25 July, 2016:K G Basu Smrity Welfare Committee 3rd G.B Meeting.<<click here>>


22 July, 2016:Meeting with Director (HR) BSNL.

Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President and Com.Animesh Mitra, Secretary General, BSNLCCWF met Smt. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL on 21.07.2016 and discussed in detail about the issue of casual and contract workers. A proposal of a scheme for regularisation of casual and contract workers was submitted to the Director (HR). The full justification for the same was presented with relevant orders and documents.


22 July, 2016:Meeting with GM (Restg.), BSNL.

Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President and Com.Animesh Mitra, Secretary General, BSNLCCWF met Shri A.M. Gupta, GM(Restg.), BSNL CO, and discussed about the wage revision of contract workers in those cities which have been upgraded from ‘C’ to ‘B’ class. The case of ‘Erode’ city was pointed out as example. On upgradation of cities, the wages of contract labour also should be increased. A letter was also handed over to GM (Restg.), in this respect.


GM (Restg.), assured that suitable order will be issued to implement the orders in this respect to the field units.


21 July, 2016:BSNL Employees Union will take part in the 2nd September strike.

The 3 day CEC meeting of BSNL Employees Union held at New Delhi from 18th to 20th July, has taken a decision to take part in the 2nd September strike. Yesterday, when the meeting was concluded in the evening it was decided that BSNL Employees Union will take part in the 2nd September strike. To save BSNL and to fight against the Central Government policy on labour and industrial policy, the members of BSNL Employees Union will take part in the 17th General Strike called by the Central Trade Unions. They will also organize the countrywide campaign programme in the BSNL offices and exchanges. BSNL Casual Workers Federation will also take part in the campaign programme.


21 July, 2016:BSNL CCWF, Tamil Nadu circle is going on dharna programme on 27th July, 2016.

Dharna programme will be organized before CGMT, Tamil Nadu on 27th July, 2016. BSNL Casual Contract Workers Union, Tamil Nadu circle has taken a decision to organize dharna programme before CGMT Office. They have already issued the notice for the programme to the CGMT, Tamil Nadu with a charter of demands for the Casual Contract Labourers. Now the leadership is very much busy for conducting the campaign programme in every SSA. About 4000 contract workers will come that day to convey their grievances to CGMT, Tamil Nadu. As a reaction to the programme, the CGMT, Tamil Nadu, has issued a letter addressed to all SSA Heads to collect information based on the charter of demands submitted by the circle union.


18 July, 2016:BSNLCCWF circular no.4.<<view circular>>



18 July, 2016:Struggle by Contract Workers in UP (East) for getting Minimum Wage, EPF and ESI.<<views of the struggle>>


12 July, 2016:Meeting with CMD BSNL on 12-07-2016.

Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, President, BSNLCCWF, today, 12-07-2016, met Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL and pointed out the brutal exploitation of the contract workers in UP (East) and UP(West). Neither the minimum wages are paid nor EPF and ESI are implemented. Only a pittance is being paid. Sustained efforts on the part of the circle union has not borne any fruit. CMD assured that suitable steps will be taken in the matter.


02 July, 2016:CEC Meeting of BSNLCCWF at Delhi on 6-7 August 2016.

Notice for holding of the Central Executive Committee of the BSNL Casual Contract Workers Federation on 6-7 August 2016 is already issued. It will be held at KG Bose Bhawan.


All Circle Secretaries and Office-bearers are requested to immediately book tickets to and fro for attending the CEC to ensure reservation. They are also requested to prepare organisational report including the number of members and also regarding the payment of minimum wages, implementation of EPF, ESI etc.


The arrears of quota also may be brought. The CHQ is in dearth of funds. The latest address along with the telephone/mobile No. also may be informed.






This is to notify that the Central Executive Committee meeting of BSNL Casual and Contract Workers’ Federation will be held on 06th and 7th August, 2016 at Garhwal Bhanwan in New Delhi. All Central Executive Committee members (including Circle Secretaries) are requested to attend the meeting in time. The following agenda will be discussed and decided in the meeting.




  1. Review of the last All India Conference of BSNLCCWF.
  2. Presentation of the Secretary General report.
  3. Accounts as on 31st Dec. 2015 and latest position of the subscription collection from circle unions.
  4. Review of the programme and decisions taken in the last Secretariat meeting.
  5. Organisational position and future course of action.
  6. Discussion of the Charter of the Demands of the Casual and Contract Workers.
  7. 2nd September, 2016 strike and our preparation.
  8. Any other items with the permission of the chair.






Animesh Mitra

Secretary General


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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.


25 July, 2016:Memorandum submitted to BSNL Management on suggestion/Proposals for absorption of left out Casual Labourers(Company Paid Staff) working in BSNL and frame a new scheme for casual and contract labourers  who have been working in BSNL more than 10 years.<<view letter>> 



25 July, 2016:CHQ writes to GM (Restg.), on Upgradation of Erode city, wages for the labour should be revised.<<view letter>>


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