Com.K.G.jayaraj, General Secretary, on 27th November went to Sanchar Bhawan, mainly to ascertain the progress on the preparation of cabinet note on 78.2% IDA merger to BSNL pensioners. He first met the Director (Estt), Shri. Prachish Khanna, who told him that he is flooded with so many other works and is not able to concentrate on preparation of cabinet note on 78.2% . Therefore, General Secretary met Shri. R. K. Mishra, DDG (Estt) and shared our concerns on the issue. He how ever stated that a draft cabinet note is already prepared and certain modifications are to be made which will be done by next week, as he is busy with some court case works presently. Com.K.G.Jayaraj also met Ms. Annie Moreas, Member(Finance) who assured to do the needful for the speedy preparation of the cabinet note.
The one day strike called by the JAC of BSNL Non Executive Unions on 27th November was complete in almost all circles. So also the strike of the BSNL casual and contract workers Federation demanding settlement of their genuine issues. The striking workers conducted dharna/demonstration in front of the offices. AIBDPA also joined in solidarity.
CHQ congratulates all the comrades who have made the strike a resounding success.
The talks held with the BSNL management by the JAC leaders of BSNL Unions on 25th November yielded no result, as the management was not prepared to concede any of the 30 demands put forward for the one day strike on 27th November, 2014. The conciliation initiated by the Labour Commissioner held on today, the 26th November also failed due to the same reason. Therefore the JAC has decided to make the one day strike a 100% strike.
The BSNL casual contract workers are also striking on the same date on their genuine demands.
AS DIRECTED EARLIER, AIBDPA UNITS ARE REQUESTED TO EXTEND ALL SUPPORT TO BOTH THE STRIKES AND ORGANISE SOLIDARITY DEMONSTRATION AT ALL PLACES.
Com.K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary had a a talk with Shri. Prachish Khanna, Director (Estt), DOT on today, the 24th November, 2014 who confirmed receipt of the file on 78.2% IDA merger. Now, he has assured that the cabinet note will be prepared as early as possible.
A well attended meeting of AIBDPA and other pensioners’ associations was held at CTO premises, Varanasi, on 23 November 2014, utilising the presence of Com.VAN Namboodiri, who had come to attend the Circle Conference of BSNLCCWF UP(E).
Com.B.N.Singh, senior leader, presided over the meeting. Coms.Hari Om, Yad Ali, B.N.Singh, R.S.Viswakarma, Rameswarlal, Ram Samuj, Prem Kumar, Haridwar Yadav, Jeet Lal Maurya and other leaders addressed and pointed out certain issues facing the pensioners.
Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, in his speech explained the present position of the demand of 78.2 per cent IDA fixation, demands placed before VII CPC, discussion with CPC, other demands of pensioners, TUI(Pensioners and Retirees), issues of casual and contract labour, one day strike on 27 November by JAC and by BSNLCCWF, Indefinite Strike from 3 February 2015 called by Forum on Revival of BSNL etc. Questions raised by participants were answered and explained by Namboodiri.
The house decided to strenghthen AIBDPA as also BSNLCCWF.
Pensioners are enthused by the discussion and decisions.