BSNL Hunger strike on 24.02.2020
As per the call of the AUAB, hunger strike has started throughout the country. In accordance with this, hunger strike started at the BSNL Corporate Office also. This hunger strike is being organised, demanding payment of salary, remittance of recoveries made from employees’ salaries, allotment of 4G spectrum, payment of wages to contract workers, issuing of Sovereign Guarantee for raising money through Bonds, withdrawal of notices issued under FR-17 and stoppage of whimsical transfers after the implementation of VRS.
The AUAB leaders were invited for talks by the CMD BSNL today. Com.P.Abhimanyu, GS, BSNLEU & Convenor, Com.Chandeswar Singh, GS, NFTE & Chairman, Com.K.Sebastin, GS, SNEA, Com.S. Sivakuamar, GS, AIBSNLEA, Com.B.C. Pathak, Treasurer, FNTO, Com.Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS and Com.H.P. Singh, GS, BSNLOA, participated in the discussion. Shri Arvind Vadnerkar, Director (HR) and Shri A.M.Gupta, GM (SR) were also present. Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL explained about the steps being taken by the Management for the maintenance of services after VRS and the efforts being taken for the monetisation of assets. As regards the launching of BSNL’s 4G service, he was not able to give any time line. He assured that all efforts are being taken to redress the grievances of the serving employees. The AUAB leaders expressed their serious concern over the delay in the launching of 4G service. They urged upon the CMD BSNL for immediate payment of the salary, contract workers wages and remittance of the deductions made from the salaries of the employees, to the concerned organisations. They also pointed out the lack of liaison between the AUAB and the Management on the question of improvement of services. Finally, the AUAB leaders also told the CMD BSNL that the Management should give up it’s intolerance even for peaceful agitations like dharna, hunger strike, etc. The CMD BSNL assured that the concerns of the AUAB would be taken care of.