BSNL employees have been deprived of the Bonus for the last few years, on the plea by the management that since the company is in loss, employees are not eligible for Bonus. This is untenable.
The recognised union, BSNLEU, has pointed out that the present Bonus (PLI) Formula, which states that workers are not eligible for Bonus if the company is in loss, is an arbitrary decision with out consulting or discussing with the union/s.
BSNLEU and United Forum has already issued strike notice which includes the Bonus Demand also. BSNL Management should discuss and take a favourable decision. Bonus should be paid to the BSNL employees with out further delay. The Holidays season is already starting.