CONVENTION AT PALAKKAD ON 9TH AUGUST ON WORKERS ROLE IN FREEDOM STRUGGLE

Convention at Palakkad on ‘ Workers Role in Freedom Struggle ‘ under the auspices of BSNLEU & AIBDPA on 9th August 2002. Com.G.Rajan, DS, AIBDPA presided. Com. V.A.N. inaugurated and Comrades M.Vijayakumar, CS, BSNLEU, P.S. Ravindranath, DS AIPRPA, U.R.Rajeev, DS, BSNLEU, C.Radhakrishnan, P, BSNLEU, senior leader Com. V.Kesavan and others attended and addressed. A large number of workers and pensioners attended.

THRISSUR CONVENTION ON WORKERS ROLE IN FREEDOM STRUGGLE

Convention by Coordination Committee of BSNLEU- AIBDPA- BSNLCCWF at Thrissur on 8th August 2022 on ‘ Workers Role in Freedom Struggle’ in connection with the celebration of 75th Anniversary of Independence. Com.P.G. Vasudevan, Dist. President AIBDPA presided. Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri inaugurated the Convention. Comrades K.R.Krishna Das, DS BSNLEU, K.Krishnan Kutty, DS, AIBDPA, Jijo Jose, DS CCWF, A.S.Rajan, Circle Vice- President, S.K.Gopalan, senior leader and others addressed. A large number of workers, including many women comrades participated.

HUMAN CHAIN AGAINST NATIONAL MONETISATION PIPE LINE ON 14TH SEPTEMBER

The Coordination Committee of BSNLEU,AIBDPA & BSNLCCWF had decided to conduct Human Chain on 07-07-2022 against the National Monetisation Pipeline. However it was postponed due to some unavoidable circumstances. Now the COC has decided to hold it on 14-09-2022. All AIBDPA circle and district units are requested to get in touch with their BSNLEU and BSNLCCWF counterparts to organise the programme successfully throughout the country.

Book on the Historic 1946 P&T Strike

Book on the Historic 1946 P&T Strike, part of Independence Struggle, written by V.A.N.Namboodiri and P. V.Chandrasekharan will be released by veteran trade union leader Com. K.N.Ravindranth by handing over the same to Com. C.C.Pillai, former Secretary General NFPE and Confederation. Leaders of various unions will address. The meeting will take place at KG Bose Bhavan at 04.00 P.M. on 13th August 2022. The book is being published by AIBDPA.

SUPPORT AND SOLIDARITY TO POSTAL STRIKE ON 10TH AUGUST 2022

The Postal Joint Council of Action, consisting of all the unions affiliated to the two major Federations, National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) and Federation of National Postal Organisations (FNPO) has given a clarion call for a STRIKE on 10th August, 2022. The demands put forward for the strike are of paramount importance; Stop Privatisation of Postal Services, Protect Post Office Savings Bank and Postal Life Insurance Scheme, Desist from stopping Railway Mail Services, Fill up the vacant posts , Settle the issues of Gramin Dak Sevaks etc. The strike gains significance as it is for the protection of postal services in the country, catering best services to the people at affordable rates. AIBDPA calls upon all its units to extend all the support and cooperation to make the strike complete success throughout the country. It is also requested to organise solidarity action jointly with other affiliates of NCCPA. NCCPA also has extended support and solidarity to the Postal Strike and to send email to Secretary, Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110001 (secretary-posts@indiapost.gov.in); Matter- STOP PRIVATISATION OF POSTAL FUNCTIONS.

March to Sanchar Bhawan on 24th August by BSNL-DOT Pensioners. Support from BSNLEU

All India BSNL DoT Pensioners Association (AIBDPA) is organising a March to Sanchar Bhawan on 24.08.2022, demanding settlement of Pension Revision w.e.f. 01.01.2017 and settlement of other important demands of the pensioners. The Co-ordination Committee of BSNLEU, AIBDPA and BSNL CCWF, has decided to participate in this programme and make it a success. Hence, leaders and comrades of BSNLEU, especially circles adjacent to Delhi, are requested to participate in this rally and to make the programme a success. (courtesy: BSNLEU Website)

STOP PRIVATISATION OF POSTAL FUNCTIONS – Extend Support and Solidarity to Postal Strike on 10th August.

The Postal Joint Council of Action, consisting of all the unions affiliated to the two major Federations, National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) and Federation of National Postal Organisations (FNPO) has given a clarion call for a STRIKE on 10th August, 2022. The demands put forward for the strike are of paramount importance; Stop Privatisation of Postal Services, Protect Post Office Savings Bank and Postal Life Insurance Scheme, Desist from stopping Railway Mail Services, Fill up the vacant posts , Settle the issues of Gramin Dak Sevaks etc. The strike gains significance as it is for the protection of postal services in the country, catering best services to the people at affordable rates. AIBDPA calls upon all its units to extend all the support and cooperation to make the strike complete success throughout the country. It is also requested to organise solidarity action jointly with other affiliates of NCCPA. NCCPA also has extended support and solidarity to the Postal Strike and to send email to Secretary, Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110001 (secretary-posts@indiapost.gov.in); Matter- STOP PRIVATISATION OF POSTAL FUNCTIONS.

Red Salute to Comrade Harkishan Singh Surjit on his 14th Death Anniversary, 1st August 2022!

Red Salute to Comrade Harkishan Singh Surjit on his 14th Death Anniversary, 1st August 2022!
The life of Com. H.K.Surjit was eventful even from his school days. He was part of the Independence struggle, was arrested and jailed several times. He was in underground for many years to avoid arrest during the first decade after independence. He joined the Communist Party of India in 1934 and was one of the first 9 PB members of the CPI(M) from 1964 since its inception. He was General Secretary of the CPI(M) from 1992 – 2005 . His life, activities and contribution to the nation and the working class are well known.
I would like to mention here about an instance when Com. Surjit helped the Union in its most critical situation. It was at the time of the Membership Verification of E.III Union in 1997 to find out which of the Unions was having the maximum membership to be recognised. The membership verification was being organised as per Delhi High Court direction in the case filed by E.III Union with me as GS.
All the unions applied for M/Ship verification. DOT was completely prejudiced and did not accept our application with out any reason, while accepting that of other unions. Our efforts to get our application accepted was ignored by DOT.
I met Com.Surjit and requested his intervention in the matter. Immediately he contacted the Communications Minister Shri Brijlal Verma over phone. The minister called us on the same day and directed the DOT to accept our application.
However, the verification did not take place due to so many court cases filed by FNTO and NFTE afraid of defeat. That is another story.
A beautiful building is constructed in Delhi, ‘ Surjit Bhawan’, by the CPI(M), in his memory.
Red Salute to Com. Harkishan Singh Surjit on his 14th death anniversary!
 
 
 
 
 
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Staff in BSNL reduced from 1,83,522 in 2018 to 62,208 in 2022

Due to anti-PSU and anti-worker policy of the central government, PSUs , one after another is being weakened, privatised or closed. BSNL is no exception. A PSU started with about 3.5 lakh workers, the staff strength at present is only 62,208. There has been no recruitment since 2017 , when a meagre 2682 workers were posted. Huge vacancies existed all the time.