Once the verification is over, workers in large numbers are joining BSNL Employees Union. The flow has started in right earnest. Yesterday, 28th February 2011, I was in Satara, one of the districts in Maharashtra. A massive meeting participated by hundreds of workers including a large number of women comrades was held. Coms. Purushotham Gedam, Circle Secretary, Maharashtra, N.K.Nallawade, Circle Asst. Secretary and Member, National Council, and other leaders were present.

The entire members of the NFTE, numbering 350 under the leadership of Com.Maruti Shirke and Com. A.B.Divate, President & District Secretary of NFTE joined BSNLEU. Com. Gajendra Raut, District President and H.M.Satpute, District Secretary, BSNLEU welcomed all the comrades to BSNLEU. Coms. Purushotham Gedam, Circle Secretary and Nallawade, ACS, congratulated all for the wise decision taken by the comrades.

Welcoming the new members, I congratulated them and stated that Satara will become one of our strong units with almost all workers joining the BSNLEU. I also explained our task in the present situation when BSNL is in a financial crisis due to the wrong policy and incapable management.

I was told by the Circle Union leaders, in many other divisions also, NFTE members have expressed their intention to join BSNLEU. A good development indeed.