World federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) was formed on 3rd October 1945, immediately after the conclusion of the II World War. It was an important step in the consolidation of the work force all over the world. The workers were able to achieve many during the post-war period and WFTU was in the forefront of the struggles of the world working class.

After the collapse of the USSR, some organisations left it and WFTU became comparatively weak. But after the Havana Conference in 2008 and the Greece Conference in 2010, many organisations rejoined WFTU and the old glory was brought back.

WFTU as usual has called for observing its birthday, 3rd October this year also. The theme for this year is International Action Day on Food, Water, Medicine, Books and Housing. It is the right of every human being to get these essential things for his growth and development. But in the present situation, these are denied to a large section of the people, the workers, all over the world. WFTU calls upon all to fight for these rights to whom they have been denied.

BSNL Employees Union in it’s All India Conference at Ludhiana has called upon all the BSNL workers to observe the International Action Day on 3rd October 2012 in an effective way participating in the rallies, demonstrations, meetings and other activities being organised on that day.