Complete Strike by BSNL Employees, Contract workers.

The entire employees, both non-executives as well as executives went on a complete strike on 12th and 13th December 2017 as per the call of the ALL Unions and Associations of BSNL demanding immediate wage revision w.e.f. 01-01-2017 and to cancel the decision to form a separate Tower Company, bifurcating BSNL. All the exchanges and offices stood closed nobody attending duty. Massive demonstrations were held in front of the offices.

The casual and contract workers in BSNL also went on strike as per the call of BSNLCCWF on the same demands as also on their own demands like implementation of minimum wage etc. It was also a complete success.
AIBDPA organised massive dharna on 11th December in support of the strike as also on their own demands and demonstrated in support of the strike on 12th and 13th.

The unity of the employees, the contract workers and the pensioners has resulted in a complete stoppage of work and huge demonstrations every where.
Revolutionary Greetings to the workers, pensioners and contract workers for their unity and great struggle! The government/ DOT and BSNL should act immediately and discuss and concede the demands.

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Left Alliance towards winning Nepal elections.

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Congratulations to Left Alliance in Nepal for winning the elections! Report in this connection is given below:

Kathmandu, Dec 10 : Nepal’s Left alliance was today heading towards comfortable majority in the parliamentary elections, winning 72 of the 89 seats so far in the historic polls that many hope will bring the political stability to the country.

The CPN-UML led by former premier K P Oli and the CPN- Maoist led by former premier Prachanda have forged electoral alliance for both the provincial and parliamentary elections.

According to results released by the Election Commission, the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist–Leninist (CPN- UML) has won 51 seats while its alliance partner CPN Maoist- Centre has bagged 21 seats.

The ruling Nepali Congress, which was the largest party in the last election, won only 10 seats, according to tallies.(Courtesy: Ganashakti)

10th December, Human Rights Day

10th December is observed as World Human Rights day every year. The decision was taken by the United Nations General Assembly on 10th of December in the year 1948 to commemorate annually.

India is also a party to the decision and observes the same on 10th December.

The objectives are :
To promote the awareness about human rights among the people all around the world.
To emphasize the endeavors of the United Nations General Assembly in order to progress the overall human rights conditions.
To get together and celebrate in cooperation to discuss and highlight the specific issues of the human rights.
To encourage the vulnerable group of people like women, minorities, youth, poor, disabled person, indigenous people and etc to take part in this event celebration and political decision-making.

The observation of the day this year has special importance for India people, when the human rights are being denied to the common people and the toiling masses in the country.

Worker commits suicide against privatisation of DCIL

The decision of the government to privatise the profit-making PSU, Dredging Corporation of India limited (DCIL), has taken the valuable life of a worker there. The government is proposing to privatise DCIL, despite strong opposition from the workers and the Unions. However, the government is moving for privatisation. It is protesting against this move that Com. Venkatesh, a 29 year worker of the PSU took the drastic step. Our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. We demand and enquiry in the matter and stop the privatisation move. A statement issued by CITU in this connection is given below:

“Venkatesh, a 29 year young worker of DCIL and the lone bread-earner of the family of two sisters and parents, committed suicide on 4 December, 2017 in protest against Modi Government’s decision to Completely privatise the Dredging Corporation of India Ltd (DCIL) with headquarter at Visakhapatnam. In a delegation, Vankatesh met the local BJP M.P and BJP MLA and urged their intervention against privatisation of DCIL. But, shockingly, both of them refused on the ground that BJP’s Central Government had already taken decision to privatise DCIL. In a Suicide note Venkatesh accused Modi Government for its decision to privatise DCIL and local BJP MP and BJP MLA for their refusal to intervene as the reason for his frustration and Suicide. Despite protests and representation by CITU and other trade unions, the Government decided to privatise DCIL. The Workers and the executives of DCL hace since Were Conducting joint agitation demanding reversal of the decision of privatization of DCIL. It is very important to note that the financial performance of DCIL is excellent in that it has been earning profit, generated huge assets including liquidity. Therefore, handing over DCIL to private business is a criminal compromise with the economic strength and interest of the nation and is yet another instance of transferring national asset to private capital by the corporates captive Modi Government. Service to the nation, provided by the DCIL, is better testified from the fact that DCIL has been maintaining our national maritime and navigational facilities of waterways catering yeoman services to all the major and minor ports in the Country, thereby, facilitating international trade and cargo movement. In fact, DCIL was created under public sector to deliver dredging service to the nation to keep the ports as well as channels navigable to facilitate smooth movement of vessels with larger draft. Moreover, DCL has also successfully expanded its dredging services beyond the Country’s boundary and has been earning precious foreign exchange executing foreign Orders. CITU condemns Modi Government, being responsible for the shocking Suicide of Venkatesh; demands reversal of the privatization decision of DCIL, demands adequate compensation to the family of deceased and employment to a member of the family. CITU extends full support and solidarity to the ongoing and forthcoming struggle of the DCIL Workers and executives and appeals to the Working class to extend Solidarity with the DCIL Workers.”

Comrade M.L.Tiwari passed awway


With deep sorrow it is intimated that Com.M.L.Tiwari, former treasurer of AIBDPA and a senior leader of the BSNLEU in NTR New Delhi , passed away at about 1700 hours yesterday, 7th December 2017, at his residence in Delhi.He was ailing for some time and was under treatment. He was 77.

Com. Tiwari, close associate of Com.H.L.Makkar, Com.R.S.Chouhan and others was an adviser on union matters. After his retirement as Office Superintendent, worked in the CHQ BSNLEU for a few years and gave valuable assistance. In building up AIBDPA in NTR, he gave valuable contribution.

Last time I went to Delhi a few days back on 5th December 2017, I wanted to go and meet him, but due to lack of time could not. However we spoke for a few minutes and I enquired about his health. His death is a great loss.

His body will be cremated at the Nigambodh Ghat Delhi today.

My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, friends and comrades.

OBSERVE NATIONAL PENSIONERS DAY ON 17-12-2017.

OBSERVE NATIONAL PENSIONERS DAY ON 17-12-2017.
It was on 17th December, 1982, the Supreme Court chaired by Chief Justice Y.B.Chandrachood pronounced the historical verdict on D.S.Nakara’s case. The judgment asserted and affirmed that pension is the right of an employee and not a bounty of the government. It also declared that there cannot be any discrimination in extending pensionary benefits on the basis of the date of retirement. The judgment is considered as the ‘Magna Karta ‘ of pensioners. December 17 is being observed as the National Pensioners Day.

CHQ requests all the AIBDPA units to observe the day in a befitting manner on 17-12-2017, jointly with other pensioners organisations, where ever possible. (Courtesy: AIBDPA website)

The U.K. Government should apologise for Jallianwala massacre – London Mayor

London Mayor Sadiq Khan while visiting Jallianwalla memorial has stated that Britain should apologise to the Indian for the massacre at Jallianwallabag in 1919 by the British, which resulted in the murder of thousands of innocent Indian people, who were assembled there for a protest meeting. General Dyer ordered firing at the people after blocking the narrow road for exit.

Apology alone is not sufficient. General compensation should be given to India. Further, all the historic and valuable antiques, including Kohinoor diamond looted by the British should be returned to India. The government of India should take necessary steps for the same.

Condemn Trump decision recognising Jerusalem as Israel Capital

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US President Donald Trump has crossed all  limits of international law, convention and diplomacy by recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It is the first country in the world to take such a dangerous decision. US has also shifted its Israel Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. No other country in the world has taken any such decision so far. This drastic decision will further complicate the already complicated Israel-Palestine crisis.  Jerusalem is the holy place of both Christians, Jews and Muslims, where large number of pilgrims visit.

The United nations and the world leaders should put pressure on the US Government to retract its unwise decision.