PARLIAMENT MARCH ON 25TH FEBRUARY 2015 BY BSNL EMPLOYEES
More than five thousand BSNL Employees participated in the Parliament March held on 25th February 2015, by the Forum of BSNL Unions & Associations demanding Revival of BSNL and for a better service to the people. In addition to the employees a large number of BSNL-DOT Pensioners joined the March as per the call of the AIBDPA. Casual Contract workers also participated in large numbers. The March started from the Bharat Sanchar Bhawan, Corporate Office of BSNL at Janpath at 11.00AM. Under the banner of the Forum, the workers marched to the Parliament and held a rally at Jantar Mantar where they were stopped by the police.
The rally was presided over by Com. C.Singh, GS NFTE, Chairman of the Forum and Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, Convener explained the demands contained in the memorandum to the Prime Minister, which was got signed by lakhs of people demanding the revival of BSNL, which is in loss for the last few years due to the anti-PSU policy of the government and non-procurement of equipments. Coms.Tapan Sen, M.P., General Secretary CITU , Dr. Dharam Vira, M.P., Vrijesh Upadhyay, General Secretary, BMS, Amarjit Kaur, Secretary AITUC, Shiv Gopal Mishra, Secretary General AIRF& Secretary JCM Staff Side and leaders of the BSNL Unions viz. Com.P.Abhimanyu (BSNLEU), K.Sebastin(SNEA), Prahlad Rai (AIBSNLEA), Jayaprakash (FNTO), R.C.Pandey (BTEU), Suresh Kumar (BSNLMS), N.D.Ram(SEWA BSNL), Sunil Gautam (SNATTA), R.P.Sahu (AIGETOA)Ram Kishun Ram (BTU), Hari Singh (BTU) addressed the rally and extended all support to the Save BSNL Campaign.
The leaders of the Forum later submitted to the Memorandum to the Prime Minister along with the signatures collected from the people all over the country.
BSNL workers have decided to go on Indefinite Strike from 17th March on the same demands.