The All Unions meeting of BSNL Unions/Associations have unanimously decided to organise One Day Strike on 15th December 2016 demanding rescinding the decision to form a Subsidiary Tower Company, taking away all the more than 65,000 towers from BSNL. It is reported that the Cabinet has already taken such a decision. The formation of a Tower Company will completely shatter the revival of BSNL.
In order to mobilise for the strike a massive dharna will be organised on 25th November 2016 in all centres.
The time is short. But BSNL Employees have always been united in front of challenges and have defeated the move of the government, or rather decisions, to disinvest, unbundle valuable copper cables, impose VRS/CRS on workers, arbitrary merger of BSNL and MTNL without considering the fully justifiable demands of the workers etc. The government had to retreat on all these occasions in front of the united might of the employees, both executives and non-executives.
The coming 4 weeks are very important. It is the time for the leaders of the unions/associations at all levels to meet each and every worker and fully convince him/her about the ‘do or die’ situation and prepare for the strike and further action, if necessary.
Towards the One Day Strike on 15th December 2016 by the entire BSNL workers!