A book on the historic 1946 P&T Strike written jointly by Coms. V A N Namboodiri, Advisor and P V Chandrasekharan, Patron was released by veteran trade union leader Com.K N Ravindranath by handing over the first copy to Com. C C Pillai, former Secretary General of NFPE and Confederation. The function in this regard was held at K G Bose Bhawan, Ernakulam on 13-08-2022. Com.N Guruprasad, Circle Secretary preseded over the impressive function. A host of leaders, including Coms. V Sreekumar, General Secretary, Confederation,Kerala, P K Muraleedharan, Convener, NFPE, M Vijayakumar, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, K Ravikuttan (CGPA) and C G Gopinath(AIPRPA) addressed. Com.P S Peethambaran, Convener, Organising Committee welcomed and Com.Premkumar (BSNLEU) proposed vote of thanks.
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.*
AIBDPA / CIRCULAR No. 6/2022
11th August, 2022
All CHQ Office bearers, Circle Secretaries, District Secretaries and Affiliates.
CHQ is making all out efforts to make the Sanchar Bhawan March memorable in all aspects.
Arrangements for accommodation to about 1100 comrades from far away circles are in final stage. It’s hoped to complete the process in a few days and intimation will be given to all the respective Circle Secretaries. Any queries in this regard may please be routed through the Circle Secretaries only. In case of any problem after reaching New Delhi the same may be brought to the notice of Com. R. Muraleedharan Nair, AGS at his mobile number 9447006262.
LET US MAKE IT COLOURFUL AND ATTRACTIVE.
As already been intimated, all the circles and districts should bring their banners and maximum flags for the Sanchar Bhawan March. CHQ will arrange sufficient numbers of placards.
REACH AT EASTERN COURT BY 0930 AM.
Circle Secretaries are requested to ensure that all the participants reach NTR office complex, near BSNL Corporate office in Janpath Road before 0930 AM on 24-08-2022. Those who come by metro has to get down at Janpath Station and come out through gate No 4. We will start the rally exactly at 10AM and the participants have to be behind the banner of their respective circles. It is certain that the police may prevent the March at Jantar Mantar where we will hold a meeting. Com. A R. Sindhu, National Secretary, CITU has consented to deliver the inaugural address. Coms. P Abhimanyu, General Secretary, BSNLEU, R N Parashar, Secretary General, Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, K K N Kutty, Secretary General, NCCPA, V A N Namboodiri, Advisor, AIBDPA, K Ragavendran, General Secretary, AIPRPA etc will address.
NEARBY CIRCLES HAVE TO INTIMATE EXACT NUMBERS OF PARTICIPANTS.
CHQ has already given the target of participants for each circle. We have got the figures of the far away circles. However, the number of participants from NTR, New Delhi, ALTTC Gaziabad, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and UP(E) are yet to be known. UP(W) Circle Secretary has agreed to participate 200 comrades. So other circles are also required to intimate the exact number of participants at the earliest.
MAINTAIN UTMOST DISCIPLINE.
We are all elders and aware of the importance of maintaining discipline. There may be short comings which have to deal with patience and maturity.
Comrades, we are all set to create a new milestone with the successful conduct of the Sanchar Bhawan March.
WE WILL FIGHT AND WE SHALL WIN.
RED SALUTE COMRADES.
With warm Greetings
K G Jayaraj
It is unfair to hold the employees responsible for the problems being faced by BSNL – BSNLEU writes to Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister for Communications.
Only the anti-BSNL and pro-private steps taken by the government is responsible for the downfall of BSNL. However, in the Heads of circle conference, held in the BSNL Corporate Office on 04.08.2022, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister of Communications, has held the employees responsible for the downfall BSNL. This has been widely reported in the media, which has sent a wrong message about BSNL employees. In view of this, BSNLEU has written a letter to the Hon’ble Minister of Communications, wherein the facts and figures have been explained.
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Dated: 10th August, 2022.
The Nation will celebrate the 75th year of its independence on 15th August, 2022 It was a long journey commenced from the day we attained freedom on 15th August 1947. In that journey, our country has created ever so many milestones in its progress from a primitive economy to one of the performing developing economies of the world. In retrospect many of us do feel that the country could have done better. Strikingly it disappoints the large majority of the people that the great objective of creating an egalitarian society remained a mirage. The trajectory of the development of the country in the past three decades especially clearly indicates that the concept of egalitarianism has been abandoned by its rulers
On this day, it is our duty to rededicate ourselves to the cause of our Nation. Besides the conventional practice of participating in the Independence Day celebration at institutional level, the Government and especially the Prime Minister has called upon us to make it an event at every home. Pensioners are normally the senior most persons at every house and we must ensure that we take the initiative to hoist the flag at our house tops on 15th August 2022 and explain to our young members the sacrifice rendered by the freedom fighters of the country. But for their dedication and determination, perhaps we would not have been enjoying the freedom even today. The role of the working class and the revolutionaries, which unfortunately did not get the requisite prominence in the recorded history of the freedom movement must get special mention on this occasion. Our Constitution, the federal structure of our Nation, the democratic concept of governance were the product of deep deliberations and aspirations of those who were active in the freedom struggle. The fact that those high ideals are on severe strain in the present-day governance of the country is to be brought home. We must have no hesitation in stating that the concept of independence is not only freedom from alien colonial rule but embracing a governance procedure for the well- being of the entirety of the populace of the country without allowing room for any discrimination.
Let us hoist the flag explaining the concept of an egalitarian society for that alone will keep the Nation free for ever.
The Coordination Committee of BSNLEU,AIBDPA & BSNLCCWF had decided to conduct Human Chain on 07-07-2022 against the National Monetisation Pipeline. However it was postponed due to some unavoidable circumstances. Now the COC has decided to hold it on 14-09-2022. All AIBDPA circle and district units are requested to get in touch with their BSNLEU and BSNLCCWF counterparts to organise the programme successfully throughout the country.
Convention by Coordination Committee of BSNLEU- AIBDPA- BSNLCCWF at Thrissur on 8th August 2022 on ‘ Workers Role in Freedom Struggle’ in connection with the celebration of 75th Anniversary of Independence. Com.P.G. Vasudevan, Dist. President AIBDPA presided. Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri inaugurated the Convention. Comrades K.R.Krishna Das, DS BSNLEU, K.Krishnan Kutty, DS, AIBDPA, Jijo Jose, DS CCWF, A.S.Rajan, Circle Vice- President, S.K.Gopalan, senior leader and others addressed. A large number of workers, including many women comrades participated.
The Postal Joint Council of Action, consisting of all the unions affiliated to the two major Federations, National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) and Federation of National Postal Organisations (FNPO) has given a clarion call for a STRIKE on 10th August, 2022. The demands put forward for the strike are of paramount importance; Stop Privatisation of Postal Services, Protect Post Office Savings Bank and Postal Life Insurance Scheme, Desist from stopping Railway Mail Services, Fill up the vacant posts , Settle the issues of Gramin Dak Sevaks etc. The strike gains significance as it is for the protection of postal services in the country, catering best services to the people at affordable rates. AIBDPA calls upon all its units to extend all the support and cooperation to make the strike complete success throughout the country. It is also requested to organise solidarity action jointly with other affiliates of NCCPA. NCCPA also has extended support and solidarity to the Postal Strike and to send email to Secretary, Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110001 (firstname.lastname@example.org); Matter- STOP PRIVATISATION OF POSTAL FUNCTIONS.
All India BSNL DoT Pensioners Association (AIBDPA) is organising a March to Sanchar Bhawan on 24.08.2022, demanding settlement of Pension Revision w.e.f. 01.01.2017 and settlement of other important demands of the pensioners. The Co-ordination Committee of BSNLEU, AIBDPA and BSNL CCWF, has decided to participate in this programme and make it a success. Hence, leaders and comrades of BSNLEU, especially circles adjacent to Delhi, are requested to participate in this rally and to make the programme a success. (courtesy: BSNLEU Website)