BSNL Board is meeting today, 29th September 2011. One of the major items for discussion is the VRS, ie. proposal for retrenchment of about one lakh workers through VRS, in fact CRS.
There is no justification for VRS in BSNL. All the arguments put down by the Sam Pitroda Committee and BRPSE are nothing but lame excuses to convert the PSU to a private company as per the neo-liberalisation policy of the government.If VRS helps improvement of company, what happened to MTNL where VRS was implemented thrice? If went further down.
If the Board decides for VRS, it can expect a strong and sustained struggle by the workers under the leadership of the JAC. The government could not implement VRS earlier and it will not be allowed in future also. The government can not play with the future of BSNL and its workers.
Let us be ready for a serious struggle to save BSNL and its workers.