BSNL CASUAL & CONTRACT WORKERS FEDERATION
K. G. BOSE SMRITEE BHAWAN, 20A, Adwaita Mullick Lane, Kolkata – 700 006
Phone: (033) 2237-9450, 2530–2424
13 November, 2017:Com. Mustafa passed away.
With extreme sorrow and pain, it is intimated that Com.Mustafa (37), BSNL contract labour from Bidar, Karnataka, who had come to Delhi to attend the Maha Dharna called by the central trade Unions, passed away due to heart attack at the New Delhi railway station at about 2000 hours on 11th November 2017. He was to return after participating in the Dharna.
BSNLEU and BSNLCCWF leaders at New Delhi had made all arrangements for taking the body to his native place. We convey our deep sorrow and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, friends and comrades!
13 November, 2017:Three Days Maha Dharna at Delhi calls upon the workers to get ready for the strike.
A Historic 3 days Maha Dharna programme was held in Parliament Street, New Delhi from 9th to 11th November, 2017, on the 12 point Charter of Demands adopted by the 10 Central Trade Unions and independent all India Federations. This time, the programme was called as “Mahapadav” which means Relay Dharna. It was a novel programme for the trade unions to organise a three day dharna in the national capital participated by lakhs of workers. The workers came from all parts of the country with their colourful flags and festoons. The poor workers and women workers came to the rally in large numbers. The 3 days dharna programme was full of red flags and red shirts with slogans against the anti-worker and anti-people policies of the government. The dharna concluded with the announcement that the workers will go on indefinite strike if the Modi government will not reverse its anti-national and anti-worker policy. BSNL Employees Union and BSNL CCWF participated in the dharna programme with large number of BSNL workers from most of the circles.
13 November, 2017:Circle Conference of BSNLCCWF held at Ranchi.
BSNLCCWF, Jharkhand circle, held its 2nd conference at Ranchi on 04.11.2017. Com. Biplab, State Secretary, CITU, inaugurated the conference of BSNL Daily Bhogi Mazdoor Sangh and explained the role of Modi government on the issue of labour reforms and exploitation of the contract labours. Coms.Bhawan Singh, Circle President, Naresh Lal, Circle Secretary BSNLEU and Sudama Pal, were the other speakers who deliberated their speech on the issues of the casual and contract workers. Com Bhawan Singh and Com. Sudama Pal are re-elected as President and Circle Secretary. About 300 delegates came from all the districts to attend the conference. The union has taken a decision to take affiliation of CITU. The conference has taken a decision to organise March to CGMT Office in the month of December.
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.
08 November, 2017:CHQ writes to Chief Labour Commissioner, (Central) on wages to the Casual Labourers in BSNL.<<view letter>>
08 November, 2017:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on Revision of Wages of Casual Labouers in BSNL.<<view letter>>
08 November, 2017:BSNL CCWF letter to Director (HR) on Revision of Wages of Casual Labouers in BSNL.<<view letter>>