BSNL Employees Union (BSNLEU), the major recognized union in BSNL completes 17 years of fruitful service on 22nd March 2018. BSNLEU was formed in the National Convention held on 22-23 March 2001, held at Visakhapatanam in the presence of the great working class leader Com. E.Balanandan, President CITU, by seven existing telecom unions, which merged and formed the new union BSNLEU. Within few years it grew to the status of sole recognised union in BSNL with more than 50% support of the workers. Now it is the major recognised union, since recognition was given to the second union also as demanded by BSNLEU. With its progressive policies, valiant struggles organised separately and jointly with other unions, effective negotiations with the management and the government, many important achievement to the workers have been obtained.
BSNLEU took initiative in both wage negotiations in 2000 as well as 2007 and obtained very favourable wage revision for BSNL employees. More importantly, it took the initiative to form the co-ordinating body, Joint Forum/ Forum of BSNL Unions, Associations/ BSNL All Unions and Associations etc. and fought against the implementation of the anti-worker liberal policies of the government.The unbundling of cables, disinvestment, VRS etc. could be stopped by the dedicated struggle of the united workforce. Now the struggle is for wage revision, pension revision and against the formation of the Tower Company.
It is at this crucial time that the 17th foundation day anniversary of BSNLEU arrives. BSNLEU CHQ has called upon its branches to observe the same in a big way by organising rallies, demonstrations, meetings etc.
AIBDPA and BSNLCCWF also will fully participate in the Foundation Day celebrations of BSNLEU.