[07.04.2010]Extending support to united Forum of BSNL Non-Executive Unions <
[06.04.2010]AIBDPA Application for Membership <
[06.04.2010]Indefinite Hunger Strike from 12th April, 2010 <
[06.04.2010]photograph of joint strike convention held at Kolkata on 30-03-2010 <
[06.04.2010]BSNL needs no such Surgery - Scrap Sam Pitroda Panel Recommendations <
[06.04.2010]Indefinite Hunger Strike from 12th April, 2010 - Demanding Immediate Orders on Wage Revision - BSNLEU Circular No.12 dated 05.04.2010<
[05.04.2010]Declaration of holiday on 14th April, 2010 - Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar <
[05.04.2010]Notice for Indefinite Hunger Strike from 12th April 2010 for early wage revision orders <
[05.04.2010]UF PRESS RELEASE:- BSNL Workers on Hunger Strike
[05.04.2010]Upgrading of officiating JTOs – No decision can be taken as the matter is subjudice – BSNL Letter dated 26.03.2010 <
[05.04.2010]Meeting with Executive Director (NB):- Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, GS, BSNLEU, met Shri S.M. Talwar, Executive Director (NB) on 1st April, 2010 and discussed about the issues of the Telecom Factories. He brought to the notice of the ED that many circles / SSAs are directly ordering Towers from outside, whereas, completed towers are available in the Telecom Factories. ED (NB) assured that necessary instructions have been issued in the matter and that if such cases are still occurring the same may be brought to his notice. Modernisation of production in the various factories were also discussed.
Meeting with CGM (TF) Kolkata and CGM (TS) Kolkata:- Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, Gs, along with Coms. Adhir Kumar Sen, Vice-President and Om Prakash, Circle Secretary, Telecom Factory met Shri Abdul Majeed, CGM (TF) and Shri S.K. Garg, CGM (TS) and discussed about the various issues concerning TF and TS on 29th March, 2010. GS urged the CGMs to ensure that the wages of the casual/contract labour are paid according to the wages eligible to them as per VI CPC recommendations. GS was on tour to kolkata to attend the Strike Convention and AIBDPA Conference.
[01.04.2010]Meeting with Shri S.C.Misra, Member (Services), DOT:-Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri GS BSNLEU along with Com.P.Abhimanyu, DY. GS met Shri S.C.Misra Member (Services) DOT on 1st April 2010 and discussed about Pension Revision, removal of anomaly in pension to those who retired between October 2000 and July 2001 and also approval of the wage revision at the earliest. Member (Services ) assured that early necessary action will be taken in the matters. Shri K.Vallinayagam, GS, FNTO was also present.
[01.04.2010]WAGE REVISION: - Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, General Secretary met S/Shri Gopal Das, Director (HRD) and Shri S.R.Kapoor, Executive Director (Finance) on 1st April 2010 and discussed about the finalisation of wage revision early. Both of them agreed to take necessary steps for the same. They stated that the issue has already been referred to DOT for approval and the same is being perused.
In the evening on the same day, during the discussion on the strike issues with the Secretary, DOT, the approval for wage revision was also raised by GS BSNLEU and other leaders. The Secretary acknowledging the anxiety of the employees assured that DOT will take necessary action in the matter.
[01.04.2010] PAY ANOMALY: - Com. Namboodiri, GS, BSNLEU met Shri S.R.Kapoor Executive Director (Finance)and discussed the implementation of the Anomaly Committee Report at the earliest. ED(F)stated that the Finance is working out some model cases to finalise how the fixation is to be done. He assured early implementation.
[01.04.2010] A Brief Report on the meeting of Secretary, DOT with the Joint Action Committee on 1st April 2010 <
[01.04.2010]BSNL WORKERS ON INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 20TH APRIL 2010. Strike Poster <
[31.03.2010] 6.5% DA due from 01- 04- 2010 :- It is learnt that 6.5% DA has become due from 1st April, 2010 in respect of Non -Executives. In respect of Executives it is 3.9%.
[31.03.2010]Strike Convention at Kolkata :- A Convention to explain the demands and mobilize the workers for the Indefinite Strike from 20th April 2010 was held at CTO Conference Hall on 30th March 2010 at Kolkata. Hundreds of workers participated although the convention was held at short notice. A large number of comrades were sitting outside as the hall was overcrowded. The Convention was presided by the Circle Presidents of W.Bengal, Kolkata, Telecom Stores and Telecom Factory.
Comrades, Animesh Mitra, Saibal Sen Gupta, Adhir Kumar Sen, Om Prakash, Circle Secretaries of BSNLEU, Circle Secretaries of SNEA, AIBSNLEA, NUBSNLW, Com. Mihir Dasgupta, AGS, BSNLEU and other leaders addressed the Convention. Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, Convener, Joint Action Committee and General Secretary, BSNLEU, explained in detail the demands of the strike and stated that the workers will jointly defeat the anti-worker policies of the government and the management.
The Convention in a resolution declared to make the Indefinite Strike a complete success in W.Bengal, Kolkata, Telecom Factory & Telecom Stores.
[31.03.2010]A letter to Director (HR) - One time Relaxation / concession in JAO Part-II Departmental Examination <
[31.03.2010]BSNLMRS - Clarification regarding consideration of claims of Cataract Surgery with IOL <
[30.03.2010]Secretary, DoT invites JAC leaders for talks:- A meeting has been fixed between the leaders of the Joint Action Committee and the Secretary, DoT, on 01.04.2010, to discuss the issues contained in the notice for indefinite strike. The meeting will take place at 1500 hrs in the Sanchar Bhawan.<
[30.03.2010]Defeat the retrograde recommendations of the Sam Pitroda Committee <
[27.03.2010]JAC meets Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications Shri Gurudas Kamat :- The Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, Shri Gurudas Kamat invited the leaders of the JAC for talks on 26.03.2010. The meeting took place at Sanchar Bhavan at 1100 hrs. BSNLEU was represented by Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, General Secretary and Com. P. Abhimanyu, Dy. General Secretary. The issues contained in the strike notice served by the JAC were discussed.
At the outset the Hon’ble Minister stated that he was a votary of the Public Sector. He said that he wanted a strong BSNL so that the whole country need not depend upon the private telecom companies for communications.
The leaders of the JAC conveyed their strong opposition to IPO, VRS and Unbundling of last mile copper in BSNL. They urged upon the Minister to ensure uninterrupted equipment supply, immediate absorption of the ITS, revision of pension in IDA scales etc. In his reply the Hon’ble Minister stated that the issues raised by the JAC in it’s strike notice were receiving the attention of the govt. and that appropriate actions would be taken.
While we appreciate the gesture of the Hon’ble Minister of State, for inviting the leaders of the JCA for talks, within a few days of issuing the strike notice, we would like to inform our Comrades that he was not able to offer solution to any of the issues raised by the JAC. Hence, CHQ requests our Comrades to go ahead with the preparations for the indefinite strike in full swing and unleash a powerful campaign together with other constituents of the JAC to make the indefinite strike a success.