A well attended Press Conference was organised in Mumbai Press Club on the issues of the casual and contract workers in BSNL. Coms. V.A.N.Namboodiri, President of both BSNLEU and BSNLCCWF explained about the inhuman exploitation of the casual/contract workers by the contractors and the BSNL management. He also briefed the press how the minimum wage is denied to them and that the social security measures like EPF, ESI etc. are denied to them. Casual labours are denied their due claim of regularisation.
Com. G.Mathpati, Circle President and Com. Nana Chawan, General Secretary, Maharashtra Labour and BSNL Contract Labour Union were also present. They informed that a massive dharna will be organised tomorrow on the issues of the Contract workers.