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Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, President, BSNLEU and BSNLCCWF met Shri R.K.Goyal, GM (Estt.) and discussed about the need to increase the wages of TSM and Casual Labour engaged in BSNL. It was demanded that the minimum of the pay of BSNL ie. Rs. 7,760 should be given instead of the present Rs. 6,600, which is based on the DOT scale. It was also pointed out by the union that even Rs. 6,600 was not the pay to be given as per the government pay, it should be Rs. 7,000 ( Rs. 5,200 pay and Rs. 1,800 Grade pay). The necessary orders and instructions were also furnished. But the management did not commit anything, instead justified the decision already taken.
The Union also demanded that the EPF contribution for the Casual labour should be from the date of employment. The GM (Estt.) assured that a decision will be taken within a few weeks and orders issued in this matter.