The festival season is coming. It is during the festival season, ie. October – November, that Bonus is paid to the workers/employees. For the last four years, Bonus has been denied to BSNL employees. Despite strong demand by the unions, management took a stoic silence.

This situation can not continue. BSNL Employees Union and other unions have demanded that Bonus should be paid this year. While employees/workers in all other establishments are paid bonus, why not in BSNL. The plea of the management that ‘there is no profit, hence no bonus’ is not acceptable.

A joint committee of management and staff has been appointed to discuss the issue. The Joint Committee should urgently meet and decide for the paymeent of Bonus or PLI before the festival starts.