Com.P. Abhimanyu, GS, Com.Swapan Chakraborty, Dy.GS and Com.Gakul Borah, Treasurer, met Shri P.K. Purwar, CMD BSNL today and discussed the following issues.

Payment of wage arrears to contract workers.

The representatives explained about the hardships being faced by the contract workers, due to the non-payment of wages for the past 6 months. They pointed out that 5 contract workers have already committed suicide and the families of other workers are in starvation. The representatives requested the CMD BSNL to release funds for payment of the arrears. The CMD BSNL explained about the financial difficulties being faced by the Company. However, he assured to look into the demand of the Union.

Curtailment of trade union rights and interim stay of Hon’ble Madras High Court.

The representatives brought to the notice of the CMD BSNL, about the gag order dated 02.07.2019, issued by the SR Branch of the BSNL CO., banning all trade union activities till the 8th Membership Verification. They apprised the CMD BSNL about the order of the Hon’ble Madras High Court, which has granted interim stay to the Corporate Office letter and requested the CMD BSNL to intervene in the matter and to take necessary remedial action.

[Date : 24 – Jul – 2019]

BSNL Employees Union Nagercoil