Settlement of Wage Revision- Meeting of BSNL Unions / Associations taken historic decision to go on strike.
A crucial meeting of BSNL unions and associations was held at New Delhi on 02.05.2017 to discuss the ways and means to settle the wage revision of BSNL employees w.e.f. 01.01.2017. Considering the seriousness of the situation, leaders of all the major organizations BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, AIGETOA, BSNLMS, ATM, BTU and BSNLOA responded to the call and attended the meeting.
Everyone knows that, as per the Affordability Clause in the 3rd PRC recommendations, the employees of BSNL are not eligible for wage revision. The unions and associations of BSNL have demanded that BSNL should be exempted from the Affordability Clause of the 3rd PRC, so that the employees can get wage revision. BSNL Management is in support of this. DoT was also in support of this, so long as Mr. J.S. Deepak was the Secretary, DoT. However, DoT stand has changed now. In the last meeting on wage revision, headed by the Cabinet Secretary, the DoT did not demand exemption to BSNL from the Affordability Clause of the 3rd PRC. Without any doubt, we can say that the DoT has let down the entire Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL. Now, the decisions of the government, on the recommendations of the 3rd PRC are being finalised. At least at this juncture, the BSNL employees have to unitedly raise their voice, through appropriate action programme, that they should be given wage revision. It is a “do or die” situation now. Keeping all these factors in view, the meeting of all unions / associations, which met at New Delhi today, have decided to go on strike on 27.07.2017. All Circle and SSA Secretaries are requested to immediately plunge it to action. Coordinate with all the Unions and Associations, meet each and every employee and make the dharna, hunger strike and one day strike successful.
The meeting of all Unions / Associations that was held at New Delhi today, has unanimously finalised the following action programme, to settle the wage revision issue and to protect trade union rights of Unions and Associations in BSNL.
(i) Day long dharna throughout the country on 20.06.2017.
(ii) Hunger strike on 13.07.2017.
(iii) One day strike on 27.07.2017.
(i) Settle wage revision and pension revision w.e.f. 01.01.2017.
(ii) Settle superannuation benefits to the Directly Recruited employees.
(iii) Unconditionally withdraw the Corporate Office letter dated 08.05.2017, banning all trade union activities in BSNL and vindictive actions.
After the meeting of all Unions / Associations, the leaders participated in the meeting met Com. Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE at NFTE office and held discussions. The leaders impressed upon the GS/NFTE, about the need for united struggle and requested him to join the same for the successful settlement of wage revision. The leaders also conveyed to Com Chandeswar Singh, GS/NFTE that the dates of the struggle, which have been finalised in the meeting of all Unions / Associations could be altered if necessary. The GS/NFTE assured to take a favourable decision in consultation with other comrades.
Source:- Snea India