Thanks to Chief Minister Shri Pinarayi Vijayan!
He has assured in today’s Press Conference that he will take up the issue of non-payment of wages to BSNL contract workers with the Central Government..
I never expected such quick response. Of course he is our CM who acts immediately. Only yesterday night the following email was sent to him with copy to Finance Minister and Labour Minister.
Copy of email sent to Chief Minister on 9th April 2020
Shri Pinarayi Vijayan,
Chief Minister of Kerala,
I am bringing the following issue to your kind notice for early, sympathetic and necessary action.
There are about 5,000 contract labours, working in BSNL in Kerala circle. For the last one year, they have not been paid wages, either by the contractor or BSNL management on the plea that funds are not available. Agitations were organized, but no result. Two workers had committed suicide in Kerala due to mental agony, being unable to maintain the family. Many workers were retrenched but most of the others continue to work, though not getting wages. Our M.P.s have raised the issue in the Parliament, but no results.
The condition of these workers has become worse in the Covid 19 period.
It is requested that some urgent relief may kindly be granted to these contract workers on humanitarian ground urgently.
President, BSNL Casual Contract Workers Federation (BSNLCCWF)
Mob: 9868231431. Dated 09-04-2020