Telecom a services facilitator, not just revenue generator: Manoj Sinha- If so why should pay revision in BSNL is denied ?

Telecom a services facilitator, not just revenue generator: Manoj Sinha- If so why should pay revision in BSNL is denied ?
Shri Manoj Sinha, Minister of Communications has stated that Telecom is a services provider and therefore cannot be revenue generator for the government; Economic Times has reported. The report further says that it is a change in the mindset of the government. Well and Good; then the government should immediately cause early action to implement the 3rd PRC to BSNL employees and the pension revision to the BSNL pensioners.

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Com. E.Balanandan remembered

19th January 2017, is the 9th death anniversary of Com. E.Balanandan, the veteran trader union leader, former President of CITU and PB Member of CPI(M).

His life has been full of struggles for the working class and he himself had to suffer victimisation. Three times Member of Parliament(both in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha), MLA as also the President of the militant trade union, CITU, he was active till his death.

He was affectionately called ‘Sami’ by his comrades and friends. He was the guide and adviser of BSNL employees trade union movement also. The more than four decades of contact with him has been always been an inspiration to me and many others.

My respectful homage to Com. E.Balanandan on his 9th death anniversary!.

Red Salute to Com. Balanandan!

March to Sanchar Bhawan on 23rd February 2018

The March to Sanchar Bhawan, the head quarters of Department of Telecom, on 23rd February 2018 called by the All unions and Associations of BSNL is a timely decision. BSNL is fully owned by DOT and it has got full responsibility to ensure the rights of the workers as well as the improvement of BSNL. Instead, DOT and Government are moving to weaken the PSU and hand over the same to the private corporates. Formation of a separate Tower company with the 70,000 and odd BSNL towers is intended to disable BSNL from its effective functioning. There is no indication of the wage revision due to the workers from 0-01-2017, though one year has passed.

Sustained struggle is the correct path for the workers to achieve their demands. Make the programme a big success. AIBDPA and BSNLCCWF have extended solidarity and support and will participate in the programme. Saving BSNL and ensuring settlement of wage and pension revision is necessary for their advance.

General Strike in Greece on Friday January 12, 2018

PAME, the central union of Greece has called upon the entire workers to organise a strike on 12th January 2018 against the anti-workers decisions of the government, cutting the wages etc. The Circular issued by PAME is given below: AIBDPA support and extend solidarity to the strike.

“PAME Calls the Unions, the National Federations, the Regional Trade Union Centers to join the Strike
action all over Greece against the new antiworkers’ bill forwarded by the Government on Friday January
12.
Against this new attack PAME has called for General Strike on Friday, January 12. Dozens of
National Workers’ Federations, Regional Trade Union Centers and Trade Unions have already
responded to the call.
The GSEE-ADEDY (members of ETUC in Greece) and their unions have refused to call for Strike, so
as to give time to the Government to abolish workers’ basic rights.
The new bill includes a series of antiworkers’ measures (abolition of any protection of
workers’ homes so as to be auctioned by the banks, new taxes, etc) as well as imposition of new
laws on trade union action and organization aiming to ban our right to go on strike.
The class trade unions are organizing a series of actions to strengthen workers’ response to the new
attack and prepare massive participation to the strike under the Slogan “Hands off! From our Right to Go
On Strike”
On Tuesday January 9 the class unions of Athens held a militant demonstration and protest to
the Ministry of Labour. When the Minister of Labor refused to meet with delegation of the class unions
the workers entered the Ministry with force, hanged banners to the building, naming it “Ministry of
Employers-European Union and IMF” and not of the labor. The protest forced the Minister to meet with
delegation of the Unions, who demanded the cancelation of the bill that bans workers’ right to go on
strike. The Minister refused to withdraw the bill and slandered the class unions.”

Aadhaar database can be misused and abused – Edward Snowden

 American whistle-blower Edward Snowden has confirmed the fact that  the Aadhaar database conceived and introduced by the Indian government can  be misused and abused.
Simply denial by the UIDAI that the data are safe and it is not breached is nothing short of misleading the people.
Government should tell the truth to the people.

World Working Women Congress at Pananma on 8-10 March 2018

The World Working Women Congress under the auspices of the WFTU will be held at Pananma on 8th to 10th March 2018. Delegates from more than 40 countries are expected to participate and discuss about the various issues of the working women all over the world. We fully welcome the decision. Working Women from India are also expected to participate.