One Day Sit-in/Tools Down/Pen Down Strike on 23rd January 1995
The Telecom workers through their massive participation in one day strike on 23rd January 1995, have shown that they are completely against the NTP – 1994 and handing over this vital sector to foreign and Indian companies. The telecom will be fragmented and handed ove on silver platter to these MNCs and Indian corporates. This has to be opposed and defeated.
E.III Union took initiative and made efforts for organizing further struggles. But the Federations were lukewarm. E.III, T.III and Administrative unions started massive propaganda amongst the workers and the people. Massively attended dharnas were organized in all centres on 13th and 14th March 1995 successfully.
Joint Letter to Minister against Privatisation
A joint letter by the unions was submitted to the Communications Minister Sukh Ram on 28-03-1995 demanding that the proposal of the government to privatise telecom sector should be stopped.
Oral Evidence before V CPC
The Staff Side of the National Council (19 leaders) gave evidence before the V CPC on 20th and 21st February 1995. The Confederation of CG Employees and Workers was represented by Coms.S.K.Vyas, SG Confederation, O.P.Gupta, SG NFTE, R.L.Bhattacharya, Dy SG NFPE, G.L.Dhar GS, Central Sectt. And K.K.N.Kutty, GS, Income Tax. The demands of the employees were placed effectively before the CPC.
Massive Dharna / Human Chain against Privatisation
As per the call of E.III, T.III and Administrative Unions massive dharna / Human Chain was organized on 14-03-1995 at district levels against privatization of telecom, which was actively participated by thousands of workers. The reports from districts indicated that workers are angry at the privatization move of the government. (To be continued)