NAUROZ CIRCLE SECY.:-
COM. ANIMESH MITRA.
Date July 23, 2016:- BSNL Bounces back to Post Profits--More to be done-------VAN Namboodiri
Date 21st December, 2016:- Formation of Subsidiary Tower Company---Nefarious act by Govt. to fragment BSNL--- P Abhimanyu
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Idea Cellular and Vodafone India delaying in payment the dues to DoT : It is reported that the two telecom companies requested DoT to recalculate their dues. But DoT has rejected their request since it is correct and asked to pay their dues so as to get the final approval of the merger of two companies. The total amount due is Rs 7,268 crore. Rs 3,342 crore in r/o Idea and Rs 3,926 crore in r/o Vodafone. The two cellular operators had then raised some issues regarding discrepancies in the figure of dues. The two companies are awaiting for final response from DoT on which the two companies will take final decision to challenge the dues or otherwise. It was also reported that the DoT is ready to face any challenge at the Court of Law and they are ready to go up to Supreme Court also. The dues in r/o Vodafone is for the non-auctioned spectrum held by them. But it is unfortunate that Govt. of India denied allotment of 4G spectrum to state owned telecom company, BSNL. Still BSNL is giving a stiff competition to the moneyed Reliance Jio. It is only because of the challenge taken by heart by all categories of employees of BSNL.
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Attacks on BSNLEU leadership is being carried out of frustration of SU : In the last session of change of membership (up to 15th July, 2018) a large number of SU members have changed their membership. From many places the workers who changed their membership in favour of SU have returned back to BSNLEU and as a result SU is breaking into pieces. Specially from the south the workers have understood from their experience who are their actual friend in need and are returning back to BSNLEU. As a result the attacks on our leadership has been carried out of great frustration of SU goons. Today the workers of Kolkata SSA thronged in big numbers at the GM office, Kolkata SSA at CTO building. Workers from all the places assembled to protest against the heinous physical attack on their leader Com. Chirab Sen yesterday at about 430 PM at CTO building by the SU goons. The workers demanded exemplary punishment of the accused. In the massive gathering District Secretary Com. Manik Sarkar expressed his strong resentment over the attack on Com. Chiranjib Sen. He also condemned the attackers of Com. Sen. The available circle office bearers were also present in the protest demonstration. Later a delegation met GM, Kolkata SSA and demanded protection of the employees and punishment of the accused. GM in reply said that the complaints are justified that will be looked into with all seriousness.<Picture>
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The Determined Comrades of Coochbehar Hold the District Conference successfully : The determined comrades of Coochbehar hold the district conference successfully on 15th July, 2018. There was a great enthusiasm amongst the members in connection with the conference. As usual the Red Flag of our Union was hoisted by Com. Samarendra Pathak, District President before the conference. District President Com. Pathak, Com. Mamata Sarkar, inaugurator of the conference, Com. Krishna Mitra, District Secretary, Coochbehar District along with other leaders garlanded the martyrs column to ay respect to the martyrs. The conference was inaugurated by Com. Mamata Sarkar, Organizing Secretary, BSNLEU, WB inaugurated the conference. She in her speech narrated briefly the present political scenario in our sate and in our country as whole. She said about the united struggle of BSNL employees under the banner of All Unions and Associations of BSNL to protect BSNL from the onslaught of the Government and for the 3rd PRC. Com. Krishna Mitra, District Secretary placed the draft report before the house for discussion. Com. Ujjal Ghosh, Organizing Secretary, BSNLEU, WB, Com. R,K, Yadav, Leader AIBDPA, Com. Soumen Chandra Roy, Dist. Secretary, Jalpaiguri, Com. Tarun Sarkar, Branch Secretary, Siliguri Branch along with the leaders of 12th July Committee and CGCC spoke on the occasion. After discussion the report was accepted by the house unanimously. Later the house elected Com. Ramkrishna Banik as District President, Com. Krishna Mitra as District Secretary and Com. Anju Konar as Treasurer. <Picture>
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An effective women's convention held at the eve of conference of BSNL Coordination Committee of Circle Unions and Associations, West Bengal : An effective women's convention of BSNL Coordination committee held on 13th July, 2018 at the Ladies Club, Telephone Bhavan. The convention was inaugurated by Com. Swati Roy Bera, Leader, Central Government Coordination Committee. She in her speech reminded the full house audience about their duties and responsibilities. Com. Banani Chattopadhyay, VP, BSNLEU, WB and Com. Sharmila Dutta, One of the Joint Convener BSNL Coordination Committee deliberated their speech before the house. Other speakers in the convention were Com. Biplab Das, Secretary, BSNL Coordination Committee and Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary BSNLEU, WB. Com. Aash Md. Khan presided over the meeting.
Conference of BSNL Coordination Committee held with great enthusiasm: The 4th state conference of BSNL Coordination Committee held at Telecom Institute Hall on 14th July, 2018. The Red flag of the Coordination Committee was hoisted by the president Com. Aash Md. Khan. The martyrs column was garlanded by the president Com. Aash Md. Khan, Com. Pranab Chattopadhyay, Inaugurator of the conference, Com. Bilab Das, Secretary, Coordination Committee along with other leaders. Com. Pranab Chattopadhyay an eminent leader of Sate Coordination Committee inaugurate the conference. He in his speech narrated briefly about the present political situation prevailing in our country. He reminded the threat of communalism which is trying to divide the working class. He said that the evil forces are attacking ideology of the left forces and it has to be fight out ideologically unitedly. Com. Biplab Das, Secretary placed the draft report and statement of accounts before the house for discussion. Circle Secretaries/ their representative of the Ten Circle unions deliberated their speech. About 250 delegates from all parts of the state participated in the conference. After discussion the draft report along with the statement of accounts was accepted by the house unanimously. Later the house elected unanimously office bearers of the BSNL Coordination Committee for the next term are Com. Sisir Roy as President, Com. Om Prakash Singh, Secretary and Com. Arup Sarkar as Treasurer. The other seven Circle Secretaries of the circle unions are the committee members of the Coordination Committee. BSNLEU West Bengal Circle congratulates all the members of the newly elected Coordination Committee.
Workers meeting held at Siliguri : A workers meeting of BSNLEU, Siliguri District held on 16th July, 2018 at Siliguri, TRC under the chairmanship of veteran leader Com. Bipul Chakraborty. Com. Badal Ghosh, District Sectary initiated the proceedings. Com. Mamata Sarkar, Organising Secretary, BSNLEU, WB and Com. Ujjal Ghosh, Organising Secretary, BSNLEU, WB deliberated their speech before the workers. They in their speech briefly described the present situation in BSNL our struggle for development of our circle and for the 3rd PRC. They also reminded about the joint struggle like relay hunger strike at the call of All Unions and Associations of BSNL which is scheduled to be held on 24th, 25th and 26th July, 2018. They called upon the workers to make the relay hunger strike a grand success. <Click for Pictures>
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CONDOLENCE : Today at 530AM father of our beloved leader Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle breathed his last at the age of 81 at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata. His body was taken to his residence at Asansol at 430PM. BSNL Employees Union West Bengal Circle, mourns the sad demise of his father, Late Aparesh Mitra, and convey our heart felt condolence to the bereaved members of his family.
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BSNLEU, WB Circle calls upon the workers to make the Relay Hunger Strike a grand success : Today the available Circle Office bearers met in a meeting and decided to take all out effort to make the Relay Hunger Strike to be held on 24, 25 and 26th July at the call of AUAB a grand success. It was decided in the meeting that on 24th July, 2018 the hunger strike will be held at Branch level, on 25th July, 2018 it will be held at District level. ETR and ETP will organize the programme on 25th. On 26th July, 2018 the Relay Hunger Strike will be held at Circle level at Kolkata in CGMT office. The district unions within Kolkata will join the the programme along with their members. District Secretaries are requested to organize our workers for the hunger strike and describe our demand for 3rd PRC, allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL etc. It was also decided in the meeting that the all the circle office bearers and district secretaries are to attend the ensuing conference of BSNL Coordination Committee on 14th July, 2018. If any district secretary remains absent, he can send his representative. District secretaries are also requested to accompany other interested comrades to the conference as delegate. All are requested to attend the conference by 10AM.
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BSNL employees are determined to get their 3rd PRC through struggle : At the call of All Unions and Associations of BSNL demonstration programme, 'March to CCA Office' backed by a colourful rally was held in Kolkata. The rally of executive, non-executives and pensioners was held from the crossing of Ganesh Chandra Avenue and Bentinck Street (Binny's Show Room) and culminated at 8, Esplanade East Row, the CCA office in protest of non-compliance of the assurance given by MoS(C), in demand of 3rd PRC for the BSNL employees and allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL. The meeting was held at CCA offcie at 8, Esplanade East Row where the leadership of AUAB (SNEA, NFTE, AIBSNLEA and BSNLEU) explained briefly about the demands of the employees. Com. Om Prakash Singh, Vice-president BSNLEU (CHQ) addressed the gathering. The main speakers was Com. Animesh Mitra, Convener, AUAB. He said before the well attended gathering about the latest development taking place in Delhi and our united struggles. The meeting was presided over by Com. Sisir Roy, Circle Secretary, CTD. Four circle unions WB Circle, CTD Circle, Stores and Factory Circle of BSNLEU took part in the programme. Similar programme was held at the office of Principal CCA at Hare street, Kolkata. So far the intimation received by the Circle Union the demonstration programme was held at different SSAs as Asansol, Berhampore, Durgapur and Jalpaiguri. <Pictures>
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UPDATED ON 10-07-2018 AT 1930 HRS.
Successful dharna programme held at all the SSAs of West Bengal Telecom Circle : Dharna programme at the call of BSNLCCWF was held successfully today the 10th July, 2018 along with BSNLEU, WB circle through out the West Bengal Telecom Circle. In Kolkata the programme was held at erstwhile CGMT office, 1, Council House Street. A good number casual/contractual workers along with regular employees gathered from in and around Kolkata. A colourful rally was held at CGMT office before the meeting. Com. Tarak Kundu, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLCMU initiated the proceedings. Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt. Circle Secretary in speech called upon the workers to be united for the struggles ahead of us. Before that he spoke about the problems faced by the regular employees in regard to the medical, 3rd PRC etc. The main speaker in the programme was Com. Akhilesh Banerjee, Vice-president, BSNLCCWF. He spoke before the gathering about the necessity of the programme. He said that the administration has failed to give wages to the casual workers at the fixed date of the month. He demanded the gratuity to be given to the eligible workers immediately. He said that as early as the settlement of 3rd PRC takes place early will be the wage revision of the casual labourers. Therefore 3rd PRC is also our concern. At the conclusion he said that the programme of the 11th July, 2018, March to CCA office, at the call of AUAB the BSNLCMU, WB will not lag behind, they will also be in the battle field. Com. Nazes Nouroz, President, BSNLEU, WB presided over the dharna programme. <Pictures>
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As per the note submitted by BSNLEU to curtail the wasteful expenditure, corporate office issued order to curtail the expenditure towards Fuel & Electricity : The corporate office at last issued order towards the curtailment of expenditure towards fuel and electricity. BSNL Employees Union submitted a note to curtail down the wasteful expenditure to enhance the revenue of the company. It is seen that a huge amount is paid towards fuel and electricity through out the country in BSNL. One of the worst state as mentioned in the list issued by the corporate office is West Bengal. Rupees 6.8 corer of rupees expended towards fuel and electricity out of the revenue earned Rs 31 corer per month. We, BSNLEU, West Bengal circle raised the issue in the development meeting to audit the use of electricity since after surrendering land line by the customers in different areas, still AC and generators are being run in big rooms. Which is very much unnecessary. Expenditure which is incurred towards running the infrastructure of BTS & BSC by running the generators may be minimized. Officers of all levels are enjoying ACs. BSNL management can enhance revenue of BSNL through the above austerity majors (curtailing the expenditure towards fuel & electricity) without cutting the pockets of the non-executives. It is expected that the management will do the needful in the coming days in consultation with the recognized union in this regard.
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Poster of the programme on 11th July, 2018 March to CCA Office :
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Take all out effort to make the demonstration programme at CCA office, Kolkata all the success : As decided by the All Unions and Associations of BSNL that demonstration programme will be held at CCA office through out the country on 11th July, 2018 against the non-implementation of the assurance made by the Hon'ble MoS (C) to take the issues of wage revision of BSNL for the approval of the cabinet, the pension contribution and allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL. Accordingly the leadership of AUAB, West Bengal met yesterday i.e on 5th July, 2018 and decided that issues of the demonstration programme at CCA office will widely be taken amongst the employees. It was also decided that a rally will be held at 230PM at Kolkata from Ganesh Chandra Avenue (Binny Show Room) to the CCA office, 8 Esplanade East, Kolkata. District Secretaries in and around Kolkata are requested to take all out effort to mobilise our workers for the rally and to make the demonstration programme a grand success.
After sustained struggle the BSNL Management ultimately formed the wage review committee: After sustained struggle for more than one year of the BSNL employees for the demand of 3rd PRC, the management has ultimately formed the wage review committee for wage revision of the non-executive employees. The management invited the recognized union to submit their nominations for the joint committee for wage revision. As per the proposal of BSNLEU to increase the number members of staff side in the joint committee, the management has agreed to the proposal of BSNLEU. Accordingly BSNLEU has got 5 (five) nominees. Beside President, General Secretary and Deputy General Secretary of BSNLEU the two other nominees are Com. Ashoka Babu, vice-president and Com. Animesh Mitra, vice-president. BSNLEU, WB circle is honoured being selecting Com. Animesh Mitra as one of the member of the joint committee. BSNLEU WB circle congratulates all our nominees and expresses our warm greetings. We are confident that a good wage revision will emerge for the non-executives under able leadership of ours. Comrades it is the first step to achieve our goal. We should not be complacent, we have to be very much agile and get ready for the next step of struggle.
Workers of Kharagpur District expressed their discontentment over the management through a strong demonstration programme : BSNLEU, Khragpur district along with AIBDPA and BSNLCMU, Khragpur jointly organised a strong demonstration programme against indifferent attitude of the management particularly the GM, Kharagpur and long pending unsettled issues and poor BSNL service of the SSA. The programme was held on 3rd July, 2018 at the office of GM, Kharagpur, where a good number of workers assembled form remote corners of the district. Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB was the main speaker of this demonstration programme. He in his speech accused the management that the administration of Kharagpur SSA is ignoring the directives of the CGMT. After several request/orders the GM Kharagpur did not hold the works committee meeting and even the local council meeting. He said this GM is totally failure to provide better BSNL service to the customers and the the development and day to day maintenance work is at the verge of break down. He also accused that the pensioners are not getting their medical reimbursement, without voucher, after several persuasion by BSNLEU and AIBDPA district union. He said that this GM is not taking any initiative to resolve the problems of casual/ contractual workers. Their wage is irregular. They are also deprived of from the social securities like gratuity, EPF, pension etc. He urged upon the workers to be united and fight for the just demands of the workers. Later a delegation led by Com. Animesh Mitra met GM, Kharagpur and discussed the issues at length. It was decided in the meeting that the dates of works committee meeting and local council meeting will be announced soon. The medical allowance, without voucher, of the retired employees will be paid as early as possible. Other issues will be looked into by the management with due importance. Com. Pankaj Jana, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Kharagpur District Com. Susanta Ghosh, President AIBDPA, WB, Com. Anupam Saha, President AIBDPA, Kharagpur District, Com. Sanjeeb Debnath, District Secretary, BSNLCMU, Kharagpur District along with other leaders and branch secretaries deliberated their speech in this massive gathering. <<Pictures>>
UPDATED ON 30-06-2018 AT 1130 HRS.
Effective demonstration programme held against the deferment order of salary at ETP circle : Today the 30th June, 2018 a demonstration programme held against the derogative order issued by the corporate office regarding the date of salary of the employees. The demonstration programme was held at the office of CGM, ETP at Mominpore, Kolkata. Com. Jhumur Bandyopadhyay, Leader Working Women's Group initiated the proceedings. Com. Goutam Banik, District Secretary, ETP District spoke before the workers about the derogative order and the unsettled issue of the district. Com. Sujoy Sarkar, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB called upon the workers to be united to fight against all the odds to achieve our goal. Com. Debashis Khan, vice-president, circle union also spoke before the workers. The meeting was presided over by Com. Nupur Panday. <View Picture>
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The Regular and Non-regular workers along with the Pensioners took oath in the anti-retrenchment day to fight together for the cause of the workers : At the call of BSNLCCWF the 28th June, 2018 is observed as anti-retrenchment day. In Kolkata, BSNLEU circle union decided to observe this day jointly with BSNLEU, WB and AIBDPA, WB also to protest against the derogative order issued by the corporate office in regard to the date of payment of salary to regular employees. The issuance of this order by the corporate office will create uncertainty of payment of medical bills, leave encashment, LTC, TA, wage of the casual/contractual labourers etc. in the coming days. A huge number of regular and non-regular workers along with the pensioners assembled in the CGMT office. A colourful rally went past the entire CTO building with slogans shouting. The meeting was presided over by Com. Nazes Nouroz. Com. Chiranjib Sen, Organizing Secretary, BSNLEU, WB initiated the proceedings. Com. Om Prakash Singh, Vice-President BSNLEU (CHQ) and Com. Tapas Ghosh, Circle Secretary, BSNLCMU and Working President BSNLCCWF addressed the huge gathering at CGMT Office, CTO building. The main speaker was Com. Animesh Mitra, Secretary General BSNLCCWF and Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB. He in his speech narrated in brief about the necessity of observance of the anti-retrenchment day. He said that in different circles like Punjab, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand etc. the contractual labourers are being retrenched on the plea of shortage of fund. He accused the top level of the management are enjoying all the luxurious facilities but the non-executives are to sacrifice in the hard days of the company in the shape of deferment of the payment of the salary form the last day of the month to 1st day of the following month. They are to sacrifice medical bill, leave encashment and even the wage etc. He called upon the workers to be united to fight out the conspiracy made by the management to shift their responsibilities towards the non-executives and the casual /contractual workers. He demanded from this rally to stop retrenchment of the contractual workers to withdraw the order in regard to the payment of salary of the non-executives. So far the intimation received by the circle union that the programme was held at Asansol, Krishnagar, Berhampore, Jalpaiguri and Suri.< View Pictures>
Similar programme was held before CGM (ETR), Telephone Bhavan. Here Com. Asis Das, District Secretary, ETR district initiated the proceedings. The other speakers in meeting were Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt. CS, BSNLEU, WB, Com. Tapas Ghosh, CS, BSNLCMU, WB, Com. Ajit Nandan, Dist. Secretary, AIBDPA, Kolkata District and Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB. The meeting was presided over by Com. Asis Das, Asstt. CS, BSNLEU, WB. < View Pictures>
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Amalgamation conference of Berhampore Phones, Berhampore Telegraph, Kandi and Beldanga Branch Unions under BSNLEU, Berhampore District held today successfully : Today the 24th June, 2018 an amalgamation branch conference of Berhampore Phones, Berhampore Telegraph, Kandi and Beldanga Branches under Berhampore District Union of BSNLEU held at TRC hall of Berhampore Telephone exchange. The conference was well attended by the members of the four branches. The conference started by hoisting of Red Flag of our Union and paying homage to the martyrs. The conference was inaugurated by Com. Amitava Chattopadhyaya, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB Circle. He in his deliberation reminded the workers about their duties and responsibilities in present juncture. He called upon the workers to be united to fight out the derogative decisions of the BSNL management as well as the Governments both Central and State. The conference was addressed by Com.Banani Chattopadhyay, Vice-Pressident, BSNLEU, WB Circle, Com. Sekhar Sarkar, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Berhampore District, Com. Laltu Roy, Dist. Secy., BSNLCMU, Berhampore Dist. Some young comrades who also deliberated in the conference are Com. Sk. Hassimuddin, Com. Suprio Sarkar and Com. Smritimoy Sarkar. <<View pictures>>
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Great enthusiasm created amongst the workers in connection with the 'March to Parliament' programme on 5th September, 2018 : Tempo has started to pick up amongst the enthusiastic workers of West Bengal Circle in connection with the 'March to Parliament' programme in the name of 'Mazdoor Kissan Sangharsh Rally' which is to be held on 5th September, 2018 at New Delhi. It is a rally of the workers and peasants of the country against the anti people Central Government lead by Narendra Modi. So far the information received by the Circle Union that the following district unions- Civil, Burdwan, Asansol, Suri, Bankura and Siliguri have already purchased their train tickets for New Delhi. Circle Union once again requests the following district unions - Durgapur, Kharagpur, Berhampore Malda, Jalpaiguri Coochbehar and Gangtok to purchase their train tickets immediately since the same are getting exhausted very fast. It is also necessary to inform to the circle union the number of participants who will proceed for New Delhi since arrangements for accommodation are to be made for them. That too also is getting filled up. District Unions are also requested to contact with BSNLCMU for participants who can take part in this programme. It is true that it involves a large amount of expenditure. Therefore it was decided that a coupon will be issued for collection from our members which will help us for both campaign amongst the workers and some financial help. So comrades take all out efforts to make memorable the historic programme 'Mazdoor Kissan Sangharsh Rally' through your active participation.
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Protest strongly against the curtailment of the right of the employees : Comrades you have perhaps come to know that the BSNL management issued an order that the salary of the Gr. B, C and D will be paid on 1st of the following month instead of last day of the month. If the 1st is holiday then the salary will be paid on the next working day. Not only the salary, Medical reimbursement, Leave encashment, LTC, TA etc. will be paid according to the fund available. It is total unwarranted interference on the part of the management over the right of the employees. It is obvious that medical reimbursement, Pensionary benefit like Leave encashment and other payments are going to be uncertain. It is obvious that this issue will also lead to curtailment of fund for the wages of Casual/Contractual labourers working in BSNL. This unwarranted unilateral decision will not be tolerated. Employees have got very much agitated on the issue. All the District Secretaries are requested to organize our workers against this derogative decision of the management and hold strong protest demonstration by tomorrow the 22nd June, 2018 and issue protest letter to the respective DDOs. On 28th June, 2018 massive protest demonstration will be held before the chamber of CGMT, WB Circle, CGM, ETR Circle and CGM, Project Circle on this issue.
UPDATED ON 19-06-2018 AT 1445 HRS.
Befitting reply given by the Workers and Pensioners to the Circle Management against their indifferent attitude : At the call of three circle unions, BSNLEU, WB, BSNLCMU, WB and AIBDPA, WB a massive demonstration programme was held yesterday, the 18th June, 2018 through out the circle against the failure to keep the commitment made by CGMT, in writing, and non-implementation of the decisions taken in the various meetings including Circle Council along with poor service of WBTC. Workers and pensioners started to assemble from early morning at CGMT office from in and around Kolkata. The Agitation programme started with slogans which shook the management at CGMT office, CTO building. The programmme was initiated by Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB. He described the failures of the management. He said that the wages of the casual and contractual are being delayed on the plea of non-availability of fund under repair and maintenance head. On the other hand the CTD, being a loss making circle, could procure fund for the same purpose, then why our circle is lagging behind. He also said with utter annoyance that this CGMT is completely failure to implement the decisions taken in the bilateral discussion about the problems of regular and no-regular workers along with the pensioners. Under this circumstance the three circle unions decided to go for massive agitation programme. As per the request of CGMT, WB a delegation comprising of leadership of the three circle unions met the Circle management for discussion. After marathon discussion it was decided that the Gratuity for the casual labourers who have retired or died will be paid after approval/sanction of the corporate office. Similarly the gratuity for the contractual labourers will be taken up shortly. The leadership compelled the CGMT to contact Corporate office over phone and it was mentioned from the corporate office that a committee has been formed yesterday for the purpose of the wage revision of the casual laborers in accordance with 7th CPC. It was also informed to the leaders that payment of medical allowance, without vouchers, for the pensioners which were pending for a long time in r/o Khragpur, Gangtok and Burdwan SSA have been cleared. The management also informed the leaders that empanelment of a super-specialty hospital for cash less treatment of the employees and pensioners is in active process. In fine the leadership mentioned the management that if the situation remains unaltered and no positive initiative taken on the part of the management then BSNLEU, WB along with BSNLCMU, WB will go for non-cooperation action throughout West Bengal Telecom circle from 28th June, 2018. The other speakers in this meeting were Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay from BSNLEU, Com. Pankaj Saha from AIBDPA, Com. Tarak Kundu from BSNLCMU and Com. Tapas Ghosh, CS, BSNLCMU. The leaders in their deliberation reminded that the only united struggle compelled the management to bow down. Com. Nazes Nauroz and Com. Dipak Mitra jointly presided over the meeting. So far the information received by the Circle union the agitation programme was held at Asansol, Bankura, Berehampore, Coochbehar, Durgapur, Jalpaiguri, Contai and Suri. <Pictures>
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BSNL Employees Union demands for early settlement of the problems of Hills of Darjeeling to the administration: On 13th June, 2018 Com. Badal Ghosh, District Secretary, Siliguri District and Branch Secretary Siliguri, Com. Tarun Sarkar, along with other leaders went to Darjeeling and met with the staff members of Darjeeling. Com. Mani Chettri, Vice-president, BSNLEU, WB was also present in the meeting. Com. Santosh Chettri, Branch Secretary Darjeeling narrated in details about the problems of hills. The leaders gave a patience hearing. Com. Santosh Chettri said that there is no officer in the hills for a long time. Five posts of SDE are lying vacant. As such the development and maintenance work at hills of Darjeeling has totally been broken down. The HR issues of the employees are lying unattended. There is an acute scarcity of drinking water. The condition of the safety tank is alarming. Civil wing doing nothing, they are only a silent spectator. After the meeting a delegation team met with DGM hills and demanded early solution of the above issue. On spot Com. Badal Ghosh, Dist. Secy. contacted GM Siliguri over phone and demanded the issues of hills to be resolved immediately. Thereafter, the delegation handed over a memorandum to the DGM. It is decided that Circle Secretary will meet CGMT, WB circle on the above issue on Monday the 18th June, 2018.
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Take all out effort to make the Agitation Programme on 18th June, 2018 a grand success: Dear comrade after massive demonstration held on 11th June, 2018 the Circle administration was given ultimatum to settle the burning problems of the regular, non-regular employees and pensioners of our circle. But it is unfortunate that no initiative has yet been taken by the circle administration to settle the issue. It was told to CGMT, WB Circle that if the situation still remains unchanged then the Circle union will go for a massive demonstration programme on 18th June, 2018 in all SSAs of WB circle. All the organizers are requested to take all initiative for week long campaign programme along with BSNLCMU and AIBDPA at branch and unit level. Explain the attitude of the administration. At the same time the role of our Red Flag union. The financial condition of BSNL is not at all in a good position. The management is trying to shift their responsibility on the shoulders of the workers. The financial position of BSNL was somehow better in the month of February and March, 2018 but after that it is now in a worst position. It is our duty to organise our workers and tell them the attitude of the management and the financial position of the BSNL. On 12th June, 2018 the core committee consisting of the General Secretaries of BSNLEU, NFTE (BSNL), SNESA and AIBSNLEA met CMD, BSNL Sri Anupam Shrivastva and discussed on the financial position of BSNL. CMD BSNL appealed to all categories of employees to become sales and marketing man. At this back drop our circle administration is sitting idle and taking no initiative to overcome the adverse financial condition of BSNL. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB calls upon the workers to take all initiative to make the Agitation Programme on 18th June, 2018 a grand success.
After Sustained struggle by the Casual & Contractual Labourers got victory on the demand of Gratuity : Comrades, after sustained struggle by the casual and contractual labourers on the demand of Gratuity for all got victory. Corporate office has issued order for payment of gratuity to the casual labours who have retired in the last year from Coochbehar. CGMT, WB has also sent the sanction memo to the TDM, Coochbehar for immediate payment of gratuity including interest for the delay payment. BSNLCCWF have taken the demand of Gratuity for all with the Chief Labour Commissioner and Assistant Labour Commissioner and after sustained struggle, at last got the victory. Now BSNLCCWF will fight for the contractual labourers on the same demand.
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Suri and Bolpur branch union amalgamated jubilantly through a conference: On 10th June, 2018 Suri and Bolpur branch union of BSNLEU, Suri District amalgamated through a jubilant 16th joint branch conference. the conference was held at Bolpur Tele. Exchange. The newly formed branch union will function as Suri branch. The Red flag of our union was hoisted by Com. Ashok Kumar Nayak, Branch President. The martyrs column was garlanded by Com. Shibu Kanti Sen, Com. Debdas Chakraborty, Com. Santosh Goswami along with other leaders. The photograph of Com. KG Bose and Com. Moni Bosed was garlanded by Com. Nazes Nouroz, Circle President and Com. Ajit Kumar Bose veteran leader respectively. The open session was inaugurated by Com. Nazes Nauroz. The other speakers were Com. Santosh Goswami, Asstt. Circle Secretary BSNLCMU, Com. Tinku Goswami, District Secretary, BSNLEU and Com. Debdas Chakraborty, District President AIBDPA. Brach Secretary of Suri Branch Com. Shibu Kanti Sen placed the draft report for discussion. Treasurer of both the branch, Suri and Bolpur placed the accounts. After detail discussion the draft report along with the accounts were accepted by the house unanimously. The house unanimously elected Com. Ashok Kumar Nayak, Com. Shibu Kanti Sen and Com. Amar Das as President, Branch Secretary and Treasurer respectively for the next term. The conference was presided jointly by Com. Pranati Mukherjee and Ashok Kumar Nayak. <Pictures>
Ultimatum given to Circle Administration by BSNLEU, WB circle for settlement of long pending issues of regular, non-regular employees and pensioners : Today the BSNL workers of WB circle assembled at CGMT office, CTO building, Kolkata against non- implementing the commitment/decisions of the CGMT, WB circle of the meeting held on 28th March, 2018 and also the last Circle Council meeting. A good number of workers and pensioners assembled in the lunch hour agitation programme. Leaders of BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA. The main speakers was Com. Animesh Mitra. He narrated in brief that the HR issues are lying unsettled for along time in spite of the decisions/commitment of CGMT. The administration is taking no initiative to implement the decisions. Due to the curtailment of fund in temporary advance and Repair & Maintenance head the wage of the casual labourers as well as the Contractual labourers are being delayed abnormally. Pensionary benefits of the pensioners are getting delayed through out the circle, even the medical bills are lying unsettled for months together. He gave ultimatum to the administration if the situation remains unchanged then the BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA will launch agitation programme on 18th June, 2018 throughout the circle before SSA heads and in Kolkata a Dharna programme will be held before the Chamber of CGMT, WB circle. Thereafter a convention will be held on 28th June, 2018 at CTO, TI hall on the issue. A letter was handed over to CGMT, WB circle by a delegation lead by Circle Secretary, Com. Animesh Mitra narrating the whole scenario and the programme taken by the three circle unions. <Photos>
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District Conference of BSNLEU, Malda District held with enthusiasm : The 6th District Conference of BSNLEU Malda District held on 12th May, 2018 at Karmachari Bhavan, Malda. The Red flag of our union was hoisted by Com. Bhudeb Majumder, Veteran Trade Union leader. The leaders paid their respectful homage to the martyrs with floral tribute at the martyrs column. The conference was inaugurated by Com. Ratan Bhaskar, Joint Convener 12 July Committee, Malda District. He in his speech narrated about the present political scenario persisting in our state as well as in our country as a whole. He called upon the members present in the conference to get united for bigger struggle ahead of us to fight out the anti worker policy of the Government. The draft annual report was place by Com. Ujjal Kumar Ghosh, District Secretary and the Accounts was placed by Com. Sudhir Lal, Treasurer for discussion. Com. Bidhan Chandra Pramanik was present in the conference on behalf of Circle Union. He in his speech said about the present scenario in West Bengal Telecom Circle and our struggle. He also enlightened the house the present position of the 3rd PRC and our struggle against the decision to form Subsidiary Tower Company. After discussion by the members the annual report and the accounts were adopted by the house unanimously. District Secretary, Com. Ujjal Kummar Ghosh in his speech replied all the quarries made by the members and called upon the workers to get united for the struggle ahead of us. The house unanimously elected Com Tejen Bhusan Talukder as District President, Com. Ujjal Kumar Ghosh as District Secretary and Com. Sudhir Lal as District Treasurer for next term. <Pictures>
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Respectful homage paid to our beloved leader Com. Sisir Bhattacharjee: The four circle union of BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle, CTD, Telecom Factory and Telecom Store Circle jointly organized a condolence meeting in memory of our beloved leader late Com. Sisir Bhattachcrejee on 1st June, 2018 at Telecom Factory Recreation Club, Alipore. The meeting was presided over by Com. Sekhar Bhattacarjee. Circle Secretaries of four circles of BSNLEU, 3 Circle Secretaries of AIBDPA WB circle, CTD and Stores Circle, Circle Secretaries of BSNLCMU, WB Circle, CTTMU, Secretary BSNL Coordination Committee along with other leaders paid floral tribute to the departed leader. Floral tribute was also paid by his nice. Com. P. Abhmanyu, General Secretary, BSNLEU (CHQ) was the main speaker in the condolence meeting. Before deliberation Com. Abhimanyu paid floral tribute at the photograph of Com. Sisir Bhattacrjee. He in his speech discussed about the teachings of Com. Sisir Bhattcharjee and the ideology which he believed and exercised throughout his life. The other speakers were Com. Omprakash Singh, CS Telecom Factory Kolkata, Com. Animesh Mitra, CS West Bengal Circle, Com. Aloke Mitra, CS, Store Circle, Com. Sisir Roy, CS CTD, Com. S.D. Chowdhury, CS, Telecom Factory, Mumbai and Miss Mousumi Bhattacarjee, Nice of Com. Sisirda paid respect through their deliberation to the departed leader. < Pictures>
UPDATED ON 31-05-2018 AT 1830 HRS.
Demonstration programme against the abnormal price hike of petrol &diesel held effectively in West Bengal Circle : As per the instant call of the Circle union demonstration programme was held in most of the districts in West Bengal circle. At the same time solidarity shown towards the striking workers of Bank and Grramin Dak Sevaks of Post Office. At Asansol the programme was held at the office of DGM where the main speaker was Com. Subrata Misra, Dist., Secy., Asansol and Asstt. CS, BSBLEU, WB. He accused both the Central Govt. as well as the State Govt. for the abnormal price of the Petrol and Diesel. He in his speech also said that the BSNLEU, Asansol District will be always beside the struggling Gramin Dak Sevak comrades of Post Offices who are on indefinite strike and employees of Banks who are on 2 day strike. In Kolkata the three district unions CGMT Office Dist., Kolkata SSA Dist. and TCO Dist. jointly organized the protest demonstration programme at CTO against the record price hike of petroleum product and solidarity programme towards the Gramin Dak Sevak and the Bank employees who are on strike for 2 days. The main speaker was Com, Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt. CS, BSNLEU, WB. He narrated in brief about the anti common people policy of both the Central and State Govt. in regard to the abnormal price hike of petrol and diesel. He said that the the Govt. is very much reluctant to reduce the price of Petrol & Diesel to give relief to the common people. He expressed his solidarity towards the Gramin Dak Sevak who are on indefinite strike for their wage revision and towards the Bank employees who conducting 2 day strike on 30th & 31 May, 2018 for their wage revision also. The other speakers were Com. Nazes Nouroz , President BSNLEU, WB and Com. Anindya Kr Sarkar, Org. Secy., BSNLEU, WB. Such programmes were also held at Duragapur and Bolpur. Circle Union conveys warm greeting to the comrades for organizing demonstration programme instantly. <Pictures>
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Protest against the abnormal price of petrol & diesel and show solidarity action towards the Postal and Bank employees: Circle Union calls upon all the district secretaries of West Bengal Circle to organize protest demonstration at all offices and exchanges in lunch hour today( 31-05-2018)to protest against the abnormal price hike of petrol & diesel. Which is a record for all time. It has created much hardship to the common people. At the same time show solidarity action to the 'Gramin Dak Shevak' who are on strike for indefinite period for demand of wage revision and other issues and Bank employees who are observing strike for two days on 30th & 31st May, 2018 for their wage revision. Comrades we are also in struggle path for 3rd PRC and to protect our towers from being privatize and as a whole to save BSNL. Organize our workers through massive campaign against the anti worker policy of the government. It is our moral duty to stay beside the struggling comrades of Postal as well as Bank.
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An effective Dharna Programme held at Purulia: An effective Dharna Programme held at Purulia yesterday i.e on 29th May, 2018 at the call of BSNLEU, Purulia district to settle the long pending burning issues of the SSA. More than 100 workers gathered in the Dharna programme before TDM's office. The leaders in their speech apprised the workers under what situation they were compelled to take such decision of Dharna. They narrated about the indifferent attitude of the management. Later a delegation met TDM and discussed the issues of the Dharna programme. Later TDM assured the leadership that within 10 days the problems will be resolved.
Meeting with Assistant Labour Commissioner (C) held yesterday at New Delhi : As scheduled, the meeting with ALC (C) was held yesterday i.e on 29th May, 2018 at New Delhi. Com. V.A.N. Naboodri, President, Com. Animesh Mitra, Secretary General, Com. K.R. Yadav, Vice President, Com. Tapas Ghosh, Working President and Com. Tapas Banerjee Treasurer were present in the meeting on behalf of BSNLCCWF. 5 officers were present from the Management side of BSNL. BSNL management had submitted the written reply against the quarries made by the ALC (C) ND in the last meeting. After getting the of reply from the Management Com. Animesh Mitra , SG raised objection that the replies are not according to the quarries made by ALC(C). Beside this some important ant issues were discussed : i) Gratuity for the (Contract Workers) - BSNL management assured before the CLC that necessary order will be issued for the contract workers before the next meting with the ALC. ii) Gratuity for the left out casual labourers - , BSNL management stated that the issue will decided in the next BSNL Board meeting if details of the left out casual labourers are available. In this regard, ALC(C) requested the leaders to lodge the complaint before the ALC through out the country. iii) Wages of left out Casual Labourers - The reply as submitted by the BSNL management wherein it is mentioned that casual labourers are being paid their wages based on minimum CDA pay scale plus dearness allowance. It is also mentioned that the revision of wages to the casual labourers will be after 3rd PRC. The leaders objected on this point. ALC stated that after discussion with CLC he will deliver his verdict. It is also stated that he will try to arrange a meeting with the Chief Labour Commissioner.
Other issues like regularization. equal pay for equal work, retrenchment of contract labourers etc. will be discussed in the next meeting. The next meeting will take place on 29th June, 2018.
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Price of Petrol and Diesel rising day by day, we cannot keep silent : The price of petrol and diesel is rising in rocket like speed for the last fifteen days. Petrol has gone above Rs 80 per liter and diesel above Rs70 per liter in Kolkata. This price hike of petroleum has a great effect on the daily life of the common people. The price rise of diesel has created a rise in transportation cost as a result the price of all the essential commodities has gone up. Though the people has appealed to both the state and central government to curtail the cess and tax levied by them on the petroleum product. But both the government is least interested to give relief to the common people. It is one of the instance of 'Achche Din'. It is significantly be noticed that the price rise of petrol & diesel did not take place till the Karnataka Assembly election was over. It is the political decision of the central government. Hence, the price of petrol & diesel is determined by both the central government and the oil companies of our country jointly. We can not keep silent on the issue. Let's protest unitedly. All the Central Trade Unions have given a call for 'Rasta Roko' for half an hour on 31st May, 2018 in Kolkata from 1PM to 1-30 PM in protest of the price hike of Petrol & Diesel. Comrades all necessary steps to be taken to make the protest through 'Rasta Roko' programme a grand success.
Condolence meeting in memory of Com. Hirak Ranjan Sengupta held at CTTC, Kolkata: The condolence meeting in memory Com. Hirak Ranjan Sengupta held on 26th May, 2018 at CTTC, Kolkata with full honour. The employees of CTTC paid homage to the departed leader through floral tribute. Com. Hirak Sengupta was president of AIBDPA, Kolkata SSA. He breathed his last on 20th May, 2018 at 1PM. His life, works and ideology were discussed by Com. Nazes Nauroz, President, BSNLEU, WB, who was the main speaker. The other speakers were Tanmoy Thakurata, R.N. Bag, Smt Geetika Sengupta and Rita Chattopadhyay. The meeting was jointly presided over by Com. Ashok Bhattacharjee and Keshab Nagori.<Pictures>
UPDATED ON 25-05-2018 AT 2000 HRS.
Condolence meeting of Com. Sisir Bhattacharjee will be held on 1st June, 2018: Condolence meeting of our beloved leader Com. Sisir Bhattachrjee, who passed away on 30th April, 2018, will be held at Telecom Factory, Kolkata on 1st June, 2018. The condolence meeting is organized jointly by the four circle unions of BSNLEU, West Bengal, CTD, Factory and Stores circles. Com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary, BSNLEU will be present in the meeting. All the organizers specially in and around Kolkata are requested to organize our workers to be present in good numbers to pay homage to our departed leader. <Poster>
Workers compelled CMD BSNL to retreat from his decision through sustained struggle: Through sustained struggle of the Unions and Associations of BSNL compelled CMD BSNL to retreat from the decision to form Subsidiary Tower Company. Joint struggle carried out by all categories of staff of BSNL since the decision taken by Central Govt. to form subsidiary Tower Company with the 70,000 towers of BSNL. CMD has informed the leaders of AUBA yesterday that there is no such agenda of Subsidiary Tower Company in the Board meeting of BSNL. BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle conveys Red Salute to all the leaders of AUAB for taking right decision in the right time.
BSNLEU, WB demands immediate payment of wage for Contractual Labourers : It is fact that the most of the SSA heads are unable to make payment of wage to the contractual labourers due to fund crisis. Though the Circle administration has allotted a meager amount of fund for the same. Today, Circle Secretary, Com. Animesh Mitra met Sr. GM (Finance) and apprised her the whole scenario. He demanded, immediate necessary steps to be taken on the part of management for payment of wage.
UPDATED ON 23-05-2018 AT 1400 HRS.
Demonstration programme conducted by BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA, Suri District before the TDM through huge gathering: As decided in the working committee of BSNLEU, Suri district that a demonstration programme will be conducted against the indifferent attitude of the management not to settle the long pending burning issues of the district. Accordingly the demonstration programme was held yesterday, i.e on 22nd May, 2018 with huge gathering in front of TDM office. The issues were (i)) Deteriorating BSNL service in Suri (ii) Immediate settlement of EPF/ESI problems iii) Settle the issues of the regular and retired employees immediately. Com. Tinku Biswas, District Secretary, Suri Dist. initiated the proceedings and narrated in brief the necessity of demonstration programme. He said that there is no other alternative but to go for trade union action due to the indifferent attitude of the management. They are keeping the burning issues of the SSA unsettled for long period of time. District Union urged upon the administration time and again to settle the issues but with no effect. Com. Sibu Kanti Sen, President, BSNLEU, Suri Dist., Com. Nanda Dulal Mitra, Leader AIBDPA and Com. Santosh Goswami, District Secretary, BSNLCMU, Suri Dist. deliberated their speech before the huge gathering. <Pictures>
UPDATED ON 22-05-2018 AT 2030 HRS.
Reception Committee of the 3rd All India Conference of AIBDPA formed at Kolkata : Today in a packed auditorium of Subarna Banik Samaj hall the Reception Committee of 3rd All India Conference of AIBDPA held with enthusiasm in presence of Com. Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharjee, Ex-Mayor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation and an eminent lawyer. The conference is scheduled to be held at Kolkata on March, 2019. Com. Bhattacarjee was welcomed with a flower bouquet by the reception committee. Com. Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharjee in his speech thanked the organiszers for choosing him as Chairman. He urged upon the pensioners and the employees who were present in the meeting that the conference should be utilized to make a road map for the future struggle of the pensioners. Since none is safe in our country, both the Central and State Government. Com. Animesh Mitra, CS, BSNLEU, WB in his speech said all efforts should be made to reach all the employees and pensioners of the 4 circles in our state in connection with the AIC. He urged upon the members to make the conference a grand success. Other speakers in the meeting were Com. Pijush Chakraborty, CS, AIBDPA, WB, Com. Sanjeeb Banerjee, CS, AIBDPA, CTD, Com. Sisir Roy, CS, CTD, Com. Omprakash Singh, CS, Factory, Com. Arup Sarkar, CS, CTTMU, Com. Akhilesh Banerjee ACS, BSNLCMU, WB, Com. Adhir Sen, Leader AIBDPA and Com. Biplab Das Secy. BSNL Coordination Committee. A strong Reception Committee has been formed under the Chairmanship of Com. Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharjee. A Presidium has been formed with Com. Susanta Ghosh, Com. Supriya Mitra and Com. Debabrata Basu. The Reception Committee will function under the leadership of Joint General Secretaries Com. Pijush Chakraborty and Com. Sanjeeb Banerjee. The responsibility of Treasurer will be shouldered by Com. Adhir Sen and he will be assisted by Com. P.K. Nandi and Com. P.M. Das. The meeting was presided jointly by Com. Susanta Ghosh, Com. Supriya Mitra and Com. D. Basu. <Photographs>
Berhampore Telecom Scenario is not up to the mark - Circle union demands for intervention of the management : Development scenario of Berhampore SSA is a worst one. It has practically been collapsed. The revenue of the SSA has gone down to Rs 20 lacks only. BSNLEU, Berhampore District met TDM in this regard and expressed their great anxiety on the issue. But TDM in reply expressed his helplessness. In this situation Circle union intervened and met with GM(HR/Admin) along with Dist. President Com. Amal Saha and Dist. Secy. Com. Sekhar Sarkar and discussed the issue. The representatives of the district union informed GM that since there is no officers like, SDE, JTO etc. as a result the repair maintenance work has totally been stopped in the SSA. As such our customers are not getting service and they are surrendering their connections. The whole scenario was brought to the notice of the GM(HR) and sought for its immediate settlement.Circle
Circle Union Urges for immediate allotment of Fund : Animesh Mitra, CS, BSNLEU met CGMT and urged upon him to allot a reasonable amount of fund for payment of Wage of Contractual labourer/Security Guards and for day to day maintenance work. A letter was handed over to CGMT in this regard. <View Letter>
UPDATED ON 21-05-2018 AT 1830 HRS.
4 Circle Unions of BSNLEU of WB pay respectful homage to Com. Moni Bose on his 8th death anniversary : On 19th May, 2018 the 8th death anniversary of Com. Moni Boose was observed throughout West Bengal with proper respect. In Kolkata the 4 Circle unions of BSNLEU e.g West Bengal Circle, CTD, Factory and Telecom stores Circle organised a lecture Com. Moni Bose Memorial Lecture on Neo-liberal Policies and Communal harmony - role of the workers. The programme was held at CTO TI hall in a packed house. Firstly floral tribute was paid to Com. Moni Bose by the leadership of 4 circles. Beside that the leaderships of AIBDPA, BSNLCMU and CTTMU also paid their floral tribute to our beloved leader. Com. Asis Das, Com. Sisir Roy and Com. Omprakash Singh spoke on the life of Com. Moni Bose, his works, his ideology and struggle for the toiling mass. Com. Nazes Naouroz, Com. Prabir Dutta and Com. Sekhar Bhattacharje jointly presided over the meeting. << Pictures>>
Formation of The Reception Committee for holding of All India Conference of AIBDPA on 22nd May, 2018 : The meeting for formation of the Reception Committee for the All India Conference of AIBDPA will be held on 22nd May, at 2PM in Subarna Banik Samaj hall, Kolkata. The Conference is scheduled to held in the month of March, 2019. Com. Bikash Bhattacharjee, Ex-Mayor, Kolkata Municipal Corporation and an eminent Lawyer will grace the occasion. All the district and branch secretaries in and around Kolkata are requested to organize our workers to be present in Subarna Bbanik Samaj hall on 22nd May, 2018 to make the meeting a grand success.
UPDATED ON 17-05-2018 AT 2000 HRS.
Conference of BSNLCMU, Siliguri District held with enthusiasm : District conference of BSNLCMU, Siliguri district held 29th April, 2018 with enthusiasm. The conference created great interest amongst the workers. The conference arena was decorated with Red flags, festoons and posters. The conference was inaugurated by the Mayor of Siliguri, Com. Ashoke Bhattacharjee. He in his speech wished the success of the conference. He also said that the corporation of Siliguri will be always beside the struggle of the non-regular workers of BSNL, Siliguri. The other speakers in the conference were Com. Bipul Chakraborty and K.R. Yadav both are the veteran leaders of Telecom movement of North Bengal. The main speaker of the conference was Secretary General of BSNLCCWF, Com. Animesh Mitra. Com. Mitra in his speech narrated briefly the present situation and the struggle ahead. He accused the administration that they are trying to curtail down the strength of the contractual labours on the plea of fund crunch. He said the present position of the revision of wage of the casual labourers. He also reported about the outcome of the meeting with the Labour Commissioner at Delhi. He called upon the workers to be united and struggle for their just demands. Com. Subrata Chakraborty, Com. Raju Chakraborty and Naru Poddar was elected unanimously by the house as Dist. President, District Secretary and Treasurer respectively. We are hopeful that the new elected body will fight under the able leadership of Com Subrata Chakraborty. BSNLCMU, Suri District has conveyed their full support to the Siliguri district union.
Could we hope for a better tomorrow in BSNL : The Head of Circle meeting held at Delhi on 10&11th May, 2018. CGM of all circles, Secretary DOT, CMD BSNL and all Board of Directors were present in the meeting. The road map of BSNL for the next year has been framed in this meeting. Let us hope that the management has taken a suitable decision in favour of BSNL so that our company could give a stiff fight against other company in regard to service.
Modi Govt. is going to sell out the Navaratna PSUs : The Central Govt. lead by Narendra Modi has decided to sell out the important PSUs like BHEL & MTNL. The cabinet has bestowed the responsibility on Niti Ayog for the sell of these PSUs. We all know that MTNL is loss making company though BHEL is a profit making company still the Govt has decided to sell out these companies. Now the target is the Navartna Company. Niti Ayog has already suggested to sell out the share of Air India. It is, therefore, we have to protest the decisions of the Niti Ayoug unitedly.
Again the Fund crisis has arisen : Fund is yet to be released by the corporate office for the wage of Security guards and contractual workers. Circle Secretary met GM (Finance) on 14.05.2018 and expressed his extreme unhappiness on the issue. The GM (Finance) informed that that the requisition for the fund has been sent to Delhi on 30th April, 2018. Even CGM has pursued for the fund in the corporate office at the time of his stay at Delhi. It is expected fund may be released by the corporate office by this week. It is apprehended that already 40% of the budget has been reduced under Repair Maintenance head and 50% for Security Guard. On 9th May. 2018 the meeting of wasteful expenditure was held at Delhi. The management has proposed in this meeting for curtailment in budget for the contractual labourers. The staff side out right rejected the proposal. The situation is grave. Two circle unions, BSNLEU and BSNLCMU is going to convene a meeting in this regard and will take proper decision on the issue.
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BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle Conducted Effective Street Corner meeting on 12-05-2018 : Today at the call of BSNL Employees Union ETP and Kolkata SSA District Unions conducted an effective street corner meeting at the Bank of India More, Bhowbazar to apprise the general public against the conspiracy of the Central Govt. to weaken BSNL and to sell out the company through formation of Subsidiary Tower Company. In this meeting Com. Taps Ghosh, CS, BSNLCMU, Com. Animesh Mitra, CS, BSNLEU, WB, Com. Om Prakash Singh, CS, Factory Circle and Com. Akhilesh Banerjee, Asstt. CS, BSNLCMU spoke in this street coroner meeting. Leaflets were distributed amongst the people on the street. Com. Nazes Nouroz presided over the meeting. <Pictures>
West Bengal Circle Stormed With Street Corner Meetings on 11th May, 2018: On the 11th May, 2018 Street Corner meetings at various places of West Bengal Circle were held with great enthusiasm through out the West Bengal Circle. The Street corner meetings were held at Berhampore, Kandi, Kumarpur, Jalpaiguri, CGMT Office, TCO and Jalpaiguri. The Stret Corner meeting were held at the call AUAB. Varous leaders of AUAB, West Bengal deliberated their speech to apprise the general people regarding the formation of Subsidiary Tower Company and anti BSNL attitude of the Central Govt. <Pictures>
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Street Corner meetings are going on in full swing in West Bengal Circle: Overcoming the hurdles of scorching heat of summer, the different district unions are conducting street corners meetings in full swing. Some of the district unions are are facing trouble in conducting campaign programme due to panchayet election in West Bengal and even the police authority is not giving permission on the plea of election. Still our organizers and leaders are conducting effectively the campaign programme. In the meantime ETR, Asansol, Burdwan, Malda, Suri and Kharagpur districts organized such campaign programme. Tomorrow the 11th May, 2018 Krishnagar, Ranaghat, Berhampore, Durgapur, TCO, CGMT Office, Jalpaiguri and Coochbehar districts will conduct street corner meeting. On Saturday, the 12th May, 2018 a street corner meeting will be held centrally in Kolkata at Amherst Street and B.B. Ganguly Street crossing (Bank of India more) organized jointly by ETP and Kolkata district unions. It is advised to the district unions that the campaign programme to be taken up at the grass route level, as such they are requested to conduct street corner meetings in large numbers.
Colourful Street Corner Meetings conducted by Asansol District : As per the decision of AUAB that street corner meetings to be conducted for massive campaign amongst the people regarding the demand to roll back the decision of the Central Govt. for formation Subsidiary Tower Company and anti BSNL attitude of the Govt. Accordingly AUAB of Asansol District conducted colourful Street Corner meetings yesterday i.e on 9th May, 2018 at 5 different spots of Asansol Town e.g Durgamandir Bus Stop, Raha Lane, Railway Station, City Bus Terminus and Court More. The meetings were held from 5PM to 7PM. Com. Subrata Misra, Com. Sutapa Roy, Com. Chanchal Sen and Com. Biswanth Mondal on behalf of AZUAB apprised the people of Asansol Town regarding the conspiracy of the Central Govt. to weaken BSNL by forming Subsidiary Tower Company with the 70,000 BSNL towers and sell out the state owned company is the ultimate goal of the Modi Govt. <<Photos>>
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BSNLEU, WB Circle raised demanded before CGM, WB Circle for 4G service in West Bengal: In the last Circle Council Meeting held on 7th May, 2018 BSNL Employees union enquired whether in this financial year i.e on 2018-19 4G service could be provided in West Bengal or otherwise. CGMT expressed his helplessness in this regard. He said that until and unless DOT provides 4G compatible spectrum for the purpose till such time there is no scope to introduce 4G service in our state. However, CGM informed that the HOC meeting is going to be held on 10 & 11 of this month in Delhi from there only we could know the pan and programme of BSNL. He also informed the house that at present all efforts will be taken for rendering better service to the customers by up gradation of the existing 2G & 3G BTS and conversion of exchanges to NGN.
UPDATED ON 7-05-2018 AT 2000 HRS.
Call Attention Day was observed with enthusiasm: On 3rd May, 2018 at the call of BSNLEU (CHQ) the Call Attention Day was observed throughout West Bengal Circle. In Kolkata at CGMT office the three dist. union jointly observed the programme wearing demand batch. Good number of workers assembled in the programme. The programme was started with slogans shouting. Thereafter, The leadership deliberated their speech before the gathering. Com Sujoy Sarkar, Dist.Secy CGMT office, Com. Manik Sarkar, Dist Secy., Kolkata SSA, Com Ramprasad Dutta, Br. Secy., Kolkata Engg. Branch and Com Anindya Kr Sarkar, Circle Org. Secy. spoke before the gathering. <Photos>
Street Corner Campaign Programme Started in West Bengal : Today the 7th May, 2018 at the call of AUAB the campaign programme started in West Bengal Circle. ETR division conducted the campaign programme at Teritty Bzar a well populated business area in Kolkata. The campaign programme was conducted in demand to roll back the decision of the Central Govt. to form the Subsidiary Tower Company and anti BSNL attitude of the Govt.. So far the news received by the Circle Union that the programme was held at the streets of Asansol and Kharagpur. Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, Com. Asis Das, Asstt. Circle Secretary, Com. Ashis Kr. Das, District Secretary, ETR spoke before the public who gathered to hear the leaders and the passers by. <Photo>
UPDATED ON 04-05-2018 AT 1400 HRS.
Pictures of May Day Celebration at Circle Union Office : <Click>
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