BSNL contract workers are not being paid salary for the past 6 months and the families of these contract workers are in starvation. Despite BSNLEU and BSNLCCWF are continuously taking up this issue with the Management, no improvement has come. In the meanwhile, news has come that 5 contract workers have so far committed suicide in West Bengal and Kolkata circles, unable to face the crisis created due to non-payment of wages. BSNLEU has written to the CMD BSNL, communicating these tragedies and demanding immediate action for payment of wage arrears. (BSNLEU Website).
We express our deep condolence at the sad demise of the workers who have contributed much for the revival of BSNL. BSNL would immediately ensure that the wages are paid so that such sad occurrences do not take place. The government and BSNL management is fully responsible for the suicides. The families should be given compensation.
Bitan Bhowmik said:
The news of suicide of five contract workers is not only a sad new but also a news for us to be seething with anger. It is not merely a suicide but it is murder. But nobody will will be pulled up for such a crime. Capital is brutal and capital is criminal. The news is a testimony to this fact.
VAN NAMBOODIRI said: