A massively participated meeting of BSNLEU as well as BSNLCCWF was organised at Ludhiana on 29th July 2013. Coms.Balbir Singh, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU Punjab, Baljinder Singh, Circle Secretary BSNLCCWU, Balwinder Singh, District Secretary, BSNLEU and other leaders addressed. Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, All India President, BSNLEU and BSNLCCWF spoke on the issues of strengthening BSNL as also the agitational programmes planned by BSNLEU/United Forum on the major and long pending issues of the workers including the wage revision from 01-01-2012, loss of wage to post-2007 recruitees, stagnation of officials, pension revision of BSNL retirees, both pre and post-2007, issues of casual and contract workers etc.
A separate meeting of the casual and contract workers was held and discussed about the present situation of workers in Punjab. It was decided to meet the GM, Ludhiana and CGM Chandigarh to discuss the issues. The GM was met and demands put forward after the meeting.
Along with Coms. R.L.Moudgil, AGS, Balbir Singh, Circle Secretary, Baljiender Singh, Circle Secretary BSNLCCWU, senior leader H.S.Dhillon and other leading comrades Com. VAN Namboodiri met the CGM Shri Julka and discussed the issues of the contract workers including the non-payment of minimum wage, non-implementation of the EPF, ESI etc. He assured to ensure implementation of the same. Improving the work culture, procurement of equipment and other issues connected with the revival of BSNL was also discussed.
A Press Conference was also held at Ludhiana on the issues of casual and contract workers which was participated my reporters of channels and other media.