BSNL CASUAL & CONTRACT WORKERS FEDERATION
K. G. BOSE SMRITEE BHAWAN, 20A, Adwaita Mullick Lane, Kolkata – 700 006
Phone: (033) 2237-9450, 2530–2424
26 November, 2015:BSNLCCWF Circular No.2, dated 20.11.2015.<<click here>>
21 November, 2015:6th Circle Conference of Calcutta Telephones Thika Mazdoor Union.
6th Circle Conference of Calcutta Telephones Thika Mazdoor Union is going to be held on 21st & 22nd November at P&T community hall Saltlake. Com. Animesh Mitra, Com. Tapas Ghosh and Com. Akhilesh Banerjee will attend the conference on behalf of CHQ. Com.Saibal Sengupta will preside over the meeting. Com.Ananta Bhattacharyee com. Supriya Mitra com. Sisir Roy and com. Suvashis Roy, Arup Sarkar and Tapas Banarjee, Treasurer (CHQ), will be the other speaker. A seminar will also be held in the afternoon on 21st. Conference will be concluded in the evening on 22nd. About 250 delegates will attend the conference.
04 November, 2015:A meeting of BSNLCCWF UP East Circle was held at Union office, Lucknow on 3rd November 2015.<<view photos>>
03 November, 2015:Meeting with CGM UP(E) on Casual Contract worker issues.
Leaders of BSMLCCWF, BSNLEU met CGM Shri S.R.Shukla, CGM UP(E) today, the 3rd November, at Lucknow and discussed about the implementation of labour laws, including wages, EPF etc. The non-implementation of the above in UP circle was also brought to his notice. CGM stated that efforts will be made to implement the same.
03 November, 2015:Meeting of BSNLCCWF, UP(E) Circle.
A meeting of BSNLCCWF UP East Circle was held at Union office, Lucknow today, 3 November 2015, presided over by Com. RK Mishra, Circle President. Com. VAN Namboodiri, All India President, BSNLCCWF and Patron BSNLEU inaugurated. He spoke about the labour laws and rights of workers. He also spoke about the AIC and Charter of Demands. He stressed the need for strengthening Union. Coms. Animesh Mitra, Secretary General, BSNLCCWF, K.R.Yadav, Vice- President, BSNLCCWF, Haridwar Yadav, Vice-President, BSNLCCWF, Jeet Lal Maurya, Circle Secretary and other leaders addressed. The CEC decided agitational programmes for settlement of issues. The CEC meeting was very purposeful.
02 November, 2015:Circle Working Committee of BSNLCCWF, UP (West)
The meeting of the Circle Working Committee of the BSNL Casual Contract Workers Federation, UP East Circle will be held at Lucknow on 3rd November 2015. Coms. V.A.N.Namboodiri, President and Animesh Mitra, Secretary General will be attending the meeting.
02 October, 2015:Meeting with contract workers at Aligargh
During my visit to Aligargh to attend circle conference of AIBDPA UP West, some BSNL contract workers came and met me. They told that they are being denied of minimum wage and is being paid only Rs.2000 – 2500 and no EPF -ESI. This is very sad and unacceptable. The contract workers should be paid their dues and social security measures implemented.
31 October, 2015:Meeting of the Committee on Contract Labour Wages of Kerala
A meeting of the Committee with Shri N.C.Chaube, ED(EB ), BSNL as Chairman to examine the wage issue and connected matters raised by the Kerala BSNLEU-SNEA-BSNLCCWF unions was held yesterday at 12.00 hours in the Corporate office. Shri N.C.Chaube, ED(EB) presided. Coms. V.A.N.Namboodiri, President, BSNLCCWF and Com.K.Mohan, Circle Secretary BSNLEU and Circle President CCLU Kerala presented the demands on the wages and connected matters to the committee in detail with facts and figures and demanded that the wages should be increased.
The chairman assured that the Committee will consider favourably all he points raised by the unions.
30 October, 2015:Dharna program by BSNL Casual & Contract Labour union Khammam District AP Circle.
A dharna program was organized successfully on 29.10.2015 in the premises of GMTD office Khammam by BSNL Casual & Contract Labour union, Khammam district with the support of BSNLEU & CITU Khammam demanding the Local Management to pay the pending wages, implement minimum wages, issue of identity cards & implement the order issued by the Corporate office regarding minimum wages etc., . On the same day Local Council Meeting also held and in its meeting, staff side strongly demanded to discuss the said issue. Management accepted to discuss the labour issues and also agreed to pay all the pending wages upto Sept. 2015 before 05.11.2015. Regarding labour tender, Management agreed to complete the entire process of tender within one month. After completion of discussions in the meeting, staff side members and DGM, IFA, AGM(A) along with other officers are came to tent where dharna is being taken place, and addressed the dharna and explained the discussions held in the LCM meeting. DGM & IFA assured all problems would be settled with in one month. Com. K. Narasimharao District President CITU, BSNLEU leaders com. G. Sambasivarao, M. Thirumalcharyulu, T. Shankara Rao, Ch. Vanasree, P.Satyanarayana, V.Venkateswarlu etc, also attended and addressed the dharna.
" 2015 - YEAR OF BSNL CASUAL/CONTRACT LABOUR "
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.
05 November, 2015:BSNLCCWF Charter of Demands submitted to CMD BSNL
The Charter of Demands adopted by the All India Conference of the BSNL Casual and Contract Workers Federation held at Nagercoil was handed over on 4th October 2015, to Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL. Coms.V.A.N.Namboodiri, President, Animesh Mitra, Secretary General, BSNLCCWF, P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary BSNLEU and Vice-President BSNLCCWF and Swapan Chakraborty Dy. GS BSNLEU were present in the meeting. A detailed letter demanding regularisation of the casual and contract workers was also submitted. The union leaders explained the full justifications for the regularisation. CMD assured to look in to the matter.
Coms. V.A.N.Namboodiri and Animesh Mitra, President and Secretary General of the BSNLCCWF also met Ms. Sujata Ray, Director (HR), BSNL and submitted the above letters to her and requested for early action on the issues.<<view letter>>
05 November, 2015:Memorandum submitted to CMD BSNL on Suggestion/Proposals for absorption of Left Out Casual Labourers (Company Paid Staff) working in BSNL and framing a new scheme for casual and contract labourers who have been working in BSNL for more than 10 years.<<view letter>>
29 October, 2015:Corporate Office letter to CGMs, insisting the issuance of Employment Card, EPF Contribution Card and ESI Pehchan Card to contract workers.<<click here>>
29 October, 2015:Corporate Office letter to CGMs, insisting payment of wages to contract workers by cheque or online.<<click here>>
21 October, 2015:Corporate Office reminder to all CGMs on compliance report to Lok Sabha Secretariat on Contract Labour issues.<<click here>>
21 October, 2015:Casual Labour and Contract Labour eligible for Bonus.
The casual labour in BSNL are eligible for Bonus this year as per Govt. of India orders No. 7/24/2007/E III dated 16-10-2015 issued by the Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure. <<View the order>>
17 October, 2015:BSNLCCWF Circular No.01 dated 17.10.2015.<<click here>>
17 October, 2015:Memorandum submitted to the Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour, on ‘Deployment of Contract and Casual Workers for Perennial Jobs in BSNL’. <<click here>>
16 October, 2015:BSNL issues strict instructions on payment of Minimum Wages and implementation of Social Security Measures like EPF, ESI etc.
In the Parliamentary Standing Committee of Labour meeting held at Mumbai on 12.10.2015, the BSNLCCWF leaders Coms. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President and Animesh Mitra, Secretary General had brought to the notice of the Standing Committee various cases of non-implementation of labour laws, including Minimum Wage Act 1948, EPF Act, Contract Labour Act etc. CMD BSNL, Director (HR) and other top officers who attended the Standing Committee were asked to submit report on these complaints.
Now BSNL has issued ‘Top Priority’ letters asking all CGMs to immediately submit reports. Copies of the same are given below.
All Circle Secretaries are requested to immediately intimate to CHQ whether Minimum Wages are paid, if not, how much is paid, whether EPF, ESI are implemented etc. to report to Standing Committee. <view letter-1>> <view letter-2>>
15 October, 2015:Resolutions adopted by the All India Conference of BSNLCCWF held at Nagercoil on 3-4 October 2015.<<click here>>