With deep grief we intimate that Com. Dileep Kumar, a contract worker engaged in BSNL Killivayal Excange, Pathanathitta committed suicide yesterday due to extreme mental strain for not getting wages for two months from the contractor / BSNL Management. He is survived by his wife Suja and a daughter. The concerned contractor is IIMS Kayamkulam. There are 325 contract workers in Pathanamthitta SSA and none has been paid wages.

BSNLCCWF, the union of the BSNL contract workers has been on agitation demanding payment of wages immediately and a circle level hunger strikeĀ  was held two days back before CGM office.

We demand that immediate action should be taken to pay the wages to the contract workers. We also demand that immediate relief should be given to the family and an enquiry to be conducted in the matter and the culprits punished.

We convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereave family, friends and comrades.