The first programme of action leading to the Indefinite Strike from 17th March 2015, demanding immediate action from the Government and Management for the Revival of BSNL was the observation of Demands Day on 11th December 2014 by organising Lunch Hour Demonstrations. The call was given by the Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations of Non-Executives and Executives.
The reports received indicate that in almost all the places the demonstrations has taken place. It is well and good that the call has been implemented. Many comrades have sent the photos also.
Seeing the photos and discussing with the comrades, I feel that more is to be done. The comrades participating in the demonstration seem to be only a small part of the entire workers in the place. For example, if there are about 300- 400 workers, the number in the demonstration is around 50 or 60 and that too mostly active workers and leaders. Is this a sufficient number when we are preparing for a serious struggle? Certainly, NOT!
The most important part of any struggle is that it is participated by the entire workers or the maximum of the workers. THEN ONLY IT BECOMES REALLY EFFECTIVE. Hence we have to see participation of much more employees in our agitation. I agree that it will be very difficult to bring all the workers in the demonstration, but it is utmost necessary that at least the majority workers participate. It gives encouragement to all, that the workers have taken the struggle seriously. It is not correct to compare, but a look at the demonstrations and programmes being conducted by the Bank and Insurance Employees will show, how seriously their workers are participating in the joint programmes. It is possible for the BSNL Employees also to organise in the same way. Let us try to improve the participation of workers in each and every further programme.
‘DO OR DIE’ IS THE SITUATION – EVERY WORKER HAS GOT TO BE MOBILISED.
SAVE BSNL – SAVE NATION !