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COC,KOLKATA TELEPHONES ORGANISES HUGE RALLY AGAINST ATTEMPTS OF MODI GOVERNMENT TO FURTHER WEAKEN BSNL AND SLACKNESS OF CIRCLE ADMINISTRATION IN DEVELOPMENTAL ACTIVITIES.

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The Coordination Committee of BSNLEU, AIBDPA & BSNLCCWF of Kolkata Telephones Circle organised a big rally in front of CGM Office, Kolkata on 28-05-2024 demanding early launchingof 4G/5G, one lakh FTTH connections in Kolkata Telephones etc. The rally was participated by hundreds of BSNL employees, pensioners and contract workers.

Coms. Sisir Roy, Convenor, CoC, Sanjib Banerjee Circle Secretary, AIBDPA, D.Basu CORTO, Sankar Nepal, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU and Pradipta Ghosh, Circle Secretary, CTTMU addressed the rally. All the speakers severely criticized the anti-BSNL policy of Modi government and called upon the people to defeat the anti people BJP Government.

PENSION REVISION- JOINT FORUM TO LAUNCH ANOTHER THREE PHASED AGITATIONAL PROGRAMME.

JOINT FORUM OF BSNL/ MTNL PENSIONERS ASSOCIATIONS, NEW DELHI.

20th May, 2024.

DECISIONS OF THE MEETING HELD ON 20-05-2024.

A virtual meeting of the Joint Forum of BSNL MTNL Pensioners Associations was held at 4 PM on 20-05-2024.

The following representatives of the constituent organisations participated.

AIBDPA : V A N Namboodiri, Advisor
K G Jayaraj, General Secretary
M R Das, President

BDPA(I): D D Mistry, General Secretary
Thomas John, President
M R Vasisht, Ex President

AICGPA HQ PUNE : H F Chaudhari, General Secretary
K. Raja, AGS

MREWA : R K Mudgal, General Secretary
J R Gangawar, AGS.

MREWA Mumbai : V K Gangwar, General Secretary

Com. G. L. Jogi, General Secretary , SNPWA could not attend due to hospitalisation of his wife. Though Com. D. C Sharma, Vice President was entrusted to participate, he also could not attend.

Com. Rajendra Prasad, General Secretary, MSEPA had sought leave.

Com. S P Kokhriyal, General Secretary, MDPA could not attend being unwell.

Com. V A N Namboodiri presided over the meeting. Com. K G Jayaraj, Convenor welcomed all and narrated the developments on pension revision after the last meeting on 14-02-2024. DoT has taken a very negative approach during this period. Pensioners have become restive and no longer prepared tolerate. Of course no programme of action is possible during general elections but we can decide some programme to be implemented after the formatiion of the new government.

Coms. V A N Namboodiri, R K Mudgal, Thomas John, H F Chaudhari, D D Mistry, M. R Das and J R Gangawar participated actively in the discussion that followed. All of them generally agreed to the proposal put forward by the Convenor.

Finally, the following programme of action was decided.

  1. Demands Day on 02-07-2024- Submission of Memorandum at all levels
  2. March to CCA Offices in August,2024.

3.Chalo Delhi in September,2024.

The dates of the second and third programme will be decided in the next virtual meeting after the Demands Day.

The meeting concluded at 05.30 PM with vote of thanks by Com. V A N Namboodiri and K G Jayaraj.

ETR DISTRICT CONFERENCE HELD BEFITTINGLY.

The District Conference of ETR, West Bengal has been held successfully at Telephone Bhawan, Kolkata on 16-05-2024.Coms. Biplab Das, Monotosh Chakraborty and Anirban Banerjee were in the presidium. Com.Biplab Das welcomed all the participants. Com.Omprakash Singh, CHQ Organising Secretary and Circle President inaugurated the conference with a spirited speech. Com.Asis Das delivered the key note address and explained all the issues. Coms. Imran Khan,Pankaj Bhowmick (BSNLEU) and Sanjib Baria (BSNLCMU) also addressed the inaugural session.

In the subject session, Com.Samir Halader, District Secretary presented the report and audited accounts and 12 comrades participated in the discussion after which both report and accounts were adopted. Coms.Monotosh Chakraborti (President) Samir Halder (District Secretary) and Bablu Oran (Treasurer) were elected in the unanimous elction.

WFTU DECIDES TO SEND A LARGE INTERNATIONAL DELEGATION TO PALESTINE IN THE LAST WEEK OF JUNE,2024 IN FULL SUPPORT AND SOLIDARITY TO THE PEOPLE OF PALESTINE. TUI(P&R) TO JOIN THE DELEGATION.

It is great and enthusiastic that WFTU has decided to send a large international delegation of world trade unions to Palestine during 23-30 June, 2024. The visit of WFTU delegation will symbolise the complete support and solidarity of workers world over to the people of Palestine at the their most difficult time due to Israel’s barbaric genocide of thousands of innocent people and blockade of food, water, fuel, electricity etc .

TUI(P&R) is one of the affiliates of WFTU and the Executive meeting held virtually on 15-05-2024 unanimously decided to be part of the delegation and selected Com. Anda Antaskasaki, Deputy General Secretary to represent TUI(P&R) in the WFTU delegation.

ANOTHER FLAG MAST INAUGURATED AT CHENNAI TELEPHONES.

A well constructed AIBDPA Flag mast with strong basement has been inaugurated before the Kellys Exchange under Flower Bazar District in Chennai Telephones on 06-05-2024. Com.K Govindaraj, Circle Secretary and AGS inaugurated and AIBDPA flag was hoisted by Com.K Arumugam, Senior leader and Circle Vice President. A good number of comrades of AIBDPA,BSNLEU and BSNL CCWF enthusistically participated braving severe hot weather.

The first such a AIBDPA Flag Mast was inaugurated before the Flower bazar Exchange on 01-01-2024 by Com.V A N Namboodiri , Advisor and the AIBDPA Flag hoisted by Com.K G Jayaraj, General Secretary.

WFTU Declaration on Mayday 2024


26 Apr 2024

The World Federation of Trade Unions, the militant, class-oriented voice, representing over 105 million workers who live, work, and struggle in 134 countries of the 5 continents, honors the 138th anniversary of the struggle of workers in Chicago in 1886. A struggle that constituted a lasting milestone of the working class and a bright beacon for the struggles of today and tomorrow, a beacon of the uninterrupted class struggle for stable work with rights, social security, free public, and universal health and education, dignified life.

This year’s May Day anniversary will go down in history as a bloody anniversary. Because while millions of workers around the world organize themselves, demand against the anti-people’s policies of the capital, its governments and the EU, our colleagues in Palestine will be burying the dozens of bodies murdered every day in the genocide that is carried out by Israel. Workers in every corner of the globe will not remain silent in the crime being committed. They will turn every May Day activity into a demonstration of solidarity with the struggling Palestinian people, and of condemnation of the murderous state of Israel and its imperialist allies who in one way or another support the massacre.

Similarly, the workers do not remain silent on every other crime committed against the peoples, for the profits of the imperialists and the monopolies. At a time when the planet is dripping blood in various places from military interventions, the international class-oriented trade union movement, organized and decisively, is fighting for peace. We say no to imperialist plans and military conflicts. The struggle for peace has a specific content. It means first and foremost a struggle for the dismantling of NATO and all military coalitions, a struggle to defend the right of every people to choose the path of their economic and social development without interventions, sanctions, blockades, and economic wars. Against the double-standards policy where international law ends up being in practice the law of the powerful ones.

The messages and demands of the Chicago pioneers of 1886 remain relevant today. The crisis of capitalism is generalized and deepens. Social inequalities are widening dramatically. Democratic freedoms and trade union rights, are under attack all over the world.

The high cost of living and inflation are brutally undermining workers’ and pensioners living standards. Τhe right to organize and collective bargaining and the sacred right to strike are under attack.

Individual contracts, privatizations, outsourcing, teleworking and “service leasing” are just some of the forms taken by this harsh neoliberal attack.

Major social achievements such as social security and public health care are being privatized while the authoritarian and arbitrary increase of the retirement age methodically continues.

It is obvious that the burden of the capitalist crisis, is being attempted once again to be put on the shoulders of the working people and the weak popular strata in general.

The workers all over the world do not passively accept the capitalist anti-grassroots, and anti-worker attacks. They refuse to pay the bill of the capitalist crisis. With militant struggles and mobilizations in all corners of the globe, they demand the satisfaction of their contemporary needs. The WFTU and its affiliates are, and will continue firmly being in the vanguard of this struggles!

In this year’s May Day celebrations and demonstrations, the Palestinian flag will wave proudly next to the WFTU’s and its affiliates’ flags. In a spirit of solidarity and internationalism, we firmly stand beside the people of the heroic Cuba, and the peoples who struggle against the murderous sanctions, interventions, imperialist aggression, blockades and economic wars.

On the occasion of May Day 2024, the WFTU calls the class and militant trade unions around the world to organize this year’s campaign and activities under the slogan:

AGAINST THEIR PROFITS, WE RISE UP FOR OUR LIVES!

More Massive and Militant

For the workers’ contemporary needs, against the exploitation!
For democratic and trade union freedoms!
In solidarity with Palestine, against imperialist wars and interventions!
For the class-oriented Trade Union movement, for the workers who resist, who do not compromise with oppression, discrimination and exploitation, there is only one path of dignity: the path of the struggles!

The struggles that have taken place signal hope, show the enormous power of the organized working class, illuminate the path of perspective against capitalist exploitation.