Com.K.Mohanan, Circle Secretary, BSNLU addressing before the start of the fast.
The high handed anti-worker and the most provocative bureaucratic attitude of the CGMT, Kerala is spoiling the industrial relations in Kerala Circle. No doubt, this will certainly affect the services adversely. Kerala is the only Circle which has achieved a profit of Rs.400 crore and CGMT shamelessly is not prepared to give credit to anybody else for the same . It is a well known fact that the profit could be earned due to the collective hard work of the entire staff including the casual/contract workers.
The casual/contract workers were compelled to resort to agitational programmes as the Circle Administration did not care to discuss their genuine demands including wage hike and implementation of the agreement by the circle administration consequent on a glorious strike of 16 days in August,2013. BSNL CCLU leaders had started an indefinite fast from 9th July,2015 as the CGMT continued his negative attitude. Meanwhile a number of BSNLEU leaders including the Circle Secretary have been victimized with dies-non, show cause notice etc alleging that the have helped the CCLU agitation. Of late, one of the SNEA leader is transferred when most of the earlier cases of victimization during the SNEA agitation have not been settled despite specific directive from the BSNL corporate office.
All these compelling circumstances have contributed to launch an indefinite strike by the BSNL CCLU in Kerala Circle and BSNLEU and SNEA an indefinite fast before the CGMT office, Thiruvananthapuram from 3rd August, 2015. The Strike of the casual contract workers is full in all over the Circle.
Com.K.Mohanan, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU and Com.K.Sudheer, Circle President, SNEA have started the indefinite fast at 10AM on 3rd August. Com.M.Chandran M L A inaugurated the fast. Com.P.V.Chandrasekharan, All India Patron,AIBDPA presided. Com.K.Mohanan spoke initially detailing the developments which made the agitation imperative.Com.G.Premkumar, Circle Treasurer, Com.T.Santhosh Kumar, District Secretary, SNEA, Com.R.Muraleedharan Nair, Former AGS,BSNLEU and Com.S.Ashok Kumar, District Secretary, Confederation addressed.There was an unprecedented gathering of workers with large number of lady comrades reflecting the anguish and anger against the negative approach of the CGMT.(Courtesy:AIBDPA)