It is most surprising that the BSNL Management issued a letter to the recognised Unions and Association in BSNL against going on united action by executives and executives. This is nothing short of interfering in the rights of the trade unions to agitate for their justified demands. We can understand the disappointment of the government and the BSNL Management in their failure to implement many of its anti-BSNL decisions due to the united mighty struggles of the unions and associations. They want to divide the workers on one pretext or other. This move has been defeated time and again by the workers.

The March to Raj Bhawan, Collectorate etc. organised today jointly by the Unions/Associations today have torn to pieces the unwarranted instructions of the BSNL Management. It is now understood that the Management has kept the impugned orders in abeyance after strong protest from BSNLEU and the Unions and Associations.

Keeping in abeyance is not sufficient; the letter needs to be withdrawn unconditionally.