Raipur CEC meeting announced trade union action to achieve genuine demands of Casual/Contractual Workers.

The CEC meeting of BSNLCCWF was held at Raipur, Chhattisgarh on 13th & 14th January’18, with great enthusiasm. The meeting was held at Vipra Bhavan, Samta Colony. The arena of the meeting was well decorated with union flags and festoons. Before commencement of the meeting the Red Flag of our union was hoisted by Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President, BSNLCCWF. Com. Dharmadas Mahapatra, State Secretary CITU, inaugurated the CEC meeting. Com.R.S. Bhatt, CS, BSNLEU, Com. S.C.Bhattacharjee, Veteran leader AIBDPA, Com. K. Mohanan, Asstt. General Secy., BSNLCCWF also spoke. Com. Animesh Mitra, Secy. Genera, placed report before the house for discussion.Com Tapas Banerjee, Treasurer, placed the accounts.

Apart from office bearers and CEC members, delegates from the following states attended the meeting- Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, CTD, West Bengal, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra and Jharkhand.

The following items were focused and discussed in the meeting by the delegates – Retrenchment of casual/ contract workers, delay in payment of monthly wage, fund curtailment, Rs 18,000/- wage of the casual laborers, Gratuity etc. The meeting with CLC held at New Delhi was reported in the house by Secy. Genl., Com. Animesh Mitra.

After threadbare discussion on the above issues by the delegates and members, a 10 points Charter of Demands was prepared and 5 points Trade Union programmes were announced which were unanimously accepted by the house.

(1) Protest Day on 7th February, 2018, 2) March to CGMT Office on 8th March, 2018, 3) Signature Campaign, 4) Submission of Memorandum to the CMD and CLC, 5) Membership campaign programme, 6) Celebration of Ten Years completion of BSNLCCWF etc.

The CEC meeting has adopted three resolutions e.g. a) extension of full support to the programme of “March to Sanchar Bhawan” by the Unions and Associations of BSNL to be held on 23rd February, 2018 b) Massive campaign amongst the members against the dreadful “FRDI bill”, c) Protest against the decision of the Government to form a “Subsidiary Tower Company”.

The CEC meeting of BSNLCCWF at Raipur ended successfully.