BSNL CASUAL & CONTRACT WORKERS FEDERATION
K. G. BOSE SMRITEE BHAWAN, 20A, Adwaita Mullick Lane, Kolkata – 700 006
Phone: (033) 2237-9450, 2530–2424
25 July, 2017:BSNLCCWF Circle Executive Committee meeting held at Meerut.
CEC meeting of BSNLCCWF has held at Meerut with good response from the CEC members and Circle Secretaries form different parts of the country. About 35 office bearers and Circle Secretaries attended the meeting at Meerut on 22nd and 23rd July, 2017. The meeting was presided over by Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President, BSNLCCWF, and gave an inspiring speech. Com. Animesh Mitra, Secretary General, BSNLCCWF, placed the draft report for discussion. Com. Tapas Banerjee, Treasurer, presented the accounts for the March to Parliament and the Union Accounts. About 20 comrades participated in the discussion on the reports and accounts. On 23rd, a largely attended open session held where a good number of regular staff and contract labours were present. Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, President, Com. Animesh Mitra, SG, Com. Upendra Singh Teotia, CS, BSNLEU, Com. Sukhvir Singh, Org. Secretary, BSNLEU (CHQ), Com. Ansar Ali, Circle President, BSNLEU, and Com. Naresh Pal, Circle Secretary, UP(West), BSNLCCWF, are the speakers. An eight point Charter of Demands and five point course of action was taken in the CEC meeting. Meerut CEC meeting has taken serious decisions for direct action programme. Meerut CEC meeting was given a warning to the BSNL Management who are ignoring the demands of casual contract workers.<<views of the meeting>>
25 July, 2017:Casual & Contract Workers extended full support to the strike on 27.07.2017.
Casual and contract labours will extend it’s full support to the all India strike of the BSNL officers and employees on 27.07.2017. BSNL Casual and Contract Workers Federation has taken a decision from their CEC meeting held at Meerut, UP (West) on 22nd & 23rd July, 2017 to the effect. Resolution for extending support to the strike was unanimously accepted by the house. The CEC meeting has decided that the casual / contract will also participate the strike programme with the regular staff as the strike programme is being organized against the Management decision, against the government decision. Government has taken a decision against the 3rd PRC implementation in BSNL. That is why, the BSNL employees / workers has taken a decision to go on strike on 27th July, 2017. We will extend full support to the strike. CEC meeting calls upon to the casual contract workers to moblilise their workforce in the mobilization programme of the regular staff in every BSNL office and Exchanges to make the strike a grand success.
20 July, 2017:Next CEC Meeting of BSNLCCWF will commence from 22nd July, 2017 at Meerut.
The next CEC meeting of the BSNLCCWF is going to held on 22nd & 23rd July, 2017 at Meerut after organising a spectacular "March to Parliament" programme 22nd February, 2017. The BSNLEU, UP(West) Circle along with the Casual/Contractual Workers Union UP West jointly preparing their best to make the CEC meeting a grand success. The meeting will start on 22nd July and will b e concluded on 23rd July, 2017.
1. The venue of the meeting ----- 'Tarang Chamber(Opposite Police Chowki), Madhav Puram Delhi Road, Meerut."
2. How to reach the Venue-----Delhi to City Station Meerut. City station to 'Ghantaghar' Crossing. Ghantaghar Crossing to T.P. Nagar Delhi Road, then to "Tarang Chamber", 1 K.M. by Foot.
3. Com P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU, Com.V.A.N. Namboodiri President BSNLCCWF, Com. Animesh Mitra, Secretary General, BSNLCCWF alongwith other leaders will deliberate their valuable speeches in the CEC meeting.
4. The issues like a) implementation of the revised Wage as per Gazette Notification, b) minimum Pay of Rs.18,000/- as per 7th CPC to Casual Labourers, c) Gratuity & other Social Securities for the Casual/Contractual workers etc. will be discussed in the meeting and the meeting will decide further course of action to achieve the demands.
20 July, 2017:Inspiring demonstration programme held at Kolkata SSA.
The BSNLCMU Kolkata District had an effective and impressive gathering of nearly 400 Casual/Contractual workers before the chamber of GM Kolkata at CTO Building on 19.07.2017. The huge demonstration raised the issues like a) Rs.18,000/- wage as per 7th CPC for the Casual workers, b) extension of Gratuity, EPF/ESI and other social securities for the Casual/Contractual workers, c) timely payment of monthly wages, d) issuance of Identity Card for the non regular workers etc. in the programme. Com. Goutam Das, DS, BSNLCMU, com.Akhilesh Banerjee & com. Tarak Kundu both ACS, BSNLCMU, WB, com. Manik Sarkar, DS, BSNLEU, com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB Circle and com. Tapas Ghosh, CS, BSNLCMU, WB spoke on the occasion. A delegation of BSNLEU & BSNLCMU Kolkata District met GM Kolkata during the demonstration and demanded early settlement of the issues. GM Kolkata gave a patient hearing and assured the leaders to meet again in the first week of August, 2017. The demonstration programme ended with a huge rally. Com. Pankaj Saha, com. Ramprasad Dutta and com. Kalyan Raha presided over the meeting.<<views of the meeting>>
19 July, 2017:Corporate Office letter to all CGMs on implementation of revised minimum wages.<<view letter>>
08 July, 2017:Notification for the Central Executive Committee Meeting of BSNL Casual and Contract Workers Federation will be held from 22nd to 23rd July, 2017 at Meerut, U.P. (West) circle.<<view notification>>
08 July, 2017:BSNLCCWF circular dated 06.07.2017.<<view circular>>
08 July, 2017:BSNLCCWF UP (West) circle conducted dharna at CGMT Office, Meerut.
BSNL Casual Contract Workers Union, UP (West) circle has conducted one day Virat Dharna at CGMT Office, Meerut on 29.06.2017, to settle of contract labours long pending issues. Near about 200 contract mazdoor were participated in the dharna. The dharna was addressed by com. Ansar Ali, Circle president, BSNLEU, com. Naresh Pal, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, com. Rammilan Singh, Vice President and com. Rahul Tomer, Circle Treasurer, BSNLCCWU.<<views of the dharna>>
01 July, 2017:Corporate Office letter to all CGM’s on revised labour rates - compliance thereof.<<view letter>>
BSNLCCWF is taking up the issues of the casual and contract workers with the government, Chief Labour Commissioner, Communications Minister, DOT as also CMD BSNL and other officers of BSNL. These correspondences will be posted here.
19 April, 2017:CHQ writes to Chief Labour Commissioner, (Central) on wages of the Casual and Contract Labourers in BSNL.<<view letter>>
19 April, 2017:CHQ writes to BSNL Corporate Office on non-payment of wages to the Casual and Contract Labourers in BSNL.<<view letter>>
19 April, 2017:CHQ writes to Chief Labour Commissioner, (Central) on gratuity for the Casual / Contract Workers in BSNL.<<view letter>>
18 March, 2017:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on implementation of Minimum Wage for contract worker in BSNL as per the Gazette notification.<<view letter>>
18 March, 2017:CHQ writes to Director (HR) on Implementation of Minimum Wage for contract workers in BSNL as per the Gazette Notification.<<view letter>>
18 March, 2017:CHQ writes to CMD BSNL on Gratuity Payment for the Contract Labours is being denied- Intervention solicited.<<view letter>>
18 March, 2017:CHQ writes to GM (Restg.) on Contract Workers in Jharkhand Circle are on Trade Union action.<<view letter>>