The e-mail sent to Shri P.K.Purwar, CMD BSNL on the issue of payment of wages to contract workers.
Dear Shri Purwarji,
You will be extremely busy in dealing with the serious and difficult situation being faced by BSNL in the post- VRS scenario as well as COVID – 19. Hence, I don’t want to take much of your valuable time.
Only one thing I want to request. The 40,000 and contract workers engaged through contractors are in dire situation without wages for about one year. 10 workers have committed suicide, unable to bear the agony of not being able to feed their families. The situation is very pathetic.
I am happy to note that salary payment is being made update for employees.
In the same way, you may kindly take immediate action to pay wages with arrears to the contract workers so that they can sustain their families. In this connection, you may kindly refer to the Govt of India instructions with regard to payment of wages to casual contract workers.
Expecting immediate action,
President, BSNLCCWF. dated 31st March 2020.