The casual contract workers in BSNL, Kerala Circle are on an agitation from 22nd June, 2015. Then they started an indefinite hunger fast before the CGMT office  from 6th July,2015 as there has been no positive response from the Circle administration to settle the genuine demands. The leaders of the BSNL CCLU , Kerala Circle are participating in the fast. Though a conciliation meeting was held at the initiative of the Chief Labour Commissioner, Kerala, the talk failed as the Circle administration failed to send a responsible officer with proper authority to the said meeting. The CGMT is playing a hide and seek game in the agitation by his conspicuous absence in the office most of the period. At the same time he is making all sort of provocations by issuing memos virtually banning the agitation. He has also dared  to victimize the BSNLEU leaders including the Circle Secretary alleging participation in the agitation.  

It is in this background that BSNLEU Circle Union was compelled to call for a day/night dharna at all SSAs in Kerala on 22-23 July, 2015 demanding immediate intervention of the CGMT to settle CCLU agitation.  The mass day/night Dharna before the CGMT office, Thiruvananthapuram was inaugurated by Com.Raju Abraham M L A on 22nd morning. Com.K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary, AIBDPA, Com.P.V. Chandrasekharan, All India Patron, AIBDPA and a host of leaders addressed the dharna and offered support. (Courtesy: AIBDPA)