“Five days that created History” the book written by V.A.N.Nambbodiri and P.V.Chandrasekharan about the 5 days glorious strike of the central government employees in July 1960 was released by Com.K.Chandran Pillai, National Secretary, CITU by handing over a copy to P.K.Muraleedharan, Convener, NFPE Kerala on an online meeting on 19th September 2021, the 53rd Anniversary of the 1968 strike. The book is in Malayalam. It is also proposed to prepare an English version of the book in due course.
The three days dharna at Jantar Mantar premises, New Delhi by the BSNL workers as per the call of the AUAB from 21st September 2021 is a great success with massive participation from Delhi and nearby circles.
The BSNL management and central government should take note of the serious dissatisfaction among the workers, the need for reviving the BSNL and should take necessary immediate action. Otherwise sustained struggles will have to be faced by them.
In connection with the publication of the book about the 1960 strike written jointly by Comrade P.V.Chandrasekharan and me, I was busy and discontinued posts in my blog. Now I am coming posting as usual. I am sure that our readers will excuse me for the lapse.
Com.V.A.N. Namboodiri’s book, “My Life and Struggles”, released in the Karnataka Circle Executive Committee meeting.
The Circle Executive Committee meeting of BSNLEU, Karnataka circle, was held at Bengaluru on 22nd & 23rd March, 2021. An important event in this meeting, was the release of the book titled “My Life and Struggles”, written by Com.V.A.N. Namboodiri, former General Secretary, BSNLEU. The book was released by Com.Amanullah Khan, former President of the LIC Employees Union (AIIEA). Com.V.A.N. Namboodiri, addressed this meeting. He was felicitated by the Karnataka circle union. The CHQ of BSNLEU heartily congratulates Com.V.A.N. Namboodiri, for the release of his autobiography. (BSNLEU Website)
ICHR has gone beyond all limits. It has replaced the photo of Jawaharlal Nehru, leader of the Independence Struggle and first Prime Minister of India in the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav poster , with that of Savarkar, who apologized and assured full support to the British Government. This is unpardonable. The ICHR should reverse their decision and apologize to the nation.
Railways have withdrawn the concession granted to the senior citizens in train tickets wef February 2020 on rather flimsy grounds. It was completely an anti- senior citizens decision.
We demand that the concession be restored forthwith and do justice to them.
The central trade unions, Federations of central government, PSUs and other trade unions are in a bitter resistance fight against the total demolition PSU policy of the Central government. Many Central PSUs have already been closed or have been handed over to private. Others are in the line.
Despite strong protests and agitational programmes, including strikes, by the working class, Modi government is going on with its closure/privatisation programme. Even the strong protests by the opposition political parties, inside and out side Parliament, are completely ignored.
Probably Modi government is not sure whether it will return to power one more time. Hence it wants the handover of the profitable PSUs to the corporates at the earliest.
Resistance of the people has to be strengthened against the demolition of the PSUs, the property of the people and the nation.
The capture of Afghanistan by the Taliban is tragedy not only for the Afghan people, butt for the entire world. Taliban’s religious fanatism and its cruel suppression of women etc. are well known. Afghan people have started resistance to the new regime. Our solidarity with the Afghan people.