As per the decision of the Central Executive Committee of BSNLCCWF, massive dharnas were held today, 27th September by the casual contract workers in many centres with massive participation. In Kolkata more than 500 comrades participated. In Kerala dharna was organised in all the districts with large number of workers participating. In T.Nadu also it was not different. In W.Bengal, Karnataka, Maharashtra, M.P., Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and other states also the dharna was well organised.
The demands included a minimum wage of Rs.18,000, implementation of EPF, ESI, Gratuity for casual and contract workers, Bonus, regularisation etc. The demand of implementing the VII CPC pay scales for the casual labour is also pending with the BSNL Management.
We congratulate all the workers and leaders who organised and participated in the struggle. We demand the government to urgently settle these fully justified demands.