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As per decision of the BSNL Casual Contract Workers Federation, UP(East) Circle, dharnas participated by a large number of casual contract workers were held in the SSA head quarters on 21-22 July demanding payment of wages for the last many months, payment of minimum wage, implementation of ESI, EPF etc. Despite many representations wages for 6-7 months are yet to be paid in most of the SSAs. Not even one half of the Minimum wage fixed by the Labour Department is paid. Brutal exploitation is continuing, despite clear orders from the CMD BSNL based on the labour laws.

It is against this brutal exploitation that the dharna has been organised.

We heartily congratulate the workers for the excellent dharna. We demand the BSNL Management to accept the demands of the workers and implement the government decisions on payment of wage, EPF, ESI etc.