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KERALA FLOODS- LET US HELP THE PEOPLE IN DISTRESS.

The unprecedented floods and landslides that hit Kerala in August, 2018 has claimed 484 valuable lives, lakhs of people were shifted to relief camps, thousands were stranded.  Rescue operations were conducted in a war foot basis under the able leadership of Com.Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister. Lakhs of people have lost everything as their houses were swept away in the floods. All the dams were compelled to be opened which aggravated the flood situation. Bridges, roads, electrical and telecom installations, rails etc are damaged and in some cases destroyed completely. So, life in Kerala was virtually paralysed as traffic through road, rail and air was stopped.

It was an unusual situation in the history of Kerala for the last 100 years. The government of Kerala is managing the situation most effectively with the support of the people, army, navy, air force, police, fire force and numerous non-government organisations. The services of the fishermen in rescue operation was crucial which minimized the loss of human lives. The huge financial burden of the devastating disaster cannot be borne with the government fund alone. The Chief Minister of Kerala has appealed to all for generous contributions to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund to help the people and to rebuild Kerala. CHQ requests all the units to extend an helping hand to the people of Kerala at this period of distress by contributing, whatever little it may be, to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund directly to bank account ; State Bank Of India, City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram- account No.67319948232, IFSC : SBIN0070028 , with intimation to CHQ. Kerala Circle Branch has already taken the initiative to collect the relief fund and has already paid Rs. 25,75,000 .

CHQ has donated Rs.2 lakh and contributions are being sent from other circles also.
Kerala Flood Relief Fund remitted to Chief Ministers Distress Relief Fund     as on 13/10/2018
  CHQ 2,00,000   TAMIL NADU Amount
  Kerala Amount 1 Coimbatore 89,000
1 Kozhikkodu 10,54,000 2 Velloor 50,000
2 Alappuzha 4,30,700 3 Erode 45,900
3 Kannoor 4,00,000 4 Circle Branch 20,000
4 Thiruvanathapuram 2,08,300 5 Cuddalore 20,000
5 Kollam 1,65,000 6 Pondocherry 13,500
6 Kottayam 1,00,000 7 Nagerkovil 10,000
7 Ernakulam 77,000 8 Tuticorin 10,000
8 Trichur 50,000 9 Virudhunager 10,000
9 Palakkad 50,000 10 Thirunelveli 10,000
10 Malappuram 30,000 11 Chennai telephones 10,000
11 Pathanamthitta 10,000 12 Salam 7,500
  TOTAL 25,75,000 13 Trichy 6,000
  KARNATAKA   14 Kumbakonam 2,000
  Karvar 24,270 15 Tanjavor 1,500
  Hubli 20,000 16 Nilgiri 1,500
  Mysuru 15,000   TOTAL 3,06,900
  TOTAL 59,270      
        CHENNAI TELEPHONES  
  CORTO 20,000   Com.V .Subramanian 25,150
  TF KOLKATA 5,000   Com.K.Govindraj 5,000
  TF MUMBAI 5,000   Other Comrades 5,000
  ASSAM 25,000   TOTAL 35,150
  WEST BENGAL 20,000   ANDRA PRADESH  
  KOLKATA TELEPHONES 20,000   Vijayawada 30,000
  CHATTISGARH 10,000   Circle Branch 20,000
  UP (WEST) SAHARANPUR 2,100   Nelloore 15,000
  MP Com.S.C.Shrivastav 10,000   Tirupati (Chittoor) 15,000
        Kurnool 5,000
        Guntur 5,000
        Guntakal 1,000
  G.TOTAL 33,84,420   TOTAL 91,000
 Hansi Branch in Haryana contributed Rs.2000
 
 Varanasi District, UP (E) has donated Rs. 10,000
 
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra has donated Rs.19,111 on 22-10-2018
Thiruvananthapuram District Secretary has reported that their total contribution is Rs.2,54,350 
(The major Contributors , Com.PVC_25,000, Com.K.Sreenivasan- Rs.30,000, Com.C.D.Elizabeth- 
Rs-30,000, Com.K.P.Mohan- Rs.25,000, Com.T.M.Sasidharan Nair- Rs.24,000 and Com.P.V.Radha- Rs.20,000)
Com.M.G.S.Kurup, newly elected District Secretary, Pathanamthitta has reported that apart from the initial contribution of Rs.10,000, Rs.68,300 more has been donated in which major contributions are from Coms.M.G.S.Kurup-36,000, O.J.Abraham-5,000, Thankamani- Rs.5,000, Thankamma Yohannan- Rs.5,000.
Chennai Telephones has contributed another Rs.1200 on 19-11-2018
Ernakulam District has donated Rs.3,77,000 more and the total Rs.4,.54,000.
Ernakulam District Branch has further contributed Rs.1,50,000 on 23-11-2018 and the total contribution is  Rs.6, 0,4000.
NOW AS ON 23-11-2018, THE TOTAL CONTRIBUTION OF AIBDPA IS RS.4,058,081
NTR, Delhi Circle has contributed Rs.20,000 on 10-12-2018.
 
Thrissur District has donated Rs.1,25,000 on 10-12-2018 as the second installment.
 
Com.Abdul Rashid, C’S,UP(W) reports that Aligarh District Branch has donated ₹ 13,200 on 31-10-2018.
 
Com.Mariyamma T Abraham has donated Rs.25,000 on 17-12-2018 and the total donation of Alappuzha District is now Rs,4,85,700.
Telangana Circle has donated Rs. 40,700 ( Circle Branch-15,000, Hyderabad District-15,500 and Nizamabad District-5,200)
Kurnool District Branch in AP Circle has contributed Rs.5000 more. (Total Rs.10,000)
Ernakulam District has contributed Rs.1,61,000 on 06-01-2019 as the 4th installment and the total contribution of Ernakulam is Rs.7,65,000

VIJAYAPURA DISTRICT CONFERENCE

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Vijayapura District Conference has been held befittingly on 20-01-2019. Com. C.S.Sajjan, District President controlled the proceedings.. Com.G.B.salakki, former CHQ Treasurer welcomed the gathering.. Com. Muddaiah, Circle Secretary delivered the inaugural address explaining the current developments with regard to pension revision , wage revision and the struggles conducted by AIBDPA and AUAB. Com.G.G.Patil , AGS explained the issue of medical bills and allowance and the efforts and struggle by AIBDPA in this regard. Com S.R.Naik, District Secretary, BSNLEU also spoke.

A new set of office bearers were elected unanimously and the following comrades are the important functionaries;

President : Com. C.S.Sajjan, District Secretary : Com. M.G.Qureshi and Treasurer : Com. H.G.Godekar.

CUTTACK DISTRICT CONFERENCE HELD SUCCESSFULLY.

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Com. Sahadev Biswal, Circle Secretary inaugurated the Cuttack District Conference held on 20-01-2019 with detailed speech on the important issues including pension revision, wage revision, medical problems and the ensuing Circle Conference and AIC. Coms. A.C.Mohanty, Circle President, A.Dhupal, Circle Patron and Sahabuddin, District Secretary, BSNLEU addressed. Com.Sreedhar Mallick, District Secretary welcomed all and presented the report and accounts which were adopted after discussion.

Office bearers with Com.Anoopam Patra (President), Com. Sreedhar Mallick (District Secretary) and Jagannath Mallick (Treasurer) were elected unanimously.

AUAB REITERATES ITS FIRM STAND ON 15% FITMENT FOR WAGE REVISION.

Meeting between CMD BSNL and the AUAB on 3rd Pay Revision issue..

In the meeting held on 10.01.2019, the Additional Secretary, Telecom, directed the AUAB to hold a discussion with the BSNL Management on the 3rd Pay Revision issue, and to come back to him for a meeting in the following week. Accordingly, a meeting took place between the AUAB and the CMD BSNL today. The Director (HR) was also present in the meeting. From the AUAB, Com.P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU & Convenor, Com.Chandeshwar Singh, GS, NFTE & Chairman, Com.K.Sebastin, GS, SNEA, Com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSNLEA, Com.Ravi Shil Verma, GS, AIGETOA, Com. Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, Com. Rewati Prasad, AGS, ATM and Com.H.P. Singh, Dy.GS, BSNL OA, were present. Discussion took place on the issue of 3rd Pay Revision. The AUAB representatives categorically demanded that 3rd Pay Revision should be settled with 15% fitment. The CMD BSNL also stated that the BSNL Management sticks on to it’s earlier position that 3rd Pay Revision should be settled with 15% fitment. The AUAB pointed out that the notification for Parliament election would be issued any time in the month of March, and that the available time for the settlement of 3rd Pay Revision was very less. The representatives also pointed out that the AUAB would be constrained to restart the agitation, if no favourable settlement comes on time.

(BSNLEU Website)

100th MARTYRDOM ANNIVERSARY OF ROSA LUXEMBURG AND KARL LIEBKNECHT- WFTU STATEMENT

On a day like today, on January 15, 1919 in Germany, the German Social Democrat Chancellor, Friedrich Ebert, murdered two great figures of the German Revolution: Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, because they led, through the revolutionary organization “Spartacus League”, the heroic rebellion of the German workers against the traitor of the working class, the Social Democrat Friedrich Ebert and the German plutocracy.

Rosa Luxemburg was murdered and then her body was thrown into a river in Berlin. Karl Liebknecht was executed with a bullet in the head.

The world working class, from 1919 until today, pays tribute to the heroic dead who gave their lives to the German Revolution and condemns Chancellor Friedrich Ebert who gave the order to the Minister of Defense, Gustav Noske, who did not hesitate to execute it.

For the WFTU and the class-oriented trade union movement, Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht will live forever. In the same way, the reformist and murderous Chancellor Friedrich Ebert only deserves our contempt, since he paved the way for Hitler with his counterrevolutionary actions. However, despite all the efforts of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES)’ contemporary reformists, they can not wipe out their disgrace. Because, at present, too, their goals are the same: sowing reformism among the workers, corrupting trade unionists and promoting the social-democratic theory of the rescue of capitalism and exploitation.

Our dtuty is to teach and be taught by history, to reveal, even today, the dirty role of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. This is what the interest of the world working class imposes.

The Secretariat

LENIN RAJENDRAN PASSES AWAY.

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Lenin Rajendran,(67) renowned and progressive film maker passed away at Appolo hospital, Chennai on 14-01-2019. He was functioning as the Chairman, Kerala State Film Development Corporation. His immense contributions to the Malayalam film came as the refreshing and well crafted new generation films. Swathithirunal, Chillu, Rathri Mazha, Meenamasathile Sooryan, etc are famous films admired and awarded. He was a brilliant director and never compromised his left ideology and secular credentials in any of his film.

AIBDPA pays respectful homage to the great artist and conveys heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family.