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A Circle Convention of BSNL Casual Contract Labour Union, Kerala Circle was held today, 19 March 2014, at Bankmen’s Hall, Thiruvananthapuram. More than 500 workers from all parts of Kerala participated. Com. K.Mohan, Circle President BSNL CCLU and Circle Secretary BSNLEU presided over the Convention. Com. Somasekharan Nair, Circle secretary BSNL CCLU welcomed all the participants and the invitees.
Comrade K.N. Balagopalan, MP and President of the CCLU inaugurated the convention. He congratulated the CCLU Kerala for organising the 16 days strike through which many achievements could be made. He analysed the election situation and called upon the workers to support those who support them. Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, All India President BSNLCCWF and BSNLEU explained in detail about the issues of the casual and contract workers and the struggles organised to achieve them. Coms. P.V.Chandrasekharan, Circle President AIBDPA and senior leader of P and T workers, R.Muralidharan Nair, AGS BSNLEU, A.V.Kuriakose, Circle President, BSNLEU, Suresh, AGS, BSNLCCWF , V.Bhagyalakshmi, Mahila Committee Convener, Ashok Kumar, Convener, Confederation, Trivandrum and other leaders addressed.
In response to the appeal of the CHQ BSNLCCWF for donations to help Com. S.P.Tiwari, Circle Secretary of BSNL CCWF, UP East who is victimised and retrenched for the last few years and who is in serious condition in hospital due to cancer, a generous donation of Rs.9,100 was received from the house. Another Rs.5,000 was donated by the BSNL CCLU Circle Union. The total amount of Rs. 14,100 was handed over to Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri to be given to Com. Tiwari. Com. Namboodiri thanked the Kerala Circle and the comrades for the spontaneous and generous response to this noble cause.
The  meeting came to an end with vote of thanks by Com. C. Vamadevan, District Secretary BSNLCCLU.