AUAB gives call for hunger strike on 18.10.2019 – make the programme a resounding success..
A meeting of the AUAB was held today. Com.Chandeswar Singh, Chairman, presided over. Com.P.Abhimanyu, Convenor, welcomed everyone and briefed about the agenda.The meeting expressed it’s serious resentment over the non-payment of the September salary. Non-payment of contract workers’ wages for the past 8 months, non-payment of electricity bills, the misleading reports appearing in the media that, BSNL would be closed down,etc., were seriously viewed by the meeting. After in-depth discussion, it was decided to organise a one day hunger strike on 18-10-2019, to be participated in by the General Secretaries, Circle Secretaries and District Secretaries, at the Corporate Office, Circle and SSA levels respectively. Together with this, lunch hour demonstrations are to be organised at all the places on same day, involving the entire Executives and Non-Executives of BSNL. It is also decided that the unions and associations which could not attend today’s meeting are to be contacted immediately and are to be requested to participate in the programme. The AUAB will again meet on 21-10-2019, to decide about the next course of action. The following are the demands:-
- Immediate payment of the September salary. Timely payment of salary every on month.
- Payment of contract / casual labourers’ wages and payment electricity bills and rentals.
- Revival of BSNL by immediate allocation of 4G spectrum, extension of financial assistance / soft loan and approval for BSNL’s Land Monetisation proposal.
- Settlement of 3rd Pay Revision, Pension Revision and 30% Superannuation benefits.
- Immediate remittance of dues towards GPF, Bank loan EMI, Society, LIC premium, etc.
Greater unity of the BSNL employees is achieved – more organisations become part of the AUAB.
Crisis is deepening in BSNL. Hence, need of the hour is to strengthen the unity of the BSNL employees, so that the united trade union movement of BSNL can ensure the financial revival of the Company at the earliest. All the major organisations of BSNL employees have taken sincere steps in this direction, during the past couple of weeks. As a result, greater unity has been achieved. Many more organisations have become part of the AUAB now. This is reflected in the AUAB meeting held yesterday the 11-10-2019. The names of the unions and associations attended yesterday’s meeting are as follows:-
BSNLEU, NFTE BSNL, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, FNTO, SEWA BSNL, BSNL MS, AIBSNLOA, TEPU, BSNL OA, TOA BSNL and BEA. The meeting has also taken decision to approach all the unions and associations, which were not able to participate in yesterday’s meeting, with the view to bring them into the fold of the AUAB. We shall continue to strengthen the unity of the employees further.
[Date : 12 – Oct – 2019]
Let us hope that the movement will last longer and achieve the goal and not try to gain political milage and work with team spirit leaving their ego aside. We also support the united move for betterment of BSNL fraternity
BDPA (INDIA) EXTENDS SUPPORTS TO THE UNITED MOVEMENT.