BSNL CASUAL & CONTRACT WORKERS FEDERATION
K. G. BOSE SMRITEE BHAWAN, 20A, Adwaita Mullick Lane, Kolkata – 700 006
Phone: (033) 2237-9450, 2530–2424
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.
14 October, 2014:Massive Bharat Sanchar Bhawan March by Casual and Contract Workers
Hundreds of Casual and Contract Workers have reached Delhi to participate in the Bharat Sanchar Bhawan March being organised tomorrow, 15th October 2014. More comrades will be reaching tomorrow from the nearby places. All delegates have been requested to reach the Eastern Court premises, next to Bharat Sanchar Bhawan by 10.00 A.M. Com. A.K.Padmanabhan, President, CITU will inaugurate the March. Senior Trade union and BSNLEU leaders will address the workers who have come from different parts of the country.
The March is the third action programme being organised by BSNL Casual and Contract Workers Federation (BSNLCCWF). It is being organised to focus the attention of the management on the long pending genuine demands of the workers and for urgent settlement of the same. A Memorandum detailing these issues will be presented to the CMD BSNL by the All India leaders during the March.
We seek the support of all BSNL employees and their Unions/Associations in this effort to end the exploitation of casual and contract workers and to get them justice.
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.
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>>