மாநிலச் செயலாளர் தோழர் A.பாபுராதாகிருஷ்ணன் CGM க்கு எழுதிய க்கடிதம்
Chief General Manager Tamilnadu Circle, No.16, Greams Road, Chennai 600 006
Sub: Retrenchment of Workers- Reg
We would like to bring the following important problem for your immediate intervention and action.
BSNL employees Union Tamilnadu circle had given some agitation call, with Tamilnadu Telecom Contract Workers Union, opposing the retrenchment of contract workers and it has been deferred due to the threat of Covid-19.
It is also pertinent to brought to your kind notice that Labour Secretary to Government of India, Sri. Heeralal Samaria IAS and DPE Dy Secretary Sri Pavanesh Kr Sharma have issued directions to all Public Sector Undertakings NOT to retrench any worker during this lock down period. Various Departments have issued important instructions mentioning that the contract workers should not be retrenched or face any hardship when the country is lock-down for a prolonged period.
Yester day (14 04 2020) Honourable Prime Minister in his National telecast has also categorically ordered all concerned NOT to retrench any worker during this lock down period.
We came to know that the Orders have been issued to some Contractors for the work of Maintenance and Provision of Landline and Broad Bands in Nagercoil , Thoothukudi, Virudhunagar, Tirunelveli SSA wef 15 04 2020 and in some other SSAs.
Now the approved contractors who are not having any experience in Provision and Maintenance work have started retrenching a sizable number of workers in the Nagercoil SSA due to Contractors intention to earn more profit . In a single cluster itself , more than 13 contract workers have been denied work and in total more than 100 contract workers were retrenched in these four SSAs.
This is contradiction to the directions of the Labour Secretary to Government of India, Sri. Heeralal Samaria IAS, DPE Dy Secretary Sri Pavanesh Kr Sharma and the Prime Minister of India.
Hence it is requested that the implementation of new tender may be kept in abeyance till the end of this Lock down period and NO present worker retrenched during this period.
We hope the BSNL administration will honour and do justice in the light of directions from Labour Ministry, DPE and Honourable Prime Minister of our Nation.
Mob: 94434 08787
EncL : Copy of Orders from Labour Ministry and DPE
Com. P.Abhimanyu, General Secretary, BSNL Employees Union, CHQ New Delhi.