Meeting at Pune

A joint meeting of BSNLEU, casual and; contract workers and Pensioners was held at Pune on 20 August 2014. A large number of comrades were present. More than 400 participated. The meeting was held at PGM office premises. Com.Appa Saheb Gagare Circle President BSNLEU presided. Com.Nagesh Nalawade, Circle Secretary, Maharashtra, BSNLEU welcomed all. Coms.Ganesh Mathpati, Circle President, BSNLCCWF, John Verghese, All India Org. Secretary BSNLEU, B.P.Petkar, AIBDPA, Jakati, Dt.Secretary, Pune and other comrades addressed. Com.VAN Namboodiri, President BSNLEU & BSNLCCWF and Advisor AIBDPA spoke in detail about the issues and on organisation.
After discussion it was decided to form AIBDPA and BSNLCCWF. The officebearers for both the unions were elected in separate meetings.
The meeting was a big success.

All India Conference of BSNLEU in November 2014

The VII AIC of BSNL Employees Union, the majority and recognised union in telecom PSU BSNL, will be held from 6th to 9th November 2014 at Kolkata. The earlier conferences were held at Visakhapatnam, Lucknow, Guwahati, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram and Ludhiana.
From the second membership verification in 2004 onwards in all the subsequent verifications BSNLEU won the first position with recognition.
During its recognition period, it negotiated and got an extra ordinary beneficial Wage Revision, Promotion Policy, Group Insurance, Loan from Banks and many other benefits.
BSNLEU always stood for the interests of workers. It fought to defend BSNL against attacks from government and competitors. It stands for Better Service to the people. BSNLEU has got thousands of dedicated workers all over the country.
Due to the neoliberal policies being implemented by the government, BSNL is facing serious attacks on its existence and viability.
All these will be discussed and suitable decisions taken by the AIC.
The Reception Committee is on the move to make all arrangements for the grand success of the AIC. Continue reading

March to Bharat Sanchar Bhawan on 15 October 2015

As per decision of CEC meeting of BSNL Casual Contract Workers Federation (BSNLCCWF), a Bharat Sanchar Bhawan March will be organised on 15 October 2014
to focus the attention of the BSNL Management on the long pending demands.
Circle Secretaries arr requested to immediately intimate the number of comrades participating in the March and the date and time of arrival and departure.
Nearby circles are requested to organise maximum participants.
Make the March a big success!

Com.M.K.Pandhe remembered

Though it is three years since veteran trade union leader and CPI(M) PB Member Com.M.K.Pandhe passed away, it seems that he is still with us and his advices and guidances still ring in our ears.
He was a comrade who dedicated his entire life for the cause of workers. He was President of CITU for long years. He always was available for BSNLEU and all of us for seeking guidance and advise. Com.Pandhe passed away on 20 August 2011.
Red Salute to Com.M.K.Pandhe!

Homage to Com.P.Krishna Pillai

Today, 19 August 2014, is the 66th death anniversary of Com.P.Krishna Pillai, the veteran communist leader, who initiated the Communist Party in Kerala along with Com.EMS Namboodiripad and a few others. He was one of the best organisers the Party has ever seen. He died by snake-bite, while in underground.
Red Salute to Com.P.Krishna Pillai!

FCI asks Govt. to clear Rs.50,000 crore arrears

Food Corporation of India, facing severe financial crisis, has asked the government to clear the arrears of Rs.50,000 crore which is due to it for granting food subsidies for the last 4 years.
Govt. has been paying only 60-80 per cent of the due towards subsidy and the arrears had accumulated. But the pertinent point is that FCI has asked the  govt. to pay the arrears.
What about BSNL management. Why it is not emphatically demanding what is due to it from USOF, Refund of Spectrum etc.?

FDI, FDI every where. Are we going to sell the country?

The UPA government was keen to introduce/increase Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in all sectors as part of implementing the neo-liberal policies. But it could not fully implement due to strong opposition of the Left and other opposition parties.
BJP , which also, opposed FDI in retail etc  is in power now. Instead of learning lessons from the massive defeat of Congress in the elections , which also helped it come to power , the BJP Govt. is aggressively following the same policy. It has increased FDI in Defence and is on the move to increase in Insurance. Banks are also not left out. More FDI means more control for the foreign companies in these crucial sectors. Gradually they will control India’s finance.
The people and the working class have to oppose and defeat this dangerous game. Let us be prepared for the same.

Pune Meeting of Casual Contract Workers

A meeting of casual and contract workers will be held at Pune on 20 August 2014. The important issues of the workers will be discussed thoroughly and decision taken. Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri All India President BSNLCCWF will address. Com. Nallawade, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU Maharashtra Circle is making all arrangements for the success of the meeting.

W.Bengal Left Front Observes National Integration – Unity – Communal Harmony Day on Independence Day.

The Left Front in W.Bengal observed Independence Day as National Integration – Unity – Communal Harmony Day on 15th August 2014. Human Chains were organised in many centres between 11.00 and 1130 AM holding hands together and forming the chain. Leaders of Left Front addressed the participants.
Our congratulations to the people of W.Bengal for the correct programme at the correct time
Dark forces are at work posing danger to National Integrity and Secular fabric. We have to defend the country from evil forces and bring Communal Harmony and Peace.

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