M.P.s from Kerala, S/Shri K.N.Venugopal, who is also President of CCLU Kerala, C.P.Narayanan, T.N.Seem, K.K.Ragesh and K.V.Thomas met Communications Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad on 4th August 2015 and informed the grave situation in Kerala Telecom Circle due to the anti-worker actions of the CGM Kerala and demanded immediate intervention. They told the Minister that the 7,000 and odd contract workers are on strike for the last two days and the entire work is paralyzed. Circle Secretaries of BSNLEU and SNEA are on Indefinite hunger Strike against victimisation of union leaders and workers and demonstrations are going on. The action of the CGM is creating a situation, due to which the the services in Kerala, which is the circle which one profit circle in the BSNL, is deteriorating.
Minister stated that immediate action will be taken and directed the CMD BSNL, who was also present to do so.
Despite the assurance, no talks with the unions is held and the strike and the hunger strike is continuing. Large number of workers are conducting dharna. Leaders of many central trade unions and federations are visiting the hunger strike premises and extending solidarity and support. All the news papers in Kerala have given wide publicity for the justified struggle.