A GREAT ACHIEVEMENT OF THE UNITED STRUGGLE OF AUAB
PENSIONERS INDEBTED TO THE GREAT GESTURE OF UNIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS OF BSNL.
As briefly reported earlier, the indefinite strike called by AUAB has been deferred after a detailed discussion with Shri.Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications on 03-12-2018. This was in continuation of the talk held with Secretary, DoT on 02-12-2018.
The Minister has taken a positive stand on the issues of 4G spectrum to BSNL, Pension contribution according to basic pension and delinking pension revision from wage revision for which the DoT has already initiated action and Minister asked the DoT officers to expedite the process.
However on wage revision no final agreement could be reached.. The Minister asked the DoT and BSNL management to prepare a viable proposal which needed some more time.
The meeting of AUAB held thereafter reviewed the situation threadbare and decided to defer the strike till further notice.
In the given circumstances , it is a good decision and we congratulate and thank AUAB for this remarkable settlement. We may have to continue the fight for the main demand, the wage revision, if no positive decision come through within a reasonable time.
As far as pensioners are concerned, AIBDPA has maintained the perception since its inception, that any major issue of the pensioners could be achieved only by involvement and struggle of the employees movement. It is vindicated once again through this settlement.