The extended meeting of the Karnataka State BSNL Non-Permanent Workers Union, affiliated to BSNLCCWF and CITU was held at Conference Hall at Bengaluru on 08-11-2016. About 200 comrades including a good number of women participated. Com. C.K.Gundanna, Circle President, KNPW Union and Circle Secretary, BSNLEU presided. Comrade Mahantesh, General Secretary Non-Permanent Workers union welcomed all and explained the issues to be discussed. Com. Gundanna , President gave the guidelines for the discussion. In his inaugural speech Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, All india President, BSNLCCWF, briefed the house about the decisions taken in the meeting of the Central Secretariat held on 26-10-2016, including the decision to organise a Parliament March on 22-02-2017 on the Charter of demands placed by the Federation. He congratulated the Karnataka workers for their struggles for ensuring minimum wage etc. Comrades M.C.Balakrishna, Org. Secretary BSNLEU, Balaji, Shanbag, CITU, Sudershan, Dist. Secretary BSNLEU, Girish, Cheluvaraj, Shabarish Kumar office-bearers BSNLCCWF addressed. The CEC decided to participate in the 22 February Parliament March as per quota allotted.
The leaders met the CGMT Shri Nagaraju and discussed about the problems of the casual and contract workers in the circle.