BSNL EMPLOYEES UNION has given a call to organise countrywide Black Badge wearaing Demonstration on 17-08-2022 against the treacherous stand of the government and BSNL management to retrench 35000 employees more in the name of another VRS. It is also against the move to treat the employees as slaves by asking them to work 12hrs per day or face action on 56(J).This a very serious situation and nothing short of the intention of the government to hand over BSNL to the corporates. It has to be resisted with all out efforts and strong struggles. Therefore all the AIBDPA units are requested to join the Protest Action called by BSNLEU on 17-08-2022 in large numbers so as to give a strong warning to the government and the BSNL management.
The statement issued by Com.P Abhimanyu, General Secretary in this regard is reproduced below;
BSNLEU calls on the employees to organise Day-long Black Badge wearing and Lunch Hour Demonstrations on 17-08-2022.*It is shocking to know that, the Government and the BSNL Management are taking serious steps to retrench another 35,000 employees through VRS. The Government and the Management are also trying to convert BSNL employees into slaves, with threatenings to dismiss under Rule 56(J) and making them to work up to 12 hours per day. Under these circumstances, the All India Centre of BSNLEU has decided to organise the following agitational programmes on *17-08-2022. **(1) Day-long Black Badge Wearing.**(2) Lunch Hour Demonstrations. *The CHQ of BSNLEU calls upon all the circle and district unions to organise the above two programmes successfully by mobilising the maximum number of employees, pensioners and contract workers. Let us send our strongest protest to the Government and the Management.Regards.*-P.Abhimanyu,GS.*