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[17.11.2017]Hold meeting of circle secretaries in all circles tomorrow the 18-11-2017.
The meeting of All Unions and Associations of BSNL, held at New Delhi on 14-11-2017, has decided that meeting of circle secretaries of all unions and associations should be held in each and every circle, on 18-11-2017. This decision is taken to ensure elaborate preparations for the human chain programme, as well as for the two day strike, and also to ensure better coordination between all unions and associations at the circle level. CHQ requests the circle secretaries to take the initiative to hold the meeting.
CHQ has issued circular, consisting of the important decisions of the New Delhi CEC meeting, the New Delhi meeting of the All India BSNL Working Women's Coordination and the meeting of "All Unions and Associations of BSNL", held at New Delhi on 14-11-2017. <<< view circular >>>
[16.11.2017]Meeting with GM (SR).
Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, com. Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS, com. S. Chellappa, AGS and com. Ramesh Chand, Org. Secretary (CHQ), met shri A.M. Gupta, GM (SR) today and discussed the following issues.
(1) Releasing of the National Council minutes on time.
The Union representatives urged upon the GM (SR) to release the minutes of the adjourned 35th meeting of the National Council, held on 13.11.2017. It was pointed out that releasing of the minutes of the meeting held on 11.05.2017, was considerably delayed as a result of which, the decisions taken in that meeting were not implemented on time. The GM (SR) assured that the minutes would be released on time.
(2) Issuing of notice for pre-mature retirement to 6 officials of Faridabad SSA.
BSNLEU has already written to the CMD BSNL and Director (HR), vide letter no. BSNLEU/310 (HAR) dated 02.11.2017, opposing the pre-mature retirement notice issued to 6 officials of Faridabad SSA, and has demanded withdrawal of the notices. The Union representatives enquired about the status of this case. The GM (SR) informed that the case is being amicably settled.
(3) Preparation of a false minutes of the Designations Committee meeting.
BSNLEU has already protested that the Management Side had inserted in an unfair manner, certain portion, which is not part of the discussion that took place in the meeting of the Joint Committee for Change of Designations of the Non-Executives, held on 26.09.2017. The Union representatives requested the GM (SR) to intervene in this matter, for which he responded positively.
[16.11.2017]BSNLEU protests preparation of a false minutes of the Designations Committee meeting.
Management has prepared the draft minutes of the meeting of the Joint Committee on Change of Designations of the Non-Executives, that was held on 26.09.2017. In that minutes, it is stated that the duties and responsibilities of the Non-Executives can be changed after change of designations. It is also mentioned in the draft minutes that this was mutually agreed to by, both the Management and Staff Side. Such a discussion has not at all taken place in the Joint Committee meeting, and the Staff Side has not agreed for any change in duties and responsibilities, after change of designations. BSNLEU has written to the GM (Restg.) protesting against this unfair practice of the Management Side.<<view letter>>
[16.11.2017]Inauguration of com. P. Ramamurthy Bhawan.
As already informed through our website, CITU has constructed a Trade Union Education & Research Centre at Saket, New Delhi. This Trade Union School is named after the founder General Secretary of CITU, com. P. Ramamurthy. The inauguration of P. Ramamurthy Bhawan is taking place on 15thDecember, 2017. The CITU has invited BSNLEU to participate in the inaugural function.<<view invitation>>
[16.11.2017]Idea Cellular’s second quarter loss rises to Rs.1,107 crores.
The Idea Cellular, one of the major telecom company, has already gone into loss. The Company’s loss for the second quarter has risen to Rs.1,107 crores. It is also reported that Idea Cellular’s revenue has fallen by 19.7% in the second quarter. It’s revenue collection in the second quarter of 2016 was Rs.9,300 crores. Whereas, it’s revenue collection for the second quarter in 2017 is only Rs.7,465 crores.
[16.11.2017]Mukesh Ambhani’s family beats the Lees of Samsung, to become the richest in Asia.
The family of Mukesh Ambhani, who is the richest person of India, has now become the richest in Asia. Mukesh Ambhani’s family has beaten the Lees of the Samsung, to become the richest in Asia. The net worth of the Ambhanis has increased from 19 billion US dollars to 44.8 billion US dollars. The net worth of the Lees is 40.8 billion US dollars. It must be noted that the policies of the Modi government has greatly helped Mukesh Ambhani to reach this position. We saw how the government’s policies helped Mukesh Ambhani’s Reliance Jio. Similarly, in the Oil industry also, which is one of the biggest business of Mukesh Ambhani, the government’s policy has greatly helped him. For example, the price of petrol in India was sold at Rs.65/- per litre in 2014, when the price of one barrel of crude oil was sold at 120 US dollars in the international market. But, when the price of crude oil in the international market has come down to only 50 US dollars per barrel, the price of petrol in India has increased to Rs.70/- per litre. Mukesh Ambani is greatly benefited by this. This is only one example of how the government, through it’s policy interventions, make the rich to become richer.
[16.11.2017]BSNLEU once again writes to the Management justifying the demand to conduct JE LICE as an off line exam.
On receiving the letter from BSNL CO, rejecting the demand of BSNLEU to conduct the JE LICE as an off line exam, BSNLEU has once again written to the Corporate Office, justifying it’s demand for an off line exam for the JE LICE.<<view letter>>
[16.11.2017]BSNL Corporate Office replies to BSNLEU that JE LICE would not be conducted as an off line exam.
BSNLEU has already demanded that the JE LICE should be conducted not as an online exam, but it should be conducted as on off line exam. This demand is raised in view of the fact that most of the candidates appearing the JE LICE are belonging to the line staff category, who do not possess the working knowledge of computer. The Recruitment Branch of Corporate Office has rejected the demand.<<view letter>>
[15.11.2017]Corporate Office calls for inputs related to financial implication of the anomalies issue – Circle Secretaries are requested to take action.
BSNLEU is continuously pursuing the settlement of anomalies, which arose in the 1st wage revision w.e.f. 01.10.2000. This issue was once again discussed with the GM (Estt.) by the GS, BSNLEU on 09.11.2017. In that meeting it was told by the Management Side that, the DoT wants to know the financial implication of this issue. BSNL Corporate Office has written to the CGMs yesterday, requesting to send the requisite inputs in the format that is enclosed. All circle secretaries are requested to take up this issue with their respective CGMs, and arrange to send the requisite inputs to the Corporate Office at the earliest.<<view Corporate Office letter>>
[15.11.2017]75,000 jobs lost in just one year, in the Indian telecom sector.
The Indian telecom sector has lost 75,000 jobs in just one year. Major private telecom companies are facing a crisis after the entry of Reliance Jio. Many smaller telecom companies are getting closed down. Bigger companies like Vodafone and Idea have gone into loss, and are getting merged. Due to these closures and mergers, job loss is taking place in a big way. 75,000 jobs are already lost in just one year.
[15.11.2017]Tour programme of All India leaders is crucial for organising the strike successfully.
The meeting of All Unions and Associations of BSNL, held on 14-11-2017, has prepared a schedule for the tour programme of the All India leaders. We are aware that our circle unions may face some problems in organising the programme at such a short notice. Still this is very much required for the success of the strike. Hence, circle unions are requested to give utmost importance to organise the meetings, in coordination with other unions and associations.
[14.11.2017]Decisions of the CEC meeting of BSNLEU held at New Delhi on 07th & 08th November, 2017.
The CEC meeting of BSNLEU held at New Delhi on 07th & 08th November, 2017, has taken important decisions with regards to the issues of the employees and the Union. Due to severe work load and continuous pre-occupation, there is a delay in uploading the decisions on our website. CHQ sincerely regrets for this delay.<<view decisions>>
[14.11.2017]Corporate Office reviews the results of the failed SC / ST candidates of the 3 JTO LICEs conducted in 2016.
BSNLEU is extremely happy to inform that the Corporate Office has reviewed the results of the failed SC / ST candidates of the JTO LICEs (under 50% quota), conducted on 22.05.2016, 24.09.2016 & 11.12.2016. This review has been done based on the implementation of the DoT order no.22-5/91-NCG dated 30.11.1992, in BSNL. BSNLEU has already informed through it’s website that in the 35th meeting of the National Council held on 11.05.2017, the demand of BSNLEU to implement the above mentioned DoT order was accepted. The Corporate Office implemented this DoT order in BSNL vide letter no.9-2/2016-Rectt. dated 28.08.2017. Based on this letter of the Corporate Office, results of the failed SC / ST candidates in the JAO LICE, held on 11.07.2016, are already reviewed. Now, the results of the failed candidates of the 3 JTO LICEs conducted in 2016 are reviewed. Copies of the Corporate Office letter are attached.
[14.11.2017]Decisions taken in the meeting of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, held at New Delhi on 14.11.2017.<<view decisions>>
[14.11.2017]Date of the human chain changed.
All circle and district secretaries are requested to note that the date of the human chain programme is changed. It will now take place on 23.11.2017. The meeting of All Unions and Associations of BSNL, held today, has made this change, with a view to facilitate more time for the mobilisation. It is also decided that the human chain should be organised during lunch hour on 23.11.2017. Further, it is also decided that placards, containing our demands on wage revision and subsidiary tower company, should be prominently displayed during the human chain, with a view to take our message effectively to the public. CHQ requests all the circle and district unions to organise the programme effectively, in coordination with other unions and associations.
[14.11.2017]Meeting of the circle secretaries of All Unions and Associations should be held on 18.11.2017.
The meeting of All Unions and Associations of BSNL, held today, has taken the decision that a meeting of all the circle secretaries of the unions and associations should be held on 18.11.2017. In that meeting, ways and means of effectively organising the human chain, as well as the two day strike, should be discussed and decisions should be taken. This decision has been taken since complaints are being received that there is no proper coordination between the circle secretaries of the unions and associations in some circles. Circle secretaries of BSNLEU are requested to take the initiative and to organise the meeting successfully, and to develop cordial relationship and better understanding between all the unions and associations. This is a must for strengthening our unity. Our unity and struggle alone can achieve wage revision, and can stop BSNL being broken to pieces, by forming a Subsidiary Tower Company.
[14.11.2017]Strike notice for the two day strike to be served on 23.11.2017.
In the meeting of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL, held today, it is decided that the strike notice for the two day strike to be held on 12th & 13th December, 2017, will be served on the CMD BSNL and the Secretary, DoT, on 23.11.2017.
[14.11.2017]Last date for submission of memorandum to the Hon’ble MPs changed to 30.11.2017.
The last date for submission of memorandum to the Hon’ble MPs has been changed. Now the memorandum will be submitted to the Hon’ble MPs before 30.11.2017. A copy of the memorandum will be circulated within a day or two. All circle and district secretaries are requested to make note of this and arrange to submit the memorandum to the Hon’ble MPs, in coordination with all unions and associations
[13.11.2017]BSNL Plan Rs.429/- is to be implemented to the Non-Executives, in the place of Rs.200/- SIM.
In today’s National Council meeting, com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU & Secretary, Staff Side, demanded in his initial remarks that the Management should implement Plan Rs.429/- to the Non-Executives, in the place of Rs.200/- SIM. As per plan Rs.429/-, unlimited voice calls and 1 GB data per day are being given for a period of 3 months. The Director (HR), who is the Chairperson of the National Council accepted this demand.
[13.11.2017]Highlights of today’s National Council meeting.<<click here>>
[11.11.2017]BSNLEU once again insists for one time relaxation, for the candidates who do not possess 10th std. qualification, for appearing in the TT LDCE.
BSNLEU has long been insisting the Management to give one time relaxation for the 10th std. qualification, required for appearing in the Telecom Technician LDCE. The demand of BSNLEU is that, even the officials who are not having 10th std. qualification, should be allowed to appear in the Telecom Technician LDCE, as a one time measure. This issue was once again discussed with Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Estt.) on 09.11.2017, by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS. Shri A.K. Singh, DGM(Pers.IV) was also present. The Management is totally unwilling to give any relaxation to the minimum educational qualification, in view of the induction of high technology and also competition with the private operators. After prolonged discussion, the GM (Estt.) agreed to look into the option of holding a “Screening Test”, to those who do not possess 10th std. qualification, for appearing in the TT LDCE.
[11.11.2017]Inordinate delay in the settlement of anomalies – detailed discussion takes place between GS, BSNLEU and GM (Estt.).
The settlement of anomalies, which arose in the 1st wage revision is being continuously persued by BSNLEU. The matter is lying pending with the DoT now. Com. P. Abhimanyu, GS, had a detailed discussion with Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Estt.), on 09.11.2017. Shri Shiv Shankar Prasad, DGM (Estt.), was also present. The GM (Estt.), expressed her helplessness, since the DoT is not giving clearance, and keeps on asking queries. After detailed discussion, the GM (Estt.) agreed to once again write to the DoT, with the requisite inputs.
[11.11.2017]Payment of arrears of employees EPF contribution – GS, BSNLEU discusses with GM (Estt.).
The payment of arrears of employees’ EPF contribution, in respect of those for whom GPF was implemented initially, and EPF was implemented subsequently. This case was discussed in the last National Council meeting. However, the decision of the National Council is not yet implemented. This issue was discussed by com. P. Abhimanyu, GS with Ms. Anima Roy, GM (Estt.) on 09.11.2017. Dealing of this case has recently been transferred to the Establishment branch, by the Corporate Accounts branch. The GM (Estt.), assured to look into the case and to do the needful.
[11.11.2017]The three day Mahapadav successfully came to an end.
The Mahapadav (relay dharna), called on by the Central Trade Unions, as well as by the Independent Federations and Unions, successfully came to an end today. Today’s participation in the Mahapadav, by the workers, is more than the first day and the second day. Especially, women workers massively participated in today’s programme. Around 1,000 members of BSNLEU participated today. CHQ heartily congratulates the various circle unions of BSNLEU, for massively mobilising the workers in the Mahapadav. <<more views>>
Mahapadav on 09.11.2017
[10.11.2017]Meeting of "All Unions and Associations of BSNL" to be held on 14.11.2017.
A meeting of the "All Unions and Associations of BSNL" will be held on 14.11.2017. The meeting will be held at 11:00 hrs, in SEWA BSNL office, near CTO Sabhagarh, at Eastern Court. The forthcoming human chain, two day strike on 12th and 13th, December, and other issues will be discussed.
[10.11.2017]Second day of the successful Mahapadav.
The Mahapadav, organised by the Central Trade Unions and independent Federations and Unions, was held massively and successfully for the second day today. Tens of thousands of workers participated in the Mahapadav. Leaders of the Central Trade Unions addressed. Totally, 996 comrades of BSNLEU participated in today's Mahapadav.
[09.11.2017]Teething problem in the new website.
BSNLEU has launched a new website, on in the CEC meeting held on 09.11.2017. The web address of the new website is bsnleu.in. CHQ has already informed that, both the existing website (bsnleuchq.com) and the new website (bsnleu.in) will be operated for some time. However, it is observed that the new website (bsnleu.in) is having some teething problem. The same would be rectified soon.
[09.11.2017]IT employees of Karnataka succeed in forming trade union, and getting registration.
There are around 40 lakh employees working in the IT sector throughout the country. Like the workers of other sectors, the workers of IT sector are also facing serious problems like, heavy work load, insecurity of job, etc. However, forming of trade union has been totally prohibited in the IT sector. Under these circumstances, the IT employees of Karnataka State have finally succeeded in forming a trade union, and also getting certificate from the Labour Commission. Karnataka State IT / ITES Employees Unionhas got the certificate from the Labour Commission of Karnataka, under the Trade Union Act 1926, and Karnataka Trade Unions Regulations, 1958. It is significant to note that, Karnataka State is the largest IT hub of the country, with 15 lakh employees. The KITU is presently having only 250 members. But it is for sure that, in future, the trade union movement in the IT sector will grow from strength to strength, because of the existence of high a degree of exploitation in the IT sector. BSNLEU heartily congratulates the KITU.
[Inputs from the Economic Times]
[09.11.2017]Three day relay dharna by working class started at New Delhi - Parliament Street turns red.
The three day relay dharna by the working class, started at New Delhi today. Tens of thousands of workers have assembled, from all over the country, and the Parliament Street, the venue of the dharna, has turned red. Slogans are being raised against the anti-worker and anti-people policies of the government. All the Central Trade Unions, as well as the independent trade unions of various sectors are participating in this dharna. On behalf of BSNLEU, more than 1,500 employees are participating in this dharna, from all the circles.<<<views of the dharna>>>
[08.11.2017]Corporate Office letter on Pre Examination Training to SC/ ST/ Minorities candidates appearing in JE Examination.<<view letter>>
[08.11.2017]BSNLEU - CHQ's new website is inaugurated.
BSNLEU - CHQ has designed a new website for the Union. The present website is designed many years ago. Hence, it is the requirement of the movement also to design a new website, utilising the advancements that have come. The web address of the new website is bsnleu.in. In today's meeting of the CEC, the new website is formally inaugurated by one of the senior most leaders of our Union, Com.J.Sampath Rao, circle secretary, Telangana, amidst loud applause of the CEC members. The new website, as well as the existing website will function parallely for some time. Thereafter, the new website alone will be there. CHQ heartily congratulates com.John Verghese, AGS, who had taken sincere efforts to get the new website designed.<<<views>>>
[07.11.2017]Com.C.K.Gundanna,CS, Karnataka, felicitated in the CEC meeting.
As all of us are aware, com.C.K.Gundanna, CS, Karnataka, is conferred with the Karnataka Rajyotsav award. In today's CEC meeting, the CHQ honoured com.C.K.Gundanna, for this. Com.C.K.Gundanna, was offered with the shawl by com.V.A.N.Namboodiri. Com.A.K.Padmanabhan,VP,CITU, presented a memento. Both the leaders and com.P.Abhimanyu,GS, spoke briefly and congratulated com.C.K.Gundanna.<<<views of the felicitation>>>
[07.11.2017]More views of the CEC meeting.<<views of the meeting>>
[07.11.2017]BSNLEU started it's two day CEC meeting at New Delhi.
BSNLEU started it's 2 day Central Executive Committee meeting at New Delhi, today. Com.Balbir Singh, President, is presiding. Com.Swapan Chakraborty,Dy.GS, welcomed every one. Com.A.K.Padmanabhan, vice-president, CITU, inaugurated the meeting with an inspiring and informative speech. The meeting was greeted by com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, former general secretary. Com.Gundanna, CS, Karnataka, who was recently conferred with the Karnataka state Rajyotsava Award, was honoured in the meeting. Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, offered him the shawl and com.A.K.Padmanabhan, presented the memento. The subjects committee started with a detailed presentation of the report, by com.P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary. Deliberation by the CEC members is going on.