The three days meeting of the Extended CEC of BSNL Employees Union held at Warangal (AP) from 26 to 28 February 2013 is a landmark session, which in detail discussed about the strategy to face the VI Membership Verification and win with a wide margin, to become the sole representative union.
The National Flag was hoisted by Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, All India President of the Union and the red flag of the union was hoisted by Com. P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary. All the comrades paid homage to the martyrs column.
The Inaugural Session started at 1100 hours in the spacious K.R.V. Gardens in the centre of the town. The hall was fully decorated and the stage was set with large banners with the drawings of the pioneers of P and T Trade Union movement viz. Babu Tarapada, Henry Barton, Dada Ghosh , K.G.Bose, N.J.Iyer, Adinarayana and Moni Bose. Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, President, BSNLEU presided. Com. Vijaya Bhaskar, MLA and Chairman of the Reception Committee and Com.J.Sampath Rao, Convener, Reception Committee, welcomed all present.
Com. A.K.Padmanabhan, President, CITU, inaugurated the meeting who touched upon the successful two days strike on 20-21 February 2013 and the resultant developments. He also spoke about the anti-worker policies being implemented by the central government and the need to fight the same.
Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri in his Presidential Speech spoke about the main issues of the CEC meeting like facing the VI Membership verification, providing better service to the people, joint struggles and on other important demands.
General Secretary BSNLEU, Com.P.Abhimanyu in his keynote address presented the report on activities since the last AIC held at Ludhiana in September 2012nd spoke extensively covering all the issues. Coms. P.Asokababu, Vice President as also Com. Animesh Mitra, DY GS.
After vote of thanks by the Reception Committee, the session came to an end at 1330 hours.