As scheduled, a meeting with the ALC (C)( on behalf of CLC), was held on 29-05-2018 at New Delhi. On behalf of the BSNLCCWF, Com. VAN Namboodiri, President, Com Animesh Mitra, Secretary General, Com. K. R. Yadav, VP, Com. Tapas Kumar Ghosh, WP, Com. Tapos Banerjee, Treasurer and on behalf of BSNL Management, five officers were present in the meeting. BSNL management submitted a written reply on issues which was raised by the ALC (C) ND in the last meeting. After getting the copy of the reply, Com Animesh Mitra, SG, raised the objection that as per the questions of the CLC (C), the reply has not been given by the Management. We raised the questions and discussion held regarding the important issues like:-
i) Gratuity for the (Contract Labourer) – BSNL management assured before the CLC that necessary order will be issued for the Contract Workers before the next meeting with the ALC.
ii) Gratuity for the left out Casual labourers – In this connection, BSNL Management has stated that it will decide in the next BSNL Board meeting if details of the left out casual labourers will be available. They have also informed that on the issue of gratuity of a particular Casual Labore in Coochbehar SSA has been approved after obtaining the legal opinion from the legal cell. In this regard, ALC (C) has requested to the leaders to lodge the complaint before the ALCs through out the country.
iii) Wages of left out Casual labouers – as written reply submitted by the BSNL wherein it is mentioned that casual labourers are being paid the wages based on minimum CDA Pay scale plus dearness allowance. It also mentioned that the revision of wages to the casual labours will be paid after 3rd PRC is implemented. We objected to the reply and after argument, CLC has stated that after discussion with CLC, he will deliver his verdict. It is also stated that he will try to arrange a meeting with the Chief Labour Commissioner. (Website : BSNLCCWF)