On the plea of financial crisis, BSNL management has given directions to lower levels to retrench contract workers. This is strongly objected. There is no justification for retrenching contract workers, who have been working for the development, expansion and maintenance of BSNL services for long periods.
Instead, they should be regularised and appointed in BSNL. There are tens of thousands of vacancies, in which these contract workers can be regularised. This will only be justice to the low paid contract workers. This has been continuously demanded by BSNLCCWF, the federation of the BSNL casual contract workers.