The conciliation meeting called by the Chief Labour Commissioner on the December 15 strike issues was held today, 31st January. Shri A.N.Rai, Director(HR), N.K.Narang (PGM SR) and other officers were present. From the JAC, Comrades V.A.N.Namboodiri, Convener, JAC, P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU and leaders from other unions were present. The meeting started and a detailed discussion took place on the Bonus issue. In the meantime CLC had to leave due to an urgent meeting of the ministry. Hence the meeting was adjourned and will probably held on 1st March. The exact date will be intimated by CLC.
During the meeting I had the opportunity to submit a detailed memorandum on the issues of the casual and contract labour with volumes of details of many circles regarding the non-payment of minimum wage and non-implementation of EPF and ESI. A copy was handed over to the Director(HR) also. CLC asked the Dir(HR) to look in to the matter. CLC assured that he will send the details to his Regional Labour Commissioners for taking necessary action in the matter. He also advised that similar cases can be directly sent to the RLCs. The issue of regularisation of the casual labour was also discussed with Director (HR).