16 March, 2019:Wages of casual contract workers not yet paid – Agitated workers have started the trade union action in so many circles.

Agitational programme of the casual contract labours is going on in full swing in so many circles and districts due to non-payment of wages since months together. CHQ has taken the decision to organise the Hunger Strike programme on 13th March, 2019, before GM Offices. CHQ is getting the news for holding the agitational programme throughout the country where good numbers of casual contract labours are participating in the programme. Some circle unions has taken the other programme to focus the resentment to the Management. Some circle union has conducted their organisational level meeting like CWC / Convention with a mobilisation good numbers of contract / casual labours. Some circle unions has submitted the memorandum to respective CGMTs. On 6th March, in the AUAB meeting held with the CMD BSNL and the same matter was also discussed. The Management had assured that a balance position will be taken to make the payment of vendors so that the field level casual / contract workers can get the wages in time. Photos of the gathering of the demonstration and dharna programme from the circles and districts are enclosed herewith.<<view of the programme>>


09 March, 2019:The departmental Committee finalized the report on gratuity issue for the Contract Workers.

Corporate has finalized the guideline the modalities of tender procedure which can ensure the Social Security to Contract Workers including the gratuity. Earlier, a committee was formed under the Chairmanship of GM (Restg.) to do the job. Today, Com. Animesh Mitra, SG, BSNLCCWF, and Com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy. GS, BSNLEU, and Com. Prakash Sharma, AGS, BSNLEU, met Shri Manish Kumar, GM (Restg.) and discussed on the same subject. Then, it is learnt that the Committee has already finalized the report and submitted it to the GM, (MM) under Director (CFA). He also stated that the committee has strongly recommended follow up the Labour Lows and Social Security in the tender procedure including payment of wages to the workers through Bank Account of Cheque only. Hope, now the local administration will do the needful action in the tender documents so that the Contract Workers will get the facilities of Social Security including gratuity.     


08 March, 2019:Some circles have not yet furnished the data and particulars of the casual labourers to the Corporate Office till date.

It is reported by the GM (Estt.), Corporate Office that some circle administration have not yet submitted the data and figure of the casual labourers to the Corporate Office though the reminder has issued again. Com. Animesh Mitra, Secretary General, along with Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, BSNLEU and Com.Prakash Sharma, AGS, BSNLEU, met Shri Saurabh Tyagi, GM (Estt.) on 06.03.2019, and discussed on this subject. It is learnt that the statement is very important to make a calculation for the financial implication of the department for making wage revision of the casual labourers based on 7th CPC. However, we have got the information that out of 49 circle level administration only 33 circles have submitted the particulars about casual labourers. The figure was collected by the Corporate Office as below:-


Fulltime casual labourers  - 2,687 : Part time – 257 and Temporary Status casual labours – 361 (Total = 3,408). Circle secretaries are requested to pursue the matter with the circle administration to send it to the Corporate Office if it is not done.

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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.


09 February, 2019:BSNLCCWF will go on strike for 3 days from 18th February, 2019, on its own demands.

It has decided that the casual contract workers in BSNL will go on 3 days strike from 18th February, 2019, to achieve the genuine demands of casual contract workers. Strike notice issued to CMD BSNL on 4th February, 2019 and a copy to CLC New Delhi. No retrenchment, allotment of fund to release the 3-6 months pending wages to contract workers, 18,000 wage and Gratuity for all are the main issues for 9 points charter of demands of the workers. It is a great opportunity for us that the AUAB has given a call for strike on the same days to save BSNL and 3rd PRC issue. So let us organise a good campaign programme among the contact and casual staff to involve the workers in the strike. On 12th February, 2019, we will meet CLC on the same issue. We have issued posters and circular for the struggle through speed post.<<view strike notice>>


06 February, 2019:CHQ writes to Director (HR) BSNL on non-payment of wages to the casual/contract workers.<<view letter>>


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