MAMMOTH AND IMPRESSIVE PARLIAMENT MARCH BY FORUM OF BSNL UNIONS/ASSOCIATIONS.

BSNL employees in thousands marched through the janpath and Jantar Mantar in Delhi protesting against the negative approach of the central government in reviving BSNL for enabling better service to the people. It was an impressive and enthusiastic show by the Forum of BSNL Unions which is spearheading an indefinite strike from March 17, 2015. In the meeting held after the march Com. V. A. N. Namboodiri, Convenor, Forum explained the demands. Com. Chandeswar Singh, Chairman presided. Com. Tapan Sen M P, General Secretary, CITU, Com.Brajesh Upadhyay, General Secretary, BMS, Com. Amarjit Kaur, Secretary, AITUC, Dr. Dharamveer, M P of AAP, Com. Shivgopal Mishra, Secretary General, AIRF and General Secretaries of all the unions,including, Com. P. Abhimanu, BSNLEU addressed the March.

A good number of pensioners belonging to AIBDPA ,including, Com. K. G. Jayaraj, General Secretary, Com. P. Asokababu, Vice President, Com. M. P. Kunhanandan, Treasurer, Com. B. P. Petkar, AGS & Circle Secretary, Maharashtra, Com. Ramachandradu, Circle Secretary, Andhra Pradesh, Com. H. S. Thakur, Circle Secretary, Madhya Pradesh, Com. Abdul Rasheed, Circle Secreatry, UP (West) and Com.R.Prabhakar, Circle Secretary, NTR participated.

40 lakh signatures collected from the people all over the country were submitted to the Prime Minister by the delegation of Forum leaders.

BANK STRIKE AVERTED- AGREEMENT REACHED FOR 15% HIKE.

The proposed 4 days bank strike from 25th February has been withdrawn following the agreement reached with Indian Banks Association and the United Forum of Bank Unions on 23-02-2015. The IBA agreed for a wage hike of 15% with effect from 01-11-2012, where as the last agreement was for 17.5%. However, this is a great victory for the bank workers for their complete unity and sustained struggle.  The offer of the IBA was only 6% initially and after three strikes only it came to 12.5% and now in the wake of the proposed 4 days strike, finally to 15%. Hearty congratulations to the UFBU and the bank workers.!

 

KARWAR DISTRICT SPECIAL GENERALBODY MEETING HELD.

A well attended special general body meeting was held at Karwar on 23-02-2015. Com.S.J.Revankar, District President delivered the presidential address. Com. G. G. Patil, CHQ Organising Secretary and Com. S. A. Bilagi, Circle Secretary spoke elaborately on all the issues of the pensioners as well as the serious crisis in BSNL on which the Forum of BSNL Unions are going for an indefinite strike from 17,March, 2015. Com.A. M. Poojari, Circle President, Com. Manjunath Hegde, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Com. C. G. Annigeri, Circle Treasurer and Com. C. R. Kalmane, District Secretary also addressed the meeting. The meeting paid homage to Com.S.K.Vyas, Secretary General, BCPC & NCCPA.