The issues of the casual/contract workers have to be urgently settled, since they are pending for a very long time and there is no justification to further delay settlement. The inhuman exploitation of these labour has to be put an end to. The New Year 2012 is to be treated as the Year of the Casual and Contract Labour and all efforts to be made to see that their issues are settled.
As the first action, the BSNLCCWF is addressing letters to Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister, Shri Mallikarjun Kharge, Labour Minister, Shri Kapil Sibal, Communications Minister, Chief Labour Commissioner and CMD seeking urgent settlement. Further, BSNLCCWF Secretary General Com. Tapas Ghosh, Vice-President Com. Animesh Mitra and other leaders will be meeting the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour when it meets at Kolkata on 2nd January 2012. The President (Myself) has already met the Standing Committee earlier and presented all the facts and issues.
My suggestion is that 28th February 2012, when the entire workers are going on a one day nationwide strike in which the issues of casual/contract/unorganised workers have been given a prominent place,, should be observed as Casual and Contract Workers Day by the BSNL CC Workers.
Unite and Organise to settle the justified demands!