BSNL CASUAL & CONTRACT WORKERS FEDERATION
K. G. BOSE SMRITEE BHAWAN, 20A, Adwaita Mullick Lane, Kolkata – 700 006
Phone: (033) 2237-9450, 2530–2424
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>>
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.
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>>
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 "
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 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>>