I am giving below a report received from Com. Animesh Mitra, Dy.GS BSNLEU and Vice-President BSNLCCWF on the Historic Rally held on 25th November at kolkata.
A HISTORIC RALLY OF THE BSNL REGULAR AND NON-REGULAR WORKERS IN KOLKATA
A huge rally of the BSNL Regular and Non regular workers was held at Rani Rashmoni Road, Kolkata on 25th November, 2013. Four Circle unions – BSNL Employees Union, WB Circle, Calcutta Telephones, BSNL Casual Mazdoor Union, WB Circle, Calcutta Telephones Thika Mazdoor Union and BSNL Casual Mazdoor Union, Telecom Factory organised this historic rally. About 3000 regular and non-regular employees assembled at Rani Rash Moni Road through a colorful procession which started from R.N. Mukherjee Road, BBD Bag. Com. Tapan Sen, General Secretary of CITU was the main speaker. He urged upon the workers to make feel the management that the non-regular workers of BSNL are the main work force of BSNL and it could be done through a broader unity and sustained struggle -even strike. Com Animesh Mitra, Deputy General Secretary as well as Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB Circle said in his speech that the BSNL authority is very much reluctant to settle the problems like regularization, equal wage for equal work, timely payment of wage, wage as per IDA pay scale, extension of EPF, ESI and other social securities to the non-regular workers. Only through united and sustained struggle of non-regular and regular employees can change the scenario. he urges upon the gathering to consolidate their movements to achieve the demands. The other speakers of the gathering were Com. Saibal Sengupta, Asstt. General Secretary as well as Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Calcutta Telephones Circle, Com. Tapas Ghosh, Secretary AICCWF, Com. Omprakash singh, Cirlce Secretary, BSNLEU, Telecom Factory Circle and Com. Arup Sarkar, Circle Secretary, CTTMU. The meeting was presided over by a presidium composed with Com. Gobinda Das, Com. Saibal Sengupta, Com. Omprakash Singh.