A large popular demonstration invaded the streets of the capital to claim “Nationalizations here and now”.
The event, organized by the Unione Sindacale di Base – to inaugurated the “International Week of Fight against privatizations” called by TUI PS&A to which other political and social groups have joined.
Ten thousand have paraded from Piazza della Repubblica to San Giovanni to demand that entire pieces of the strategic sector of the country back under public control, starting with Autostrade, the Benetton family company protagonist of the massacre of Ferragosto in Genoa, continuing with Alitalia, Telecom and all the other companies sold off to the so-called courageous captains, heroic only in churning out crises and layoffs.
The event, organized by the Unione Sindacale di Base – to inaugurated the “International Week of Fight against privatizations” called by TUIPS&A to which other political and social groups have joined .
During the rally there were many interventions especially that one of Mimmo Lucano, mayor of Riace, famous in the world for his model of integration arrested in early October by the Italian government on charges of aiding illegal immigration, Lucano greeted the people among the cheers. “We must say no to barbarism – and if it was possible in Riace, with more reason we can all make an effort for a normal Italy”.
Emotion for the greeting of the representative of the Amiu ( Municipal Waste Company) of Genoa who recalled the three comrades killed by the collapse of the Morandi bridge.
All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) organised impressive Dharna all over the country against non implementation of assurances given by Shri.Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister for Communications to the AUAB leaders on 24-02-2018. The assurance covered the demands of wage revision, pension revision, grant of 4G spectrum to BSNL, Pension contribution on actual basic pay and 30% superannuation benefits to the directly recruited employees.
Responding to the CHQ call, AIBDPA members participated in the Dharna everywhere in large numbers. CHQ heartily Congratulates all the participants for the support and solidarity to the struggle of AUAB.
TAMIL NADU CGMT OFFICE, CHENNAI- COM.C.K.NARASIMHAN, CS, AIBDPA ADDRESSING.
KOLKATA- COM.SANJIB BANERJEE, CS, AIBDPA ADDRESSING
VIJAYAWADA- COM.P.ASOKA BABU, VICE PRESIDENT, BSNLEU & AIBDPA ADDRESSING
KANNUR- COM.M.VIJAYAKUMAR, ORGANISING SECRETARY, BSNLEU INAUGURATING
ALAPPUZHA- COM.K.G.JAYARAJ, GS, AIBDPA INAUGURATING
THRISSUR- COM.C.N.JAYADEVAN MP INAUGURATING
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM- COM.S.PRATHAPKUMAR, AGS, BSNLEU INAUGUTRATING.
KURNOOL, ANDHRA PRADESH
KADAPPA, ANDHRA PRADESH
CHQ had requested all its units to collect Rs.100 from each member and to send 50% to the Reception Committee, 3rd Triennial All India Conference at Kolkata for the successful conduct of the AIC. Accordingly, Kannur District Branch in Kerala has sent Rs.50,000 to the Reception Committee, 1000 members @50 = 50,000.
CHQ heartily congratulates Kannur District and it will have a positive impact on other units to follow suit.
BSNL employees and officers as per the call of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) will sit in dharna on 30th October 2018 in front of Offices / exchanges demanding immediate Wage revision and Pension Revision w.e.f. 01-01-2017, Payment of Pension contribution only on the basis of actual pay, Allotment of 4G Spectrum to BSNL and Implementation of the recommendations of the 2nd PRC in respect of superannuation benefits to BSNL directly recruited employees.
The Communications Minister had assured in February 2018 itself, when the workers went on agitation, that the demands will be favourably considered and the DOT was asked to initiate the formalities. However, nothing happened during these months. Hence the present action programme.
AIBDPA, the mighty organisation of the BSNL and DOT Pensioners have extended its full support and solidarity to the struggle. As usual, large number of pensioners will also participate.
A good number of pensioners participated in the 10th Foundation Day celebration at Chennai Telephones. Com.B.Subramonian, Circle President was in Chair. Com.K.Govindaraj, AGS inaugurated. Com.R.Elangovan, Vice President , DREU , South Zone was the Chief Guest who delivered a special address. Coms. E.Natarajan, Circle President and K.Thulakkanam, ACS of BSNLEU and T.Kasi, Circle Secretary, CMU greeted. Coms. G.S.Narasimhan, Circle Secretary welcomed and Com.N.V.N.Balakrishnan, ACS proposed vote of thanks.
The Circle Executive Committee Meeting held at P&T House, Thiruvananthapuram on 26-10-2018 under the presidentship of Com.R.Aravindakshan Nair, Circle President was inaugurated by Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, Advisor. Coms. K.G.Jayaraj, General Secretary, P.V.Chandrasekharan, Patron and C.Santhoshkumar, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU addressed.
Com.N.Guruprasad, Circle Secretary presented the draft report for the ensuing 5th biennial Circle Conference and Com.K.J.Sanalkumar, Treasurer submitted the audited accounts which were adopted after discussion.
The CEC reviewed the flood relief activities and felt that efforts should be continued to collect more relief fund considering the huge amount required to rebuild Kerala and the unhelpful stand of the central government.
The CEC decided to form a separate Circle Womens Committee in the ensuing Circle Conference being held at Kollam on 11-12, November, 2018.
CEC called up on all its units to participate in the agitations called by the AUAB against non implementation of assurances given by the Minister for Communications even after 8 months.