BSNL CASUAL & CONTRACT WORKERS FEDERATION
K. G. BOSE SMRITEE BHAWAN, 20A, Adwaita Mullick Lane, Kolkata – 700 006
Phone: (033) 2237-9450, 2530–2424
18 April, 2017:Gratuity issue – We should response on the action taken by the Corporate Office.
Corporate Office has asked for the figure of the casual and contract labourers who have expired or retired from service after formation of the BSNL. But it’s unfortunate that most of the circles have not yet sent any information to the Corporate Office so far. We had discussed the matter with the concerned officers at Corporate Office and it was intimated that the circles like Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, NE-II, Punjab, UP(East), ETR and West Bengal are the circles who have not sent the data and figure to the Corporate Office. Lastly, Corporate Office has again sent circular to all circle office to send the names of particular casual labourers who have expired or retired from service. Circle Secretaries are requested to take serious action to send all these information to the Corporate Office without further delay.
18 April, 2017:An impressive meeting of Circle Working Committee of BSNLCCWF, UP(West) circle – Good attendance and good discussion in the meeting at Meerut.
The Circle Working Committee meeting of BSNLCCWF, UP(West) circle was held at Meerut on 17th April, 2017. Com. Ansar Ali, Circle President presided. In addition to the CWC members about 250 comrades participated. The CWC meeting was inaugurated by Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, All India President. Com. Animesh Mitra, Secretary General, expressed the demands finalised at the Kanyakumari AIC and also the agitations organised for achieving the demands. Coms. Sukhbir Singh, Org. Secretary, BSNLEU (CHQ), Upender Singh Teotia, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Naresh Pal, Circle Secretary, BSNL CCWF, Jagvir Thyagi and other leaders addressed. All the District Secretaries participated in the discussion. The debates shared that UP(West) circle has tremendously improved it’s strength.<<views of the meeting>>
18 April, 2017:BSNLCCWF Circle Conference, Haryana – Well attendance of contract labours at Rohtak.
The Circle Conference of BSNLCCWF, Haryana was held at Rohtak on 16th April, 2017 presided over by Com. Kuldeep Singh, Circle President. More than 200 delegates participated. In his inaugural address, Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, All India President, called upon the casual contract workers to organise and strengthen the union in order to fight and achieve the demands. Com. Animesh Mitra, Secretary General, BSNLCCWF spoke about the demands, agitations organised including the Parliament March on 22nd February. Coms. Anand Sharma Secretary, CITU, Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU, M.S. Kadian, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Kuldeep Singh, Circle President, AIBDPA, Ramesh Chand, Organising Secretary, BSNLEU (CHQ), and other leaders addressed. Many delegates took part in the discussion. Com. M.S. Kadian, Com. Kuldeep Singh, Com. Satyabir Singh Pooniya has been elected as Patron, President and Circle Secretary respectively.<<views of the meeting>>
17 April, 2017:District Conference of BSNL CCWF, Patankot.
District Conference of BSNL casual contract workers union Patankot, Punjab was held at Gurdaspur on 14-04-2017 under the supervision of BSNL Employees Union Punjab Circle and its Pathankot unit. Com. Rameshwar Rana President, BSNLEU Patankot conducted the proceedings More than 75 workers attended the Conference. Rich tributes were paid to Bharat Ratna Dr. Bheem Rao Ambedkar, the architect of Constitution of India on his 126th birth anniversary. Com. Balbir Singh President BSNLEU explained the demand charter of workers. He also explained the achievement of casual contract workers Union through sustained struggles. He told that the various orders for implementation of several social measures like EPF, ESI, minimum wages and payment through cheque were got issued from the corporate office but the same are not being implemented in some of the SSA including the Pathankot. He called upon the workers to forum a militant organization under the banner of BSNL Casual Contract workers, So that a militant struggle is initiated against the wide spread corruption and exploitation by the contract. During the debate, the workers told that the contractor is paying wages amounting to Rs. 6,400/- only through cheque/ RTGS and collecting Rs. 1,500/- only from each worker since 2014 on one pretext or other. The conference unanimously resolved not to pay this amount henceforth. The EPF account numbers are not being given to the workers and the EPF is not deducted regularly, hence they are not able to withdraw the same. The Conference also resolved to fight these irregularities. Com. Rameshwar Rana, District president and Jagdish Rai, District secretary, BSNLEU extended full support to workers and assured participate in any struggle initiated by the contract workers. 19 district office bearers with Com. Mangal Singh its president, Lekh Raj District Secretary and Com. Chhajju Ram as District Treasurer. The Conference concluded with sky rocketing slogans against corruption and exploitation.<<views of the meeting>>
17 April, 2017:District Conference of BSNL casual contract workers union Bathinda, Punjab.
District Conference of BSNL casual contract workers union Bathinda, Punjab was held at Ambedkar Bhawan, power house road Bathinda On April 09, 2017 under the supervision of BSNL Employees Union Punjab Circle and its Bathinda unit. Com. Pramodh Chand vice president conducted the proceedings More than 150 workers attended the Conference. Com. Balbir Singh President BSNLEU explained the demand charter of workers. He also heard the difficulties of the workers and told that all the issues of the workers will be taken up at appropriate level after the completion of elections of District union in all the districts and holding the Circle Conference which will be held in the month of May,2017. He called upon the workers to strength the union so that there issues are settled. Com. Baljinder Singh, Circle Secretary BSNL Casual contractor workers union Punjab greeted the conference and congratulated the workers for organizing a very impressive conference. Com. Budh Singh, Circle Treasurer and Gurmail Singh also addressed the meeting. In the evening session elections of District Union were held unanimously. Com.Sanjay Singh,Rajwinder Singh and Ram Dev Maurya were elected District President, District Secretary and Treasurer respectively. The Conference concluded with the slogan of unity and struggle.<<views of the meeting>>
17 April, 2017:Mammoth Joint meeting of BSNLCCWF, Punjab circle.
BSNL Casual contractors workers union Punjab Circle conducted a mammoth joint meeting of Ferozpur, Bathinda and Sangrur Districts at Dhuri on 19-03-2017. More than two hundred fifty comrades attended the meeting. Comrade Balbir Singh President BSNLEU addressed the meeting and explained the demand charter of contract workers. He congratulated the workers for a highly successful March to Parliament. Com. Manohar Lal District Secretary BSNLEU Bathinda, Baljinder Singh Circle Secretary BSNL contractor worker union, Gurmail Singh Bathinda, Jharman Singh Sangrur and Comrade Budh Singh Circle Treasurer BSNLEU also addressed the meeting. The meeting unanimously resolved to close all the pocket unions and join the BSNL casual contract workers Federation.<<views of the meeting>>
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>>