I am reproducing a report from Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, W.Bengal on the agitation conducted from 29th September to 1st October and the agreement with the Management. My Congratulations for the massively participated agitation by the W.Bengal workers.


The BSNLEU, WB Circle has organised two days agitational programme including hunger strike on 30th September, 2013 and sit in demonstration on 1st October, 2013 for the improvement of BSNL service in the state as well as to settle the burning issues of the employees. The Hunger strike was started on 30th Sept. at 11AM in front of the chamber of CGMT, WB Circle. Altogether 150 leaders, both Circle and Districts Office bearers in and around Kolkata have joined the programme. Similar programme was also organised in the District Head quarters. During the programme Com. Asis Das, Amitava Chattopadhyay, Debshis Khan, Swapan Chanda, Samir Nandy, Mintu Debnath, Ranprasad Dutta, Asoke Bhattacharjee, R.R. Das and Com Tapas Ghosh, Circle Secy., BSNLCMU, WB deliberated their speeches. Com. Parimal Sarkar, President BSNLEU, S. Sanyal, P. Chatterjee and S.P. Pandey presided over the meeting. Later at 7PM the CGMT, WB has requested the leaders to withdraw hunger strike assured them to meet the staff side on 1st Oct. morning. After discussion the leaders have deferred the hunger strike.

On 1st October the staff side met with CGMT, WB and other officers, the staff side was led by Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secy. After detail discussion nearly for 3 hours the staff side has decided to defer their agitational programme. The authority has assured that minutes of the discussion, in detail, will be supplied to the staff side on 3rd October, 2013. Later Com. Animesh Mitra has narrated the whole content of the discussion before the agitating 250 members. He has also expressed that being a responsible Trade Union we have to fight both for the development of BSNL and for the benefit of our employees in future also. Com Asis Das also spoke to the gathering.