HRA, CCA, TA and Social Securities like EPF, ESI, Pension etc.

  • Leave, paid weekly off and paid holidays.


19 September, 2016:BSNL CCWF circular no.6.<<click here>>


17 September, 2016:Corporate Office letter on details of Temporary Status Mazdoors regularized on or after 01.10.2000 and absorbed in BSNL w.e.f 01.10.2000 and covered under Rule-37-A of CCS(Pension) Rules.<<view letter>>


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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.


10 September, 2016:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on revision of wages for casual labour/TSM on the basis of the minimum pay scale i.e. Rs.18,000/- as per government decision on 7th CPC recommendation.<<view letter>>


10 September, 2016:CHQ writes to the Chief Labour Commissioner (Central), on wages of casual labour/TSM employed in BSNL and non-implementation of minimum wage, EPF, ESI, etc., for the contract labour.<<view letter>>


09 September, 2016:CHQ writes to GM (Estt.), on scheme for Regularization of Left out TSM / Casual Labours in BSNL. <<view letter>> 


22 August, 2016:CHQ writes to Chief Labour Commissioner (Central), on Re-classification/ Upgradaton of Cities / Town on the basis of Census 2011 for the purpose of grant of HRA to the Central government Employees.<<view letter>> 


22 August, 2016:Notice for strike on 2nd September, 2016, by Casual and Contract Workers engaged in BSNL.<<view notification>> 


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