Start Wage Negotiations in BSNL

Long ten years are over after the last wage revision for employees in BSNL. It is only because of the hard and dedicated work of the employees that BSNL could withstand of the onslaught of the private telcos and improve the service and increase the connections. Even after the colossal efforts of Reliance Jio with its deep pockets to drown all other telecom companies, BSNL has maintained and improved its position by the joint efforts of the management and the workers. The ITS officers in BSNL has already got pay revision on the basis of the VII CPC. III PRC has recommended pay revision for the executives in PSUs. But no discussion has started yet on the wage revision of the non-executives. This will demoralise the workers who are putting all efforts for the improvement of the company.

It is good that the BSNL management has recommended to the government for implementation of wage revision for executives with 15% as recommended by the III PRC. It is only logical that the management should start wage negotiation for the non-executives. BSNL Management should seek and get approval for starting wage negotiations at the earliest

No wage cut or disciplinary action for the strike – Madras High Court gives direction to the Tamil Nadu State government

 

The Tamil Nadu state government employees and teachers went on an indefinite strike from 7th September, 2017 onwards, demanding implementation of the recommendations of the 7th CPC, withdrawal of the New Pension Scheme, etc. The strike was withdrawn on 15th September, as per the direction of the Madras High Court. Yesterday, hearing a petition in this connection, the High Court gave direction to the State government that, no wage cut should be imposed for the strike period, and also that no disciplinary action should be initiated for the strike action. The Court further directed that the Committee formed by the State government to study the recommendations of the 7th CPC, should submit it’s report by 30th September and that the State government should take a final decision on this by 13th October, 2017. Failing this, the State government should grant an interim relief of 20% to the employees, directed the Court.

(courtesy:BSNLEU website)

SPECIAL GENERAL BODY MEETING HELD AT VIJAYAWADA.

Utilising the visit of Com.K.G.jayaraj, General Secretary to Vijayawada, a special general body meeting was arranged by the Krishna District Branch at BSNLEU office premises, Telephone Exchange, Vijayawada at 5PM on 17-09-2017.

Com.Madhava Rao, District President presided. Com.K.G.jayaraj in his address explained the issues confronting the pensioners, especially pension revision from 01-01-2017. He also appealed to make the Mass Dharna in Delhi on 25-10-2017 a great success by participating in good numbers. Coms. K.S.C.Bose, Circle Secretary and Rama Rao, District Secretary, BSNLEU also spoke.

MADIKERI DISTRICT CONFERENCE HELD ENTHUSIASTICALLY.

The second biennial district conference of Madikeri, Karnataka  has been held on 22-09-2017 under the presidentship of Com.O.A.Francis. Com.Muddaiah, Circle Secretary inaugurated and explained the current developments. Other speakers were Com.R.G.Bhandari, Circle President and Com. Devaraj, District Secretary.

The conference unanimously elected Coms. T.A.Keshavaiah, S.M.Devaraj and M.S.Yogendra as President, District Secretary and Treasurer, respectively.

French Workers protest against anti-worker labour reforms.

Paris, Sep 21 : Unions staged new protests Thursday against an overhaul of France’s labour laws, hoping to build pressure on President Emmanuel Macron days before his flagship reforms are expected to enter into force.
The marches and strikes come a week after hundreds of thousands of people — 200,000 according to police, half a million according to organisers — demonstrated against the measures in the first major challenge to Macron since he was elected in May.

More rallies are expected Saturday, staged by hard-left political party France Unbowed, which will provide another measure of the resistance to 39-year-old Macron’s pro-business agenda.

The Communist-backed CGT union has organised Thursday’s protests and its secretary general, former car worker Philippe Martinez, called the first round last Tuesday “a good start”.

“What’s important today and in the days and weeks ahead is that the movement gets bigger,” Martinez added. (Courtesy: Press Reports)

Government threatens CG Employees with dire consequences for organising dharna

The Central Government has threatened the CG employees for calling for organising dharna in front of offices by the Confederation of CG employees on their major demands. As per letter dated 19th September 2017, the government has stated that severe action as per CCS (Conduct Rules), 1964 will be taken against the employees who participate in the dharna.

The true colour of the Modi Government is exposed. Despite the CCS(Conduct) Rules in 1964, the employees have gone on agitations and strikes many times. ESMO has been passed, but the CG employees went on strike on 19th September 1968. Jail, arrest, victimisation – all they faced and still went on strike. The threat of the government has been met squarely by the unions and employees. The government has issued the threatening letter on the 49th anniversary of the 1968 strike is to be noted.

The Strike and agitations are the rights of the workers won through sustained struggles. The workers are not prepared to surrender these rights. 

WAGE REVISION IN BSNL; A POSITIVE STEP BY THE MANAGEMENT.

It is understood that the BSNL Management Committee has approved the proposal of 3rd Pay Revision Committee with full 15% fitment for the executives w.e.f 01.01.2017. However this will have to be approved by the Remuneration Committee and thereafter by the full BSNL Board with DOT Director/s. Then it has to be got approved by the administrative ministry which warrants serious united struggle.

If the the Management is serious and sincere, they should start wage negotiation immediately with the recognised unions of the non-executives in BSNL.

As for the BSNL absorbed DOT Pensioners, the government should take necessary action to implement pension revision with 15% fitment, since the pension is to be paid by the government itself. Pensioners are senior citizens and their case needs immediate attention.

BSNL CORPORATE OFFICE ONCE AGAIN REQUESTS THE CIRCLES FOR FURNISHING THE DATA SOUGHT REPEATEDLY FROM 2014- THIS REFLECTS THE SORRY STATE OF AFFAIRS AS TO HOW INFERIOR OFFICES COMPLY WITH CORPORATE OFFICE INSTRUCTIONS.

Corporate Office letter on method of pay fixation in IDA Pay Scales in respect of absorbed officials of BSNL, who were promoted after 01.10.2000 and opted for IDA Pay Scales from the date of their promotion/retirement.<<view letter>>