Today, 22nd March 2017 is the 16th Birth Anniversary of BSNL Employees Union (BSNLEU), which was formed at Visakhapatnam on 22nd March 2001 in the presence of thousands of telecom workers and as also in the august presence of Com. E.Balanandan, President, CITU and one of great working class leaders of India. The day is also the death anniversary of Com.A.K.Gopalan, M.P., the legend leader of the toiling masses.
The past sixteen years witnessed the growth of this organisation with the vast majority of BSNL workers making it their own. Due to its continuous struggles and achievements, it took the front position among the trade unions.
There are big challenges before BSNLEU when it is celebrating its 17th birth day. The threat of closure, privatisation is looming before it. Despite anti-PSU policy of the government, the PSU has started improving its financial position, but much more efforts are required for better service. The Forum, All Unions – Associations should be strengthened by including the BSNLCCWF which is implementing all the decisions of the Forum and is part of the BSNL workforce.
As the Founder General Secretary of BSNLEU, I feel proud with all other leaders and workers that BSNLEU has stood the test of time and has been the inspiration and protector of the BSNL workers.
BSNLEU Zindabad! Workers Unity Zindabad!
UNITY FOR STRUGGLE! STRUGGLE FOR UNITY! UNITY AND STRUGGLE FOR PROGRESS!