Thousands of contract workers engaged in BSNL for years for removal of faults, expansion and developmental works etc are not paid their wages for about two years, in the name financial crisis. They are the lowest paid section in BSNL and manage their family with the meagre wages they get. They do not have any savings even for exigencies. Unable to maintain their families, more than a dozen workers have already committed suicide.

BSNL Casual Contract Workers Federation (BSNLCCWF) has been continuously taking up this issue with the BSNL management, but with no results. It is nothing but a crime on the part of the government and BSNL management to deny the due wages and arrears to these workers.

We demand that the BSNL management give maximum priority to this issue and ensure that the wages are paid without delay.