Thousands of MTNL employees joined the demonstration programme at the MTNL C.O. premises in Eastern Court protesting against the delay in settling 78.2% IDA fixation, option for pro-rata pension, implementation of CGHS service etc. Com. Mange Ram Sharma, Chairman of the United Forum of MTNL Unions/Associations presided and Com. M.K.Bagchi, Convener welcomed all. The leaders of the Unions and Associations addressed.
Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, former Convener of the BSNL/MTNL Joint Forum of Unions/Associations addressed the rally, spoke about the united action of the workers and supported the struggle. He reminded about the workers about the united struggles organised by the United Forum earlier, including the Parliament March and strike. He fully supported the struggle of the MTNL workers. He also spoke about the need to improve the services.