A WhatsApp message is being circulated, regarding the appointment of the CMD of the Subsidiary Tower Company. Without mentioning the name of any union or association, the message indirectly says that sufficient action is not taken to stop the formation of the Subsidiary Tower Company. It also says that this issue could have been used as a “bargaining tool” to settle wage revision.
It means, we could have told the government that, “we accept Subsidiary Tower Company, and you give us wage revision”. Without understanding the “poison” contained in this message, many of our comrades are also innocently forwarding this message. In this regard, the CHQ wishes to state the following:-
1) The unions and associations have not been slack in opposing Subsidiary Tower Company. The entire Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL have gone on a one day strike on 15-12-2016, exclusively on this issue alone. Again a two day strike is organised on 12th and 13th December, 2017 on this issue.
2) Subsidiary Tower Company is being brought by the government, only with the sole aim of killing BSNL. Hence, there is no question of our accepting Subsidiary Tower Company, to settle wage revision.
3) This cleverly worded message is drafted by the “boot-lickers” of the government, who are prepared to do “anything” for the sake of money. A worker, having self respect, cannot accept such proposals of “Mir Jaffers”. The unions and associations of BSNL have successfully safe-guarded this Company, with their “sweat and blood”, combined with relentless struggles. In future also, we will do everything to protect BSNL.
BSNLEU requests not only it’s members, but also the entire the Non-Executives and Executives, to remain careful about the “cheats” and their deceptive messages. If you receive such messages, please do not forward it to anyone.