Due to the adamant and antagonistic attitude of the BSNL Circle Management, both the CCLU and BSNLEU in Kerala is continuing the agitation on the demands of the casual and contract workers for increase in the wages, upgradation of workers from unskilled to skilled etc. Though three times discussion have taken place, settlement could not be reached due to the adamant stand of the management. Further the management is victimising the workers. Circle office bearers of BSNLEU, including Circle Secretary have been issued with show cause notice for supporting the agitation. The Circle office-bearers of the BSNL CCLU are on hunger strike and many of them have been forcefully hospitalised.
It is in this context that the Action Committee has decided to strengthen the agitation. A broad based Solidarity and Aid committee is being formed with political, trade union leaders as also service organisations. BSNLEU will organise 48 hours continuous dharna on 22, 23 July. A massive March to the CGM Office will be organised on 28th July at Thiruvananthapuram.
BSNLCCWF demands the BSNL Corporate Office to direct the Kerala Circle Management to immediately discuss with the Unions and settle the issues failing which the struggle will be widened and strengthened.