Notice for 2 Days Strike on 21-22 April 2015

The notice for 2 days strike on 21-22 April 2015 was served on the BSNL management and Secretary DOT on 12-03-2015 after a mighty demonstration in front of the Corporate office. Demonstrations were held in Circles and SSAs.

The following were the demands in the Strike Notice:

  1. Immediate procurement of adequate equipments, for the much delayed expansion of BSNL networks, with focus on state-of-the-art technology. Govt should enable BSNL to get the necessary finance for this procurement.
  2. Compensation for BSNL’s loss making rural land line services, as per the assurances given by the government at the time of formation of the company.
  3. Financial assistance to BSNL to expand the network as assured. Payment of Rs. 1,250 crores in lieu of ADC.
  4. Do not merge BSNL and MTNL without fulfilling the demands of the unions and Associations of BSNL.
  5. Stop formation of a subsidiary tower company of BSNL. BBNL should be merged with BSNL.
  6. Reject TRAI recommendation to surrender 1.2 MHz spectrum
  7. Prompt filling up posts Director(Finance), Director(HR) and Director (CM).
  8. Transfer all its assets including land to BSNL.
  9. Immediate refund of BWA spectrum charges of Rs. 6,700 crore to BSNL for the surrendered spectrum.
  10. BSNL service should be made mandatory to Central, State governments and PSUs.
  11. Allow spectrum liberalisation by BSNL, without payment of any additional charges.
  12. Reject anti-BSNL and anti-worker recommendations of M/s Deloitte Committee.
  13. Allot spectrum free of cost to BSNL.
  14. BSNL should start 4G services
  15. No mandatory purchase of equipment from ITI
  16. Grant of 78.2% IDA Merger Fixation for pre-2007 and post-2007 pensioners.
  17. Pension Revision of BSNL retirees.
  18. Pension contribution on actual basic pay, instead of maximum of the pay scale for employees absorbed in BSNL, as is being done in the case of Central Govt employees.
  19. Implement Cabinet decision on 30% superannuation benefits to BSNL direct recruit employees.
  20. Fresh recruitment of staff

The strike notice was signed by Convener Forum and General Secretaries of all the Unions and Association in the Forum. (to be continued)