On behalf of BSNLCCWF, the following email has been sent to Com. T.P.Ramakrishnan, Labour Minister and Dr. Thomas Isaac, Finance Minister, Kerala requesting relief to the BSNL contract workers in Kerala, who have not received wages for more than one year and is extremely suffering, especially in this corona period. I spoke to Labour Minister who assured that the matter will be brought to the notice of the Finance minister for necessary action.
Minister for Labour,
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