The massive gathering at the State level Convention of Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations of Kerala held at Trichur on 13th August was a clear indication of the interest and determination of the Kerala BSNL employees to strengthen BSNL and further improve it’s services to the people.
The Convention held at the spacious Town Hall was as per the decision of the National Convention on “Revival of BSNL” held at Mavlankar Hall New Delhi on 3rd August 2013, which adopted a Declaration, which analysed the reasons for the present declining position of BSNL and suggested ways and means to improve the financial position of the company as also to improve the services. It had pointed out that the reasons for the decline is the neo-liberal anti-PSU policy of the government, its non-honouring of the commitments assured at the time of formation of BSNL and the inefficiency of the top management. It also pointed out the necessity of more commitment and initiative on the part of the employees.
The Convention at Trichur was presided by Com. George verghese, Circle Secretary, SNEA. Com.K.Mohanan, Circle Secrtary BSNLEU and Convener, Forum and Com. Gopalakrishnan, DS BSNLEU Trichur welcomed all.
Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, National Convener, Forum delivered the Key Address and explained all the important points of the Declaration adopted at the National Convention. He congratulated the Kerala employees who continued to ensure profit to BSNL, despite heavy odds.
The Central trade union leaders Shri T.V.Chandra Mohan (INTUC), Com. M.M.Verghese (CITU), Com.T.V.Ramachandran (AITUC), Shri V.Radhakrishnan (BMS), Com. Davis (CITU) as also Circle leaders Coms. P.V.Dharmadas (NFTE), Kochu Devasya (FNTO), T.K.Mangalanandan (AIBSNLEA), Thulasidharan Pillai (BTEU BSNL), Ramakrishnan (SEWA BSNL), U.Preman (TEPU) and T.V.Rajivan Nair (BSNLMS) and other leaders spoke.
The decisions of the convention was announced by Com.K.Mohanan, Convener of the Forum. It included organising SSA level conventions, meeting the central trade unions, M.P.s etc.
The Convention was a big success. It was the first state level convention as per the decision of the National Convention. Hearty Congratulations to the Kerala Comrades!