The massive dharnas in all the SSAs (Districts) and Circle HQs(State capitals) and Corporate Office of BSNL have been actively participated by thousands of employees giving a clear signal to the DOT and BSNL Management that if the issue of 78.2% IDA fixation issue is not settled as already agreed one year back on 12th June 2012 in the face of the indefinite strike by workers, another Indefinite Strike is going to take place from 12th June 2013, exactly after one year of the agreement. The full responsibility for the confrontation and the adverse effect on the company will lie with the BSNL Management and DOT. BSNL workers and the Forum of BSNL Unions & Associations, which gave the call for the strike, have very patiently waited for one year to get the agreement implemented. But there is a limit to patience also. It is to be pointed out here that the DOT as well as the BSNL Management took extra interest in implementing the government orders on the recommendations of the VI Central Pay Commission (CPC) in the case of ITS officers who are on deputation to BSNL, but with regard to its own workers, the orders on 78.2% IDA fixation stand not implemented. This is nothing but complete indifference, discrimination and an insult to the BSNL workers. This is intolerable and untenable.
Naturally, the employees are agitated. If the issue is not settled before 12th June, the BSNL management is going to face a complete strike and anger of the workers.
On behalf of the Forum of BSNL Unions & Associations, we demand the management to honour its committment and ensure issue of orders on 78.2% IDA fixation immediately.