BSNL CASUAL & CONTRACT WORKERS FEDERATION
K. G. BOSE SMRITEE BHAWAN, 20A, Adwaita Mullick Lane, Kolkata – 700 006
Phone: (033) 2237-9450, 2530–2424
19 August, 2017:Contractual labourers are not getting wages due to fund crunch - BSNLCCWF reacts.
Recently, it is observed that the Corporate Office are not sanctioning funds for the wages of the contract workers in time and as per the requisition of the circles. Not only the workers are suffering to get their wages but the development maintenance works of BSNL are also being hampered at circle & SSA level. For example the situation of UP (East) can be highlighted where in some SSAs the contract workers are not getting their wages since last 10 months. We are getting same report from Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Punjab, Haryana & West Bengal circles where the circle administrations are not in a position to make payment to the workers due to severe fund curtailment. The leaders of BSNLEU & BSNLCCWF met Shri Y.N. Singh, GM (T&BFCI) on 9th August, and again on 17th August, to get the required fund at the earliest so that wages can be paid to the contract workers. It has come to our notice that in some circles the agitational programme is going on in demand wage payment particularly in the circles like Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Uttarakhand as per the information received by the CHQ. All other circles are requested to take serious action on the issue so that the Management is compelled to make payment of wages in due time in every month.
19 August, 2017:BSNL Casual Contractual Workers Federation observed Protest Day on 10th August, 2017.
At the call of BSNL casual contractual workers Federation, the Protest Day on 10th August, 2017, observed with lot of enthusiasm in most of the circles throughout India. The circles like Kerala, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh (East), Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh, assembled a good number of contract workers on 10th August, to get their legitimate demands. The circle & district leaders elaborately explained the 8 point charter of demands before the workers which are being ignored by the authority years together. The retrenchment of contract workers in different circles are vehemently condemned in the programme. The leaders and members belong to BSNLEU also participated in the programme to extend their solidarity. In some circles, the circle union submitted memorandum to the authorities. CHQ also got the information that few circles could not organise the programme on 10th August. CHQ directs such circles to organise the programme within August 2017.<<view of the programme>>
09 August, 2017:OBSERVE ALL INDIA DEMANDS DAY ON 10TH AUGUST 2017.
You are aware that 10th August 2017 is to be observed as the “All India Protest Day” as per the call of the BSNLCCWF CEC Meeting decision against the retrenchment of many contract workers in the various circles. Struggles are being organised against these retrenchments. Despite orders issued by the CLC and BSNL Management, minimum wage is not being paid in most of the circles. On these major two demands and other long pending demands, ‘All India Protest Day’ is being organising by holding demonstration and submitting Memorandum to the local administration.
All of you are requested to fully participate in the programme. Contact the Circle/District Secretary of BSNLEU and organise the programme jointly.
09 August, 2017:BSNLCCWF Circle union formed in Telengana.
BSNLCCWF Circle union formed in new state Telengana. At Hydrabad, it had formed on 7th July with a massive mobilisation of the contract workers. It is the BSNL employees union Telengana and AP Circle union who had taken the initiative for holding the big convention where more than 300 workers were present. Com. M.L.Reddy presided over the meeting and com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, had inaugurated the convention. CITU State Secretary, P.Asokababu Shibkasi were the other speaker. About 15 contract workers expressed their difficulties and demands to the house. Com. Animesh Mitra, SG, had concluded the discussion and called upon the workers to built a rock solid organisation who can lead the struggle.<<views of the programme>>
08 August, 2017:Protest Day on 10th August - Charter of demands of the BSNLCCWF.
CEC meeting of BSNLCCWF held at Meerut, has finalised the 8 point charter of demand of the casual and contract labours on which a series of trade union action programme will be organise in near future. Circle unions are requested to take suitable action to popularise the charter of demands among our staff in BSNL. 8 points charter of demands will be as follows.
1. No retrenchment of contract and casual workers in BSNL. Ensure job security.
2. Rs.18,000/- salary for all casual contract workers.
3. Implement corporate office order to make payment of minimum pay based on CLC order.
4. Implement the labour laws related to EPF ESI and other social securities.
5. Payment of Gratuity and Bonus for all.
6. Scheme for regularisation those who have completed 10 years service in BSNL.
7. Equal pay to equal work with a view of recategorisation of skill.
8. Wages should be paid in fixed date of every month.
Circle union can also include some local issues considering the demand of local situation. On 10th August, protest day programme should be organise with a befitting manner. You can also submit the charter of demand based on our 8 point charter of demands to the administration. Please talk to the leaders of the BSNL Employees Union to get their support in our struggle.
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.
19 April, 2017:CHQ writes to Chief Labour Commissioner, (Central) on wages of the Casual and Contract Labourers in BSNL.<<view letter>>
19 April, 2017:CHQ writes to BSNL Corporate Office on non-payment of wages to the Casual and Contract Labourers in BSNL.<<view letter>>
19 April, 2017:CHQ writes to Chief Labour Commissioner, (Central) on gratuity for the Casual / Contract Workers in BSNL.<<view letter>>
18 March, 2017:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on implementation of Minimum Wage for contract worker in BSNL as per the Gazette notification.<<view letter>>
18 March, 2017:CHQ writes to Director (HR) on Implementation of Minimum Wage for contract workers in BSNL as per the Gazette Notification.<<view letter>>
18 March, 2017:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on Gratuity Payment for the Contract Labours is being denied- Intervention solicited.<<view letter>>
18 March, 2017:CHQ writes to GM (Restg.) on Contract Workers in Jharkhand Circle are on Trade Union action.<<view letter>>