West Bengal, Kolkata Telephones, Telecom Factory and Telecom Stores are the four circles based in W.Bengal. Always these circles have been a strong hold of the progressive section of workers. In all the membership verifications, good majority of BSNL comrades have supported BSNLEU. The P&T Trade Union movement itself owe much to Bengal from where the pioneers of the movement, Babu Tarapada Mukherjee, Henry Barton, Dada Ghosh and also K.G.Bose, Moni Bose etc. started their trade union work.. Sisir Bhattacharjee, one of the senior most leaders alive as also Ananta Bhattacharjee, belong to this tradition.
It is in this city of Kolkata, the capital of W.Bengal, the meeting was held today, 29th December 2010 heralding the Membership Verification campaign. More than one thousand workers were present, who sat inside the CTO hall as also outside. It was jointly presided over by Saibal Sen Gupta and Adhir Kumar Sen, Circle Secretaries of Kolkata Telephones and Telecom Stores respectively. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, W.Bengal welcomed all. Ananta Bhattacharjee, President, AIBDPA, Mihir Das Gupta, former AGS, BSNLEU and many other senior leaders were present.
In his inaugural Speech V.A.N.Namboodiri, President, BSNLEU spoke about the pivotal role played by BSNLEU since the formation of BSNL to save BSNL and protect the interests of BSNL Workers. He mentioned about the excellent wage revision as also Promotion Policy. He called upon the workers to support United Forum and vote for BSNLEU in this verification. The Circle Treasurer, Kolkata Telephones handed over to VAN Namboodiri, President a cheque for Rs. seven lakh towards Building Fund.
The enthusiasm and support shown by the comrades is a sure sign that the four circles of W.Bengal will certainly improve their votes in the present verification.