It was most unusual. The membership verification meeting started at Bhubanehwar at 19.00 hours today, 18th April 2016. The comrades were waiting for Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, founder General Secretary and Patron BSNLEU to reach. Com. Sahdev Biswal, former Circle president BSNLEU presided. Com. Saroj Ranjan Das, Circle secretary welcomed. Com.VAN and Com. Animesh Mitra, Vice-President, BSNLEU, A.Dhupal, former Circle Secretary, Arup Sarkar, Org. Secretary BSNLCCWF, Com. Behara, Circle secretary BSNLCCWF and other leaders attended and addressed. Com. P.K.Behara, former treasurer of NFTE, who joined BSNLEU was welcomed and garlanded by Com. VAN. The meeting continued till 21.00 hours. The doubts raised by the workers were cleared. The participants assured the leaders that in Odisha, BSNLEU will with much more votes than last time.
The Reception Committee of Central Executive Committee of BSNLCCWF to be held at Bhubaneswar on 18-19 January has made all arrangements for the accommodation and conduct of the CEC in a good way.
All the Comrades participating are requested to intimate their time of arrival, flight/train No. and time etc. to the Reception Committee ( Com.Sahdev Biswal Mob: 09437006660) and Secretary General Com.Tapas Ghosh (Mob: 09434759450) with out fail to enable them to make arrangements for the reception and accommodation in time.
Towards the Bhubaneswar Central Executive Committee with Determination for struggle and achievement!
The Central Executive Committee Meeting of the BSNL Casual and Contract Workers Federation is going to be held at Bhubaneswar on 18-19 January 2014. The Reception Committee is making all out efforts to make the CEC Meeting a big success.
During the last few years, BSNLEU and BSNLCCWF has been on the campaign all over India for strengthening the union as also making maximum efforts for settling the issues of casual and contract workers. While there is improvement in the payment of minimum wage etc. in many places, the condition is not at all satisfactory in may centres. While the Corporate office of BSNL issued clear cut circulars and many reminders for the implementation of minimum wage and social security measures like EPF/ESI at the field level there is stiff opposition from the part of contractors and some times management for implementing them. Struggles are taking place in many places even at this moment.
The Regularisation of the Casual workers who are toiling for the BSNL for the last so many years still are pending due to the adamant attitude of the BSNL Management that regularisation can not be given in view of the Supreme Court judgement. The fact that as per the instructions of DOPT many departments have already regularised many casual workers despite the SC judgement is well known to the BSNL management. The fact is that the management does not want to regularise. The payscale of casual labours are still based on the minimum scale of the DOT Group D employees. It has not been brought on par with the minimum pay of the BSNL employees.
Many of the leaders, circle secretaries and District Secretaries are retrenched for union activities. The Management is taking a negative attitude in this matter.
These and other crucial issues are still pending causing innumerable loss to the casual and contract workers.
This issue will be foremost in the discussions at Bhubaneswar CEC meeting. Certain agitational programmes like Corporate Office March, Strike etc will have to be organised.
For the above, the BSNLCCWF has to be strengthened and expanded. The organisation has not been formed in some circles till now. BSNLEU Circle Secretaries and District Secretaries are requested to take special interest in the matter. The CEC meeting of BSNLEU had already decided that BSNLCCWF should be formed in all circles, where it has not been formed, before the next CEC. THIS HAS GOT TO BE DONE. THIS IS THE IMMEDIATE TARGET.
The Reception Committee at Bhubaneswar, headed by Com. Janardhan Pati and Com. Sahdev Biswal are making all arrangements for the holding of the Central Executive Committee Meeting of the BSNL Casual and Contract Workers Federation scheduled to be held there on 18-19 January 2014.
The Notice for the CEC has already been issued a few weeks back by the Secretary General Com. Tapas Ghosh to all the CEC members including the Circle Secretaries. Since there will be rush for train tickets, comrades are requested to book in advance to ensure reservation.
All the CEC Members are requested to intimate in advance their time of arrival to and departure from Bhubaneswar with the number and name of the train to Secretary General Tapas Ghosh (Mob: 09434759450) and Com. Sahdev Biswal, convener, Reception Committee ( Mob: 09437006660) so that necessary arrangements could be made. Intimation may also be given to Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri President (Mob: 09868231431) for information.
The Circle secretaries are also requested to prepare a brief report about the issues faced by the casual/contract workers, about the organisation in their respective circles etc. along with the full address with PIN code and Mobile Number of the Circle Secretary and the CEC Member in the Circle (if any).
Let us make the CEC historical through its detailed discussion and effective decisions!
Chalo Bhubaneswar! Let us Organise to settle the issues of the casual and contract workers who are inhumanly exploited.
The BSNL Casual Contract Workers Federation CEC Meeting scheduled to be held at Bhubaneswar on 19-20 October 2013 has been postponed in view of the serious damage and devastation in Odisha due to the Cycle Phailin and also considering the urgent necessity for rehabilitation and restoring the communications in the state.
As per the suggestion of the Reception Committee and in consultation with the concerned comrades, it has ow been decided to postpone the CEC. As such the railway reservations etc. made be cancelled.
The next dates for the CEC meeting will be intimated later.