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B.S.N.L. EMPLOYEES UNION
WEST BENGAL TELECOM CIRCLE
249D, B.B. Ganguly Street, Kolkata-12
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PRESIDENT: COM. BANANI CHATTOPADHYAY         CIRCLE SECY.: COM. ANIMESH MITRA.
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 1st AUGUST, 2020

                    

        BSNLEU Salutes and Pays Respectful Homage to Com. K.G. Bose on His Birth Centenary ...... Com. P. Abhimanyu  

                                               

UPDATED ON 26-11-2021 AT 0815 HRS

                                                                                                           

Join en masse in the rally of workers and peasants : Comrades, today once again we have to walk in a rally. The demands of the workers will get in to the fight of the peasants. Anniversary of the struggle of the peasants  will be celebrated today along with the anniversary of the General Strike of 2020. The preparation will start from this rally for the next General Strike which will be held in the next year during placing of the budget in the Parliament. At the same time, the demand  'Scarp NMP' will be raised from this rally which will protect BSNL along with all the PSUs. Come, spend some time of yours to join the rally at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. The rally will take place from the  statue of Lenin which is familiar as 'Y' channel. The rally will take place in the entire state. Please enquire in your districts as the Central Trade Unions are observing this programme. Assemble under the banner of BSNL Coordination Committee in this rally. Come at Kolkata at the Lenin statue. Be a known face in today's rally... BSNL Coordination Committee, West Bengal Circle.  

UPDATED ON 21-11-2021 AT 1200 HRS

                                                                             

 Enthusiastic convention against NMP held in Kolkata : An enthusiastic convention against the National Monetisation Pipeline was held at Subarna Banik Sanaj Hall, Kolkata on 20th November, 2021 under the banner of BSNL Coordination Committee, West Bengal Circle. Such a convention was held after a long gap since Covid situation. Interest in regard to the convention was eye-catching.  Regular and non-regular employees and the pensioners assembled in the convention from in and around the districts of Kolkata in good numbers. The main speaker was Com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary, BSNLEU and Convener, BSNLCC (CHQ). Com. Abhimanyu strongly criticised the pro-corporate and anti-people role of the Modi Govt. He said that the BJP led Modi Govt. has decided to sell out the PSUs and particularly the BSNL. He said that the Govt. has decided to sell out 14917 towers and 2.86 lakh Km OFC of BSNL to the private operators particularly to Gio in the name of NMP in view to cripple BSNL . He said that the Govt. is still delaying to procure  4G equipments to start the 4G service. He appealed to the all the workers and the pensioners to come forward to resist unitedly the decision to sell out the BSNL and the PSUs as a whole in the name of NMP. He also appealed to join the strike in the month of February to protest against the anti people role of the Modi Govt. The other speakers were Com. Animesh Mitra, Convener, BSNLCC, WB and Com. Tapas Ghosh, Joint Convener, BSNLCC, WB. They appealed to fight against the derogatory decisions of the Modi Govt. and to make a successful strike in the month of February at the call of all Central Trade Unions and Associations including BSNLEU. The entire convention was presided over by Com. Pijush Chakraborty, Chairman, BSNLCC, WB. A resolution against the NMP was placed before the house by Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU for consideration.    

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BSNL Coordination Committee, West Bengal Circle organises Convention against NMP on 20th November, 2021: The BJP led Central Govt. has decided to sell out BSNL's 14917 towers and 286000 Km Optical Fibre (OFC) to the national and foreign capitalist in the name of NMP. All the towers, cables, land & buildings are the property of the people of our country. This infrastructure has been developed by the tax paid by the people of our country. BJP Govt. has emerged directly to loot the property of the people. Not only BSNL but also the bank, insurance, defence, oil, mines, stadium, national high way all to be sold out in order to  privatise. As such BSNL Coordination Committee, West Bengal Circle of the regular, non-regular employees' and the pensioners' organisations- BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA has organised a state level convention on 20th November, 2021 at 2PM in Subarna Banik Samaj Hall in demand to Scrap the National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP). In this convention All India convener of BSNLCC, Com. P. Abhimanyu will grace the occasion as main speaker. Other speakers are Convener of BSNLCC, WB Circle Com. Animesh Mitra, and Joint Convener Com. Tapas Ghosh. The entire convention will be presided over by the Chairman of BSNLCC, WB Circle Com. Pijush Chakraborty. All are cordially invited in the convention.     

 UPDATED ON 16-11-2021 AT 2355 HRS

                                                                                      

AUAB meeting of West Bengal Circle held for Development of the Circle: An important meeting of AUAB, West Bengal Circle held on 12thNovember, 2021 for the development of West Bengal Circle. Com. Tapan Biswas, Chairman AUAB and Circle Secretary, NFTE presided over the meeting. Com. Animesh Mitra, Convener, AUAB and Circle Secretary BSNLEU initiated the proceeding and said that AUAB is demanding for a long time for the intervention of the administration in regard to the development, maintenance, marketing and for more other things. Though erstwhile CGM ensured AUAB for the meeting but the meeting did not take place. Under this backdrop on behalf of  AUAB  meeting was demanded with CGM, Smt Madhu Arora just  after her taking over the  charge as CGM. It is a positive approach that CGM considering the demand of the situation and giving due recognition to the demand of AUAB has consented to hold a meeting with AUAB on 1st December, 2021. Com. Mitra said in this regard that we have to take decisions on some important issues after discussion. After initiation of the convener the other leaders of AUAB kept their views. It was said in course of discussion that in view to activation of  AUAB a WhatsApp group should be formed. Com. Animesh Mitra thanked all the members present in the meeting for contributing their best. The following decisions were arrived at unanimously are -  1. Again a meeting will be held on 27th November, 2021 before the meeting with CGM. 2. A memorandum will be submitted to CGM on the day of the meeting on behalf of AUAB  and the draft of the same will be prepared and will be distributed to all the constituents of AUAB  and it will be finalised in the meeting on 27th. 3. Third quarter of the financial year has ended and what is the road map of the management for the fourth quarter has to be apprised to AUAB by the management. 4.  We are to increase our activities for revenue earnings in respect of development/maintenance and marketing and at the same time we have to give due  importance to the financial crisis at the field level. 5. A WhatsApp group among the circle leadership of AUAB will be formed very fast. The following members were present in the meeting are Com. Monoj Behera of AIGETOA, Com. Somenath Ghosh, Circle Secretary, SNEA, Com. Amit Mukherjee, Circle Secretary, AIBSNLEA, Com. Alipta Sarkar, President, SEWA, Com. Himangshu Jha, Circle Secretary, SNATTA, Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU. Other elderships were also present in the meeting.               

                     

                                                                                         Durgapur                                                                                                                   Asansol                                                                                         Burdwan

Conventions are being organised in the districts of West Bengal Circle against NMP: Conventions are being organised in different districts of West Bengal Circle against National Monetisation Policy (NMP) and sell out the BSNL Towers to the private operators. Workers are attending these Conventions in good numbers as they feel that the Modi Govt. has started to implement the privatisation policy in BSNL through this NMP. It was the Hon'ble Finance Minister who stated that the  Govt. will hand over 14917 towers of BSNL to private company to run their telecom network. Not only the regular staff but also the pensioners are attending the conventions and protested against the retrograde recommendation of the Modi govt. to sell out the PSU assets. Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary has attended all the conventions held so far. 

Durgapur District Union organised convention on NMP on 2nd November, 2021 at Durgapur Telephone exchange. Com. Uttam Majumder presided over the convention. Com. Sunil Garai, District Secretary, BSNLEU and Com. Dhananjoy Ganguly, Veteran leader of Telecom Movement and District Scey. AIBDPA deliberated their speech.

On 3rd November, 2021 Convention on NMP was held at Asansol Telephone exchange. The convention was started with the initial speech of Com. Subrata Misra, Convener, BSNLCC. Com. Mridul Chatterjee, District Secy. AIBDPA presided over the meeting.

Burdwan District Union organised the convention on 11th November at Burdwan Telephone exchange. Com. Prabir Das presided over the convention. Com. Manik Das, Convener, BSNLCC initiated the discussion. Com. Animesh Mitra CS, BSNLEU was the main speaker who strongly opposed the move of Modi Govt. to sell out the PSUs of our country to the private companies which  is totally contradictory against the concept of Átmanirvar Bharat'.   

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The District Conference of BSNLEU, Kharagpur District held successfully: The 9th district conference of Kharagpur district  began with  hoisting of Red flag on 7th November, 2021. The Red flag was hoisted by Com. Pankaj Jana. The conference was presided over jointly by Com. Pankaj Jana and Com. Amalaesh Pradhan. The conference was inaugurated by Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt. Circle Secretary. He in his inaugural speech narrated in detail about the present situation of BSNL. Thereafter, the report of the conference was read out and the statement of accounts was placed before the house. The members discussed on the report and also placed the problems faced by them. They all supported the report. Com. Soumen Sahaw, Com. Anirban Chatterjee, Com. Aniruddha Majumder, Com. Arindam Majumder, Com. Amalesh Pradhan, Com. Shyamapada Rana and Com. Arjun Singh spoke in the conference  on behalf of BSNLEU. Com. Debabrata Das on behalf of BSNLCMU and Com. Susanta Gjosh and Com. Anupam Saha on behalf of AIBDPA along with other comrades deliberated their speech in the conference. A resolution was passed unanimously in the house to merge the branches to strengthen the organisation. The conference was ended with electing new district committee for two years.

UPDATED ON 11-11-2021 AT 1615 HRS

Demonstration against the National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP) organised successfully throughout West Bengal Circle:  On 9th November, 2021 the demonstration programme at the call of BSNL Coordination Committee (CHQ) against the National Monetisation Pipeline was held in almost all the districts of West Bengal Circle. The regular employees, Non-regular Workers and the pensioners attended the programme in good numbers. The district secretaries of BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA along with other leaders addressed the workers. In Kolkata the programme was held at Circle Office, ETR and Telecom Stores. Circle Secretary, Com. Animesh Mitra, along with Sujoy Sarkar, Asis Kumar Das, Com. Pijush Chakraborty, Circle Secy., AIBDPA and Com. Tapas Ghosh, Circle Secy, BSNLCMU along with other circle office bearers addressed workers. All the speakers protested  the decision of the Modi Govt. to sell out PSUs in the name of NMP including BSNL. They strongly demanded to roll back the anti-nation and anti-people decision since the PSUs are the property of the nation. <Pictures>

UPDATED ON 4-11-2021 AT 2100 HRS

More district unions started poster campaign: Yesterday the 3rd November, 2021 Kharagpur and Purulia district unions organised hand written  poster campaign in their districts. Members with enthusiasms wrote posters and pasted on the walls. <Pictures>

UPDATED ON 2-11-2021 AT 2245 HRS

Poster campaign starts throughout the circle against National Monetisation Pipeline and horrible price rise of petroleum products and essential commodities: As decided in the circle office bearer's meeting, an intensive poster campaign programme to be carried out throughout the West Bengal Circle against the policy of the Modi Govt., National Monetisation Pipeline, horrible price rise of the petroleum products in the decade and sky high price rise of the essential commodities. This week long poster campaign started from 1st November, 2021.  In this Covid situation it is most difficult for the common people to make both ends meet due to high price rise. At the same time Modi Govt. has decided to sell out the PSUs of our country including BSNL. But we declare that  'BSNL is not for Sale'. The following issues taken up for poster campaign - Discard the decision to handover the national property in the name of NMP,  BSNL is not for sale, it is a national property- save it, fight it unitedly and effectively, Discard the decision to handover the BSNL towers and optical fibres to the private operators, Effective steps should be taken by the Govt. immediately to control price rise of petrol, diesel, LPG and essential commodities, Develop strong fight against the anti -people policy of the Govt. etc. To involve the general members Circle Union has given a call - write your demands in your own handwriting. Members are gathering in our union office, writing  posters and pasting on the walls with enthusiasm though the festival of Dewali has already started.   Asansol, Kolkata SSA and CGMT Office District has started the poster campaign programme and we are trying to execute the programme in the rest 20 districts and towns of WB circle. <Pictures>          

UPDATED ON 29-10-2021 AT 1000 HRS

Some important decisions taken in the Circle Office Bearer meeting: Circle Office bearer meeting of BSNLEU, WB Circle was held yesterday i.e on 28th October, 2021 in the union office of ETR where 16 office bearers including 2 patrons and convener of Working Women's Group were present. Circle Secretary Com. Animesh Mitra placed the issues like circle conference, pending district conferences, 'National Monetisation Pipeline' policy, abnormal price hike of petroleum product and the essential commodities, fresh attack on the contrcatual workers in the name of SLP etc. and our role before the members for discussion. The members discussed the issue at length and it was decided that immediate campaign programme to be started to apprise the general people and at the same time to our workers regarding the attack on BSNL, NMP, price hike etc. It was decided to hold convention, intensive postering, displaying of hoardings in prominent places of city/town. It was also decided that the Circle Conference will be held at Durgapur tentatively in the month of April, 2022 and we have to go our members in this regard.                                

UPDATED ON 26-10-2021 AT 1000 HRS

Circle Union met CGMT and DGM (Finance) for payment of salary to the employees and pending wages of the contract workers before Kali Puja: Yesterday, the 25th October, 2021 BSNLEU, WB Circle organised a lunch hour demonstration in demand to settle the long pending burning problems of the staff of this circle along with the demand to pay the salary to regular employees and pending wages of the contract workers before the festival of Kali puja. In a short meeting in CO before the chamber of CGMT, Com. Sailen Ganguly, Leader CGMT Office District, Com. Sujoy Sarkar, Asstt. Circle Secretary, Com. Jhumur Bandopadhyay, President CGMT Office District, Com. Sachinandan Maity, Leader BSNLCMU and Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary deliberated their speech before the workers assembled in the agitation programme. A delegation led by Com. Animesh Mitra met CGMT, Smt Madhu Arora and DGM (Finance), Smt Sobhona Chowdhury and handed over the memorandum. The delegation also demanded to ensure payment of salary of the regular employees and the pending wages of the contract workers before Kali puja. Smt Arora informed the leadership that the circle administration has already taken up the case of payment of salary and pending wages before Kali puja with the Corporate Office. She also informed that requisition for fund for the pending wages of the contract workers has already been made. <Pictures>      

UPDATED ON 22-10-2021 AT 2345 HRS

Unprecedented participation of the workers and pensioners in 'March to CGMT Office' programme: Today the 22nd October, 2021 at the call of BSNL Coordination Committee (BSNLEU, AIBDPA and BSNLCMU) the programme of 'March to CGMT Office' programme was held throughout the West Bengal circle along with the parts of the country in demand to settle  15 points charter of demands . The participation of workers in the programme was unprecedented. It was a strong protest against the Government's arbitrary decision to sell out the OFC, Towers etc. of BSNL and sell out of PSUs in the name of National Monetisation Pipeline and in demand to settle the burning problems of the regular and  non-regular workers along with the pensioners. About 300 workers and pensioners assembled in CGMT Office from in and around Kolkata and participated in a historic Human Chain which was held on the street of Dalhousie in front of CGMT Office. Before that a short agitation programme was held before the chamber of CGMT, West Bengal Circle. In this meeting Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Com. Om Prakash Singh and Com. Tapas Ghosh spoke before the workers on behalf of BSNL Coordination Committee, WB Circle. Com. Banani Chattopadhyay, President, BSNLEU, WB Circle presided over the meeting. <Pictures>  

UPDATED ON 12-10-2021 AT 0845 HRS

BSNL Corporate Office is in the process to concentrate the administrative power with them: Comrades we are now in a festive mood. But in the mean time a great incident took place. From now onwards the salary of the employees will be made directly from the corporate office. Henceforth, there will be no issue of fund allotment or opening of bank file. The corporate office has taken this process in the month of September. In other wards there will be no complication in fund allotment or opening of bank file at the Circle level. It was also came to our notice few months back  that the issue of payment of the bills of the contractors are being controlled directly by the corporate office. The bills of those vendors whose bills are being entered by the corporate office in SAP only the funds are being credited to the bank account of  those vendors. It is nothing but implementation of concentration of power in a great way. The corporate office has reduced the scope of work of the non-executives before by introducing E-office. Now the scope of work of the officers is being reduced.  Perhaps, the payment of GPF, EPF and some other payments would be made by the circle office for some more time. Is there any great plan of the BSNL management- question arising amongst the employees.      

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UPDATED ON 28-09-2021 AT 1545 HRS

 

                                                           

BSNL Workers of West Bengal Circle expressed their solidarity towards the struggling farmers of our country:  The Sanjukta Kissan Morcha has given a call for Bharat Bandh on 27th September, 2021 in demand of withdrawal of three Farmer Acts, repealing of the Electricity (Amendment) Bill , 2021 and also legally guaranteed Minimum Support Price (MSP). The Joint platform of Central Trade Unions have also extended their full support towards the Bharat Bandh. Accordingly BSNLEU (CHQ) called upon the BSNL workers for demonstration programme to extend the solidarity action towards the struggling farmers of our country and in support of the Bharat Bandah on 27th September, 2021. Accordingly BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle organised lunch hour demonstration programme on 27th. The demonstration programme was held centrally in CGMT Office, Kolkata. Where Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt. Circle Secretary addressed the workers who gathered in good numbers at the South Gate of CTO building. The demonstration programme was held at Coochbehar, Jalpaiguri, Raiganj, Malda, Asansol, Durgapur, Burdwan, Purulia, Bankura, Berhampore and Telecom Factory (Ailpore) of West Bengal Circle. <Pictures>  

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 BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle celebrated the 20 years of our Union BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle in a befitting manner: Today we have celebrated the 20 years of our union, BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle at CTO, Kolkata.  Our union in West Bengal Circle was formed on 5th August, 2002 and we used to celebrate the anniversary through various programmes. This year we have organised  a discussion on 'Organisation and role of its Journals'. Journals  of 20 years were displayed and it was inaugurated by Circle President Com. Banani Chattopadhyay.  Photographs of various occasions e.g rally, dharna, agitation etc were displayed and it was inaugurated by today's main speaker Assistant Editor of  daily Ganashakti  Com. Atanu Saha. Com. Saha was greeted with a bouquet of flower by Asstt. Circle Secretary Com. Sujoy Sarkar. The meeting was presided over by Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary. He kept the initial speech and narrated about organizing such programme. Com. Atanu Saha spoke before the packed house about the attack on the media by the Modi Govt. and as well as the State Govt. He said that all out efforts are being taken by the ruling class to suppress the facts from the people and as such journalists like Gouri Lankesh are being murdered. He expressed his satisfaction  about the struggle made by the BSNL workers to save the national property, BSNL. He said that the journals are another  weapon of the working class and  it is to be taken care of. He thanked the circle union for publishing 'Dur Sanchar Karmi' for twenty years very effectively. He thanked all for inviting him and speaking before our members. In this meeting the main architect of publishing this journal from formation of BSNLEU in West Bengal Circle. Com. Asis Das narrated in brief about the first publication of the journals. He said we have succeeded to make regular readers of this journal over the years. He said even the members and leaders of other union also read our journal regularly. He wished the prosperity of the journal. The other speakers in the meeting were Com. Pijush Chakraborty, Circle Secretary, AIBDPA, Com. Sanjeeb Banerjee, Circle Secretary, AIBDPA, CTD, Com. Sisir Roy, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, CTD, Com. Mayuk Mukherjee on behalf of Central Govt. Coordination Committee and Com. Tapas Ghosh, Circle Secretary, BSNLCMU. <More pictures>  

UPDATED ON 13-09-2021 AT 2345 HRS

'Meet the Members' programme held in more other places of WB Circle: Meet the members programme held at Krishnagar, Raniganj , Tamluk on 13th September and at Project on 14th. Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary was present at Tamluk on behalf of Circle Union. <Pictures>     

UPDATED ON 13-09-2021 AT 1045 HRS

Meet the Members programme in more places : The programme of 'Meet the Members' held at Coochbehar on 9th September, at Durgapur Steel and Industrial Exchange Branch on 10th, Barasat Branch, Jagatballavpur Branch, Katwa Branch on 11th and Contai Branch on 12th September. Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary attended the programme at Coochbehar and Contai. <More Pictures> 

UPDATED ON 10-09-2021 AT 2045 HRS

'Meet the Members' programme held at more places in West Bengal Circle: 'Meet the Members' programme held on 9th September, 2021 at Bankura Telephone exchange, Burdwan branch, Kumarpur Telephone exchange and Birpara branch. Com. Nazes Nauroz, Circle Vice-president was present at Burdwan branch. The programme was also held at Suri on 9th where Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary was present. Today on 10th September it was held at Memari branch and Alipurduar. Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU was present at Alipurduar and interacted with the members and enlightened them about the present situation in BSNL, the role of the Modi Govt. in regard to the sell out the PSUs including BSNL etc. and our struggle to safeguard the interest of the nation as well as the workers. Com. Nazes Nauroz, Circle Vice-president was present at Memari. <Picture> 

UPDATED ON 08-09-2021 AT 2115 HRS

Great response in the 'Meet the Members' programme throughout the West Bengal Circle: At the call of BSNLEU (CHQ) 'Meet the Members' programme is going on in full swing in West Bengal Circle which started from 1st September, 2021. It will continue till 15th of September, 2021. Leaders of district and branch unions are going to the members as well as other workers who are not our members and officers too and interacting with them. Various quarries are being made by the members with enthusiasm in regard to the future of  BSNL, Sell out of PSUs, 3rd Wage Revision, Promotion Policy, Our struggle etc. Leaders are giving patience hearing and replying to all the quarries made by the members/workers. It is a great experience in such type of programme. The programme 'Meet the Members' was started on 1st September, in Kolkata Engg. branch, Berhampore District, Jalpaiguri District. There after it was held at CGMT Office and Canning on 2nd, on 3rd it was held again at CGMT Office, on 4th at Pandua branch, on 5th at Purulia, on 6th at Kharagpur, on 7th at Howrah- Hooghly branch, Champadanga and on 8th at Telecom Factory, Alipore and Civil wing at Barabazar. Our comrades are distributing leaflets amongst the employees irrespective of members. The leaders of district and circle unions are attending the progarmme. <Pictures>    

Condolence meetings are held with deep respect and adequate dignity in memory of Com. Shibdas Banerjee in various places:

                                        

                                                                                       

On 29th August, 2021 condolence meeting in memory of Com. Shibdas Banerjee was held at Bankura Telephone exchange. The photograph was garlanded with flowers by the the leaders present in the meeting. In this meeting the life of Com. Shibdas Banerjee, his discipline in the work place along with the unique ability to organise the workers, his firm believe towards the philosophy of the working class and its relevancy in today's situation were discussed by Com. Animesh Mitra, Com. Pijush Chakraborty, Tapas Ghosh, Circle Secretary, BSNLCMU and veteran comrade Shyamapad Gord.  Workers from all sections along with the pensioners were assembled in good numbers in the condolence meeting.   

 

                                                                  

   Condolence meeting in memory of leader of Central Govt. Employees movement, Com. Shibdas Banerjee was held on 4th September, 2021 at Telephone Bhavan in the ETR division. The meeting started after garlanding the photograph of Com. Shibdas Banerjee by Com. Animesh Mitra, Com. Pijush Chakraborty, Asis Kumar Das, District Secretary, ETR, Com. Imran Khan, Ramen Dutta Chowdhury, Com. Samir Halder, Buddhadeb Rakshit, Com. Jayanta Banerjee, Com. Debasish Chakraborty, veteran leader Com. Prasnata Bhattacharjee, Com. P.K. Modak and Com. Asis Das and observance one minute silence. The initial and welcome speech was given by  Com. Asis Kumar Das, Secretary, BSNLCC, ETR. After that the life and works of Com. Shibuda, his believe  towards the ideology of the working class, his discipline in all  sphere of life and to tackle the present situation taking lesson form his life were discussed by Com. Pijush Chaklraborty, Com. Prasanta Bhattacharjee, Com. Animesh Mitra, Com. Sanjeeb Paria and Com. Samir Halder. The meeting was presided by Com. Asis Das. A good number of of employees and pensioners were present in the meeting. The meeting was ended after thanks giving to all.

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Intense Protest against the Modi Govt. decision to sell out PSUs in the name of NMP by the BSNL workers: The BSNL workers launched intense protest  demonstration on 27th August, 2021 against the Modi Govt. decision to sell out the assets of the people of our country worth several lakhs corer of rupees in the name of National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP). These assets were build up over the years under PSUs. Such demonstration programmes were held at Asansol, Bankura, Berhampore, Burdwan, Katwa, Durgapur, ETR, Krishnanagar, Purulia, Raiganj, Suri, Howrah-Hooghly and at CGMT office. The BJP led Modi Govt. has decided to sell out the towers, land and buildings of BSNL which will lead to cripple BSNL in other way to sell out BSNL. The decision will under no circumstances the BSNL workers will accept. They will fight till the end to resist this derogative decision of the Govt. The protest demonstration was  spontaneous - the regular employees, casual/contract workers and the pensioners assembled in good numbers in the protest demonstration. <More pictures>       

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District Meetings of BSNLCMU are being held throughout the West Bengal Circle: District meetings of BSNLCMU are being held throughout the West Bengal Circle amidst of pandemic situation and in an adverse situation due to non-payment of wages for more than one year. But the casual/contract workers did not lay down their fight. They are holding brach and district meetings and discussing about the non-payment of wages, wage revision as per 7CPC, retrenchment of contract workers and most discussed outsourcing through SLA system. They are organising struggle e.g agitation, dharna, hunger strike etc. In the mean time  Com. Animesh Mitra, Secretary General, BSNLCCWF met CMD and handed over a memorandum and demanded to scrap SLA system. CMD has consented to form a committee to review the SLA system. Com. Animesh Mitra met one of the member of the committee and handed over a memorandum to this effect. BSNLEU Circle Union has taken the decision in the just concluded CWC meeting at Kolkata that they will extend full support to the struggle of the casual/contract workers. The said meetings were held at Durgapur, Memari, Kolkata, ETR and CGMT Office. In Durgapur leaderships from Suri and Asansol districts were also present. <Pictures>        

                        

                                                         

Some important decisions taken in the emergent meeting of BSNLEU, Kharagpur District Union: An emergent meeting of BSNLEU, Kharagpur District was held on 22nd August, 2021. The meeting was presided by Com. Pankaj Jana. Com. Pulin Behari Dolui, District Secretary I/C initiated the proceedings. Com. Sanjoy pal, Circle Organising Secy. reported the decisions of the CEC and CWC meeting. Com. Amalesh Pradhan, Circle Organising Secy. also deliberated his speech. The members of the District union took part in the discussion and detailed about the problems of BSNL and the employees. The main speaker in the meeting was Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asst. Circle Secretary. He said about the problems of employees, casual/contract workers and pensioners and our struggle. He discussed about the upcoming programme 'Meet the Members' and to develop struggle before the GM within BA. He also said about our involvement in the struggle of CITU and other PSUs. He appealed for collection of money from the workers in connection with the state conference of CITU which will be held at Jamuria. Veteran Comrades Susanta Ghosh and Anupam Saha deliberated their valuable speech in the meeting. The decisions taken in the meeting are- 1. In 6 places the programme 'Meet the Members' will be held in Kharagpur District. 2. Demand for a meeting with GM, Kharagpur was made. It has been decided that the date of the meeting with GM with Bankura SSA and Purulia SSA will be decided on the day of the meeting with GM, Kharagpur. The date date of BA meeting will also be decided. It has been decided that the efforts will be taken to ensure the presence of GM in Kharagpur once in a week. 3. Next District Conference of Kharagpur District will will be held on 26th September, 2021. A reception committee was also formed with Com. Pulin Behari Dolui, Com. Rahamat, Com. Amalesh Pradhan, Com. Panchanan Ganguli and Com. S.P. Rana. 4. District Union will collect money from the workers. The Dist. Union will take part in the struggle at the call of CITU. 5. BSNLCC will be formed after the District Conference.   

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Condolence meeting in memory of Com. Sibdas Banerjee was held at Asansol under the banner BSNL Coordination Committee: On 21st August, 2021 a condolence meeting was held in memory of Com. Sibdas Banerjee who breathed his last on 17th July, 2021 under the banner of BSNLCC, Asansol. Com. Animesh Mitra and Com. Pijush Chakraborty was present in the meeting. The Red flag was hoisted by President of BSNLCC, Com. Mridul Chatterjee. In respect of Com. Sibdas Banerjee his photograph was garlanded by Com. Mridul Chatterjee, Com. Subrata Misra, Convenor, BSNLCC, Asansol, Com. Animesh Mitra, Convenor BSNLCC, WB, Com. Pijush Chakraborty, President BSNLCC, West Bengal Circle, Com. Gopal Das, BSNLCMU, Com. Bimal Chandra Shobhakar, AIBDPA,  Com. Raja Mukherjee, CGPA, Com. Uttam Das, BSNLCMU, Com. Susmita Roy, AIBDPA and Com. L.N. Shaw, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Asaansol. Com. Subrata Misra, Convenor, BSNLCC initiated the proceedings. Later Com. Animesh Mitra, Convenor, BSNLCC, WB and Com. Pijush Chakraborty, President, BSNLCC, WB discussed the life and works and the ideology which Com. Banerjee believed throughout his life.

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A gainful and effective extended CWC meeting of BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle ended in Kolkata:  A two days extended Circle Working Committee meeting of BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle held in Kolkata at K.G. Bose Smriti Bhavan from 13th & 14th August, 2021. Before the start of the CWC meeting the Red flag our union was hoisted by Circle President Com. Banani Chattopadhyay. The martyrs column was garlanded by Circle President Com. Banani Chattopadhyay, Circle Secretary Com. Animesh Mitra, Com. Pijush Chakraborty, President BSNLCC, WB Circle along with circle office bearers, District Secretaries and Branch Secretaries and other invitees. The meeting was inaugurate by Com. Pijush Chakraboty, President BSNL Coordination Committee, West Bengal Circle. He in his speech narrated about the present political scenario and reminded our task as a part of the working class. Com. Animesh Mitra placed the draft report of activities for the last six moths. Com. Bidyut Goswami, Circle Treasurer placed the un-audited statement of accounts form January to June, 2021. 58 delegates from 18 districts participated in the CWC meeting. Com. Sisir Roy, Organising Secretary, BSNLEU (CHQ) greeted the meeting. It was significant to note in this CWC meeting that a group of young comrades form various districts came forward to shoulder the responsibilities of our mighty organisation, BSNLEU. They have showed some new avenues of struggle and at the same time various proposals for development of BSNL service and more revenue earning process. It was also noted at the quality of deliberation in this meeting reached to a great height. After threat bare discussion Circle Secretary, On 14t August, Com. Animesh Mitra summed up the total discussions made by the delegates. It was decided unanimously that BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle will resort to struggle path to achieve our demands and to save guard the interest of the workers. The meeting was presided by a presidium consisting of Com. Banani Chattopadhyay, Com. Mamata Sarkar and Com. Nazes Nauroz. <Pictures>

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Extended Circle Working Committee Meeting of BSNLEU, WB is going to be held on 13th & 14th August at Kolkata: The Extended Circle Working Committee of BSNL Employees Union, West Bengal Circle is going to be held in Kolkata at K.G. Bose Smriti Bhavan, Kolkata 700 006 on 13th & 14th August, 2021. The meeting will start from 11AM on 13th. All the Circle Office Bearers, District Secretaries and Branch Secretaries are requested to attend the meeting. Those who are coming from far end of Kolkata are requested to purchase train/bus tickets so that they can attend the meeting on 13th on time. Convener of BSNL Working Women's Group and patrons are also requested to attend the meeting.<View Notice>

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Com. Shibdas Banerjee was remembered by the BSNL workers with due respect : Com. Shibdas Banerjee, Ex-Circle Secretary of E3 and pioneer to form BSNLEU in West Bengal Circle passed away on 17th July, 2021 was remembered with due respect by the BSNL workers in a condolence meeting held on 2nd August, 2021 at KG Bose Smriti Bhavan. The condolence meeting was convened by BSNL Coordination Committee, West Bengal Circle. Respectful homage was paid to Com Shibdas Banerjee by Com. Dilip Das, Veteran leader, Com. Animesh Mitra, Secretary, BSNLCC and Com. Pijush Chakraboty, President BSNLCC along with other comrades by garlanding the photograph of Com. Shibuda. His life and works and firm believe towards the philosophy of the working class was discussed by various comrades and some sweet memories were shared with the audience by some speakers. The speakers were Com. Dilip Das, Com. Animesh Mitra, Com. Jagat Biswas, Com. Ramen Dutta Chowdhury, Com. D. Dasbakshi, Com. Ajit Kumar Nandan, Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Com. Dipankar Majumder, Com. Madhusudan Saha, Com. Samir Halder, Com. Ajoy Ganguly and President of the meeting Com. Pijush Chakraborty. <Pictures>

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Massive response in the Hunger Fast programme throughout West Bengal Circle: Massive response received through out the West Bengal Circle in the Hunger Fast programme held on 28th July, 2021 at the call of AUAB. The programme was spontaneous. As information received by the circle union that from the morning the workers and the officers went on Hunger Fast and continued till 4PM. Offices and exchanges were decorated with colourful posters, banners and festoons displaying with 10 point charter of demands. Slogans were shouted from the hunger fast stage and the leaders deliberated their speech before the gathering of officers and workers. The retired persons and the casual/ contract workers were present in the programme as a mark of solidarity action as declared by AIBDPA and BSNLCCWF. It is a great example of unity at all level and an effective joint struggle to save BSNL and to save the rights of the workers. BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle conveys warm greetings to all for making the programme a grand success in West Bengal Circle. <Pictures>   

UPDATED ON 27-07-2021 AT 1115 HRS

Make the Hunger Fast programme on 28th July,2021 a grand success to give a message to the management to settle burning issues of BSNL: Make the Hunger Fast Programme at the call of AUAB on 28th July, 2021 a grand success so as to give a message to the management to settle the 10 point charter of demands. It is the second phase of the struggle at the call of AUAB. With a view to make the programme a grand success the circle office bearers of BSNLEU, WB Circle met on 19th July (Monday) to discuss the mode of implementation of  the programme. It has been decided that the programme should he held at TDM/DGM/GM level. Meeting of AUAB at the local level should be convened. Those who will sit for the hunger fast from 11AM to 4PM they should positively take leave on that day and a list should be prepared of the participants. It is mandatory for the committee members of Circle/District and Branch to take leave on that day. There will be a lunch hour demonstration at all level assembling maximum number of employees. Flag, festoons and posters displaying the demands should be displayed at the premises of the programme and out side the office. The following comrades are entrusted with the job to monitor the implementation of the programme as follows - (1) CGM Core Net Work : Com. Asis Das, Com. Imran and Com. Madhusudan Saha. (2) GM Kolkata : Com. Manik Sarkar, Com. R.P. Dutta and Com. Goutam Basu Dhar(3) Stores and Factory: Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Com. Om Prakash Singh and Com. Nazes Nouroz (4) CGMT Office: Com. Sujoy Sarkar, Com. Bidyut Goswami and Com. Aninda Kr Sarkar. The coordinators for the programmes on Kolkata are Com. Banani Chattopadhyay, Com. Asis Das and Com. D. Khan. Like wise District Seretaries and Circle Office bearers of that district will be in charge of the programme for their respective districts.  

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BSNL Coordination Committee, West Bengal Circle formed through a convention to protect BSNL and the interest of the workers: As decided by BSNL, CHQ to form BSNL Coordination Committee at the Circle level, accordingly BSNLCC was formed with the three circle unions- BSNLEU, AIBDPA and BSNL Casual Mazdoor Union through a convention held on 20th July, 2021 in the Union office at CTO, building. The Red Flag was hoisted by veteran comrade and President AIBDPA, Com. Susanta Ghosh. The photo of Com. Shibdas Banerjee was garlanded by Com. Susanta Ghosh. The martyrs column was garlanded by Com. Susanta Ghosh, Com. Banani Chattopadhyay, Com. Nazes Nouroz, Com. Om Prakash Singh, Com. Pijush Chakraborty, Com. Animesh Mitra and Com. Tarak Kundu along with other comrades present in the convention to pay homage to the martyrs. The convention was inaugurated by Com. Om Prakash Singh. He in his brief speech motioned the attack of the Modi Govt. towards BSNL and its workers. He narrated about the necessity  of BSNL Coordination Committee for the sake of joint movement in BSNL. A work paper was placed by Com. Pijush Chakraborty before the house. Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Com. Gobinda Das, Com. Sujoy Sarkar, Com. Ajit Kumar Nandan, Com. Animesh Mitra, Com. Tarak Kundu and Com. Tapas Ghosh deliberated their short speech in support of the work paper. In this convention Com. Sayandip Mitra, Secretary, DYFI, West Bengal State Committee  and Com Anadi Shaw, Secretary, CITU, West Bengal State Committee were present in the convention. Com. Anadi Shaw addressed the house and described about the fascist nature of the Modi Govt., the attack on the working class and on BSNL. He also reminded our duties and responsibilities in this situation and to develop movement through joint platform like BSNL Coordination Committee. Com. Sayandip Mitra also addressed the house and shared his experience about the most discussed, the activities of the Red volunteers. From this convention Com. Pijush Chakraborty was elected as Chairman, Com. Animesh Mitra as Convener and Com. Tapas Ghosh as Joint Convener. Later Rupees fifteen thousand was handed over to Com. Sayandip Mitra by Com. Banani Chattopadhyay on behalf of newly formed BSNLCC, West Bengal Circle for the Red Volunteers. The convention was jointly presided over by Com. Banani Chattopadhyay, Com. Susanta Ghosh and Com. Nazes Nouroz. <Pictures>       

 

                                                                                                                               

Shibdas Banerjee, Ex-Circle Secretary of AITEU, Class III, West Bengal Circle passes away:  Our beloved leader Com. Shibdas Banerjee, Ex- Circle Secretary of AITEU, Class -III (E3) passed away on 17th July at 1130PM. He will be remembered amongst the workers of BSNL regarding his dedication, love and affection towards his workers and firm believe towards the philosophy of the freedom of the working class. He was one of the pioneer in formation of BSNL Employees Union in West  Bengal Circle. BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle deeply mourns the sad demise of our leader Com. Shibdas Banerjee our beloved Shibuda. Com. Shibdas Banjeree Lal Selam. 

UPDATED ON 16-07-2021 AT 2130 HRS

Placard showing programme at the call AUAB held successfully in West Bengal: Placard showing programme at the call of AUAB on 10 points charter of demands held successfully in almost all the districts of West Bengal Circle. Colourful placard was displayed by the executives and non-executives. BSNLCCWF and AIBDPA  extended their full support towards this placard showing programme. Accordingly the casual/contract workers and pensioners assembled in this programme to show solidarity. The programme was held in Asansol, Bankura, Burdwan, Bharampur, CGMT Office, Durgapur, Kharagpur, Krishnagar, Raiganj, Memari, Alipurduar, Balurghat, Purulia and Siliguri. <Pictures>

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Translate the charter of demands in regional languages for the placard showing programme on 15th July : Comrades the placard showing programme at the call of AUAB to be held on 15th July, district secretaries are requested to translate the 10 points charter  of demands in their regional languages. This programme will not be held before the administration. It will be held on the streets to draw the attention of the public. Mobilise our workers before the programme and contact the leaderships of  other constituents of the AUAB to make the programme an effective one and all the success.  

Income is decreasing daily in BSNL: The financial picture that we have before us, it shows that in the first quarter (April to June) of this financial year 2021-22 that revenue has been decreased by 4% in BSNL and in terms of rupee it is about 154 corer of rupees. The worst condition is of West Bengal Circle. Income has been decreased in almost all the segments in this financial year. Income has been decreased drastically in CFA(21%),CM (12%) and in (EB 34%). Altogether it is about 20% revenue has been decreased in last three months. It is a matter of shame that only 25% target could be fulfilled of the total target given for the Mobile service in the month of June. Where as it is 46% in totality in the country. We are denying our responsibilities on the plea of Corona situation. We are to earn money for our salary. We have to ponder over the issue with seriousness.    

 

UPDATED ON 9-07-2021 AT 2030 HRS

A short programme was held to pay respectful homage to Com. K.G. Bose at the Circle Union Office:  On 7th July 101 birth day of Com. K.G. Bose, the historic day  was celebrated in the memory entangled Circle Union Office of  Com. K.G.Bose, 249 D B.B. Ganguly Street with respect and dignity. The Red flag of our union was hoisted by Circle President Com. Banani Chattopadhyay. 25 comrades of the three unions paid respectful homage by garlanding on the photo of Com. K.G. Bose.  Com. Anindya Kr Sarkar, one of the Asstt. Circle Secretary deliberated a short speech on this occasion. Before this programme on this day a short programme was held at CGMT office at CTO, Kolkata. The Red flag was hoisted by Com. Banani Chattopadhyay and the photo of Com. K.G. Bose was garlanded by Com. Banani Chattopadhyay along with other leaders of the three union. A short speech was deliberated by one of the Circle Vice-president Com. Goutam Basu Dhar. About 30 comrades assembled in this programme. 

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BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle paid respectful homage to our leader Com. K. G. Bose: On 7th July, 2021 the 101 birth day of our leader and teacher, Com. K. G. Bose. West Bengal Circle is observing the birth centenary of Com. K.G. Bose throughout the year. But it was seriously affected due to pandemic situation. Still on that day we have observed in a serious closing ceremony of the birth centenary of Com. K.G. Bose. The main closing ceremony was held at K.G. Bose Smriti Bhavan at Kolkata. The programme was initiated by hoisting of Red Flag and garlanding of the statue of Com. K.G. Bose. The Red Flag was hoisted by our veteran leader Com. Dilip Das. The statute of Com. K. G. Bose was garlanded by Com. Dilip Das, Com. Susanta Ghosh, another veteran comrade. Apart from these comrades the circle presidents and secretaries of BSNLEU, AIBDPA and BSNLCMU along with other leaders paid homage to our leader by garlanding his statue. Thereafter, a short meeting was held where the life and works of Com. K. G. Bose was discussed by the leaders who had seen Com. K.G. Bose and got a scope to be familiar with his work along with the leaders of the present generation. The speakers and the leaders all expressed their great determination to follow the ideology and the path of the struggle as shown by our great leader. The speakers in the meeting were Com. Dilip Das, Veteran Leader, Com. Pijush Chakraborty, Circle Secretary, AIBDPA, Com. Om Prakash Singh, Secretary, BSNLCC, Com. Tapas Ghosh, Circle Secretary, BSNLCMU, Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU and Com. Susanta Ghosh, Circle President, AIBDPA. The meeting was presided over jointly by Com. Susanta Ghosh, Com. Banani Chattopadhyay and Com. Nazes Nouroz.

On this occasion hoisting of Red Flag and paying homage to the photo/statue of Com. K.G. Bose was held in almost all the districts HQs of West Bengal Circle. <Pictures>

 

 

 

 

 

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Commemorate the 101  birth day of our great leader Com. K.G. Bose on 7th July, 2021 at district and branch level: As decided in the joint meeting of BSNLEU, AIBDPA and BSNLCMU that the 101 birth day of our leader and teacher Com. K.G. Bose would be celebrated with hoisting of Red Flag and paying homage to our great leader in every district and branch  jointly with the three unions on 7th July. In Kolkata the celebration would be held centrally at K.G. Bose Smriti Bhavan at 12 Noon on 7th  by hoisting of Red Flag and paying homage to our leader. Thereafter, a discussion would be held on the life and works of Com. K.G. Bose. Before that hoisting of Red Flag  would be held at Circle Union Office at 249D, B.B. Ganguly Street at 11AM. It is the closing ceremony of the birth centenary of Com. K.G. Bose. Considering the Covid situation a souvenir would be published by the Birth Centenary Celebration Committee in due course. All are requested to be present at K.G. Bose Smriti Bhavan by 12 Noon. Strict Covid protocol, as per Govt. guide line, would be followed strictly.     

UPDATED ON 3-07-2021 AT 1630 HRS

BSNLEU met GM, Telecom Factory in regard to the safety and security of staff at Kharagpur Telecom Factory: A delegation of BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle met GM, Telecom Factory on 1st July, 2021 in regard to the trespassers in the factory premises, theft of materials, threat by the miscreants to our staff and even the case of manhandling of our staff by the miscreants. It is to be mentioned here that a meeting with  CGM, WB  with Circle Secretary Com. Animesh Mitra was held on 29th June, 2021  in regard to the above mentioned issues. The meeting of 1st July was in continuation of the meeting with CGM, WB Sri Tamal Moitra. The leaders informed the GM Telecom Factory that on number occasions the issue  of theft of valuable materials worth  corers of rupees was brought to the notice of the management. But it is most unfortunate that the DGM, Kharagpur showed a very indifferent attitude and even the management has failed to take any stern action to stop the cases of theft. The DGM and other officers even keep themselves absent very frequently, which is not at all desirable. The GM Telecom Factory was informed by the leaders that if the management does not take any positive steps to stop the heft of BSNL materials and ensure the safety and security of the staff particularly the guards by 19th July, 2021 then this Circle union will go for Trade Union action from 20th July, 2021. The leaders also informed him that though it was decided to attach the staffs of Telecom Factory, Kharagpur with Kharagpur SSA, but it has not yet been done. On reply GM Sri R. Tiwari said that all the demands raised by the leadership will be looked into. The members of the delegation were Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Com. Sujoy Sarkar, Com. Om Prakash Singh, Com. Sekahr Bhattacharjee, Com. Ashim Banerjee, District Secretary of Telecom Factory ALipore Com. Samir Das and District Secretary of Telecom Factory Kharagpur Com. Arjun Singh.   A part from GM Telecom Factory, DGM and other officials were present in the meeting.

Again a new attack on the BSNL employees: On the eve of the programme of AUAB on 30th June a new attack has been made by the BSNL management by declaring the staff strength in post VRS situation. Though it is a proposal but the aim is clear. The attack is particularly on the young BSNL employees. Vacancy for the post of JTO & JAO has been reduced. Vacancy for the post of Sr.TOA and GrD has been made nil. Vacancy for the post JTO & JAO has been reduced but the total number of vacancy of executives has been increased. Vacancy for Sr.TOA and Gr D made nil means to shut down the employment on compassionate ground. Work will be done at the lower level but the vacancy increased at the upper level, it is the corporate culture. Vacancy for executives is 3800 and for non-executives it is 1500. To divert the attention from this attack the artificial crisis of salary has been brought forth. In the past the main object of salary crisis was VRS and now it is restructuring of staff. The management again declared the SLA system as the main policy. It is made when the AUAB again trying to go for united struggle after regaining its strength. We have to deal it. We have to do it jointly. BSNLEU will do the task taking all into confidence.   

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Workers with the Red flag are on the street in connection with a successful strike in steel sector in our country: The country has witnessed a successful and spontaneous strike in steel sector on 3e0th June, 2021. The strike is against the derogative decisions of the Modi Govt, in steel sector. Some of our friends who were very much cheerful for a partial set back of the Red flag people who were being discarded by the people of West Bengal. But they will very much be dejected to know that the working class in the steel sector got united irrespective of banner, except the saffron, went on strike to protest against the derogative decisions of the Modi Govt. The workers joined the strike ignoring the pulling behind by their leaders. In our state the steel city, Durgapur and Burnpur has noticed a spontaneous strike, where a great number of workers came on the street from the morning and protested against the anti-worker decisions of the Govt. with their Red flags and Tri Colour. Steel plant in our state located at DSP, ASP and IISCO where participation of the workers in the strike was 60 to 95%. BSNLEU salutes the struggling workers in steel sector. It is not the administrator but it is the working class who will speak the ultimate. 

More news of the programme at the call of AUAB: Memorandum submission programme on 30th June, 2021  at the call of AUAB was held at Berhampore, Malda, Krishnagar, Jalpaiguri and at Birpara branch. <More pictures>

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Our fight will continue till our right to get the salary on the due date is achieved: Ultimately the management bowed before the united struggle of the united force of the employees of BSNL. The management now settled to release the fund for the salary for the month of May, 2021 on 30th June.  The salary for the month of June is not yet released. Though the 30th June,  the last of the month passed away. After the united struggle under leadership of Associations and Union of BSNL. On the 25th June the lunch hour demonstration was held throughout the office of BSNL in the country against the non-payment of salary for the month of May, 2021. Thereafter on 30th June the AUAB decided to submit memorandum to the management at district and circle level. Under this united struggle of the BSNL executives and non-executives despite the pandemic situation memorandum was handed over the management all over the country in BSNL offices. This united struggle again  gave a positive message to all concern that the all the executives and non-executives of BSNL are all rock solid united to overcome any shortcomings and will go to any extent in regard to the development of BSNL. In West Bengal Circle the programme was held in the districts with enthusiasm. The programme was held in CGMT office at the circle level where a good number of officers and staffs were present before the chamber of CGM. Leaders of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIGTOA, AIBSNLEA, SEWA and SNATTA were present in the memorandum submitting programme. Before the submission of memorandum to CGM an agitation programme was held. The programme continued for 3hours. The main speaker in the meeting was Com. Animesh Mitra, Convener of AUAB, WB. Later a delegation of 7 members met CGM and handed over a memorandum and also compelled CGM to talk to Director (HR) at Delhi who in turn assured to take positive decision in regard to the payment of salary for the month of May, 2021. So far the news received by the circle union that the programme at the call of AUAB was held at Telecom Factory, Khargpur, GM Office Asansol, CGM Core Net work Circle, Bankura, Durgapur, Purulia, Siliguri. Comrades our task is not ended we have to go a long way until we get our rights achieved for the payment of salary in time i.e last day of the month. The districts who have not yet send any information and pictures of the programme are requested to send the same at the earliest. <Pictures>

 

 

UPDATED ON 27-06-2021 AT 2145 HRS

"Save Agriculture Save Democracy" programme held in West Bengal Circle successfully: As decided by the CHQ of BSNLEU to take part in the programme of Save Agriculture Save Democracy at the call of Sanjakta Kissan Morcha and the Central Trade Unions and Federations. This day of June was also the anniversary of the Emergency in our country in the year 1975.  On 26th June, 2021 the programme was held in the BSNL offices in West Bengal Telecom Circle at the call of BSNLEU, WB. So far the information received by the Circle Union that the programme was held in Kharagpur and some other districts of West Bengal Circle. The programme was organised jointly by three Circle Unions BSNLEU, AIBDPA  and BSNLCMU. In West Bengal the programme was held centrally at Circle Office, Kolkata. A good number of regular employees, casual/contract workers along with the pensioners assemble at the South Gate of CGMT office despite of the pandemic situation and Lockdown to take part in the demonstration programme which was held at the South Gate of CTO building. Workers and pensioners with Red Flag and posters shouted slogans against the anti farmer and anti worker role of the Modi Govt. Later a short programme was held at CTO Union Office in the presence of Com. Amal Halder, Convener of Sanjukta Kissan Morcha West Bengal. Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU initiated the proceedings. He in his short speech expressed his satisfaction since  a good number of workers and pensioners attended the programme in a adverse situation. He said we the BSNLEU has stood by the struggling farmers at Delhi and is committed to save the PSUs including our BSNL. Com. Amal Halder in his speech narrated about the relentless struggle of the farmers. He said that 500 farmers have already died during this struggle. But the Modi Govt. has taken an indifferent attitude. He also said about the possibilities in our favour. He said that BSNLEU has always stood before our struggle as before.  Later a sum of Rupees twenty thousand was handed over to Com. Amal Halder by Com. Animesh Mitra as token of solidarity towards their struggle. The meeting was presided over by Com. Debashis Khan of AIBDPA. <Pictures>     

UPDATED ON 26-06-2021 AT 2100 HRS

Today the protest demonstration at the call of AUAB held successfully in West Bengal Circle: On  25th June  at the call of AUAB lunch hour protest demonstration was held through out the West Bengal Circle in protest of the non-payment of salary for the month of May, 2021. It has now become a routine of the BSNL management to pay the salary to staff on deferred date. But it is now 25th of the month the authority did not pay the salary of the staff for May, 2021. Such programme was held at Asansol, Berhampore, Bankura, CGMT office, Coohbehar, Durgapur, Purulia, Krishnagar, Jalpaiguri, Raiganj, Rampurhat, Malda and Silguri . The leadership of the AUAB deliberated their speech before the staff and strongly condemned the management for their failure to pay the salary for the month of May, 2021.  <Pictures> 

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BSNLEU vehemently condemned the brutal murder of the contract labourer of Debagram: BSNLEU time and again informed the CGMs about the theft of the material in different stores and offices which are being kept under inadequate security by the  unarmed contract labourer. Any type of mishaps may occur any time. But it is unfortunate that the management did not pay heed to our caution. Our apprehension came true. On 21st June,2021 Com. Narayan Biswas a contract worker working at Debagram OFC station under Core Network Circle was murdered brutally by the miscreants. After it was fund that BSNL materials at Debagram OFC were missing and accordingly police came for investigation and then only it came to the notice that Com. Narayan Biswas was brutally killed. Com. Imran Khan President, BSNLEU ETR district rushed to the spot along with other comrades. BSNLEU vehemently condemned the killing of the contract worker. On 23rd June a delegation of BSNLEU under the leadership of circle Secretary Com. Animesh Mitra met Sri. K.C. Ghosh, CGM, Core Network circle and expressed their strong anger over the incident. They strongly protested the policy taken by the management to get the work done particularly guarding the valuable materials at different stores of BSNL.  Today a delegation under the leadership of Com. Animesh Mitra, along with Com. Banani Chattopadhyay, Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Com. Sujoy Sarkar, Com. Bidyut Goswami , District Secretary Com. Asis Das and Com. Pankaj Bhowmik met CGM, Core Network Circle and demanded for compensation for the family of the deceased and to ensure the security of the contract workers for proper guarding of the valuable BSNL material. Later a letter, in this regard, was handed over to CGM.   <View letter>

Meeting AUAB, West Bengal Circle held on various demands including timely payment of salary: The AUAB meeting of WB circle held on 23rd June, 2021 in the union office BSNLU, WB under the chairmanship of Com. P.K. Roy president of SNEA. It has been decided by the AUAB of BSNL in their metering held on 21st June, 2021 that demonstration programme will be held throughout the country on 25th June, 2021 and submission of memorandum will be held on 30th June, 2021. To implement the decisions in our circle the leadership of AUB, WB met and discussed the issues before us which need to be protested with a view for early settlement. Com. Animesh Mitra, Convener apprised the members of the meeting about the present situation in BSNL and what measures we can take to develop the service in our circle. He appealed to implement the decisions taken by the central AUAB effectively. The members expressed their satisfaction over the call of the agitation programme taken by the central leadership and strongly criticized the attack of the Govt. on BSNL employees. They all expressed their determination to make the programmes a grand success in our circle. It has been decided that the appeal of the AUAB would be taken at the grassroot level and beside that a memorandum would be submitted in ragrd to the development of the BSNL service in our circle and meeting with CGM would be demanded in this regard. The leaderships who were present in the meeting are Com. Sanjoy Pal, CS, AIGETOA, Com. Amit Mukherjee, CS, AIBSNLEA, Com. Biswajit Sarkar, President AIBSNLEA, Com. Partha Das, CS, SEWA Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, ACS, BSNLEU. Com. Tapan Biswas, Chairman of AUAB was absent due to his ill health. 

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Meeting of the leaderships of BSNLEU and BSNLCMU held to review the present situation: Today an emergent meeting of BSNLEU and BSNLCMU was held at CTO Union office to review the present deadlock situation for lockdown particularly in the districts the administration has totally been collapsed due to non-attendance of the officials. The leaders expressed their satisfaction for observing week long campaign programme in most of the districts.  During this period the circle union has taken up the issues of the staff problems with CGMs and GMs. After strong and continuous persuasion the BSNL  management is going to make payment  two months wages to the contract workers. The circle authority has also requisitioned fund for payment of Gratuity to the casual labourers. It was also reported that in  the mean time the management has settled some of the staff problems due to active persuasion by BSNLEU. Circle Secretary, Com. Animesh Mitra, reported the out come of the Central Secretariat meetings of BSNLEU and BSNLCCWF. He also informed that the management has arranged vaccination camp to vaccinate BSNL employees free of cost after persuasion with the administration by BSNLEU. After threadbare discussion it was suggested to hold an online meeting of three circle unions, BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA to take some agitation programme at the end of this month.   

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The administration should take care to run the offices: Lockdown situation is prevailing in our state for a long time. Though BSNL is kept out of the lockdown jurisdiction but due to non-plying of trains, buses and metros, the staffs are unable to be present in the offices. On 2nd June, Circle Secretary of BSNLEU met CGM and demanded to make necessary arrangements for the BSNL staff so that they can journey by the special trains. He urged upon CGM to issue letter to  the DRMs and to discuss the issue at the officer level, if required. It is a matter of great anger that the official heads at the district level are abstaining themselves from the offices consistently. Demand is being placed by the union before CGM that arrangement should be made to give lift by cars for the attendance of minimum number of staff in the offices. At the same time Circle Secretary appealed to CGM to take initiative at the administrative level to expedite the sanitisation of the office buildings. It was also demanded by our union that administration should make arrangements to vaccinate all categories of staff including casual and contract workers free of cost. In reply CGM informed that for organising vaccination camp discussion was held with the Health department and the Municipal Corporation. He also informed that arrangements for cars will be made if requisition for the same is received. 

The process of Confirmation is being stuck due to indifferent attitude of the administration: It is a matter of great anger that after working for 10/15 years, the process of confirmation of staff of BSNL is being stuck due to the indifferent attitude of the administration. The administration did not issue Confirmation Letter still today, particularly to those who were recruited by BSNL in the post of JE or on compassionate ground. These staffs will be in great trouble when the departmental examination will be held for promotion to the post of JTO or JE. On 3rd June, 2021 Circle Secretary, Com. Animesh Mitra, drew the attention of CGM in this regard. Circle Secretary cited as an example of Siliguri and Bankura where a good number of direct recruited staffs were not being issued the Confirmation Letter. The administrative anarchy has gone to such an extent that not to fulfil any financial demand but administration has failed to issue Confirmation Letter. Though our District Unions have drawn the attention of GM/DGM in this regard, but no effective steps have yet been taken. Therefore, the Circle Union has demanded for intervention of CGM.

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Circle Union is on the struggle path with the issues of the workers amid of pandemic and lockdown situation: Comrades in the month of May the two circle unions, BSNLEU and BSNLCMU held online meetings where decision was taken that some organisation programme would be taken in spite of adverse situation due to Covid-19. It was decided that on 1st June, 2021 a programme of submission of deputation and memorandum would be taken throughout the state on the issue of vaccine for all at free of cost, payment of pending wages for 14-16 moths of the contract workers etc. Posters and packers would be displayed on the burning issues. We have told that mass gathering is not at all possible in the lockdown situation and due to absence of public transport. But still we have asked our leaders and the organisers to take initiative to make success the programme on 1st June. We have informed CGMT, in writing, on 25th May, 2021regarding our demand and the programme. On 1st June a delegation of 7 members under the leadership of Com. Animesh Mitra and Com. Tark Kundu  met CGMT and submitted the memorandum. Similar programmes were held at Purulia, Bankura, Siliguri, Malda, Balurghat, Berhampore, Krishnagar, Asansol, Rampurhat and other districts. On 2nd June, 2021 after a visit with CGMT it was decided that on 16th June detail discussion will be held to resolve the burning issues. CGMT also informed that fund for payment of 2months wages of the contract workers have been received from the corporate office but he is unable to pay due to want of documents. He also informed that all efforts are being  taken for payment discussing  the matter with the corporate office. DGM (Finance) was asked for payment of Gratuity to the casual and contract workers. Unethical transfer case of Kharagpore has been withdrawn. Many district unions have performed the programme of submission of memorandum but those districts who have not done this programme are requested to organise the programme by Monday. On 4th June we came to know from GM (Finance) the arrangements are being taken to make payment of wages in the next week. We are to go for bigger from of Trade Union action if the payment is not done. <Pictures>    

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Circle Union gave deputation to CGMT, WB Circle on the burning issues of the staff: Comrades  on 10th May, 2021 BSNLEU, WB Circle gave deputation to CGMT, West Bengal Circle on burning issues of the staff. 1. Delay in getting the salary 2. Pending wages of the contract workers for 14 months 3. Organising of vaccination camp 4. Sanitisation and to maintain duty roster in the Covid-19 situation 5. Illegal transfer in Kharagpur division 6. Formation of Circle Council within May, 2021 7. Implementation of the commitment made by the circle administration on 22nd February, 2021 etc. Again on 15th May, 2021 the Circle Union met CGMT, WB, GM (HR) and GM (Finance) with a view to expedite to resolve the staff issues.

After discussion in the meetings the following information were given by the administration- 1. The circle authority has written letter to Corporate Office for allotting fund for payment of two months wage of the contract workers. But fund has not yet been allotted even after discussion with Director (Finance) on 7th May. Due to reduction in revenue collection for lockdown situation delay will be in payment of salary to regular and casual staff. 2.  With a view to organise vaccination camp letter was written to the State Health department but no positive response received from them. As such the authority of Woodlands Nursing Home was discussed for organising the vaccination camp. Necessary orders have been issued for sanitisation and to prepare Roster duty chart to deploy 50% of the workforce per day in a office. 3. Circle Council will be formed by this month else a review meeting would be held to discuss the burning issues.  

Com. Animesh Mitra, Com. Sujoy Sarkar, Com. Anindya Kr Sarkar and Com. Bidyut Goswami were present in the meeting on behalf of Circle Union.   

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BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle pays respectful homage to our great leader, philosopher and teacher Com. Moni Bose: BSNL Employees Union, West Bengal Circle pays respectful homage on the occasion of 11th death anniversary of our great leader, philosopher and teacher Com. Moni Bose. On this occasion we are committed to follow the path shown by our leader for freedom of the working class amid of any short comings. Com. Moni Bose Lal Selam.    

 

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BSNLEU, WB writes CGMT, WB and CGM, Core Network Circle(East) to organise Vaccine Camp: It has already been demanded by BSNLEU that the BSNL workers are the front line workers  in the Covid-19 situation hence vaccination to these workers to be given on priority basis. This issue has already been discussed with CGMT, WB and CGM, Core Net Work Circle. But till now  there is no satisfactory progress on the issue. Circle Secretary along with other circle office bearers met both CGMT and CGM, CN Circle and placed our views in regard to the organising Vaccine camp in BSNL premises. Both the CGMs wrote letter to the health department of the State Govt., but no progress has yet been made in this regard. BSNLEU, WB Circle demanded to utilise the past relation with the authority of the renowned Nursing Homes/Hospitals in connection with BSNLMRS in the city, district towns and at the block level. Circle Secretary also pointed out that such camps are being organised in different circles and even in other circle in our state in collaboration with the Nursing Homes/Hospitals. Circle Secretary handed over a letter to CGMT, WB and CGM, Core Network Circle (East) on behalf of Circle Union in this regard. View Letter <CGMT>  <CGM CN> 

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BSNL EMPLOYEES UNION, WEST BENGAL CIRCLE WISHES ALL ON THE EVE OF HISTORIC MAY DAY A VERY HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY.

MAY DAY ZINDABAD                                                                                                                                                                                             WORKERS UNITY ZINDABAD

May Day celebrated in almost all the districts of West Bengal Circle amidst of pandemic situation: On the occasion of historic May Day, Red Flag was hoisted in Midnapore, Asansol, Durgapur, Krishnanagar, Jalpaiguri, Siliguri, Burdwan, Bashirhat, 249D, B.B. Ganguly Street, CGMT Office, ETR, Telecom factory, Alipore, Ranaghat, Coochbehar, Chanditala, Habra, Magra, Bangaon, Dhaniyakhali and Baharampore.<Pictures>

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Circle Union gave deputation to  CGMT, WB in regard to the problems of Telephone Factory, Kharagpur: The staff of Telephone Factory, Kharagpur are working taking risk of their life. Day and night they are to cope with the threats and attacks. The number of security guards have already been reduced due to non-availability of fund.  As a result the management is compelling the Gr.'D' staff to perform night duty without any arms. The agitated staffs gave deputation to the administration of West Bengal Circle. It is well known to all at Kharagpur about the complaint  which is due to the theft of the scrap and finished materials which is taking place in the night for a long time. About all these irregularities the District Union gave deputation to GM, Telephone Factory on 25th February, 2021 at Alipore. The administration gave assurance verbally in the meeting but in reality the BSNL management did nothing. As such the regular staff who are attached with the security jobs were absolutely compelled to give deputation under banner of BSNLEU to CGMT, WB Circle on 19th April, 2021. The members of the delegation who met CGMT were Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, Com. Sujoy Sarkar along with 5 representatives of Factory Union Com. Om Praksh Sing and Com. Arjun Prasad. CGMT assured to take effective steps in this regard.  <View letter>

BSNLEU and BSNLCMU jointly gave deputation to the new Chief Engineer (Electrical) in demand of the payment of the wages of the contract workers: On 24th April, 2021 BSNLEU and BSNLCMU jointly gave deputation to the new Chief Engineer (Electrical) in demand of payment of wages for the contract workers at Mominpur.  After taking the charge of Chief Engineer (Electrical) by Sri Manoj Kumar Joshi in Kolkata, Com. Animesh Mitra along with Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay met Chief Engineer and demanded for the payment of the pending wages of the contract workers. There was  a discussion took place in regard to the memorandum submitted by the unions. Sri Manoj Kr Joshi, CE(E) and Sri Maloy Ghosh, SE(E) were present from the official side and Com. Animesh Mitra, Com. Akhilesh Banerjee and Uttam Das were present from the staff side in the meeting.

UPDATED ON 26-04-2021 AT 2045 HRS

BSNLEU, WB Circle is trying hard to resolve the problems of the workers amidst of 2nd wave of Covid-19 pandemic : The attack of Corona virus is rapidly spreading in the society. About 80 employees in our circle are affected by the deadly virus. We cannot stop our organisational activities but in a limited way. We are to keep contact with precaution. There is a problem with non-payment of wages of the contract workers along with the problems of the employees. A meeting of the Circle Office bearers was held on 20th April, 2021 to discuss these issues. On 19th a deputation was  given to CGMT, WB by BSNLEU, WB in regard to the problems of the Telecom Factory, Kharagpur.  Circle Union discussed the problems of the staff of ETR with the leaderships of ETR district on the same day. Letters were issued by the Circle Union to CGMT, WB, CGM( ETR) and Chief Engineer (Electrical) to resolve the problems of the staff. On 24th April a deputation was given jointly by BSNLEU and BSNLCMU to CGMT, WB in demand of payment of the pending wages of the contract workers. Campaign for the Assembly election is near to an end. We are all awaiting for the result.  But the 2nd wave of Corona pandemic has hit the society in a devastating way.  Now our prime task is to keep close contact with our employees and workers in danger. But amidst of this tough time we have to take initiative to resolve the problems of the workers. We are to keep in mind that only the organisation can move forward amidst of adverse situation.  

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Appeal was made to ensure the win of the left democratic forces from the meeting of Meet the Members at Habra: Meet the Members meeting was held on 13th April, 2021 at Habra Telephone exchange. In this meeting the present situation and our duties and responsibilities were also discussed. In this meeting the  leaders of Habra Branch  Com. Gopal Seal, AIBDPA, Com. Manoj Poddar, BSNLCMU, Com. Manoranjan Das, Branch Secretary of North Branch were the speakers. The other speakers in the meeting were Com. Ajit Kr Nandan, District Secretary, AIBDPA, Kolkata District and Com. Goutam Chatterjee, President, BSNLEU, Kolkata District. The main speaker in the meeting was Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay. He in his speech apprised the members in the meeting about the present situation and our task. He narrated about the attack of the Modi Govt. on BSNL and its employees, casual / contract workers and also on the pensioners. He said about the fight and the resistances of the Red Flag and the the police of the Mamata is trying to foil the movement of the Red Flag. He opined to ensure the win the left and democratic forces so that the fight to save BSNL and its workers as well as the pensioners could be ensured. Later a street corner meeting was organised near the Habra Railway station. The main speaker was Com. Amitav Chattopadhyay, Asstt. Circle Secretary. Leaflets were distributed amongst the public of Habra.  

                                                                        

Meet the Members meeting held successfully at Kalna Branch under Burdwan District Union: On 13th April, 2021 Meet the members meeting was held at Kalna Telephone exchange. The main speaker was Com. Nazes Nouroz, Circle Vice-President, BSNLEU. He said about the attack by the Modi Govt. on BSNL and its workers. He pointed out that the State Govt is on the same line with the Modi Govt. since any movement made against the Modi Govt. in regard to save BSNL or financial demands of the workers are being handled brutally by Mamata Govt. police force. He appealed to all to ensure the win of the left democratic forces. The other speaker was com. Sk. Soleman, District Secretary, Burdwan District and Com. Badre Alam. Com. Prabir Kr Das, District President Burdwan District presided over the meeting.  

                                                 

'Meet the Members' programme held with enthusiasm in Bashirhat Telephone exchange: On 8th April, 2021 a meeting of present situation in BSNL and our duties and responsibilities for the future was organised  jointly by BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA, Kolkata District at Bashirhat Telephone exchange . It was a part of the 'Meet the Members' programme. The meeting was presided over by a presidium headed by Com. Niranjan Sarkar. Com. Amitava Chjattopadhyay, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Com. Manik Lal Sarkar, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Kolkata District and Com. Ajit Kumar Nandan, District Secretary, AIBDPA, Kolkata District deliberated their speech. After the meeting a rally was held by the members of the three unions of Kolkata district followed by a street corner meeting, which was held in a crowded place adjacent to Bashirhat Railway station. Good number of members from the three unions were present in the street corner meeting. The only speaker in the meeting was Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay. Leaflets were distributed amongst the public and appeal was made on behalf of the three unions to the public of Bashirhat to ensure the win of the left democratic forces in the ongoing Assembly election.

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Malda comrades held 'Meet the Members' programme successfully: On 10th April, 2021 District Union of Malda, BSNLEU organised the 'Meet the Members' programme at the cal of CHQ very successfully. The main speakers in the programme was Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU. Com. Chattopadhyay elaborately spoke about the present situation in BSNL and in our State. He described how the Modi Govt. is playing anti-worker and anti-people role. He narrated about the situation prevailing in our state. He said that when the BSNL workers are organising movement against the Govt. the police of Mamata Banerjee trying to foil the movement. He appealed to the audience present to exercise their franchise in favour of the left democratic forces for a better tomorrow in our state. Com. Ujjal Gohosh, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Malda initiated with his short speech about the programme. The other speaker was Com. Partha Acharjee, District Secretary, BSNLCMU, Malda. The meeting was presided by Com. Nibedita Jha.  

 

       

 

'Meet the Members' programme at the call of CHQ held at Raiganj: On 10th April, 2021 Meet the Memebers programme held at Raiganj successfully. The main speaker in the programme was Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, The other speakers were Com. S.N. Mondal, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Raiganj, Com. Agradut Sarkar, Asstt. District Secretary, BSNLEU, Raiganj, Com. Sandeep Ghosh, District Secretary, BSNLCMU, Raiganj and Com. Manik Kundu, AIBDPA, Raiganj.

 

                                           

 

'Meet the Members' programme held successfully at Balurghat: At the call of BSNLEU, CHQ 'Meet the Members' programme was held successfully in Balurghat on 10th April, 2021. Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary was the main speaker. He narrated about the present situation and reminded our duties and responsibilities as a citizen of India in the ongoing Assembly election in West Bengal.

 

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A colourful street corner meeting was held at Siliguri : The Siliguri comrades of BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA on 6th April, 2021organised a street corner meeting with Red Flags and festoons under the banner of BSNL Coordination Committee. The street corner meeting was organised to apprise the general public about the deprivation of the Modi Govt towards BSNL the miseries of the contract workers and appeal to the people to ensure the win of the left democratic forces in our state in the ongoing Assembly Election. The workers distributed pamphlet to the general public of Siliguri. Com. Bipul Chakraborty, District Secretary, AIBDPA and Com. Amal Jana, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Siliguri were the main speaker. Veteran comrade R.K.  Yadav was present in the meeting.

                                             

Convention held successfully at Memari as a part of CHQ programme 'Meet the Members': Today convention was held at Memeari Tele. exchange at the call of BSNL Coordiantion committee. It was part of the CHQ programme 'Meet the Memebers'. In this convention Com.  Ranjan Bhattacharjee, Convenor, BSNLCC, Memari initiated the proceedings. The other speakers in the convention were Com. Sk. Soleman, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Burdwan, Com. Nazes Nouroz, Circle Vice-president Com. Ramprasad Bala, Com. S.P. Roy, District Secretary, AIBDPA, Burdwan and the main speaker Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt, Circle Secretary. The meeting was presided by Com. Shanti Banerjee.

                                                       

Street Corner meeting held at Jalpaiguri: Today at the call BSNL Coordination Committee street corner meeting was held at Jalpaiguri Head Post Office. Leaderships of various mass organisations were present in the street corner meeting. Com. Uttam Sarkar, Convenor, 12t July Committee, Com. Mrinal Roy for Bank Employees  and Com. Pranab Bhattacharjee on behalf of CG Pensioners were present. Initial speech was deliberated by Com. Soumendra Kumar Chanda Roy, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Jalpaiguri . The main speaker was Com. Uttam Sarkar. Leaflets were distributed amongst the general people on behalf of BSNLCC.  

Conventions are being held enthusiastically in ETR, Kolkata SSA and CGMT Office :

                                                                                                       

ETR : Conventions are being held at the call BSNL Coordination Committee in different parts of West Bengal Circle. The first convention was organised by ETR district Union on 6th April, 2021. In this convention Com. Asis Kumar Das District Secretary, ETR initiated proceedings. Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary was the main speaker. The convention was held in the Union Office at Telephone Bhavan with good number participation of the employees, casual /contrcat workers and the pensioners. Com. Animesh Mitra apprised the audience about the present situation and our duties and responsibilities as a citizen of India in the ongoing Assembly Election in West Bengal. Com. Asis Das presided over the convention.

 

                                                                                           

KOlkata SSA: On 7th April, 2021 two conventions were held in the Union Office at CTO building at the call of BSNLCC.  One from 12 Noon and other on 3PM. The first convention was organised jointly by BSNLEU, Kolkata district. In the first convention Com. Manik Lal Sarkar convenor BSNLCC, Kolkata SSA initiated the proceedings. In this convention Com. Om Prakash Singh, Secretary BSNLCC, WB and Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB deliberated their speech. It was a full house convention where employees, contract and casual workers and the pensioners from in and around Kolkata assembled in good numbers. In this convention Com. Ajit Kumar Nandan, District Secretary AIBDPA, Kolkata SSA and Com. Goutam Das, Distrct Secretary, BSNLCMU, Kolkata SSA were present.  

                                                         

 

CGMT Office:In the second half the convention was organised by CGMT district union. In the meeting a good number of employees, casual and contract workers along with pensioner assembled in good numbers which over crowded the union office. In this convention Com. Pijush Chakraborty, Circle Secretary, AIBDPA, WB presided over the convention. The inaugural speech was given by Com. Om Praksah Singh, Secretary, BSNLCC, WB. He in his speech elaborately spoke how the the Modi Govt. is trying to sell out the state owned company BSNL and encouraging the private operator. He also mentioned about the anti-worker role of the State Govt. He appealed to the audience present to cast their vote in favour of those forces who are assuring to generate jobs for the youth, ensuring law and order and who are taking pro-worker role etc.  The main speaker in this convention was Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB. He in details spoke before the members present in the convention who listened to their beloved leader very attentively. Com. Animesh in his speech asked who is responsible for the present crisis of BSNL? It is the policy of the Modi Govt. made the BSNL a loosing concern. He mentioned that still the salary of all categories of staff is uncertain even after implementation of VRS and for that eighty thousand odd employees went home. Now the expenditure under the salary head has been reduced to more than 50% but still the wages of the contract workers is lying outstanding for more than one year. Due to this inhuman attitude of the Modi Govt. suicides are taking place amongst the contact workers out of frustration. he also mentioned that the Modi Govt. has not kept their commitment to allot 4G spectrum to BSNL and such still today BSNL is unable to provide 4G service to its customers. The price rise is a great concern to the people of our country particularly the toiling mass. He said that the role of the State Govt. is also at par with the Central Govt. The State Govt. is breaking the peaceful agitation programme of BSNL employees by its police force. The Modi Govt. is denying pay revision, the State Govt. is also denying pay revision of its employees. The Modi Govt. has freezed DA. The State Govt. is denying DA to its employees. He opined there is no difference between Modi Govt. and Mamata Govt.  Now time has come to give befitting reply to both Modi and Mamata and to ensure the emergence of the left and democratic force to ensue communal harmony in our state, to ensure employment, to ensure the democratic rights of the people of our state etc. 

The conventions were held as a part of CHQ programme 'Meet the Members'.

Circle Union met CGMT for immediate payment of pending wage of the contract workers: On 3rd April, 2021 a delegation of Circle Union led by Circle Secretary, Com. Animesh Mitra along with Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt. Circle Secretary and Com. Sujoy Sarkar, Asstt. Circle Secretary met CGMT, WB Circle and demanded for immediate payment of pending wage to the contract workers. The delegation also demanded for payment of Gratuity to the contract workers who have retired or dead. The leaders expressed their dissatisfaction over the role of the management since the BSNL management is retrenching the labourers keeping their wage pending for 10 -12 months. This is most unethical and illegal too. CGMT in turn replied that he tried to get fund allotted from the corporate office but there is enormous pressure on him from corporate office  to retrench more contact workers. Com. Animesh Mitra along with other members of the delegation vividly opposed the proposal of the corporate office. They said the BSNL management has to clear all pending wages and dues first then discussions may take place on other issues. Later a letter from the Circle Union was handed over to CGMT on this issue. <View letter>  

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Burdwan comrades organised a historic convention : On 1st April, 2021 a historic convention was organised in Burdwan Telephone exchange by BSNL, Burdwan comrades under the banner of BSNL Coordination Committee, Burdwan. Great enthusiasm was noticed in connection with the convention amongst the members of BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA. The main object was to explain the  present situation  amongst the employees, non-regular workers and the pensioners and appeal to relinquish the duties of a citizen. In this convention Com. Manik Lal Das, Secretary, BSNLCC, Burdwan spoke before the audience. Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB spoke in details before the audience. Com. Pijush Chakraborty, Circle Secretary, AIBDPA, WB, Com. Sk. Soleman, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Burdwan, Com. S.P. Roy, District Secretary, AIBDPA, Burdwan and Com. Sariful Jamal, District Secretary, BSNLCMU, Burdwan also spoke in the convention. Com. Prabir Kr Das  and Com. Amalendu Mukherjee jointly presided over the convention. After the convention a street corner meeting was held to apprise the general people of Burdwan about the anti BSNL and anti PSU role of the Modi Govt. along with the anti-worker and anti-people role of the State govt., the price rise, unemployment, to demolish all the democratic establishments etc.  on the eve of the assembly election in West Bengal. In the street corner meeting Com. Nazes Nouroz, Circle Vice-president, BSNLEU, Com. Pijush Chakraborty, Circle Secretary, AIBDPA and Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU deliberated their speech and appealed to the people to ensure the win of the left and the democratic forces in the Assembly Election  for harmony and peace, employment of the youth, maintain communal harmony etc. in our state of West Bengal. 
 

District conference of BSNLEU, Jalpaiguri District was held with enthusiasm:   The district conference of BSNLEU, Jalpaiguri was held in the TRC hall with great enthusiasm. The Red flag of our Union was hoisted by Com. Prabir Kr Ghosh in presence of the leaderships of CITU, 12th July Committee, CGCC along with the members and workers of Jalpiaguri. The secretariat report was placed by Com. Soumen Chanda Roy. Seven comrades from Alipurduar, Birpara and Jalpaiguri discussed on the report. Com. Manik Mukhwerjee and Com. Bikash Biswas deliberated speech on behalf of AIBDPA and BSNLCMU respectively. Main speaker in the open session was com Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU. He apprised the audience about the present situation in our state and in BSNL and in our country as a whole. He explained the anti worker and anti-people role of both Central and State Govts. He appealed to the members to dispose their duties in the coming assembly election.  The conference was presided over by Com. Rebati Mohan Sarkar.  Com. Amal Jana from Siliguri and Com. Mrinal from Coochbehar spoke wishing the conference all the success. The conference elected unanimously  Com. Rebati Mohan Sarkar as District President, Com. Soumen Chanda Roy as District Secretary and Com. Pankaj Sharma as District Treasurer. Circle Union conveys warm greetings to the newly elected District Committee of Jalpaiguri. After the conference the delegates assembled at the gate of the exchange and organised agitation programme at the call of BSNLEU, CHQ.  

 

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The 9th District Conference of BSNLEU, Siliguri District held successfully in a colourful way: The 9th District conference of BSNLEU, Siliguri District held on 21st March, 2021. The conference area was well decorated with Red flags and festoons. The conference started with hoisting of Red flag and floral tribute paid in the memory of the martyrs. The conference was inaugurated by Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB. He narrated in details about the present [political situation of our country and our state. The situation prevailing in BSNL. The indifferent attitude of the BSNL management towards the employees and workers. He motioned the duties and responsibilities of the workers as a citizen of West Bengal and India as whole. The conference was held in a eye catching gathering of the workers and well wishers of BSNLEU particularly the retired leaderships.

The 20th Foundation Day of BSNLEU was observed in befitting manner throughout the West Bengal Circle: On 22nd March the 20th Foundation Day of BSNLEU was observed in a befitting manner through hoisting of Red flag and paying homage to the martyrs. Week long street corner meetings were held as desired by CHQ. In almost all the district Unions organised street corner meetings to apprise the general public about the indifferent attitude of the Modi Govt. towards the state owned company BSNL. The leaderships narrated the about the conspiracy of the Govt. to dry out BSNL. To sell out the property e.g land and buildings, the towers and the cables to the private operators particularly to the Ambany- the Reliance Jio, who is dearer to our PM. Such programmes were held at Burdwan, Bankura, ETR, Purulia, Katwa, CGMT Office, Berhampore, Jalpaiguri, Siliguri, Raiganj, Asansol, Duragpur. <Pictures>

Street corners meetings are being organised throughout the West Bengal circle by the district unions: As decided by the Circle Union the month long street corner meetings are being held in all districts of West Bengal Circle organised by the district unions of BSNLEU  in addition to the call of the CHQ to hold week long street corner meetings to observe 20th Foundation Day of BSNLEU. It is a significant decision of the Circle Union to hold street corner meetings in the towns and cities of West Bengal by the BSNL employees to apprise the general people how the Govt. is depriving the BSNL and the people of of our country. The leadership in different places gave short note to the general public as how the Modi Govt. is looting the wealth of the people. How the contract workers of BSNL are facing hardships during the last one and half years. The price rise, particularly the petroleum product, is playing a significant role in the day to day life of the employees and workers. The DA has been freezed from October, 2020. The deprivation towards non-allotment of 4G spectrum, to cancel tender to procure 4G equipments etc. It is a conspiracy of the Govt. to sell out the State owned company, BSNL, to the private operator. The leaderships appealed to the general public to do the needful to make the Central as well as the Sate Govt. to take welfare measure for the people of our country. Leaflets were distributed among the people also. Circle union appeals to those district unions who have not yet organised street corner meetings in their town are requested to organise the same without delay. 

 

                                                                                                                  

Full house meeting of  Working Women at CTO Union Office : A full house meeting of Working women of BSNL, WB Circle held at CTO union office on 24th March, 2020. The meeting was presided over by Com. Jhumur Bandyopadhyay. Com. Banani Chattopadhyay initiated the proceedings. The main speaker was Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB. He said that the women are taking a vital role in our society. He apprised the audience the suffering of the working class particularly the women of our state due to the anti-worker role of both State and Central Govt. He appealed to members present in the meeting to be united to resist the onslaught of the Govt. and to make a habitable society for our next generation.  

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The workers vehemently protested against the Govt. decision to privatise the PSUs of our country: Today on 15th March, 2021 Anti-Privatisation Day was observed at the call of 10 Leftist Trade Unions of our country. BSNL Employees Union also decided in the last CEC meeting held at Chennai to observe this day against privatisation. The programme was held successfully in almost all the places of our circle. In Kolkata this programme was held in CGMT Office. This programme was mainly organised by CGMT Office and Kolkata SSA district unions and a rally was held within the CTO building before start of the programme. The agitation programme was held on the street in front of the CGMT Office where a short speech was deliberated by Asstt. Circle Secretary Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay.  Com. Banani Chattopadhyay, President, Com. Sujoy Sarkar, Asstt. Circle Secretary, Com. Nazes Nouroz, Vice-president, Com. Goutam Basu Dhar, Vice-president, Com. Bidyut Goswami, Treasurer and Com. Ramprasad Dutta, Organising Secretary were present in the programme on behalf of Circle Union. Thereafter to show solidarity towards the two days strike of the Bank workers the members of BSNLEU and BSNLCMU assembled before the main branch of United Bank at Dalhousie. Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay strongly criticised the role of the Central Govt. for making heinous conspiracy to sale out the PSUs to the Corporate House and appealed to develop joint movement of Rail, Bank, Insurance along with other PSUs to protect the  PSUs and the interest of the workers. On this day in evening the members of BSNLEU were also present  in the agitation programme at Sealdah Railway Station. 

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BSNLEU, Howrah-Hooghly Branch conducted 17th Branch Conference very effectively:  The 17th Branch Conference of BSNLEU, Howrah-Hooghly Branch was held on 6th March, 2021. The conference was started with hoisting of Red Flag. The photo of our teacher and leader Com. K.G. Bose was garlanded by Circle Vice-president Com. Goutam Basu Dhar. The Photograph of Com. Tarun Saha was garlanded by District Secretary, Kolkata SSA Com. Manik Lal Sarkar. The conference was inaugurated by Com. Goutam Basu Dhar, Circle Vice-president. He opined that not only BSNL but also all the Public Sectors are under crisis and it has to be fight it out through joint movement. He appealed before the members that in the coming election we are to defeat the authoritarian and communal forces very consciously considering the present situation and at the same time we are to defeat the corrupted forces of the state of West Bengal. Beside that Com. Pankaj Saha, Com. Rabindra Nath Mitra, Com. Anirban Ghosh deliberated their speech wishing the conference all the success. In the main part of the conference the Secretariat Report and the Accounts were placed before the house by Com. Kalyan Raha and Com. Goutam Bhattacharjee respectively. 15 delegates spoke on the report. Secretary of North Branch, Com. Niranjan Sarkar, Secretary of Kolkata Engineering Branch Com. Ramprasad Dutta, Secretary of South Branch Com. Chiranjeeb Sen spoke wishing the success of the conference. Com. Manik Lal Sarkar, District Secretary, Kolkata District mentioned the present situation and reminded our organisational responsibilities elaborately in his speech. The new Branch Committee with Com. Wazed Ali Sarkar as President, Com. Klayan Raha as Branch Secretary and Com. Goutam Bhattacharjee as Treasurer took over the responsibility of the branch union for the next one year. The conference was presided over jointly by Com. Wazed Ali Sarkar and Com. Asis Gupta. The members who retired by this time were felicitated with flower bouquet and a nice-looking memento. It is to be mentioned here that the presence of lady comrades was noteworthy.  

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The wave of the Convention of the Contract Workers crashes in the chamber of CGMT: At the call of the four District Unions within Kolkata of BSNLEU and BSNLCMU  a convention was held on 4th March, 2021 in Union Office of CGMT District Union at CTO building with view to organise a strong Trade Union action in future in  regard to the various demands of the contract workers. The convention was inaugurated by Com. Tapas Ghosh, Circle Secretary, BSNLCMU, WB Circle. He appealed before the audience to carry forward the fight of the unsettled demands of the non-regular workers.  In the convention the leaderships of the four district unions Com. Sachinandan Maity, Com. Sanjeeb Paria, Com. Abhijit Ghosh and Com. Akhilesh Banerjee of CGMT Office, ETR, Civil including Electrical respectively discussed about the various demands. Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB Circle  deliberated short speech before the audience of the convention.  Com. Animesh Mitra, the main speaker, said that our fight was there in the past , it is also now going on and it will be there in the future until the pending wages are paid, if there is conspiracy of retrenchment and until arrangements are made for 26 working days for all contract workers. After the convention the workers assembled before the chamber of CGMT with a rally and joined in demonstration programme. Thereafter a delegation led by Com. Animesh Mitra met CGMT and handed over a memorandum and informed him that if the demands are not fulfilled within Saturday(6.03.21) then the Circle will come to a dead stop from Monday (8.03.21). The convention was presided over by Com. Nazes Nouroz.  

 

 

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The 9th District Conference of BSNLEU, Asansol District held successfully: The 9th District Conference of BSNLEU, Asansol District was held on 21st February, 2021 in Kumarpore Telephone Exchange. The Red flag of our union was hoisted by District President Com. Biswanath Mondal. The Martyrs Column was garlanded by Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, Com. Biswanth Mondal, Com. Mridul Chatterejee, District Secretary, AIBDPA, Com. Subrata Misra, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Com. Sutapa Roy, Asstt. Dist. Secretary, Com. Pradip Malkhandy, Leader BSNLCMU, Com. Soumen Bhattecharjee, Branch Secretary, Raniganj. The statute of Com. K.G. Bose was garlanded by Com. Animesh Mitra. One minute silence was observed in respect of the martyrs. The conference was inaugurated by CITU leader Com. Partha Mukherjee. In the inaugural speech Com. Mukherjee said that we all have to be more loud against the anti-people role of the Central Govt. He said that BSNL has become sick due to the anti-PSU role of the Govt. After that Circle Secretary Com. Animesh Mitra deliberated his speech in the inaugural session. He wished the conference all the success beside that he explained the total situation. Thereafter the subject committee started. The secretariat report was placed by Com. Subrata Misra and Com. Sutapa Roy. The Accounts was placed by Treasurer Com. Ajit Layek. Thereafter Com. Lakhinarayan Shaw, Com. Com. Ramadhar Singh, Com. Sutapa Roy, Com. Moti Shaw,  Com. Sachhidananda Singh, Com. Nirmal Mondal and Com. Kaushik Roy spoke in the conference on behalf of the members present. Com. Uttam Das, Secretary BSNLCMU and Com. Mridul Chatterjee, Secretary AIBDPA wished the conference all the success. The resolutions were passed in the conference - 1) Regarding maintenance of K.G. Bose Bhavan at Asansol  2) Regarding reorganisation of Branch Unions 3) Regarding Organisation, policy and programmes. Com. Subrata Misra summed up. In fine Com. Animesh Mitra deliberated his speech in the subject committee. He narrated about the service, and the issues of the regular, non-regular and the retired employees. He explained how the organisational activities are being observed in an adverse situation. He strongly criticised the role of the Central Govt. He reminded the important role of the workers in the coming Assembly election. The conference was jointly presided over by Com. Biswanath Mondal and Com. Pranoy Mulherjee. The house elected unanimously Com. Subrata Misra, Com. Lakhinarayan Shaw and Com. Mahesh Aditya as President, Secretary and Treasurer respectively. Branch committee of the two reorganised branches were also elected from the conference. <Pictures>

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Hunger Strike for timely payment of salary was held throughout the West Bengal Circle successfully: Hunger Strike at the call of BSNLEU, CHQ in demand of timely payment of salary/wages to the regular employees and non-regular employees held on 18th February, 2021 in almost all the districts of West Bengal Circle. The programme was held before the threat of the administration which did not permit to hold such organisational programme for the just demand. District Secretaries and Circle Secretary along with other leaders addressed the fasting workers in the districts and HQ, Kolkata, of West Bengal Circle. In this Programme BSNLCMU and AIBDPA also participated along with BSNLEU. So far the information received by Circle Union such programme was held in Asansol, Bankura,  Berhampore, Burdwan, CGMT Office, Durgapur, Gangtok, Jalpaiguri, Malda, Memari, Purulia, Raiganj, Siliguri and Telecom Factory-Alipore. <Pictures>

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BSNL Coordination Committee formed in ETR division: On 15th January, 2021 BSNL Coordination Committee was formed in ETR division to strengthen the joint movement in ETR division. It was formed in a joint convention of three unions - BSMNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA. The convention was presided over by Com. Asis Das. He narrated why the convention was organised. The convention was inaugurated by General Secretary, BSNLCC Com. Om Prakash Singh. He explained the necessity of the joint movement and he appealed to the members present to involve the participation of the common people in our movement. District Secretary, ETR District Com. Asis Kumar Das described various problems and said that the joint movement is one of the decision of the Circle Union. Com. Pijush Chakraborty, Circle Secretary, AIBDPA explained how the joint movement developed in course of time. Com. Sisir Roy, President of BSNLCC welcomed the effort of forming BSNLCC in ETR. Com. Sanjeeb Paria, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLCMU apprised the members about the ongoing oppression of the management on the contract workers. Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB Circle in his speech explained  about the attack on our department and on all categories of workers. He said that it is told that profit is being made then why there is no pay revision? Why there is no pension revision? Why the contract workers are being retrenched? Why we did not get 4G? Which will be allotted, as told,  that too is of low quality. We are to understand the game plan behind the curtain. He said that ETR division has the tradition of movement and that has been proved from today's crowd and he thanked to all for this great effort. Com. Ajit Nandan, District Secretary, AIBDPA, Kolkata SSA also spoke in the convention. The decisions arrived at from the convention are 1) On 29th January agitation programme will be held at 1PM before CGM under the banner of BSNLCC in regard to the problems of ETR 2) Effort will be taken to make members of AIBDPA to those who have retired 3) District conference of BSNLEU will be held on first Sunday of March, 2021. BSNLCMU and AIBDPA may hold their conference jointly. 4) Rs 20/- will be collected from the members for struggling farmers at Delhi on 19th and 20th January. A committee was formed from the convention with President -Com. Asis Das, Vice-presidents - Com. Samir Halder & Com. Aniruddha Mukherjee, Secretary- Com. Asis Kumar Das, Asstt. Secretaries- Com. Pankaj Bhowmik & Com. Sanjeeb Paria, Treasurer- Com. Bablu Oraon. The meeting ended with vote of thanks to the chair. <Pictures>  

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Demonstration programme in demand of timely payment of salary held with enthusiasm in all the districts of West Bengal Circle: Today the 5th February, 2021 at the call of BSNLEU (CHQ) demonstration programme was held through out the West Bengal Circle in all the districts in demand of timely payment of salary i.e payment on the last day of the month. It has become a practise to pay the salary in a delayed date. Though the Director (Finance) intimated the press that BSNL has made profit till September, 20201. In another statistics it is found that the income of the company is now 1200 corer on an average and expenditure towards salary is 400 corer. But still the management is not serious enough to pay salary of the employees on time. It is also to be mentioned here that the wages of the contract labourers are pending for more than one year. Under this circumstance BSNLEU (CHQ) call upon the employees to organise demonstration programme in all the offices of BSNL. The programme was organised by all the district unions of BSNLEU and it was held with enthusiasm among the the employees and the casual/contract workers. The programme was held at Asansol, Bankura, Baharampore, Burdwan, CGMT Office, Durgapur, ETR, Malda, Purulia and Siliguri. In CGMT Office and in ETR Com. Animesh Mitra, President, BSNLEU (CHQ) and Circle Secretary was the main speaker. He in his speech narrated about the role of the management towards the employees and the casual/ contract workers in regard to the payment of salary. He said to employees and the casual/contract workers assembled in the agitation programme that it is our right to get the salary/wage on time and we cannot leave this right go astray. He appealed to all for united struggle against the indifferent attitude of the BSNL management. <Pictures>  

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Joint agitation programme on burning issues of ETR (Core Net Work) held successfully:  On 29th January, 2021 agitation programme was held at Telephone Bhavan under the banner of BSNLCC (BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA) to resolve the long pending burning issues of ETR. The main speaker in the programme was Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle. Com. Animesh Mitra said after a long time such type agitation programme is being held  in presence of good number of workers and pensioners. He said that now after VRS our income is Rs. 1400 corer and Rs 400 corer expended for the salary of the employees but CMD is telling that there is not enough fund. Tthe management has failed to keep their assurances to provide 4G, pay revision, revision of pension and medical bills are pending for payment. The retired employees are not getting the I/Card, Medical card and even they are not getting the amount for GSLI even after one year of retirement. One point agenda of the management is to retrench the contract workers. Who will take care of it. Struggle of the worker to be linked with the struggle of the people.  Com. Ajit Kumar Nandan, District Secretary, Kolkata SSA in his speech narrated about the present situation. Com. Sanjib Paria, District Secretary BSNLCMU explained the problems of the non-regular workers. Com. Asis Kumar Das, District Secretary., BSNLEU, ETR district explained the demands of the programme. Com. Asis Das, President of the meeting said normal activities of our  union have started again. Whtas App group has been opened in ETR division and it is being updated regularly. He appealed to all to join the Whats App group. He said that the conference of BSNLCC, ETR district to be conducted in the coming days. After the agitation programme a delegation lead by Com. Animesh Mitra met CGM and handed over a memorandum. CGM assured the leader that after few days he will call the leadership for discussion in regard to the memorandum.     

The two days extended CWC meeting of BSNLEU, WB Circle announced that fight will continue to save the Nation the State the BSNL and the Rights of the Workers: The two days Extended Circle Working Committee meeting of BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle which started on 30th January, 2021 in Union Office of BSNLEU in CTO building ended successfully on 31st January, 2021 at K.G. Bose Smriti Bhavan. The meeting started with hoisting of Red Flag by Circle President Com. Banani Chattopadhyay and paying floral tribute to the martyrs in the martyrs column by the Circle President Com. Banani Chattopadhyay, Circle Secretary Com. Animesh Mitra, Com. Om Prakash Singh, Secretary, BSNLCC, Com. Pijush Chakraborty, Circle Secretary, AIBDPA, WB Circle along with other leaders. The Working Committee meeting was inaugurated on 30th January, 2021 by the Com. Om Prakash Singh, Secretary, BSNLCC.  Com. Pijush Chakraborty, Circle Secretary, AIBDPA, WB Circle addressed the meeting. Twenty District Unions along with their branch unions attended the meeting. A team of regular employees, casual and contract workers worked day and night to make success the working committee meeting. It was a unique working Committee meeting where a good numbers of young leaderships from all parts of the state along with experienced leaderships attended the meeting. Com. Animesh Mitra and Com. Bidyut Goswami placed a work paper and the Accounts for the year 2019 & 2020 respectively before the house for discussion. Com. Animesh Mitra initiated saying that after virtual CWC meeting held in the moth of September, 2020 we are now holding the actual CWC meeting & physically. He narrated what we have done during the lock down period- he explained how the comrades have collected throughout the circle a sum of Rs 12 lac of rupees at the call of CHQ for the relief fund of the Contractual labourers. He narrated about the problems cropped up after VRS and formation of BAs. He narrated about the struggle during the period after the last CWC. He also narrated about the struggle of BSNLEU, WB for the casual/contract workers for their wage, their working hours etc. He also apprised the house that BSNLEU has relinquished its duty towards the struggling farmers of our country. Fifty three comrades altogether took part in the discussion. Later on 31st of January, 2021 the meeting ended with the decisions to go on struggle during the month of February and declared that BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle will fight to save the Nation, our State of West Bengal, the BSNL and the rights of the workers. The house accepted unanimously the work paper and the accounts placed by circle secretary and treasurer. The house greeted Com. Madhusudan Saha, Asstt. Circle Treasurer, Com. Prabir Das, Asstt. Circle Secretary and Com. Gopal Roy, District Secretary, Baharampore District who were superannuated on 31st January, 2021. <Pictures>

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Preparation for the Extended CWC meeting in Kolkata is under completion: Comrades, yesterday itself the preparatory committee of the Extended CWC meeting has finalised the preparation after organisational discussion. The meeting will start after hoisting of Red Flag at 1PM in front of the main gate of CTO building. The meeting will be  completed by 7PM. The next day the meeting will start at 10AM sharp at K.G. Bose Bhavan. The meeting will be concluded by 4PM. District secretaries are requested to inform how many comrades including the branch secretaries are coming from the respective districts to attend the meeting. How many of them will stay in the night. District Secretaries are also requested to contact Circle Secretary before leaving station since some important organisational issues are to be discussed.   

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Notice issued for Circle Working Committee Meeting :  An Extended  Circle Working Committee Meeting of BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle will be held on 30th January and 31st January, 2021 in Kolkata in the Union Office of BSNLEU at CTO building. The meeting will start at 1PM. Circle Office Bears, District Secretaries and Branch Secretaries are requested to purchase train tickets so as to reach Kolkata on 30th January by 1PM. Convener of Working Women Group and Patrons are also requested to attend the meeting. <View Notice>

BSNL Coordination Committee was formed in Siliguri with enthusiasm: On 23rd January, 2021 BSNL Coordination Committee was formed in Siliguri District through a joint convention. The leaders and members of the three unions, BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA were present and addressed the house. There was a great enthusiasm amongst the members present in the convention. The main speaker in the convention was Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB. He in his speech explained the necessity of formation of BSNLCC at the district level. He narrated about the attack of the Modi Govt. on BSNL and the PSUs as a whole. He explained the miseries and struggle of the contract and casual labourers in BSNL. He said that the farmers of our country have set an example of struggle and we are to stood beside them. He opined that in the coming days the joint movement will give some extra mileage in achieving our demands. A sum of Rs 1600 and Rs 1000 were collected from Siliguri and Malda districts respectively for struggling farmers at Delhi.<Pictures> 

Branch and District conferences of BSNLEU, Burdwan were held successfully: Yesterday the 24th January, 2021 the 10th Branch conference of BSNLEU, Burdwan Branch and 8th District Conference of BSNLEU, Burdwan District were held at Burdwan. The conference arena was well decorated with flags festoons and posters. The Red flag of our union was hoisted by District President Com. Prabir Das. Floral tribute was paid at the martyrs column to pay respect to the martyrs. The photo of our leader and teacher Com K.G. Bose was garlanded with flower by Com. Nazes Nouroz. Com. Nazes Nouroz, Vice-president, BSNLEU, WB addressed the joint house in the opening ceremony. He in his speech narrated the present situation and our task. He appealed to all to get united for the struggle ahead of us. In the open session Com. Sujoy Sarkar, Asstt. Circle Secretary addressed the house. Com. Sarkar apprised the house about the attack of the Modi Govt. He narrated that we are to take lesson from the farmers who are in agitation since 27th November, 2021at Delhi.  He said taht BSNL employees gathered at stayed in the night of 21st January, 2021 at Esplanade in support of the agitating farmers. He also said about the administrative anarchy prevailing in the circle office, the problems arising out of formation of BA. He emphasised on the joint struggle to achieve our demands. From the conference Com. Prabir Das, Com. Sk. Soleman and Com. Satya Narayan Chatterjee were elected unanimously as District President, District Secretary and District Treasurer respectively. Com. Arup Dutta, Com. Sultan Ahmed and Com. Rabin Bhabai were elected unanimously as Branch President, Branch Secretary and Branch Treasurer respectively. <Pictures>       

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BSNL Employees of West Bengal Telecom Circle wake up in the night in support of the struggling farmers in Delhi: At the call of BSNL Coordination Committee the regular employees, the contract workers and the pensioners of BSNL assembled at the site of the Dharna at Esplanade of Kolkata where the farmers of West Bengal are in Dharna for 3 days from 20th January, 2021 in support of the struggling farmers in Delhi to withdraw the three Black Farmer Bills which were imposed by the Modi Govt. The regular employees, the casual/contract workers and the pensioners joined the Dharna Mancha at Esplanade in support of the farmers with a rally from Victoria House to Esplanade. The colourful rally displayed posters and banners in favour of the farmers of our country. The demand to withdraw the  three Black Farmer Bills and one Electricity bill raised form the rally through slogans. Comrades of BSNLEU, WB Circle wake up in the night yesterday at the Dharna Mancha at Esplanade as solidarity action towards the struggle of the farmers.  Com. Animesh Mitra, All India President of BSNLEU and Secretary General of BSNLCCWF addressed the members in the assembly. He in his speech supported the struggle of the farmers whole heartedly and at the same time apprised the audience about the attacks of the Modi Govt. on BSNL. BSNLCC donated a  sum of Rs 50,000/- to the leaders of the Joint Action Committee of Kissan.The leaderships of BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA led the rally. Once again  BSNLEU has made an instance of alliance of workers and the farmers. BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle conveys warm greetings to all the participants.  <Pictures>

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Demonstration held today throughout West Bengal Telecom Circle in demand of on time payment of salary and wages: It has become a practice of the BSNL management of delayed payment of salary to the regular employees of BSNL. Till today the salary has not been paid to the employees. Accordingly BSNLEU has launched demonstration programme throughout WBTC today in demand of on time payment of salary to the regular employees and the wages to the contract workers. It may be mentioned here that the wages of the contract workers are due for one year. The management has, on their own, reduced the number of working days of the contract workers to13. It was another demand of today's programme to revive the number of working days of the contract workers  to 26 days. Gate meetings were held today in every exchanges and offices of BSNL, West Bengal Telecom Circle. The leaders explained that it is a conspiracy of the management that not to pay the salary and wages to the employees and workers on time though the BSNL management has declared that income has increased. But still the BSNL management is not very much serious to pay the salary and wages to the regular employees and contract workers. The workers are getting ready for sustained struggle on the issue if the management does not revise their policy. <Pictures>

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BSNL Coordination Committee collects fund for the struggling farmers in Delhi: The BSNL Coordination Committee, West Benagl decided to collect fund for the farmers who are in struggle in demand to withdraw the derogative Farmer's Bill.  On this occasion yesterday the 19th January, 2021 the fund collection programme was organised successfully on behalf of BSNLEU, CGMT Office District Union.  Com. Sujoy Sarkar, District Secretary, Com. Banani Chattopadhyay, Com. Bidyut Goswami, Com. Goutam Bau Dhar, Com. Ramprasad Dutta, Com. Jhumur Bandyopadhyay, Com. Sukanta Saha and Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay along with other leaders and workers took part in this programme. On this day each and every employees including the officers of the sections of the CGMT Office were appealed to donate money in support of the movement of the farmers after explaining the back drop of this movement by the leaders. The response from all levels of the employees were spontaneous. Apart from the office, money were also collected from the pedestrians of the busy streets of Dalhousie after explaining them the  struggle of the farmers and the alliance of the working class with the farmers. <Pictures>     

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Courtesy visit was made with new CGM (ETR): On 8th January courtesy visit was made with new CGM (ETR), Sri K.C. Ghosh on behalf of Circle Union. In this meeting apart from CGM  Mr. Samanta, GM (HQ), Mr. Sahana, GM were also present along with other officers. Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, Com. Asis Kumar Das, District Secretary and Veteran leader Com. Asis Das were present on behalf of Circle Union. CGM was informed  that a memorandum would be submitted in due course after attention was drawn on some issues.    

Executive Committee meeting of ETR District Union held to take some important decisions: ETR  Executive Committee meeting of ETR  District was held at ETR Union office, Telephone Bhavan on 6thJanuary. The meeting was presided by Com. Asis Das. The meeting was inaugurated by Circle Secretary Com. Animesh Mitra. On this occasion he said that this meeting is being held  in a totally new situation. A lack lustre tendency is being noticed within the organisation. Participation of workers is very thin in the meetings. A good number of employees bid farewell to BSNL through VRS. Monthly salary is not being paid on time though the income has increased. The management is determined to retrench the contract workers. Medical bills are not being paid to the retired employees. The management and the Govt. are doing anything at their wish. They are trying to sell out the PSUs. The farmers are sitting at Delhi making blockade. Under this situation we have to consolidate our organisational activities once again. The three organisations have to take initiative. Thereafter, Com. Asis Kumar Das, District Secretary, discussed the issues agenda wise. After discussion of the members the following decisions were arrived at - 1) Initiative is to be taken to hold the Branch & District conferences immediately. 2) A joint convention of three Unions will be held on 15th January, 2021 at 1PM in the union office to form the BSNL Coordination Committee, ETR branch. A road map of the next movement will be drawn from this convention. Ensure your personal participation to make the convention successful. The circle leaderships of the three unions will speak in this convention.        

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BSNL Coordination Committee decided to go on struggle path to resolve the issues of BSNL and its workers: Today the 5th January, 2021 an extended committee meeting of BSNL Coordination Committee held in the Union office of BSNLEU at CTO, Kolkata in a jam packed house. The meeting was presided over by Com. Sisir Roy, President BSNLCC. The Red flag  was hoisted by Com. Sisir Roy and the martyrs column was garlanded by Com. Sisir Roy, President, Com. Om Prakash Singh, Secretary, Com. Animesh Mitra, President BSNLEU (CHQ) along with other leaders of the constituents of BSNLCC. Com. Anandi Shaw, Secretary, CITU, West Bengal graced the extended meeting. A work paper was placed by Com. Om Prakash Singh, Secretary before the house for discussion. The main speaker in the meeting was Com. Anadi Shaw. He in his speech appreciated for convening such meeting. He apprised the house about the intention of the Modi Govt. to sell out all the PSUs to the multinational including BSNL. He appealed before the audience that time has come for resistance since we had enough of meetings, rallies and dharnas etc. but the Govt. did not listen to our appeal. He also said that the state Govt. has taken same path that of Modi since the Chief Minister of our state keeping mum when the Modi Govt. has taken decisions to sell out the PSUs in West Bengal. He gave some examples of resistance made by the workers in some PSUs to the representatives of the MNCs/ private companies. The other speakers in the meeting were Com. Sanjib Banerjee, Circle Secretary, AIBDPA, CTD, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, CTD, Com. Tarak Kundu, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLCMU, WB, Com. Pijush Chakraborty, Circle Secretary, AIBDPA, WB, Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB, Asstt. Circle Secretary, CTTMU, CTD, Com. Sharmila Dutta and Com. Banani Chattopadhyay on behalf of BSNL Working Women Group and lastly Com. Animesh Mitra, All India President, BSNLEU. Com. Animesh Mitra in his speech gave some suggestion of the movement to be conducted in the coming days. In fine the work paper was accepted by the house unanimously and it was decided that all out effort will be taken immediately to go on movement unitedly.   <Pictures>  

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District Secretariat meeting of BSNLEU, Burdwan District held to discuss some important issues : The District Secretariat meeting of BSNLEU, Burdwan District held yesterday the 29th December, 2020 in the union office of BSNLEU, Burdwan. The main agenda of the meeting was ensuing Burdwan Branch and District conference and the pros and cons of BA head etc. Com. Nazes Nouroz, Circle Vice-president and Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt. Circle Secretary kept their valuable observations and suggestion on behalf of the circle union in the meeting . The secretariat members of the District Union and members of the Branch Union spoke in the meeting. The meeting was presided by District President Com. Prabir Das. <More piactures>

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BSNL Employees Union extends its full support to the agitating Farmers at Delhi: The Farmers of our country are in demand  to withdraw the three Farmer bills and one electrical bill. Accordingly they are in a sitting demonstration for one month on the roads of Delhi ignoring  the severe cold. The farmers  made blocked in and around Delhi also. The bills which have been introduced by the Modi Govt. is only to make the Corporate friends of Modi happy by arranging for huge profit for them. On the other hand converting the farmers to bonded labour. The Farmers and the Working class cannot tolerate such decision of the Govt. The farmers are determined to make the Modi Govt. to withdraw these bills. The Working Class of our country have also came forward to extend their full support to the farmers. BSNLEU also has extended their full support towards this do or die struggle. On 26th December, 2020 BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA West Bengal Circle  jointly held demonstration programme  in support of the fighting farmers at Delhi. Workers with placards and  festoons  made rally and gate meetings in CGMT Office, CTO building at Kolkata demanding immediate withdrawal of the Black Farmer Bills. Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary addressed the workers gathering at CGMT Office. Such programmes were also held at Burdwan, Kharagpur and Purulia.      <More Pictures>    

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BSNLEU WB Circle demanded for enhancement of working days of contract workers: BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle met CGMT, West Bengal Circle and demanded to enhance  the number of working days of the contract workers of the Electrical wing from 13days. On 23rd December, 2020 BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA launched agitation programme in CGMT Office. Chamber of CGMT was blocked for more than two hours where the Circle Office bearers of the three unions entered inside the CGMT's chamber and demanded for increasing of number of working days of the contract workers of the Electrical wing. The workers out side the chamber shouted slogans. In this programme Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Com. Tapas Ghosh, Circle Secretary, BSNLCMU addressed the agitating workers.   

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The 9th Branch Conference of BSNLEU, Memari Branch held in a magnificent manner: The 9th Branch Conference of BSNLEU, Memari branch held on 20th December, 2020 in a magnificent manner at Com. Joydeb Mancha and Com. Md. Unus Nagar (Memari Telephone Exchange). The atmosphere, of the well decorated conference arena, was echoed with the slogans of the working class. The Red flag of our union was hoisted before the start of the conference by the branch president and the martyrs column was garlanded by the leaders as a to pay homage to the martyrs. The conference was inaugurated by Com. Nazes Nouroz, Circle Vice-president. Com. Nouroz narrated the present situation and expressed his satisfaction for holding the conference under this pandemic situation. Com. Ranjan Bhattacharjee, Branch Secretary placed the annual report and the accounts before the house for discussion. The conference was graced by the presence of our beloved Circle Secretary Com. Animesh Mitra. Com. Animesh Mitra addressed the house with his valuable observation and appeal before the members. He said that how the Govt. is trying to sell out all the PSUs  to the multinationals. He said though the Govt. had assured to start 4G service for BSNL but that too has not yet been green signalled. The salary of the regular employees as well as the casual & contract workers are not being paid on time even after retirement of eighty thousand employees under VRS. The wages of the contract workers is still pending for more than one year. He appealed to the workers to be united for the struggle ahead of us as the working class and the farmers are already in the struggle path which started through one day successful General Strike on 26th November, 2020. After discussion on the annual report, the same was later accepted unanimously by the house. Later a branch committee was elected unanimously as Com. Pratap Chakraborty as President, Com. Ranjan Bhattacharjee as Branch Secretary and Com. Subhas Chandra Sarkar as Treasurer. < Pictures>          

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BSNL Coordination Committee formed with enthusiasm at Krishnanagar: Yesterday the 19th December, 2020 BSNL Coordination Committee was formed at Krishnanagar through a convention with great enthusiasm amongst the members of BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA. In this occasion Red flag was hoisted by Com. Om Prakash Singh, Secretary, BSNLCC, West Bengal before the convention. The martyrs column was paid respect with  floral tribute by the leaders of BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA. The convention was inaugurated by Com. Om Prakash Singh, Secretary, BSNLCC, West Bengal. The convention was presided over by Com. Parimal Sarkar, Com. Prabir Banerjee and Com. Sndhya Halder. Com. Om Prakash Singh expressed his satisfaction for the formation of BSNLCC at Krishnanagar since it is need of the hour for joint movement of BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA in BSNL. Com. Pijush Chakraborty, Circle Secretary, AIBDPA, WB, Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB, Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB, Biswanth Kar, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Com. Nemai Das, District Secretary, BSNLCMU and Com. Sadhan Das, Distrct Secretary, AIBDPA grace the convention with their valuable speech. Com. Animesh Mitra said in his speech the struggle of the contract workers as well as the casual and regular employees. He opined that in the coming days the joint movement of BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA will be give momentum in regard to the movement in Krishnanagar be the demand of the regular employees or casual & contract workers or of the pensioners. From the convention a committee of twelve members was formed where Com. Biswanath Kar as President, Com. Bidhan Chandra Pramanik as Secretary and Com. Nemai Das Treasurer were nominated unanimously. <Pictures>      

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Organise lunch hour demonstration on 17th for non-payment of salary: Half the month of December passed away. But the salaries of the regular employees along with casual & contract labourers have not yet been paid by the BSNL management. This has become a regular phenomenon. Though newly appointed Director (Finance) Yojana Das has said that BSNL has made profit on the first half of this financial year. But it is most surprising to note that the management has failed to pay its employees and workers salary on the last day of the moth. It is nothing but conspiracy on the part of the BSNL management to harass the employees  who are opposing the role of the Modi Govt, taking part in the General Strike and whole heartedly supporting the agitating farmers at Delhi. Therefore, BSNLEU, WB Circle has decided to organise lunch hour demonstration on 17th December, 2020 throughout the circle in protest of non-payment of salary to all categories of staff and demand immediate payment of salary to all. District Secretaries are requested to organise the demonstration programme with all seriousness.    

Circle Union met CGM (ETR) to discuss various issues: Yesterday the 14th December, 2020 Circle Secretary, Com. Animesh Mitra along with Com. Asis Das, District President, ETR and Com. Ashis Kr Das, District Secretary, ETR met CGM (ETR) to discuss the staff, both regular employees and contract workers, related issues and the issue of  formation of new circle after merger of ETP with ETR. The leadership asked about the road map of the management regarding formation of the new circle, Core Networking Circle. The leadership urged upon CGM to shift the office of ETP at Ultadanga  to Terittibazar Telephone Kendra before that to shift the office of ETR at Terittibazar to Telephone Bhavan. They have also discussed various other problems

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To commemorate the death anniversary of Com. K.G. Bose Trade Union Class held with enthusiasm: Today the 11th December, 2020 is the death anniversary of our great teacher and leader Com. K.G. Bose. To commemorate this day Trade Union Class was organised jointly by BSNLEU, BSNLCMU, AIBDPA and K.G. Bose Smriti Bhavan Trust. Members of the three unions participated in the TU Class in good numbers. Even members from Burdwan and Baharampore also participated in the TU class. It was held in two parts. 1st half from 1130AM and the second half from 2 PM. Before the Class started the Red flag was hoisted by veteran leader and Secretary K.G. Bose Smriti Bhavan Trust Com. Dilip Das. The statute of Com. K.G. Bose was garlanded with flowers by Com. Susanta Ghosh, Circle President, AIBDPA, Com. Pijush Cjhakraborty, Circle Secretary, AIBDPA, Com. Dilip Das, Secretary, K.G. Bose Smriti Bhavan Trust, Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Com. Ramen Dutta Chowdhury, Treasurer, K.G. Bose Smriti Bhavan Trust and Com. Banani Chattopadhyay, Circle President, BSNLEU. Com. Susanta Ghosh anchored the 1st session of the TU class and Com. Pijush Chakraborty anchored the second session. In first session Com. Anjan Bera, General Secretary, AIPSO spoke on 'The Role of the Social Media and Mass Media in Campaign Movement'. and in the second session Com. Somenath Bhattacharjee, Member CITU, WB State Committee spoke on 'The Role of the Alliance of Workers and Farmers in Developing the Democratic Movement in Our Country'. Before the speaker started deliberation Com. Animesh Mitra enlightened the audience on both the subjects as preface. Both the subjects drew great interest among the audience. Com. Tapas Ghosh, Circle Secretary, BSNLCMU gave vote of thanks at the end.  

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Trade  Union Class on the occasion of birth centenary of our Great Teacher and Leader Com. K.G. Bose: Trade Union class has been organised jointly by BSNLEU, BSNLCMU , AIBDPA and KG Bose Bhavan Trust on 11th December, 2020 on the occasion of birth centenary of our beloved great teacher and leader Com. K.G. Bose. The 11th December is also the death anniversary of the great leader. The Trade Union class will be held at KG Bose Smriti Bhavan. The class will stat at 1130AM after hoisting of Red Flag and garlanding at the statue of Com. K.G. Bose at 11AM. Lunch Break will take place at 1-30PM. The next class will start from 2-30PM. 1st Class will be on 'The Role of the Alliance of Farmers and Workers in Developing the Democratic Movement in our Country'. Com. Somenath Bhattachrjee, Memeber CITU, West Bengal State Committee will speak on the subject. The 2nd Class will be on 'The Role of the Social Media and the Media in the Campaign Movement', speaker Com. Anjan Bera, General Secretary, All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation (AIPSO). Participants are requested to reach KG Bose Smriti Bhavan by 11AM.

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The Working Class of our country is in support of the ongoing struggle of the Farmers: After the massive General Strike of the working class on 26th November, 2020 the farmers of our country are in struggle from 27th November, 2020 in the demand to withdraw 3 Agricultural Bill and Electricity Amendment Act which were introduced by the Modi Govt. This bill will help the corporate house to control the entire harvest of our country at the same time the farmers of our country will turn into bonded labours. The electricity bill will reduce the subsidy and in turn electricity will be privatised. In the mean time the Modi Govt. has also changed the definition of essential commodities. This bill has been introduced with a view to enhance the profit of  the friends of Modi,- Adani & Ambani. The Farmers from Punjab have started for Delhi on 27th Nov. to express their discontentment over the issue. But in spite of brutal attack of the Modi's police force could not block their way. The farmers from Punjab, Haryana marched to Delhi and now farmers from MP and UP have also assembled in Delhi, in support of the movement. Now the barricades are being formed in many parts, particularly in the entry points of the capital city Delhi. Many rounds of discussion with the Govt. have failed. The farmers are sticked to their demand to withdraw the three Agriculture bill and Electricity bill.  Supports to the protesting farmers from all over India are pouring in. Even the movement is getting International support also. The adamant attitude of the Govt. compelled the farmers to call for "Bharat Bandh" on 8th December, 2020. The working class of our country has whole heartedly supported the ongoing struggle of the farmers and the 'Bharat Bandh' too. The alliance of the working class and farmers have given momentum to the movement. BSNL workers being the part of the working class have expressed their solidarity action towards the movement of the farmers. They have organised nation wide demonstration in BSNL offices and exchanges. They have also supported the Bharat Bandh. BSNL workers will play an appropriate role in support of the Bharat Bandh on 8th December, 2020.   

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Death anniversary of Com. K.G. Bose will be observed with organisational programmes: On 5th December, 2020 leadership of three circle unions, BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA jointly decided to commemorate the death anniversary of our teacher and guide Com. K.G. Bose on 11th December, 2020 with due respect. It has been decided that organisational programmes would be held on that day at K.G. Bose Smriti Bhavan. K.G. Bose memorial lecture on 'The Role of Media and Our Thoughts' will be held followed by Trade Union class on 'The Role of the Alliance of Workers and Farmers to Develop Mass Movement in our Country'. The first lecture will be held on 1130AM after hoisting of Red Flag and garlanding ceremony on Com. K.G. Bose statute at 11AM. The second lecture will be held from 2PM after the lunch break on1PM. All the office bearers of the three circle unions along with interested organisers are requested to attend the class positively which will enlighten us to cope with the present situation.   

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Spontaneous response of the BSNL employees in solidarity of the agitating farmers at Delhi: BSNL employees of West Bengal Circle organised gate meetings as decided by the BSNL Coordination Committee to hold gate meetings in support of the agitating farmers who are demanding to withdraw the Black Agricultural and Electricity Bill introduced by the Modi Govt. Gate meetings were held in offices and exchanges where good number of  regular employees, non-regular employees and pensioners of BSNL West Bengal Circle participated. Such programmes were held at Asansol, Bankura, CGMT Office, Krishnanagar, Suri, Santipur and Telecom Factory, Alipore. The BSNL employees, workers and pensioners observed their class responsibility as a part of the working class. <Pictures> 

Circle Union met CGMT on functioning of Business Area: As per the new set up introduced by the BSNL management that the SSAs are merged and Business Areas are being formed. But the staff grievances are not being taken care of in the new set up. Even the officers of erstwhile SSAs at the lower level are very much reluctant to settle the issues particularly the personal cases on the plea of BA. There is none to monitor the service or administrative issues. Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, met CGMT, WB Circle and discussed this issue on 1st December, 2020. It was learnt that a meeting is going to take place between CGMT and all the BA heads on 8th December, 2020. A letter was handed over  to CGMT in this regard.<View letter>

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Hold gate meetings of BSNL employees as solidarity action towards the struggling farmers: Comrades the BSNL employees of West Bengal Circle took part in the solidarity rally at Kolkata in support of the struggling farmers at Delhi on 30th November. The working class of India have already shown solidarity towards the fight of the farmers at Delhi. BSNL workers being a part of the working class, as such BSNL Coordination Committee has decided to organise gate meeting in every offices and exchanges of BSNL in West Bengal Circle on 2nd December, 2020 as a solidarity action. It is our moral duty to stood beside the struggle of the farmers against black Agriculture bill of the Modi Govt. Hence all our District and Branch Secretaries along with other organisers are requested to hold the gate meeting in support of the struggling farmers. Ensure the participation of the employees with a view of the working class. 

BSNL workers walked a mile in solidarity rally at Kolkata for the Farmers in struggle at Delhi:

 

                                                                                                    

BSNL workers yesterday walked in a rally of the working class held in Kolkata on 30th November, 2020 in solidarity towards the struggling farmers at Delhi. As we all know that the Modi Govt. has decided to handover the harvests of the farmers to the corporate house and in turn make the farmers of our country a bonded labour of the corporate house like Adani and Ambani. Accordingly the farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh and other parts of the country have assembled in the capital, New Delhi, ignoring the cold of November- December with a demand to withdraw the black Agriculture bill. Accordingly the working class of our country have come forward to give solidarity to their Nobel struggle. In Kolkata a rally was organised by the Trade Unions, Students and Youths as a solidarity action. As a part of the working class - regular employees,  non-regular employees and pensioners of BSNL, West Bengal  walked a mile in this rally.

ETP and ETR circle is going to be merged today: As decided, the Eastern Telecom Project Circle is going to be merged with Eastern Telecom Region Circle from today i.e 1st December, 2020. A new Circle will emerge named Core Networking Circle. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, Com. Animesh Mitra along with District Secretary, ETP, Com. Goutam Banik and Circle Asstt. Treasurer, Com. Madhusudan Saha met CGM (ETP) on 27th November, 2020 to discuss about the merger and transfer of  ETP staffs. The leaders discussed the issue at length with CGM and demanded to convene a tripartite meeting with Union and administration of ETR and ETP. In reply CGM (ETP) assured to convene such meeting at an early date. A letter was handed over to CGM on behalf of Circle Union in this regard.<View letter>  

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Overwhelming response of the BSNL employees of West Bengal Circle in the 20th All India General Strike: Overwhelming response received from the employees and workers of BSNL, West Bengal Circle in the 20th All India General Strike. Regular employees, casual & contract workers along with the pensioners gathered in the morning in front of the gates of the offices and exchanges. Slogan shouting followed by gate meetings were organised in every offices and exchanges of BSNL. Officers also, in many offices, participated in the strike. The strike clearly expressed the anger and discontentment of the BSNL employees, workers and pensioners against the anti-worker role of the Modi Govt. BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle congratulates all to make the strike a historic one.  

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Campaign programme in support of the General Strike stormed on 24th and 25th - BSNL employees are on street to make the strike a grand success: Street corner meetings, rallies were held throughout the West Bengal Telecom Circle with a view to make the General Strike on 26th November, 2020 a historic one. It is the anger and discontentment of the BSNL employees against the anti-worker role of the Modi Govt. The entire working class of our country along with other sections of the society are going on strike tomorrow. BSNL employees being a part of the working class is also going on strike tomorrow. The BSNL employees are organising street corner meetings in different parts of the Kolkata and district towns. They are apprising the general people about the deprivation of the BSNL employees and also the general public from getting better and upgraded BSNL service e.g 4G service. The Govt. is making conspiracy to sell out BSNL, the state owned company, to the private. The BSNL employees are distributing leaflets among the public, displaying flex in various places and also posters of the General Strike on 26th November, 2020. On 24th & 25th November, 2020 street corners meetings were held at Maniktala, Bowbazar, TCO Building, CGMT Office, Council House Street, Kolkata, GM, Kolkata SSA, Durgapur, Malda and  Telecom Factory, Gopalpur. Rallies were held at Burdwan, Kolkata, Bankura,  and Asansol. BSNL employees are determined to make the Strike on 26th November, 2020 a mile stone. <Pictures>

Protest demonstration programme at the call of AUAB held successfully: Today at the call of AUAB protest demonstration programmes against the Govt. decision to freeze three instalment of IDA from 1.10.2020 for the PSU employees held successfully in different districts of West Bengal Circle. Leaders of AUAB deliberated their speech and expressed their discontentment against the Govt decision. They opined that the big Trade Union action will be taken in due course if the Govt. revised its decision. Such programmes were held at Asansol, Bankura, Memari of Burdwan, Durgapur, ETP, Kolkata SSA, CGMT Office, Purulia and Siliguri. <Pictures>

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BSNL employees and officers will protest against freezing of IDA: The Govt. has decided to freeze IDA of the employees of the PSUs from 1.10.2020. Three instalments of IDA 1.10.2020, 1.1.2021 and 1.4.2021 are being  freezed. Only it will be restored on 1st July, 2021. No arrear will be paid.  It was the Central Govt. employees whose DA was also freezed earlier. Now the employees of PSUs are under the attack of the Central Govt. The failures of the Govt. are being shifted on the shoulders of the Govt and PSU employees. On the other hand the big corporate houses have increased their profit to a great deal. BSNL employees will not tolerate this decision of the Govt. As such BSNLEU along with other unions and  the associations of the executives are going to organise protest demonstration programme tomorrow the 25th November, 2020 against the derogative decision of the Govt. District Secretaries of our union and our organisers are requested to contact the leaderships of other unions and associations for the tomorrow's demonstration programme. We welcome the decision taken by AIGETOA to join the demonstration programme.    

More news of strike preparation in West Bengal Circle:

On 22nd November a street corner meeting of Bank, LIC and BSNL workers held at Jalpaiguri. Com. Soumen Chanda Roy, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Jalpaiguri deliberated his speech in the meeting. Today strike convention held at TRC hall, Jalpaiguri. Com. Nazes Nouroz, Vice-president was present in the convention on behalf of Circle Union.

                                                                                               

Strike convention was held at Tarakeswar under Howrah-Hooghly branch. The convention was well attended by the workers. In this convention the main speaker was Com. Manik Lal Sarkar, Organising Secretary, BENLEU, WB. He narrated about the demands of the strike and reminded the duties and responsibilities of the workers on the day of the strike the 26th November, 2020. He appealed to all to make the strike a grand success. 

                                                                                               

 

Rally in support of the General Strike to be held on 26th November, 2020 held at Bishnupur under Bankura, District.

                                                                                                

             

Today a meeting of the Kolkata Engg. Branch held at CTO Union office on the occasion of the General Strike. Com. Jayanta Baral presided over the meeting. The main speaker was Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB Circle, Com. Animesh Mitra. Com. Banani Chattopadhyay, President, BSNLEU, WB narrated the demands of the strike. Com. Niranjan Sarkar spoke on behalf of the District Union. Com. Ramprasad Dutta, Branch Secretary kept his initial speech in the meeting. Com. R.P. Singh, Branch President handed over Rs. 150,000/- to Circle Secretary for the Contract Workers Relief Fund. <Pictures>       

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Strike Convention held at Magra BSNL Office: BSNLEU, Kolkata district union is organising series of branch level convention for the strike preparation. Magra unit which is under Howrah-Hooghly branch is one of them. Com. Manik Lal Sarkar, Organising Secretary BSNLEU, WB Circle attended the meeting. The meeting was organised jointly with AIBDPA and BSNLCMU. Com. Manik Lal Sarkar explained all the charter of demands of central TUs as well as the 10 point charter of demands of BSNL Trade Union. Tomorrow the last meeting will be organised at Tarakeswar by the branch union. Circle Union conveys its warm greetings to the leadership of district and branch union for conducting the good gathering in the meeting.

Strike convention held at Malda with enthusiasm: Today a good gathering of BSNL workers along with CITU district leaderships were also present in the strike convention held at Malda. Com. Nazes Nouroz, Vice-president, BSNLEU, WB,  Com. Ujjal Ghosh, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Malda Dist., and Com. Nebedita Jha, member of BSNL Working Women's Coordination Committee deliberated their speech before well attended audience of the open house meeting. BSNL employees expressed their strong determination to make the 26th November strike a grand success. 

Rally was held at Burdwan Tele. exchange: Today a rally was held in the Burdwan Tele. exchange in support of the 26th November General  Strike followed by a gate meeting. Com. Manik Lal Das, Convener, BSNLCC, Com. S.P. Roy, Dist. Secy., AIBDPA, Com. Badre Alam. Dist., Secy., BSNLEU, Burdwan  along with other leaders were present in the gate meeting.

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Movement within the office premises is not enough: Comrades we are in the last phase of campaign programme for the General Strike. Today a central rally will be held in Kolkata. We are also part of the rally. BSNL employees, workers and pensioners will meet at Binny's showroom at 430PM and will join the central rally at Esplanade through a rally. The rally will be held with posters, banners etc. with the demands of BSNL. Leaders at all levels are requested to take all out effort to organise employees, workers and pensioners to join the rally. Let's take a challenge to organise the rally. Please spare some time after office hours since the movement within the office premises is not enough, we have to fight on the street now.   

Campaign programmes for the General Strike  are also being held at Branch level: Branch level campaign programme held at Raniganj on 21st November in support of the General Strike on 26th November, 2020.  

                                                                                                          

                                                                                            

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Strike conventions were held in  more places of West Bengal Circle: On 19th strike convention was held at ETR, Krishnagar. Where Com. Ashis Kr Das and Com. Imran were present on behalf of Circle Union and deliberated their  speech in the convention and appealed to make the convention a grand success. On 20th November, 2020 a joint strike convention of BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA was held at Durgapur City Centre. Com. Sunil Garai and Com. Dhananjoy Ganguly addressed the convention. Com. Uttam Majumder presided over the meeting. A strike committee was also formed from this convention. The  joint strike conventions of BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA were held at Ranaghat, Memari, Kharagpur,  Midnapur, Contai and Telecom Factory, Kharagpur. <Pictures>

Joint Conventions are being held in Kolkata SSA: After the decision of BSNLEU to join the General Strike on 26th November, 2020, the leaders of Kolkata SSA are in hurricane tour to conduct strike convention of BSNLEU, BSNLEUCMU and AIBDPA jointly. Strike committee has been formed under the leadership of Com. Manik Sarkar, District Secretary, BSNLEU. The other leaders  are Com. Goutam Das, Dist. Secy., BSNLCMU and Com. Ajit Nandan, Dsit. Secy., AIBDPA. The conventions were held at Bongaon, Bashirhat, Habra, Kolkata, Howrah-Hooghly, Bagnan and Joynagar. With a view to intensive campaign programme in support of the General Strike the Kolata District Union  has printed flex, posters and leaflets for distribution among the workers. Along with the district secretaries, leaders like Com. Goutam Basu Dhar, Com. Goutam Chatterjee, Com. Ramprasad Dutta, Com. Kalyan Raha, Com. Niranjan Sarkar, Com. Chiranjib Sen, Com. Tarak Kundu and Com. Pankaj Saha are attending the conventions. The leaders elaborating to the workers about the demands of the strike and the attacks of the Modi Govt. on the working class. The leaders have appealed to make the strike a great success. <Pictures>   

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Strike Conventions were held at Katwa, Coochbehar and Krishnagar very effectively: As it was decided that strike conventions are to be organised by every district unions as a part of preparation for the General Strike to be held on 26th November, 2020 accordingly Katwa Branch Union, Coochbehar district and Krishnagar district union organised strike conventions. In Katwa Com. Nazes Nouroz, Vice President, Circle union, in Coochbehar and Siliguri Com. Animesh Mitra, President CHQ and in Krishnagar Com. Ashis Kr Das leader Circle union  attended the conventions and deliberated their speech. They explained the demands of the strike and appealed to all to make the General Strike on 26th November a grand success. <Pictures>

Gate meetings and demonstration programmes were held successfully in support of the General Strike in West Bengal Circle: Today as decided by the BSNLEU (CHQ) that gate meetings and demonstrations were held in all districts of West Bengal Circle in support of the General Strike to be held on 26th November. Accordingly in Gate meetings & demonstrations were held successfully in exchanges and offices of BSNL at  Asansol, Bankura, ETP, CGMT Office, Coochbehar, Jalpaiguri, Krishnagar, Purulia and Siliguri  districts of West Bengal Circle. The district  unions also served strike intimation to the respective authorities. <Pictures>

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Comrades sit tight and complete the last phase of campaign programme effectively for the 26th November - The General Strike: Preparation for the strike is going on in full swing throughout West Bengal Circle. The district Unions are taking all out effort to organise Strike Convention, GB meetings and formation of strike committee. We are now at the last phase of camping programme which starts from 18th to 25 th November. We are to contact each and every workers, explain the demands of the strike and relevancy of strike. Ensure their participation in the strike ignoring the fear of pay cut. CHQ has given a call to organise gate meetings on 19th November in regard to the strike. On the same day after the gate meeting, strike notice is to be served to the local authority. Try to publish the the programmes in the local news paper. Try to overcome any shortcomings for preparation of strike. Make it a historic strike against the anti worker role of the Modi Govt.  

Strike Convention was held at Bishnupur, CGMT Office, Kolkata, Baganan under Kolkata SSA and at Baharampore: On 17th November, 2020 Strike Convention was held at Bishnupur in the Karmachari Bhavan at the call of CITU, 12th July Committee, State Coordination Committee, BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA. Pensioners of State Govt also attended the convention in good numbers. Com. Biswajit Ghosh of CITU was the main speaker. Com. Shyamapada Gord of AIBDPA presided over the meeting. Com. Sukumar Saha of 12th July Committee, Com. Subir Dalal, Dist. Secy., BSNLCMU, Bankura District, Com. Sanjoy Pal, Organising Secretary, BSNLEU, WB Circle along with other leaders addressed the convention. They all appealed to make the General Strike a successful one.  

On 18th November Strike Convention was organised by BSNLEU, CGMT Office District Union and it was held at CTO Union Office. A good number of employees attended the convention. The main speaker was Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt. Circle Secretary. Com. Sujoy Sarkar, District Secretary initiated the proceedings. Com. Chattopadhyay spoke in details about the demands of the strike, the present situation in BSNL the anti-worker role and pro-corporate role of the Modi Govt. He appealed to all to join the strike amidst of threat of pay cut. Com. Jhumur Bandopadyay also deliberated her speech in the convention.

Today Strike Convention was held at Baharampore. More than one hundred thirty members from Murshidabad district attended the convention, Com. Tapan Bhowmick of AIBDPA and Com. Mamata Sarkar presided over the meeting. Com. Gopal Krishna Roy, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Com. Monorajan Ghosh of AIBDPA and Com. Thakur of BSNLCMU of Baharampore district deliberated their valuable speech. The main speaker was Com. Animesh Mitra, President, BSNLEU (CHQ). He explained all the the charter of demands of the central Trade Unions. He called upon all the BSNL workers to join the strike on the 10 point charter of demands as it was notified by 8 all India Unions in BSNL. A strike committee was formed from the convention. The strike committee took decision to hold gate meeting on 19th and strike will be served to the management.

Today Strike Convention was also held at Bagnan under Kolkata SSA. Com. Manik Sarkar, Organising Secretary, BSNLEU, WB Circle, Com. Goutam Das, Dist. Secy., BSNLCMU, Kolkata District and Com. Tarak Kundu, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLCMU, WB Circle and Com. Ajit Nandan, District Secretary, AIBDPA, Kolkata SSA attended the convention and deliberated their speech. A strike committee was formed from this convention. All the speakers appealed to all to make the strike a grand success. 

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Campaign programme and strike convention are going on in full swing in West Bengal Telecom Circle: Strike convention and campaign programme in support of the General Strike on 26th November, 2020 is in full swing in West Bengal Telecom Circle. Joint convention of BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA are being held in Bolpur, Asansol on 12th November, 2020. On this day comrades of Durgapur of the three unions participated in a convention at City Centre at Durgapur. Joint convention was held at Basirhat also. In Bolpur the main speaker was Com. Animesh Mitra, President, BSNLEU (CHQ). Com. Nazes Nouroz, Vice-president BSNLEU, WB Circle also attended the convention on behalf of Circle Union. In Asansol Com. Animesh Mitra was the main speaker. In both the places Com. Mitra apprised the members participated in the convention about the demands of the common people of the General Strike and also the demands of the BSNL. He also narrated about the attacks on the working class of our country by the Modi Govt. He said that we all have to stood against the attack of the BJP led Modi Govt. He appealed before the audience to take all out effort to reach each and every one and explain them about the purpose of the strike with a view to make the strike a grand success. In Durgapur the members of BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA attended the convention, which was organised by the Central Trade Unions and BSNLEU, with a rally at the City Centre. Com. Animesh Mitra deliberated his speech on behalf of BSNL before the general people. In Bashirhat joint strike convention was held by BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA. Employees, workers and pensioners in and around Bashirhat attended the convention. Com. Goutam Basu Dhar attended the convention on behalf of BSNLEU, WB Circle. He appealed to the members present in the convention to make the General Strike a grand success. On 12th November joint GB meeting of BSNLEU and BSNLCMU was held at Raiganj Telephone exchange to discuss about the preparation of the General Strike on 26th November. The meeting decided to make the General Strike a grand success in Raiganj District. On 11th November, 2020 a strike convention was organised by BSNL Coordination Committee. Com. Prabir Das and Com. Md. Yunus jointly presided over the meeting. Com. Nazes Nouroz attended the meeting on behalf of Circle Union. Com. Maik Lal Das, Convener, Com. Nazes Nouroz, Com. Md. Yunus and Com. Prabir Das deliberated their speech. They all appealed to make the General Strike a grand success in Burdwan Telecom District.   <Pictures>      

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Joint meeting held at ETR, Kolkata in support of the General Strike on 26th November: A joint meeting of BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA of ETR district was held at Telephone Bhavan on 10th November, 2020 in support of the General Strike on 26th November, 2020. The meeting was initiated by Com. Asis Kumar Das, District Secy., BSNLEU ETR. He narrated the justification of holding such meeting before the strike to make ourselves prepare for the strike. The main speaker in the meeting was Com. Animesh Mitra, President BSNLEU (CHQ). He explained the demands of the people in the strike before the members. He also spoke about the demands of the BSNL employees. He said how the Govt. has deprived BSNL from 4G service, depriving the employees and casual workers from pay revision, the retrenchment of the contract workers etc. He appealed to the members not to get afraid of one day pay cut for joining the strike on the the contrary take all out effort to ensure 100% participation of the employees of ETR so as to make the strike a grand success. Com. Sanjib Paria of BSNLCMU, Com. P.K. Modak of AIBDPA and Com. Samir Halder of AIBDPA also spoke in the meeting. Com. Asis Das presided over the meeting and he appealed to the members present to make the strike a great success and also to look into the problems of ETR. 

 

                                                                          

Strike Committee formed at Telecom Stores District: A meeting of Telecom Stores district was held on 10th November, 2020 in support of the the General Strike on 26th November, 2020. A strike committee was formed from this meeting which will ensure the participation of the employees and workers in the strike and also ponder over the pros and cons of the strike. The main speaker in the meeting was Com. Animesh Mitra, President BSNLEU (CHQ). He narrated about the demands of the strike and the present situation prevailing in BSNL and in the country as a whole. He alerted about the attack of the Modi Govt on the working class including BSNL. He appealed to all to make the strike a historic one. Com. Aloke Mitra also deliberated his speech in the meeting.        

 

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The three days Dharna of the Casual/Contractual workers ended with a message to intensify struggle if the demands are not fulfilled: The three days Dharna programme of BSNLCMU and BSNLEU jointly held throughout the West Bengal Telecom Circle on and from 5th November to 7th November in protest of retrenchment, reduction in working days and hours, reduction of retirement age and non-payment of pending wages for the last one year. The programme was ended on 7th with a rally and a gate meeting. Thereafter, a delegation under the leadership of Com. Animesh Mitra met CGMT. In course of discussion with CGMT Com. Animesh Mitra informed that 25% of the contract workers of Electrical wings reduced due to either retirement  or death. It is obvious that expenditure has also reduced, but still the half of the wages of the contract workers are being deposited to the bank without any proper duty chart. Com. Mitra urged upon CGMT to resolve the issue. In reply CGM directed GM (HR) to take the issue into account discussing Executive Engineer and SE. Com Mitra demanded to make payment of the wage of the contract workers before Dewali. He reminded that the management had ensured to pay three months wages before Durga Puja but that didn't happen in reality. In regard to the payment of wages before Dewali, CGMT informed that he will write a letter to the Corporate Office. CGMT directed to GM(HR) to collect the number of contract workers who have already retired without being paid their wages as he will ask for special fund from Delhi. In regard to the payment of Gratuity he asked GM(HR) to give necessary directives to the contractors in this regard. He also asked GM(HR) to explore the demand of equal wage for equal work and write a letter to Corporate office.  <Pictures>

                                                         

The Casual and Contract Workers of West Bengal Circle are determined to make the General Strike a grand success: To make the General Strike on 26th November, 2020 a grand success BSNLCMU, Kolkata District held a convention in the evening of 7th November at CTO Union office. The main speaker in the convention was Com. Animesh Mitra. Com. Mitra explained the demands of the strike in two parts - (i) the demands of the people of the country and (ii) the demands of the workers of BSNL. He also reminded the duties and responsibilities in the strike as a part of the working class. Com. Om Prakash Singh, Secretary BSNLCC also spoke in the convention.

 

                                                           

A successful convention for Strike held at Kharagpur: A joint convention for strike on 26th November of BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA was held at Kharagpur on 8th November, 2020 with an assembly of more than 100 workers and pensioners. The main speaker in the convention was Com. Animesh Mitra, President BSNLEU (CHQ). Com. Mitra narrated the demands of the strike and appealed to all to make the strike a grand success so as to give a befitting reply to the Modi Govt. against his anti-worker and pro-corporate role. The workers and pensioners of Kharagpur declared from the convention that they would  make the strike a historic one in Khragpur District.          

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Kolkata District Union is taking  total preparation for the  General Strike on 26th November: Kolkata District Union is taking full preparation to make the General Strike on 26th November a grand success. Accordingly joint strike convention was held at CTO Union office on 4th November, 2020 in presence of  the leaders and members of BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA of Kolkata District. It was decided that to make the strike a grand success the leaders will contact each and every workers and explain the demands of the strike. The extended District working Committee meeting of BSNLCMU, Kolkata District is going to be held on 7th November, 2020 at CTO Union Office where the main agenda is the Strike. A strike committee of Kolkata District was formed consisting of the leaders of the three unions- BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA. The main speaker in the convention was Com. Animesh Mitra, President, BSNLEU (CHQ). He narrated in brief the demands of the strike. Com. Manik Sarkar, Com. Ramprasad Dutta, Com. Goutam Basu Dhar and Com. Sujoy Sarkar were present in the convention on behalf of Circle Union. Com. Goutam Chatterjee, Com. Pankaj Saha and Com. Dipankar Majumder jointly presided over the convention.     

District Committee meeting of Jalpaiguri District union held successfully: Yesterday the 5th November, 2020 the District Committee meeting of BSNLEU, Jalpaiguri District was held  where 14 committee members were present. The meeting continued from 1130AM to 330PM. Alipurduar Branch Union joined the meeting virtually. The District Committee meeting was inaugurated vertually by Com. Animesh Mitra, President, BSNLEU (CHQ). He discussed the present situation, the demands of the strike on 26 the November, 2020 and the present situation persisting in BSNL. It was decided from the meeting that Strike convention will be held at Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar and Birpara. It was also decided in the meeting to develop the service of Jalpaiguri district that deputation would given to the GM Siliguri throughout the month of November, 2020.  

 

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Campaign Programme for General Strike on 26th November started from Purulia in West Bengal Telecom Circle: Today is 1st November, 2020, preparation for General Strike on 26th November started in West Bengal Telecom Circle. Strike Convention was held today at Purulia. Strike Committee was formed. More than 100 workers including regular, non-regular and pensioners participated in a jam-packed house at Telephone exchange. The representatives of 12th July Committee, BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA discussed the demands of the strike. The main speaker in the convention was Com. Animesh Mitra. He appealed to the workers to make the strike a grand success which is going to be held with 7 points charter of demands of the nation and the mass in addition 10 points charter of demands of BSNL and its employees.    

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Let's prepare for the strike on 26th November :  Dear comrades now Puja is over. Circle union conveys greetings of Vijaya to all of you. Programmes for preparation for the strike on 26th November, 2020 have already been started through out the country. We have started campaign programmes in BSNL also. CEC meeting of CHQ is going to be held on 2nd November, 2020. Working committee meeting of BSNLCC has been fixed on 31st November, 2020 at 3PM. An urgent Circle Office Bearers meeting is going to be held today at 1PM in the CTO Union office. All the office bearers in and around Kolkata are requested to attend the meeting. To give a befitting reply against the anti-people role of the Modi Govt., let's no stone unturned  to make the strike on 26th November a grand success.   

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 BSNLEU, CGMT Office District Union extends financial help to the contract workers: On the eve of  Durga Puja, BSNLEU, CGMT Office District extended financial help to 22 contract workers of CMT Office. The workers were not paid their due wages for one year. The workers were passing through a hard days, they were given relief in the lock down period. But that was not enough. These workers are in the struggle path to achieve their pending wages. After much struggle the management allotted only one month's wage. But on the eve of Durga Puja, the festive session, it is a meagre amount since in this session we have some social obligation. Under this circumstances CGMT Office district union came forward and stood beside these workers. In a brief meeting held at CTO union office on 22nd October, 2020 financial help was distributed amongst the 22 workers under the leadership of Com. Sujoy Sarkar, District Secretary, BSNLEU, CGMT Office District in presence of Com. Animesh Mitra, Secretary General, BSNLCCWF. BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle  congratulates all the comrades of CGMT Office District for this Nobel cause.  <Pictures>

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Extended DWC meting of BSNLEU, Asansol District took important decisions on some issues: Extended District Working Committee meeting of BSNLEU, Asansol district was  held on 16th October, 2020 in the club room of DTO in presence of leaders and active members of BSNLCMU and AIBDPA. District Secretary, Com. Subrata Misra joined the meeting virtually. He initiated the meeting through brief discussion of the agendas. Com. Pradip Malkhandy from BSNLCMU and Com. Sutapa Roy from BSNLEU delivered their speeches explained the situation. Major decisions have taken on the following issues 1) Extended meeting vehemently condemned the proposal of the management to shift the BA HQ from Asansol on unscientific grounds. It is decided if any order in this regard is issued by Corporate Office further course of action will be taken. 2) As the Divisional or Branch conferences are not possible to hold immediately due to the severe pandemic situation. So an ad-hoc committee of working employees is formed for the day to day looking after the staff issues as well as service / development issues. The name of the committee members is given elsewhere. They will contact the Divisional Union Office bearers as and when required. The committee will meet compulsorily twice in a week in the Union Office (Wednesday and Friday) and also as and when required. 3) Observance of birth centenary of Com. K.G. Bose will be held in the month of December, 2020. 4) The meeting decided to make the All India Strike proposed on 26th November, 2020 successfully. Campaign programmes will taken from time to time. 5) Union will keep close contact on the issue of Job Contract tender and try to make it finalised early under regular discussion with the management. 6) BSNLCC at Asansol will be formed in due course. 7) The divisional union has great reservation on the outsourcing of CSC/ CCNs. Already we have demanded discussion between administration and the recognised unions on the issue. But fact is that not a single penny is being granted for the regular maintenance or CSC operation by the higher authority which creates a big problem. The meeting requests the circle union to create pressure on the Circle administration to grant minimum fund for the same. Com. Animesh Mitra also attended the meeting virtually and spoke little on some important issues. He informed the house till this day Corporate Office has not issued any order on BA HQ shifting. He also said that already the Circle Union apprised the CGMT on various points related to the proposal of shifting of GMT office and regarding the logical issues raised by AUAB, Asansol. The meeting was presided over by Com. Biswanath Mondal.

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BSNL workers of West Bengal circle will go on Strike on 26th November, 2020: Today the 12th October, 2020 a convention of the the Central Trade Unions and Federations was held at Sramik Bhavan, Kolkata. In this convention Com. Animesh Mitra, President, BSNL Employees' Union attended the convention along with other comrades. He addressed the house and declared that the workers of BSNL, West Bengal will go on strike on 26th November, 2020 along with the working class of this country. He also said that all necessary measures would be taken to make the Strike a grand success.

                                                                         

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Joint GB meetings held successfully at Bankura and Durgapur: Joint General Body meetings of BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA held at Bankura and Durgapur on 11th October, 2020. Workers and pensioners of both the places assembled in good numbers. The main speakers was Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary. He narrated about the present situation in BSNL, the anti-people role of the Modi Govt. and the miseries of the contract workers in BSNL. He appealed to the members present in the meeting to protest against the anti-people role of the Modi Govt. and not allowing BSNL the 4G service, through the country wide strike on 26th November, 2020. He expressed his hope that the workers of West Bengal Circle will come forward to make the strike a grand success.   

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Organisational Tour of Circle Office bearers started : As decided in the last Circle Office bearer meeting  that organisational tour would be conducted by the circle union. Such tour was started on 28th September, 2020 and it will continue up to 20th October, 2020. It started with the meeting of workers and pensioners at Suri. The leadership of the circle union are apprising the  workers at district and branch level  about the present situation, the struggle and task ahead of us. On 10th October,2020 a meeting of BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA held at Bolpur Telephone exchange with an attendance of good number of workers and pensioners.  Where Com. Madan Ghosh, Com. Tinku Biswas and Com. Santosh Goswami narrated the present situation in BSNL and particularly in the background of Suri SSA. Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, the main speaker addressed the house and announced that the entire BSNL workers along with the pensioners will go on strike on 26th November, 2020 with the demands of the general people. It was also declared in the meeting that in the demand of payment of the pending wages before Puja a strong demonstration programme will be organised on 13th October, 2020.

Another meeting was held jointly by BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA at Burdwan on the same day i.e 10th October, 2020. Com. Banani Chattopadhyay, Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay and Com. Nazes Nouroz were present in the meeting on behalf of circle union. Com. Md. Iunus presided over the meeting. It was decided in the meeting that Coordination Committee of the three unions was formed with Com. Manik Lal Das elected as convener. District secretaries of the three unions along with other leaderships addressed in the meeting. It was decided that a full-fledged committee would be formed from another meeting later on.

On 8th October, 2020 district Committee meeting was held at Krishnagar. Com. Banani Chattopadhyay and Com. Amitava Chattopadhyaya addressed the house on behalf of Circle union.

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BSNL workers are determined to resist the sale of BSNL property and took oath to change the anti-people policy of the Modi Govt. : A mass convention of the Central Trade Unions and Associations was held today at Alipore Telecom Factory, Kolkata under the banner of BSNL Coordination Committee. Beside BSNLEU, CITU, INTUC, AICCTU, UTUC, ERMU, TUCC, CGCC and 12th July Committee attended the convention. The convention was organised against the decision of the Modi Govt. to sell out the precious property of BSNL e.g. land & building etc. to the multinational and to retrench contract labourers of BSNL in the name outsourcing. The convention expressed great determination to make success the country wide strike on 26th November, 2020 for preparation of greater struggle to oust the Modi led BJP Govt. Com. Om Prakash Singh, Secretary, BSNLCC placed the work paper before the house. Com. Debanjan Chakraborty, Secretary, CITU, Kolkata District inaugurated the convention. He in his speech unveiled the anti-people role of the Modi Govt. and their all out effort to sell out the PSUs of our country to the corporate multi nationals. He opined that the strike on 26th November, 2020 is a warning to the Govt. to change their policy other wise the working class will change the Govt. itself. In this convention Com. Aloke Nandi, Com. Pradip Gupta, Com. Atanu Chakraborty, Tapas Das Chowdhury, Com. Ashoke Guha, Com. Prabir Banerjee, Com. Janardan Majumder and Com. Animesh Mitra addressed the house on behalf of INTUC, 12th July committee, AICCTU, UTUC, ERMU, TUCC, CGCC and BSNLEU respectively  in support of the work paper which was placed by Com. Om Prakash Singh. All the speakers strongly supported the strike on 26th November, 2020. Later the house unanimously accepted the work paper. The convention was presided by Com. Sisir Roy.   <More pictures>

 

                                 

 

BSNLWWCC strongly protests against the gang rape and brutal murder of the Dalit girl at Hatras: As per the call of BSNL Working Women's Coordination Committee the working womens of WB circle held protest demonstration  against the gang rape and brutal murder of the dalit girl at Hatras. The protest demonstration was held at CGMT, West Bengal Circle, CTO Building. Most of the lady members of BSNLEU and BSNLCMU assembled in the protest demonstration. A rally was held in CTO building against this heinous act of the miscreants of Hatras, UP. Later the working women of CTO building assembled at the South gate of CTO building with placards and festoons of our union. In this demonstration programme Com. Banani Chattopadhyay, President, BSNLEU,WB and Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary addressed the mass gathering. Both the leaders strongly condemned the gang rape and brutal murder of the dalit girl. Com. Animesh Mitra appealed to the members to fight against such activities in our society unitedly. 

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The working class of the country is going for one day Strike on 26th November, 2020: The ten Central Trade Unions and independent Associations and Federations jointly have decided in the convention held online on 2nd October, 2020 to go on one day strike on 26th November, 2020. On this day the entire workers & farmers, ,the working class of our  country as a whole, will observe strike against the unilateral anti-people, anti-worker decisions taken in the floor of the parliament forcefully and illegally too.  The strike is against  not allowing BSNL for 4G service and no road map for revival of BSNL as committed by the Govt. and at same time cancellation of 4G tender of BSNL. The strike is also against the demolition the democratic establishments in our country and keeping aside all the secular values and communal harmony  which we have nourished since our independence. BSNL Employees Union, WB Circle has called upon the employees and workers working in the establishment of BSNL to observe strike on 26th November, 2020 to express their anger & agony. BSNLEU, WB Circle calls upon all our organisers to organise extensive campaign for the strike - organise gate meetings, GB meetings, District & Branch committee meetings etc. Make the strike on 26th November, 2020 a historic one.           

Yet another step of the Modi Govt. to cripple down BSNL: The Govt has recently formed a company named BSNL Tower Corporation. Ignoring the opinion of the stake holder of BSNL the Modi Govt. has decided to form the new company unilaterally. After implementing VRS and cancelling the tender for 4G equipments now they have taken away some major portion of the job which was executed by BSNL. The modalities and jurisdiction of the newly formed company are as follows - (i) The new company which is called a subsidiary of BSNL, has been formed with a share capital of Rupees ten thousand corer. (ii) The new jobs which were being executed by BSNL in the EB, CM, BW etc. verticals will be handed to over to the new company. (iii) It is with view to reduce the licence fee, expenditure incurred towards these jobs including the expenditure towards employees will  now be under the head of the new company. (iv) As per the responsibility of the TRAI  controlled company, BSNL will henceforth be confined to the job related to Tele. Communications only. (v) Those jobs which are not connection oriented e.g. All Towers, Electrical, Civil and Factory etc. will be executed by the new company.  One can imagine after going through the letter of CMD written to CGMs in this regard. More study is required for the rest.

Meeting of recognised Unions and Associations of WB Circle held with CGMT:  As demanded by the recognised Unions and Associations a meeting with CGMT, West Bengal Circle, Sri Ramakant Sharma, was  held on 25th September, 2020. Meeting was held to discuss mainly about the Business Area. Leadership from each organisation took part in the discussion. Com. Animesh Mitra, Convener demanded in this meeting that 1) The management has to take decisions after consulting the leadership at the BA level. 2) Head of the BA must visit all the SSAs in a particular time schedule. 3) A particular officer should be entrusted to resolve the HR issues in every Operational Area.

In the meeting CGMT, Sri Sharma agreed upon with some of the issues and assured to take necessary action in that regard. In this meeting beside CGMT, PGM(HR) Sri Tamal Maitra, DGM(HR) Smt Sutapa Pal and DGM (Finance) Smt Sovona Roychowdhury were present. Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay and Com. Sujoy Sarkar were present on behalf of BSNL Employees Union.          

UPDATED ON 1-10-2020 AT 2200 HRS

 

 

                                                                           

The working class of the country is getting ready to fight back against the anti-people policy of the Modi Govt.: Today is the 21st anniversary of the Central Public Sector Unit - BSNL. It was decided to observe this day as Black Day throughout the country by AUAB, the joint platform  of Unions and Associations of BSNL. In fact the regular, non-regular workers  and pensioners attached with BSNL were compelled to observe Black Day on the day of anniversary. It is in protest of the conspiracy of the Modi Govt. that not to allow BSNL for 4G service - the employees and workers from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, from Assam to Gujrat expressed their anger through observance of Black Day. This programme was held in every Districts and in some Branches of  West Bengal Circle. In Kolkata at CGMT office the agitation programmes was held  from the morning. This programme was held throughout the day in which Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Convener AUAB, Com. Tapan Biswas, Circle President AUAB, Com. P.K. Roy, Circle President SNEA, Com. Amit Mukherjee, Circle Secretary, AIBSNLEA and Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU deliberated their speech. Com. Animesh Mitra, Convenor AUAB strongly criticised the Modi Govt. for having the favour towards the corporate  and step motherly attitude towards the Public Sectors like BSNL. He also said that both the state and central Govt. have made the Covid-19 situation as their weapon with a view to deepen the working class in an acute miseries and suppressing the voice of the opposition, there by  implementing one after another anti worker decisions and we have to stood against this. Our unity is our strength in this battle and we have to strengthen it further. Later after the day long programme a rally with slogan shouting went round the CGMT office and ended in the South Gate of CTO, Kolkata. Com. Animesh Mitra addressed the mass gathering at the south gate of CGMT office. He said that a National Convention has been organised by the leaderships of all the Trade Unions to defeat the anti-people policy the Modi Govt. and with a view to extend this joint movement further. From this convention we would get the next course of action. Our task is to make this movement a successful one and at the same time to save our existence as well as to save our company BSNL.       

UPDATED ON 30-09-2020 AT  1845 HRS.

 

                                         

Take all out effort to make the observance of Black Day on 1st October, 2020 a grand success: Comrades take all out effort to organise Hunger Strike and observe  Black Day on 1st October, 2020 at the call of AUAB. Contact other unions to ensure their presence. Unity is our strength. Now it is time to fight unitedly against the anti-people decisions of the Modi Govt. not to allow BSNL to have the 4G service. It has been denied by the Govt. on the some baseless plea. There should not be any slackness in our activities. Hence we are to take all out effort to make the Hunger Strike a grand success.  

UPDATED ON 26-09-2020 AT  0915 HRS.

Some important decisions were taken in the meeting of AUAB, WB Circle: An important meeting of AUAB, West Bengal Circle was held on 22nd September, 2020 in the Union Office of BSNLEU, CTO, Kolkata. Com. Tapan Biswas, Circle Secretary, NFTE, WB, Circle presided over the meeting. Com. Amit Mukherjee, Circle Secretary, AIBSNLEA, Com. Biswajit Sarkar, President, AIBSNLEA, Com. Nilesh Kumar from AIGETOA, Com. Partha Ghosh from AIGETOA, Com. P.K. Roy, President, SNEA, Com. Somenath Ghosh from SNEA, Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Com. Sujoy Sarkar, Anindya Kr Srakar and Com. Bidyut Goswami on behalf of BSNLEU were present in the meeting. Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay initiated the proceedings. He raised the issues before the members present in the meeting in regard to the Development of Circle, Maintenance, Marketing including the latest order issued by the corporate office regarding Business Area considering the  Covid-19 situation and the post VRS scenario and the organisational programme of  on 1st October, 2020 to observe 'Black Day' in BSNL. Later the representatives of each Union and Associations expressed there constructive opinion on the issues raised by Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay. Thereafter, it was decided unanimously that a letter will be issued to CGMT immediately on behalf of AUAB mentioning the issue of Business Area along with other issues. Beside that on the issue of observance of Black Day, all the Unions and Associations agreed upon to observe the same. Convener Com. Animesh Mitra issued a letter to CGMT, Sri Ramakant Sharma demanding to convene a meeting, as decided in the meeting of AUAB.

UPDATED ON 23-09-2020 AT  2345 HRS.

                                                         

Today the working class of our country strongly protested against the anti worker & anti people decisions of the Modi Govt: Today at the call of Central Trade Unions the working calss of our country observed nation wide protest day against the anti worker and anti people decisions of the Modi Govt. In the state of West Bengal the protest demonstration was held in every District HQs and other places. BSNL employees, workers and pensioners were assembled in good numbers in the demonstration programme. In Kolkata at Nizam Palace a  demonstration programme was held centrally. Com. Animesh Mitra, President, BSNLEU (CHQ) addressed the gathering along with other Central TU leaders. Com. Animesh Mitra apprised the audience how the Modi Govt. is trying to sell out BSNL to the private operators. He also informed that the Govt. is trying to cripple BSNL, the state owned company, by cancelling the tender of 4G. A delegation of 5 members submitted a memorandum to the Chief Labour Commissioner. The BSNL workers and pensioners attended the programme at Berhampore, Bankura, Durgapur, Katwa and Purulia. <Pictures>            

UPDATED ON 22-09-2020 AT  1145 HRS.

                                                                                                                                         

Observe protest day tomorrow - March to Nizam Palace: At the call of Central Trade Unions - March to Nizam Place programme will be held in protest of  the privatisation of Bank, LIC, Coal and  Telecom etc., Cancellation of the 4G Tender, Price Rise, Revision of Labour Law etc. The nation wide call of the Trade Unions has been supported by BSNLEU. In Kolkata on 23rd September, 2020 at 1PM a central gathering will be held at Nizam Palace where BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA, West Bengal circle will be present. All are requested to make the programme a grand success.

When the BSNL management of Jalpaiguri will wake up from deep sleep ?: The employees of Alipurduar and Birpara are sitting in Dharna  in protest of the inactiveness on the part of BSNL management. The computers particularly in CSC of Alipurduar are out of order for last 10 days and non-availability of stationeries. The computers are out of order in CSC, which is the main revenue earning section has been kept suspended for last 10 days. The issue was informed to AGM, Jalpaiguri but of no use. The administration is sitting idle. Hence the employees have no other alternative but to sit for Dharna programme with a hope that the administration will wake up from deep sleep and do the needful to restore normal working atmosphere.            

UPDATED ON 19-09-2020 AT  2130 HRS.

The martyrs of the 19th September, 1968 were remembered today by the BSNL employees of West Bengal Circle : BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle paid respectful homage today to the martyrs of the one day strike of the Central Govt. employees which was held on 19th September, 1968 in demand of  Need based minimum wage, D.A according to increase in cost of living , Merger of DA etc. In all the Offices and Tele. exchanges floral tribute was paid to the martyrs column. The leaders explained the history of the struggle of the Central Govt. employees and the attack on the striking employees by the then Central Govt. In CTO Union office Com. Animesh Mitra, President, BSNLEU (CHQ) and Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB Circle explained in details about the historic one day strike on 19th September, 1968 and the heroic role of the striking employees. He appealed before the members that we have learn from the history to organise our struggle against the attack of the Govt. on the working class of  our country. Before that Com. Goutam Bosudhar, one of the circle office bearers, BSNLEU, WB Circle initiated the proceedings and  spoke in detail about the background of the historic strike of the Central Govt. employees. The programme was also held in Durgapur, Circle Office, Alipore Telecom Factory, Santipur Tele. Exchange under Krishnagar District Union, Kharagpur, Malda, Purulia and Siliguri. <Picture>      

UPDATED ON 15-09-2020 AT  2030 HRS.

 

 

                                            

Workers of Alipore Telecom Factory Unite to Resist the Sale of the factory :  We will not allow under any circumstances the sale of one and half century old Alipore Telecom Factory- on this demand a demonstration programme was held yesterday, 14th September, 2020 at Alipore in the Covid-19 situation. Com. Sekhar Bhattacharjee presided over the meeting. Protesting the unilateral decision of the management Com. Animesh Mitra, President, BSNLEU (CHQ) was the main speaker. He appealed before the workers to resist  the attack  of the management in field of  struggle. Beside Com. Animesh Mitra, Com. Sisir Roy, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, CTD, Com. Adhir Sen, Circle Secretary, AIBDPA, Stores Circle and Com. Omprakash Singh, Secretary, BSNL Coordination Committee, West Bengal deliberated their speech. The presence of the workers to protect their office/ factory in the pandemic situation due to Covid -19 was significant. It was decided in the meeting that in the coming days a mass convention would be organised in the presence of the leaderships of the Central Trade Unions against the decision to sale out the Telecom Factory.

 

                          

Struggles are going on in the Districts of West Bengal Telecom Circle:  On 14th September, 2020 an organisational meeting was organised by Memari Branch, under Burdwan District. In this meeting the main speaker was Com Ranjan Bhattacharjee, Branch Secretary, BSNLEU, Memari Branch. Com Bhattacharjee apprised the members about the present situation and reminded the task ahead of us.

Today the 15th September, 2020 a demonstration programme was organised by BSNLEU, Alipurduar Branch, under Jalpaiguri Distrct. The employees got agitated mainly on  the stalemate condition of CSC, faulty computers & printers, non-availability of paper and other stationeries etc. The demonstration programme was organised under the leadership of Com. Sanjib Basu, Branch Secretary, BSNLEU, Alipurduar.  Come Basu said after incapability to resolve the issues by the local authority, the issues were informed to AGM, Jalpaiguri to get it resolved. But after lapse of two months the  issues remained same, hence Alipurduar Branch decided to go on agitation programme.       

UPDATED ON 09-09-2020 AT  2030 HRS.

 

                                                                                             

BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle Committee commemorate our departed leader Com. Shyamal Chakraborty and Com. Shibsankar Roy : Today at the call BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle a condolence meeting was held at union room of BSNLEU in CTO, Kolkata in memory of Com. Shyaml Chakraborty, Ex-President CITU, West Bengal who passed away on 6th August, 2020 and Com. Shibsankar Roy, Ex-convener of 12th July Committee who passed away on 13th August, 2020. The floral tribute was paid to the pictures of Com. Shyaml Chakraborty and Com. Shib Sankar Roy by Com. Pijush Chakraborty, Circle Secretary, AIBDPA, WB, Com. Banani Chattopadhyay, President, BSNLEU, WB, Com. Omprakash Singh, Secretary BSNL Coordination Committee, Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB, Com. Com. Tarak Kundu, Asst. Circle Secretary, BSNLCMU, WB  Adhir Sen, Veteran Leader of Store Circle along with other leaders. Before the start of the meeting one minute silence was observed in respect of our two leders. Com. Pijush Chakraborty, Com. Omprakash Singh, Com. Tarak Kundu, Com. Adhir Sen and Com. Animesh Mitra discussed the life, work and the ideology which the two leaders believed. The condolence meeting was held in a full house. The initial introduction was initiated by Com Goutam Basudhar. The entire meeting was presided over jointly by Com. Banani Chattopadhyay and Com. Pijush Chakraborty. The condolence meeting was concluded with International song. 

Today the condolence meetings in memory of Com. Shyamal Chakraborty and Com. Shib Sankar Roy were also held at Suri, Bolpur, Rampurhat, Purulia and Malda. 

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UPDATED ON 06-09-2020 AT  2230 HRS.

                                                                                                 

                                                

The 2nd Circle Working Committee Meeting of BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle  held successfully: The 2nd Circle Working Committee Meeting of BSNLEU, WB Circle held on 5th September, 2020 at CTO Union office, Kolkata. The meeting was arranged with the help of Virtual networking as well as physical presence of CWC members. Altogether 37 CWC members attended the meeting out of which 20 were present physically and rest joined virtually. With the hoisting of Red flag by Circle President Co. Banani Chattopadhyay and garlanding of the martyrs column and photo of Com. K.G. Bose by Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary along with other leaders. The meeting observed silence in memory of the martyrs. Thereafter, Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary and Com. Bidyut Goswami, Circle Treasurer tabled the draft report and accounts before the house. Altogether 31 CWC members discussed elaborately on the present scenario of BSNL, attack of Central Govt. on BSNL, non-availability of 4G spectrum, review of the All India Strike on 8th January, 2020, review of the agitation programmes at the call of CHQ and Circle union, review of the joint programme at the call of AUAB, Contract Workers Relief Fund, recently issued Business Area order by Corporate Office, organisational activities at the Circle/ District/ Branch level, post VRS situation, problems of development/Maintenance of BSNL service in west Bengal circle, burning unsettled problems of the employees, reorganisation of present organisational structure, attack on Contract and Casual workers by the BSNL management, joint movement to resist the  attack on BSNL and it's employees etc. In fine Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary summed up the discussions and announced the decisions of the CWC meeting. Com. Tapas Ghosh, Circle Secretary, BSNLCMU, WB Circle and Com. Jhumur Bandyopadhyay, Joint Convener Working Women Sub Committee greeted the CWC meeting also.

District Unions of BSNLEU under West Bengal Circle held their DWC meeting before the CWC meeting : As desired by the Circle Union the district unions of BSBLEU under West Bengal circle held their DWC meeting physically, ignoring the fear and anxiety of the pandemic situation due to Covid-19, before the CWC meeting which held on 5th September, 2020 in Kolkata. Only Kharagpur district union held virtual DWC meeting. The The main focal point of the meeting was the post VRS and the pandemic situation in BSNL, WB Circle and in the respective District/SSA/BA. So far the information received by the Circle Union that Asansol, Burdwan, Durgapur, Suri, Krishnagar, Purulia, Raiganj, Kharagpur and Malda district unions held such meeting. Circle union congratulates all the district unions for holding the DWC meeting before the CWC meeting. <Pictures>  

UPDATED ON 01-09-2020 AT  1700 HRS.

Corporate Office is going to consolidate all the office work from the Business Area : Comrades, the order which was issued from the Corporate office on 27.08.2020 through which the office work has been consolidated and would be operated from the Business Area (BA). Doubts and fear of transfers have been developed amongst the employees. The order which was scheduled to be implemented on 1st September, 2020 has been with held and it is going to be implemented on 1st October, 2020. Today in the morning CGMT, WB is in consultation with the DGM/TDM. Now it is our duty to get informed from GM/DGM/TDM how the management is going to implement the corporate office order. In the next CWC meeting, which is scheduled to be held on 5th September, 2020, we would discuss the issue in the meeting and thereafter we will try to clear doubts and fear in this regard after discussion with CGMT. Please try to know within 3 days from the GM/DGM/TDM what has been decided in the meeting with CGMT, WB Circle.  

UPDATED ON 26-08-2020 AT  2340 HRS.

The two day relay Hunger Strike ended with a great determination for preparation of next phase of struggle: The two day 25th &26th August, 2020 relay hunger strike at the call of BSNLCCWF ended successfully throughout  West Bengal Circle. The Casual/Contract workers took oath for the next phase of struggle. They may go for strike if the management ignores their demands as usual. BSNLEU, WB contractures all the casual/contract workers for their successful hunger strike.  <Photographs 26 08 2020>

UPDATED ON 25-08-2020 AT  2355 HRS.

First day of the 2days Huger Strike of the Casual/Contract workers was spontaneous thought the West Bengal circle: The 2days relay Hunger Strike of the casual/contract workers at the call of BSNLCCWF was spontaneous in almost all the districts. The workers made 1st day hunger strike a grand success amidst of the Covid-19 pandemic situation maintaining all health criteria including physical distancing. BSNLEU members and leaders extended their  extreme cooperation to make the Hunger strike a grand success. The programme of Hunger strike was held at Districts of Asansol, Burdwan, Bankura, Berhampore, CGMT Office, Durgapur, Jalpaiguri, Krishnagar, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Malda, Siliguri, Purulia, Suri and Raiganj. Tomorrow the 26th August the programme will get the momentum to reach the peak. The contract workers have given a strong message to the BSNL management that they will go to any extent to get their just demands of pending wages for 14 months, against the drastic retrenchment and against the reduction of working days.   

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UPDATED ON 24-08-2020 AT  0935 HRS.

Circle Working Committee meeting of BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle is going to be held on 5th September, 2020: The Circle Working Committee meeting of BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle is going to be held on 5th September, 2020 at Kolkata in the Union Office of BSNLEU, CTO building. The meeting is going to be held in a very unusual situation due to Covid-19 pandemic. The meeting will start at 1030 AM. Those who are unable to attend the meeting in person, particularly due to non-availability of transport, are requested to join the meeting online. District Secretaries and Circle Office bearers are requested to attend the meeting positively either in person or online since the meeting is of great importance particularly in the post VRS scenario and pandemic situation. <View Notice>

UPDATED ON 22-08-2020 AT  0930 HRS.

                                                                                   

 

Joint meeting of BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA held to discuss  some certain issues: A joint meeting of BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA was held on 19th August, 2020 in the union office of BSNLEU at CTO building. The main points of discussions were to celebrate the ongoing birth centenary of Com. K.G. Bose and organising of condolence meeting of Com. Shyamal Chakraborty and Com. Shib Shankar Roy and some issues of KG Bose Smriti Bhavan. After discussions it was decided that a programme would be held on 7th December, 2020 on the day of death of Com. K.G. Bose as a part of celebration of birth centenary of Com. K.G. Bose, taking all health safety measures. It was decided that the condolence meeting of our two eminent leaders would be held on 2nd week of September, 2020 preferably in the union office of BSNLEU in CTO building. The discussion in regard to KG Smriti Bhavan was inconclusive. In this meeting Com. Dilip Das, Com. Pijush Chakraborty, Com. Asis Das, Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Com. Nazes Nouroz, Com. Tarak Kundu, Com. Debashis Khan, Com. Ajit Kr. Nandan, Com. Anjana Banerjee kept their views. The meeting was presided over by Com. Animesh Mitra.

UPDATED ON 21-08-2020 AT 2355 HRS.

 

                                                                                       

Take all out effort to make the Relay Hunger Strike at the call of BSNLCCWF a grand success: The casual and contract workers are going on Relay Hunger Strike on 25th & 26th August, 2020 in demand of payment of pending wages, no retrenchment and no reduction in working hours. BSNLEU has whole heartedly supported the call of BSNLCCWF of relay hunger strike. Hence our district and branch secretaries are requested to organise our members to participate in the programme maintaining all necessary restriction due to Covid-19 pandemic and extend all sort of help needed by the casual/ contract workers to make the programme a grand success .       

At last the Corporate Office allotted fund for the salary to the employees for the month of July : At last the fund for the salary for the month of July of the employees has been allotted by the Corporate Office. It has now become a practise to make payment of the salary at a deferred date. Is it only due to the shortage of fund or otherwise? There should not be any shortage of fund since the expenditure under staff salary has been reduced to 50% from February, 2020 after implementation of VRS. But still the management used to convince the employees that the salary is being deferred due to shortage of fund. It is nothing but to keep the entire employees under pressure or some agenda of the management behind the curtain.   

UPDATED ON 18-08-2020 AT 0845 HRS.

Regular and Non-regular employees of ETR decided to go on struggle: A meeting of the regular and non-regular employees of ETR was held on 17th August, 2020 at 2PM  in the Circle Union Office at 249D B.B. Ganguly Street, Kolkata and discussed the problems faced by the employees. In this meeting the main speaker was Circle Secretary Com. Animesh Mitra and he narrated about the road map of movement of the employees. In this meeting the District Secretaries of both the unions Com. Ashis Das of BSNLEU and Com. Sanjeeb Paria of BSNLCMU along with other comrades deliberated their speech. The problems of the regular and non-regular employees along with the problems of the pensioners were discussed in the meeting. Discontentment expressed by the members present in the meeting over the role of the management to keep the problems of the employees and pensioners unsettled for a long period of time. It was decided in the meeting that agitation programme will be held in front of the chamber of CGM (ETR) on 26th August, 2020. All were requested to attend the agitation programme. Com. Asis Das presided over the meeting.   

UPDATED ON 13-08-2020 AT 2015 HRS.

Com. Shib Sankar Roy, Ex-Joint Convenor of 12th July Committee passes away today: Com. Shib Sankar Roy, Ex-Joint Convenor of 12th July Committee and eminent leader of P&T movement passes away today in the morning in Fortis Hospital at Kolkata. BSNLEU, WB Circle mourns the sad demise of Com. Shib Sankar Roy. Today BSNLEU, WB Circle paid respectful homage to Com. S.S. Roy in the Union Office at CTO, Kolkata. BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle conveys heartfelt condolence at the demise of Com. Shib Sankar Roy to his  family members. 

Protest demonstration programme stormed in West Bengal Circle: Today at the call of AUAB protest demonstration programme was held against the outburst of BJP MP Sri Anantkumar Hegde calling the BSNL employees traitors. It was a spontaneous programme stormed in the West Bengal Circle. Such programmes were held in Asansol, Berhampore, Bankura, Burdwan, Durgapur, Purulia, Raiganj, Suri, Bolpur, Jalpaiguri, Telecom factory and at CGMT Office, Kolkata. <Pictures>        

UPDATED ON 12-08-2020 AT 2345 HRS.

Agitation was held in North Bengal against unilateral decision to reduce number of working days: Presently the BSNL circle authority has reduced the number of working days to 13 of a month of the contract workers of Electrical wing unilaterally. In protest of this unilateral decision of the management agitation programmes of the contract workers of Electrical wing were held on 7th August,2020  at the call of BSNLEU and BSNLCMU jointly in Malda Raiganj and Siliguri of North Bengal. In this programme Com. Ujjal Ghosh, Organising Secretary, BSNLEU, WB Circle and Com. Amal Jana, Acting District Secretary, BSNLEU, Siliguri District along with the leaderships of both the unions were present. Members of BSNLEU, Siliguri district also participated in the programme. After that the leadership met Executive Engineer (Electrical) of Siliguri and protested against the unilateral decision of the management to reduce the number of working days to 13 of a month and demanded to withdraw the order. The leadership also informed the management that non-cooperation would take place if the number of working days are reduced. Under the pressure of the movement the Executive Engineer (Electrical) immediately contacted over phone to Sri Moly Ghosh, Superintendent Engineer at Kolkata and conveyed in detail the complicated situation evolved due to the reduction of working days and the difficulties in running the service.  In course of discussion Sri Moly Ghosh informed that he would meet CGM, WB Circle to resolve the issue at the earliest. 

108 NEPP cases of the employees of Kharagpur SSA are still pending- management is unconcerned: News received at belated stage that 108 NEPP cases of the employees of Kharagpur SSA are still pending, no steps have been taken on the part of the management to settle it. The District Union of BSNLEU, Kharagapur has drawn the attention of the GM, Kharagpur and demanded for immediate promotion under NEPP. After enquiry the Circle Union came to know that 108 cases of the employees  are pending for want of vigilance clearance. Circle Secretary has already discussed the issue with GM (HR). Circle Union is trying its best to resolve the issue at the earliest.        

BSNL Employees are not the traitors but those who have cheated the nation are the best traitor : BSNL Employees Union West Bengal Circle strongly condemns the statement made by the BJP MP Anant Kumar Hegde in a local TV channel, Suvarna News of Karnataka . He stated that the eighty thousand BSNL employees are averse to work, they should be sent out of BSNL and the company should be privatise and  these fellows are traitors. We  like to state few words in this regard. We all are aware that during the natural disaster like earth quake, devastating flood and super cyclone only BSNL employees have made it possible to restore the communications in those adverse situation. Not only that after seventy eight thousand employees went home with VRS then only the existing employees have kept the BSNL service running since Covid-19 pandemic broke out in our country. But on the other hand on every sphere the nation has noticed that not a single commitment in favour of the common people has been fulfilled by the Govt. which was assured to them during the parliament election. A best example is revival of BSNL and 4G BSNL service. This way or the other, the commitment made by the minister has not been adhere to. Even this MP has prayed for vote to BSNL employees of Karnataka to ensure his win. Then these BSNL employees were not averse to work or traitor . We like to state that BSNL employees, the working class as whole,  are the most patriot since they are fighting tooth and nail to save BSNL, the national property  and we should not be taught  patriotism. Those who are cheating the nation now and then, this way or the other are the best traitors.  

UPDATED ON 9-08-2020 AT 1945 HRS.

Join the campaign in Twitter Account in regard to launching of 4G service and revival of BSNL: As it was decided in the AUAB meeting that campaign programme would be carried out through Twitter Account in regard to launching of 4G service and revival of BSNL on 10th August, 2020 between 1100 hrs to 1300 hrs. All our members, organisers and well wishers are requested to join this Twitter campaign in great numbers. Those who have no Twitter Account they are requested to open a Twitter account for the purpose. It is most important  that 1lakh number of tweet  would draw the attention of the media as well as the Govt. Kindly tweet with the hashtag #BSNL4G Now.   

UPDATED ON 8-08-2020 AT 2330 HRS.

General Secretary, BSNLEU (CHQ) will address live on Facebook tomorrow : Com. P. Abhimanyu, General Secretary, BSNLEU (CHQ) will address the  Facebook live tomorrow the 9th August, 2020 at 7 PM as a part of celebration of birth centenary of Com. K.G. Bose. All our members, organisers and well wishers are requested to follow the Facebook live on 9th at 7PM positively to get ourselves updated about the present scenario in BSNL and our struggle in the light of the teachings of Com. K.G. Bose.

To view the address live please search Perumal Abhimanyu in Facebook.

UPDATED ON 6-08-2020 AT 2330 HRS.

                                                          

                                                                                                                                    

Our beloved leader and eminent Trade Unionist Com. Shyamal Chakraborty passed away : Today at 2PM Com. Shymal Chakraborty our beloved leader and very close to BSNLEU passed away in a hospital at Kolkata. Our circle secretary Com. Animesh Mitra met him about 10 days ago to get some advise on the issue of the struggle of the BSNL employees and workers. Com. Sisir Roy accompanied him. It was decided in the meeting that CITU will discuss about the struggle of the BSNL workers, it was his last word in the meeting. Com. Animesh Mitra rang him after fixing up the date, but got no answer. Later, he came to know that Com. Shyamalda was admitted to hospital. But he didn't return- went on deep sleep for ever. Com. Shyamal Chakraborty was our  philosopher and guide of the movement  of the BSNL employees and workers. He was the pioneer of the joint movement. He organised the workers of West Bengal and as well as the BSNL workers through BPMO. He was Transport Minister in the Left Front Govt. in West Bengal. He was elected as MP in the Rajya Sabha. He played a vital role for the cause of the working class in our country. We have lost our guardian when his need was very essential for us. It is an irreparable loss. But we are to get out of this enormous sorrows. Our struggle will continue till the our goal is achieved. It was the teaching of  Shyamlda from his political ideology. Today at 3PM BSNLEU, WB circle dipped our union's flag and  paid respectful homage to our departed leader in the union office at CTO, Kolkata. BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle conveys heartfelt condolence at the demise of our beloved leader Com. Shyamal Chakraborty to his bereaved daughter and other family members. We are to take oath in this mournful day that our struggle will continue peoples struggle will continue. Com. Shyamal Chakraborty Lal Selam.         

 

Formation of Local Council and Circle Council- present status: Formation of Local Council and Circle Council have not yet been formed. Only Kolkata SSA has got the names of the Local Council members  approved by CHQ. Berhampore has sent the nominations to Circle Union for onward transmission to CHQ for the approval. Circle Union will send the same to CHQ in no time. Regarding the formation of Circle Council one nomination from Kolkata SSA is still wanting and as such nominations could not be sent to CHQ for the approval. District Secretaries of ETR and ETP are requested to submit the names of the Council members from their respective districts to the Circle Union to get the approval from CHQ at the earliest. District Secretaries other than Kolkata and Berhampore are requested to submit the names of their Local Council members from their district to the Circle Union without further delay. District Secretary of Kolkata SSA is requested to send a name for the Circle Council at the earliest.

UPDATED ON 3-08-2020 AT 1125 HRS.

 

                                                                               

                                                              

Purulia Comrades submitted memorandum to Sri Jyotirmoy Singha Mahato, MP : As per decision of AUAB that memorandum would be submitted to MPs in regard to the blockade made by the Govt. for allotting 4G spectrum to BSNL and revival package of BSNL. Accordingly Purulia comrades Com. Prakash Das, District Secretary and Com. A.D. Mukherjee, Branch Secretary met Sri Joytirmoy Singha Mahato, MP on 1st August, 2020 and handed over the memorandum on behalf of AUAB, West Bengal Circle.

UPDATED ON 1-08-2020 AT 0925 HRS.

Initiative to be taken on the part of the District Secretaries for payment of  Wages to the contract worker: Dear comrades, you are well aware of the fact that  both circle unions BSNLEU and BSNLCMU are continuously perusing the issue of payment of wages of the contract workers with the management. In this connection leadership of both the unions submitted a memorandum to CGM, WB circle on 24th August, 2020. Again circle secretaries of both the unions Com. Animesh Mitra and Com. Tapas Ghosh met GM (Finance) and demanded for payment of wages for the contract workers. GM (Finance) informed the leaders that the fund was received from corporate office for payment of wages to contract and security guards. But it is not sufficient enough to pay the wages for one month. He assured the leaders that  all necessary efforts were being taken by the management to get the fund for payment of one moth's wage. It is learnt after persuasion by the circle unions necessary funds has been received by the circle management. It is, therefore, requested to all the district secretaries to take necessary initiative so that the payment of one month's wages could be made to the contract workers by this week.      

UPDATED ON 29-07-2020 AT 2200 HRS.

Yet another issue of "Dursanchar Karmee" is being published, efforts are being taken to send it to the districts: Comrades due to the Corona Virus affected situation circle union could not publish 'Dursanchar Karmee' for 4 months. On 7th July, 2020 we have published 'Dursanchar Karmee' in a new form. But the problems are that we are unable to send the journals by trains/buses or by hand through any comrade since lockdown. If any comrade from district who comes to Kolkata may contact circle union then we would be able to send the journals through him. We could send the some journals to district and branch secretaries by speed post/ordinary post. The August issue of 'Dursanchar Karmee' will be published as Com. K.G. Bose centenary issue. All are requested to take organisational efforts to send this issue by WhatsApp to each member, if possible. It is to be kept in our mind that we are to keep our organisational activities functional of  course after taking all sorts of protection and maintaining all the restrictions. With this view 'Dursanchar Karmee' is again being published and efforts are being taken to send it to the district unions.

Meeting with GM (Finance) and DGM (HR) for settlement of staff problems : Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB met GM (Finance) & DGM (HR) and discussed some burning staff problems. The following points were highlighted  for taking immediate actions are (i) It was reported that sanctions towards payment of pension are getting delayed. Reports have come from Asansol, Durgapur, Darjeeling and Suri that pension papers are not being forwarded to DoT cell in due time. Some leave encashment cases are being held up for the want of Service Book. (ii) Staffs are being harassed to get the information about the status of their Rule 38 transfer cases. Circle Union has already submitted a list of officials who had applied for transfer under Rule 38 but they are still in dark about the fate of their transfer cases. It was pointed out to the management that some cases from Berhampore, Khragpur, Gangtok, Bankura and Purulia are still pending with the Circle Office though the respective SSA heads have recommended the cases favourably.  

UPDATED ON 27-07-2020 AT 1445 HRS.

Delay in payment of salary to regular employees, BSNLEU, WB Circle expressed strong resentment to CGM, WB Circle: It has become a practice not to pay the salary of the employees on the last day of the month. It is only been paid on the 3rd or 4th week of the preceding month. It was assured by the BSNL management that after implementation of VRS there will be no problem in payment of salary on time. But after 80 thousand odd employees bid farewell to BSNL and accordingly expenditure towards staff payment has been reduced to the tune of 50%. Even revenue collection of West Bengal Circle has been increased by 12% in compare to the 1st quarter of 2019 financial year. In spite of reduction of expenditure and increase in revenue earnings the management has failed to pay the salary of the employees on time. On 24th July, 2020 a delegation led by Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary along with Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt. Circle Secretary and Com. Sujoy Sarkar, Asstt. Circle Secretary met CGMT, WB and demanded to contact corporate office for allotment of fund for payment salry for the month of June, 2020. Accordingly CGM was compelled to get the fund released by the corporate office and payment of salary could be made on the day. It is only the BSNLEU who cares for our employees and workers even after a good number of employees have gone home on retirement. <View Letter>

UPDATED ON 26-07-2020 AT 1200 HRS.

Meeting held with CGMT on the issues of Casual & Contract workers : A delegation under the leadership of Com. Animesh Mitra met CGMT on 24th July, 2020 and discussed the following issues -

1. Regarding the fund for the wages of the contract workers - Com. Animesh Mitra asked CGMT to arrange immediately the wage of the contract workers. In reply CGMT said that he would again discuss with corporate office for the fund.

2. Regarding the Gratuity of the Casual workers - Com. Animesh Mitra handed over a letter and an order regarding payment of gratuity and said that in spite of the order issued by the corporate office 2 years back but gratuity was not paid to about 300 casual workers. He also said that after the issuance of the order 2 years have been past but still the SSA heads of Malda, Bankura along with other SSA heads are not getting any way out as to how the gratuity would be paid. Thereafter, CGMT read out the complaint letter of ours and the order for gratuity and assured to resolve the issue.

3. Regarding the reduction of the Basic Pay of the Casual workers - Circle Secretary, Com. Animesh Mitra wanted to know form CGMT that any decision has been taken  regarding the basic pay of the casual workers. CGMT said that after verification at his level the case would be sent to Delhi. Com. Mitra demanded early settlement of the issue.

4. Regarding Contract workers (Electrical) - Com. Animesh Mitra informed CGMT that on the basis of the discussion with him, meetings were held with the contract workers of two circles and the Chief Engineer (Electrical) along with the Executive Engineers (Electrical) of the those circles. He demanded to resolve the issue early after discussion with the Chief Engineer. 

Apart from Com. Animesh Mitra, Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Com. Sujoy Sarkar, Com. Tapas Ghosh and Com. Uttam Das were present in the meeting. <View Letter>

UPDATED ON 20-07-2020 AT 0840 HRS.

Salary of the regular employees and the wage of the non-regular workers would be made in phase manner : On 16th July, 2020 Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB and Com. Tapas Ghosh, Circle Secretary, BSNLCMU, WB Circle  met CGMT, WB Circle to enquire about the payment of the salary for the month of June, 2020 of the regular employees and wages of the contract/casual workers. The leadership expressed their strong resentment on the delay in  payment of salary even after 50% reduction in expenditure due to implementation VRS. After discussion with the Corporate Office CGMT informed that the fund is being allotted in priority and in phase manner. He informed that in the first the fund would be allotted for payment 3rd instalment of ex-gratia was paid to the VRS optees. This week fund will be allotted for payment of salary to the regular employees and in the next week for Repair & Maintenance and the wages of the contract workers.    

UPDATED ON 16-07-2020 AT 2040 HRS.

The programme of Black Flag programme held effectively in West Bengal Circle : Today at the call of AUAB Black Fag demonstration was held effectively in West Bengal Circle. The programme was held against the decision of the Govt. to cancel the tender for 4G service as committed by the minister and in demand of rolling of the tender for 4G service for BSNL. So far the intimation received by the circle union the programme was held in Asansol, Alpurduar, Bankura, Berhampore, Durgapur, Kharagpur, Purulia, Malda, Raiganj, Siliguri, Katwa, Memari and CGMT Office at Kolkata. This programme was held when most of the districts in West Bengal  are in containment zone or under lockdown. The participants of the programme worn black badges, and masks and kept physical distance among themselves. Circle Union extends warm greetings to all the comrades for their participation in the programme under adverse situation due to Covid-19. <Pictures>  

UPDATED ON 11-07-2020 AT 2315 HRS.

BSNL service to be normalised with full protection of the staff under Covid -19 pandemic :The employees and the workers of CGMT Office were attending their duties after the lockdown as per the roster of the administration. They were working in CTO and TCO building with some panic of Corona virus. BSNLEU demanded to sanitise the office and accordingly the office (some sections) was sanitised by our workers who have no experience in this regard. It is reported that two employees of CGMT Office got affected with Corona virus this week. The employees quite obviously got extremely panicked and stopped to attend the office. Under this circumstance, Circle Secretary Com. Animesh Mitra along with Asstt. Circle Secretary Com. Anindya Kr Sarkar met CGMT on 8th July and demanded to get sanitise the entire CGMT Office, CTO & TCO building, with professional agencies e.g Kolkata Municipal Corporation  to take the staff into confidence in regard to their health. Accordingly on that day letter was issued to KMC for sanitisation. On 10th of this month the sanitisation of CGMT Office, inside and out side of the office, was done by KMC. Under this circumstances it is true that  BSNL service needs to be started, of course, ensuring all necessary protection of the staff from Covid-19.     

UPDATED ON 7-07-2020 AT 2330 HRS.

Birth centenary of Com. KG Bose was observed with honour and respect throughout West Bengal Circle: Today the birth centenary of Com. KG Bose our beloved leader and teacher was observed with respect and honour throughout the West Bengal Circle. In Kolkata at KG Bose Smriti Bhavan was celebrated in the morning through hoisting of Red Flag and garlanding the statue of Com. KG Bose. The Red Flag of our union was hoisted by veteran leader, Com. Dilip Das. The statue was garlanded as a mark of respect by Com. Dilip Das, Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB, Com. Ramen Dutta Chaowdhury, Treasurer, KG Bose Bhavan Trust, Com. Asis Das, Asstt. Circle Secretary, AIBDPA, Com. Banani Chattopadhyay, President, BSNLEU, WB, Com. Raju, on behalf of BSNLCMU, Com. Ajit Nandan, District Secretary, AIBDPA, Kolkata, Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay and other leaders and workers present in the programme. Thereafter a short meeting was held in KG Bhavan where the life and works of our teacher Com. KG Bose were discussed by the leadership and the only son of Com. KG Bose, Com. Dipankar Bose. Com. Dilip Das narrated about the lessons he got for Com. KG Bose which made him an accomplished leader thereafter. Com. Tarak Kundu, Asstt. Cicle secretary paid his respect towards Com. KG Bose through his speech. Com. Dipankar Bose said about how his father Com. Bose bonded his comrades as one family. Com. Animesh Mitra Said the joint movement which Com. KG da taught us is now more relevant in the present political scenario. He informed the house that the birth centenary would be celebrated throughout the year jointly by BSNLEU, AIBDPA, BSNLCMU and KG Bose Bhavan Trust with various programmes which will end on 7th July, 2021. He sought the cooperation from all to make the celebration a grand success. The programme was presided over by Com. Banani Chattopadhyay. So far the circle union received the information the programme was held in the following places Asansol, Berhampore, Bankura, Barasat, Balurghat, Bolpur, Bashirhat, Burdwan, Durgapur, ETR -Teritti Bazar& Telephone Bhavan, Habra, Jalpaiguri, Katwa, Kharagpur, Krishnagar, Memari, Raiganj,  Purulia, CGMT Office, Suri and union office of BSNLEU at BB Ganguly St. <Picture>           

 

UPDATED ON 5-07-2020 AT 1820 HRS.

 

                                                                                                                                         

Birth Centenary of Com. K.G. Bose : The 7th July of this year is the 100 birthday of our beloved great leader and teacher Com. Krishna Gopal Bose, well known as K.G. Bose or our KG da. BSNLEU, WB circle has decided to observe the birth centenary of Com. KG Bose throughout the year through various programmes. He was born in a middle class family and had to pass through hard struggle throughout his life. He was the pioneer to form National Federation of Post & Telegraphs Employees in 1954. He took the initiative to form joint platform of struggle, Central Govt. Coordination Committee, the 12th July Committee. He was the first leader who thought us,  the central Govt. employees, the necessity of joint movement. He taught us any negotiation should be backed by agitation. He set numerous practical examples of his teachings. Com. KG Bose became an idol of the  workers, particularly the central Govt. employees,  for his great determination towards his ideology, his love and affection towards the workers and to protest against any anti people anti worker decision of the ruling class. Today it is more relevant to study and practice the life and works of Com. KG Bose in the light of today's political scenario. It is when the ruling class has attacked the ideology of the working class, it is needed to take lesson from KG da's life. It is a humble effort on the part of BSNLEU, WB Circle to observe the birth centenary throughout the year to enlighten our workers, our Trade Union activists to cope up the present political scenario for a better tomorrow. Com. KG Bose Lal Selam.        

UPDATED ON 3-07-2020 AT 2130 HRS.

 

                                                                                                                      

Demonstration programme was held with enthusiasm in offices and exchanges of BSNL in West Bengal Circle: Today at the call of all Central Trade Union demonstration/gate meetings and rallies were held in offices and exchanges of BSNL in West Bengal Circle. The Central Trade Unions gave call to observe protest day on 3rd July, 2020 in protest of the anti-workers policies adopted by the Modi Govt. Such programmes were held at Asansol, Berhampore, Bankura, Durgapur, Kolkata, Krishnagar, Malda and Purulia. In Kolkata the demonstration programme was held in CGMT office in front of CGM'S chamber and thereafter in front of the South Gate of CTO building. In this programme Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB, Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB Com. Ajit Kr Nandan, Asstt. Circle Secretary, AIBDPA, WB and Com. Sanjev Paria, leader BSNLCMU accused the Modi Govt. for retrenching the contract workers of BSNL, reducing the wages of both Casual and Contract workers, roll back of the tender for 4G service as committed by the minister, exceptionally price hike of essential commodities, regular price hike of petrol/diesel, privatisation of Coal, Railways, Defence and other PSUs also. In a word the BJP led Govt. has taken a decision to privatise all the national properties to the private who are dearer to them. This Govt. has taken the opportunity of the Covid-19 pandemic to privatise and to carry forward the reforms in a great speed. The BSNL workers made it clear that they are not going to give a single opportunity to the BJP led Govt. to implement  their agenda without any resistance. BSNLEU, WB Circle conveys Red salute to all the comrades to make the protest day a grand success.  <Pictures>

UPDATED ON 2-07-2020 AT 2330 HRS.

                                                                                                            

Come and join the protest day on 3rd July to protest against the policies of Modi Govt.: Comrades, all the Trade Unions of our country jointly gave call for total protest day and programme for disobey the Govt. policies on 3rd July, 2020. BSNLEU, AIBDPA and BSNLCMU have jointly gave a call to organise the programme of protest in BSNL offices and exchanges at city and district of West Bengal. The demonstration programme will be held at 1PM in Kolkata. Thereafter to assemble at Rani Rashmoni Road for March to Raj Bhavan programme. Regular, Non-regular and pensioners all come and participate in this programme. Though there will be mask in our face but there will be Red Flags in our hands and Flex/posters of demands will hang from our necks. Tender for 4G of BSNL has been discarded after amalgamation of Banks. After freezing of DA the process has started to privatise the coal blocks of our country. 3days strike has been started in the coal sector. Attack of  retrenchment and reduction of wages of the contract workers started in  BSNL. The price of petrol & diesel is rising daily. For that the price of the essential commodities are getting costly each and every day. We have to rally on the street, be it lockdown or unlock situation. Come and join the programme after maintaining all the health criteria.    

UPDATED ON 29-06-2020 AT 1815 HRS.

                           

Casual & Contract workers of CGMT Office discussed about the next road map of the struggle: Today an important meeting of the casual & contract workers working in CGMT Office held in the union office of BSNLEU, CTO building. The meeting was jointly presided over by Com. Jhumur Badyopadhyay and  Com. Nayan Chowdhury. Com. Sujoy Sarkar, District Secretary, BSNLEU, CGMT Office initiate the proceedings and detailed the problems of the non-regular workers. Later members present in the meeting discussed about the problems faced by them and urged upon the leadership to take appropriate steps to overcome the crisis faced by them. Com. Tapas Ghosh, Circle Secretary, BSNLCMU, WB explained the nature of attack of the management on the non-regular workers particularly on the contract workers before the members present in the meeting. Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB deliberated his speech in the house. In fine Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB placed his thoughts before the  house about the next rod map of struggle. He appealed to all the members to ponder over it so that we can carry forward our next course of struggle unitedly.      

AUAB, West Bengal Circle met to discuss some burning issues: A meeting of All Unions and Associations of BSNL, West Bengal Circle  was held on 22nd June, 2020 at BSNLEU union office, CTO building. Com. Tapas Ghosh, State  Secretary, SNEA presided over the meeting. At the outset Com. Animesh Mitra, Convener, AUAB, WB circle elaborated the present situation particularly on the threshold of Covid-19 pandemic. The issue like 1) unilateral decisions of the management to transfer the officials during Lockdown period 2) Non-payment of wages of the contract workers, 3) Loss of revenue of BSNL circle were raised and discussed by the leaders of AUAB present in the meeting. In fine the house unanimously decided to a) meet CGM, WB to discuss the transfer issue, b) AUAB will meet CGM, WB on he issue of non-payment of wages to the contract workers, c) AUAB will discuss the issue of revenue earning with the CGM, WB. Com. Amit Mukherjee, Circle Secretary, AIBSNLEA, Com. Biswajit Sarkar, President, AIBSNLEA, Com. P.K. Roy, President, SNEA, Com. Somnath Ghosh of SNEA and Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB were present in the meeting. Due to illness Com. Tapan Biswas, Circle Secretary, NFTE could not attend the meeting.

UPDATED ON 26-06-2020 AT 2120 HRS.

Anger and discontentment of the BSNL employees expressed through day long Dharna programme: Today at the call of BSNLEU day long Dharna Programme was held in demand of 15 points charter of demands throughout the West Bengal Circle with enthusiasm maintaining social distancing. BSNLCCWF and AIBDPA extended their solidarity and support towards the Dharna Programme. We are all aware of the fact that the Govt. assured to provide 4G spectrum to BSNL, to give a revival package to BSNL etc. It was also told by the management that after implementation of the VRS, a part of revival package, that the salary of the BSNL employees would  be normalised. But in reality the Govt. is trying to delay allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL this way or the other. Govt has not financed a single paisa for revival of BSNL as committed. Now the existing BSNL employees are experiencing the Govt's double role in regard to the salary. After implementation of VRS on January till today the BSNL management could not pay the salary on the last day of the month. They also kept  pending the wages of the Contract workers for 10 months. In this backdrop BSNLEU has called upon the employees for Dharna programme. The employees of West Bengal Circle expressed their anger and discontentment  through massive Dharna programme for the double role of the Govt. So far the news received by the Circle Union that the programme was held at Asansol, Durgapur, Purulia, Bankura, Kharagpur, Burdwan Dist., Kalna, Memari & Katwa of Burdwan Dist., Rampurhat & Bolpur of Suri Dist., Krishnagar, Berhampore, Kolkata SSA Dist., Coocbehar, Raniganj of Asansol Dist , Malda, Jalpaiguri, ETR, CGMT Office, Siliguri, Balurghat of Jalpaiguri Dist., Bashirhat and Arambag of Kolkata SSA. At CGMT Office Com. Banani Chattopadhyay, President, BSNLEU, WB, Com. Nayan Chowdhury, Vice-president, BSNLEU, CGMT Office district jointly presided over the meeting. Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB, Com. Pankaj Saha, Asstt. Circle Secretary, AIBDPA, WB, Com. Tapas Ghosh, Circle Secretary, BSNLCMU, WB, Com. Dilip Das, Leader, AIBDPA, Com. Manik Lal Sarkar, Organising Secretary, BSNLEU, WB, Com. Sujoy Sarkar, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB Com. Anindya Kr Sarkar, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB, Com. Tarak Kundu, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLCMU, WB, Com. Sachinandan Maity, BSNLCMU, CTO and Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB deliberated their speech in the Dharna programme and elaborated about the 15 points charter of demands. Com. Nazes Nouroz, Vice-president BSNLEU, WB, Com. Mamata Sarkar, Vice-president, BSNLEU, WB, Com. Sanjoy Pal, Organising Secretary, BNSNLEU, WB and Com. Prabir Kumar Das, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB attended the Dharna programme at Burdwan, Berhampore, Purulia and Katwa respectively. Circle Union conveys warm greetings to all the comrades for making the Dharna programme a successful one. <Pictures>     

UPDATED ON 19-06-2020 AT 0700 HRS.

 

                                                                                                              

Convention of the Central Trade Unions held at Sramik Bhavan, Kolkata: As decided by the Central Trade Unions to observe  protest day on 3rd July, 2020 throughout the country against the policies adopted in the present situation  both by the Central and State Governments. A state convention of the Central Trade Unions was held at Sramik Bhavan (CITU, WB Office)  on 18th June, 2020 to organise the workers and to make the programme on 3rd July a success. BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle attended the convention. 10 comrades under the leadership of Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary attended the convention. Com. Animesh Mitra was also a speaker in the convention. He elaborately narrated the situation prevailing in BSNL at this point of time. He also narrated the sufferings of the contract workers for the policies adopted by the Modi Govt. He also assured that BSNLEU will take all out effort to make the protest day on 3rd July, 2020 a grand success.   

UPDATED ON 17-06-2020 AT 2115 HRS.

Another round of relief provided to the contract workers of Memari, Sainthia and Bolpur: Another round of relief of food staff were being distributed among the contract workers at Memari, Sainthia and Bolpur. On 12th June Memari branch distributed food staff to 11 contract workers under the leadership of Com. Ranjan Bhattacharjee. On 15th June Sainthia brnach of BSNLCMU and AIBDPA provided food staff worth thousand rupees each to 11 contract workers of Sainthia. In this programme Com. Nanda Dulal Mitra, Com. Riska Kisku, Br. Secy., AIBDPA, Com. Mahadeb Bakshi, Com. Sandip Pyne from AIBDPA and Com. Bhulu Bagdi from BSNLCMU were present. On 16th June, 17 contract workers of Bolpur branch were given food materials as relief. Com. Tinku Biswas on behalf of BSNLEU, Com. Santosh Goswami, Dist. Secy., BSNLCMU and Com. Ajit Bose, on behalf of AIBDPA were present. Circle union conveys heart felt greetings to all the comrades of Memari, Sainthia and Bolpur. <Pictures>   

UPDATED ON 14-06-2020 AT 1945 HRS.

We all want prosperity of BSNL at the same time management should take care of its employees: Covid-19 has broken out in the country and it is increasing exponentially and crossed three lac mark by this time. In our state it has crossed ten thousand mark. In Kolkata BSNL staff  found active of  Corona virus. The offices in Kolkata are being sanitised to some extent and some protective measures are also been taken. But so far our information is concerned  the offices at the district level are not being sanitised and the employees are not being supplied with protective gears. Our state of West Bengal also hit by super cyclone, Amfan,  which has made the BSNL service interrupted to a great deal. The corporate office has allotted fund for Covid-19 and Amfan. Fund allotted Covid-19 includes protective gear e.g musk, hand sanitizer etc. for employees and sanitization of the offices. It is to be remembered that the customer service centres are functioning almost in full swing in the district level and as such necessary protections are to be ensured for employees and the customers. Musk and hand sanitizer/hand wash to be supplied to the employees. Provision of Thermal checking and supply of hand sanitizer to be supplied to the customers as safety measure. It is reported that the fund for Covid-19 and Amphan have already been allotted by the circle authority to the SSA heads and the same has been drawn by them. But it is not understood that the amount has not yet been spend for the specific purposes. District Secretaries are requested to look into the matter and compel the administration to take suitable health care for all. We cannot neglect this under any circumstances particularly  in the pandemic situation. Management is not taking the situation with seriousness for which they shall remain responsible for any untoward situation.          

UPDATED ON 12-06-2020 AT 2100 HRS.

                                                                                 

                                                                           

Today the contract workers along with the regular employees jointly launched sit in demonstration throughout WB circle effectively : Today at the call of BSNLEU and BSNLCMU, WB circle jointly launched protest demonstration throughout the West Bengal circle against the derogative orders of the corporate office dated 30.09.2019 and 19.05.2020 of the management to reduce working hours and number of working days. This will result to loss of wage and retrenchment of the workers. Accordingly being a responsible Trade Union BSNLEU and BSNLCMU gave a call jointly for sit in protest demonstration. The programme was held at Asansol, Berhambore, Burdwan, CGMT Office, Katwa, Memari, Suri, Purulia, Jalpaiguri and Malda. On 21st May, 2020 a protest letter was issued to CGMT by the circle union on 21st May, 2020. Today in the sit in demonstration progeramme where circle office bearers of both the unions were present. In this programme Com. Akhilesh Banerjee, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLCMU. WB and Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB addressed the workers. In Burdwan Com. Nazes Nouroz, Vice-president, BSNLEU, WB, Com. Prabir Kr. Das, Asstt. Circle Secretary, Com. Mamata Sarkar, Vice-president, BSNLEU, WB & Com. Madhusudan Saha, Asstt. Treasurer, BSNLEU, WB, Com. Ujjal Ghosh, Org. Secretary, BSNLEU, WB, Com. Banani Chattopadhyay, President, BSNLEU, WB, Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB, Com. Sujoy Sarkar, Astt. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB and Com. Anindya Kumar Sarkar, Astt. Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB were present at Burdwan, Katwa, Berhampore, Malda and at CGMT Office respectively. <Pictures>

At last the Circle authority endorsed the circular issued by the corporate office in regard to BSNLMRS : After active persuasion by circle union under the leadership of Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, at last the circle authority has endorsed the circular on 12th June, 2020 for BSNLMRS issued by corporate office. Some proposals were given to CGMT in regard to BSNLMRS. Finally it has been decided that the last date of exercising option is 31st August, 2020. It is also to be mentioned that it is not required to exercise option by all, only those who wants to change the option required to exercise option afresh. It is important to mention here that those who have superannuated recently including VRS optees also need to exercise option (CGHS/with voucher/without voucher) by 31.08.2020. <View order> 

UPDATED ON 11-06-2020 AT 1815 HRS.

Movement of Burdwan comrades ensured supply of water: Problem of water in Staff quarter and Telephone exchange at Burdwan has crossed 20 days. The administration has failed to provide drinking water. For that BSNLEU has called for  movement. Demand raised by all the staff 'no water no work' amidst of lockdown. Temporary supply of water could be arranged but it was irregular.   This information reached to GM. BSNLEU Circle Union handed over a protest letter to CGMT in this regard. Problem has been resolved through discussion between Civil wings and DGM, Burdwan. It was decided that  an alternate arrangement would be made from today to supply water and simultaneously repairing work would be taken up. Greetings to all the Burdwan comrades for taking the right decision in the right rime. <View letter>

Durgapur SSA seems to be out of WBTC : It came to the notice of the circle union that the leave encasement to the superannuated officials were paid only after return of the Service book of the official DoT cell, Kolkata. Which causes enormous delay in payment of Leave salary and as a result the retired official has to face a loss to a great deal. It is normally, in almost all the SSAs, the administration used to pay the Leave  encashment to the retired official on the last day of retirement to an extent of 80-100% of Leave salary. But the Durgapur administration has adopted an another way to cause loss to the retired official. As if Durgapur SSA is out of WBTC. Accordingly the Circle Union met GM (Finance) under the leadership of Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary and narrated the issue. A letter was has handed over to GM (Finance) to resolve the issue.<View letter>    

UPDATED ON 8-06-2020 AT 2115 HRS.

 

 

 

                                                                                

Kolkata witnessed the strong protest against the brutal killing of George Floyd :Today at the call of All Central Trade Unions and Federations a joint protest rally was organised at Kolkata against the brutal killing of  George Floyd of Black community by the USA police.  The protest demonstration was held in front of the statue of Lenin at Esplanade, Kolkata. A good number of BSNL workers of West Bengal Circle participated under the leadership of Com. Animesh Mitra, Sisir Roy and Com. Omprakash Singh.

Circle Union handed over a memorandum to CGM (ETR): Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary and Com. Amitava Chattopadhyay, Asstt. Circle Secretary met CGM (ETR) on 4th June, 2020 and expressed their strong resentment over the long pending unsettled issues of the employees of ETR. The leadership pointed the issues which are still lying unsettled for a long time and demanded for immediate settlement, else the circle union will have no other option but to go for Trade Union movement. Later it was decided that the discussion with the ETR administration and BSNLEU will take place within a month. A memorandum was  submitted to CGM (ETR) on behalf of BSNLEU, WB Circle. <View letter> 

Be a part of protest against killing of Black and racism in USA : Good morning comrades, today the Trade Unions and Federations of our state are coming on the streets of the city to protest against the killing of Black and racism in USA. Demonstration programme will be held under Lenin statue at Esplanade on 2PM. If you could come to office in spite of adverse situation due to Covid-19 then please come today at Esplanade on 2PM. Keep in mind the last word of the Black 'I can't breathe'. It is true that we all can't breathe in this capitalistic world. For that it is necessary to protest. Don't come alone, assemble others and bring them also. BSNL employees will take part in this programme.   

UPDATED ON 7-06-2020 AT 1400 HRS.

BSNLEU, WB Circle is not going to agree the order of daily 3 hours or 13 days working days a month: The corporate office has issued another order for the contract workers in addition to the earlier order dated 30.09.2019. It is noting but to reduce the wage of the contract workers and retrenchment of workers. BSNLEU and BSNLCMU jointly protested through massive demonstration on 2nd June, 2020 throughout the circle against the derogative order of the management. It was also found that the contractors of the Electrical wing were paid @ 13 days a month as the wage of the contract/ job contract workers. The circle management is implementing the order unilaterally. But it has been cleared to the management that the workers of WBTC is not going to agree for the reduction of working hours/days under any circumstances. Circle Secretary, Com. Animesh Mitra, met CGMT along with other circle office bearers of both the unions and expressed their strong resentment over unilateral implementation of the order. Later a protest letter demanding withdrawal of the order was handed over to CGMT. <View letter>

Why the salary of the employees is delayed even after implementation of VRS? : It was told time and again by the BSNL management that the lion share of the Revenue is being expended for the salary of the employees. On that excuse the management implemented VRS and accordingly about eighty thousand of the employees opted for VRS. It was also told after the implementation of VRS there would be no delay in payment of salary and it would be normalised. But it is interesting to note that after the implementation of VRS the salaries of the existing employees are not paid on time i.e from February, 2020 onwards. The salary for the month of May is still pending and the management is keeping its mouth shut on the issue. As if the BSNL management is having mercy on the employees. It is to be made clear that it is the right of the employees to have their salaries paid on time that is the last day of the month. BSNLEU, WB circle has decided that if the salary for the month of May is not paid within the next week then there will be no alternative but to go for Trade Union action. So comrades mobilise our workers on the issue.

BSNLEU, WB Circle demands for posting of TDM/DGM for Jalpaiguri SSA : The post of DGM/TDM of Jalpaiguri, an important SSA of North Bengal, is lying vacant after opting VRS by the then DGM since February, 2020. There are two Electrical districts, Alipurduar and Jalpaiguri, under Jalpaiguri SSA. Due to non-availability of SSA head the employees along with the customers are suffering a lot. There is no one to lead the SSA. The issue was brought to the notice of GM, Siliguri, but with no effect. It is, therefore, the Circle Union under the leadership of Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU,  the issue was  brought to the notice of CGMT yesterday, the 5th June, 2020 and demanded immediate posting of DGM/TDM at Jalpaiguri SSA. CGMT, WB took the note of it and assured the leadership to look into the matter. A letter was handed over to CGMT in this regard.<View letter>

UPDATED ON 2-06-2020 AT 2100 HRS.

BSNLCMU & BSNLEU, WB Circle jointly hold  successful demonstration programme: Today the 2nd June, 2020 BSNLCMU & BSNLEU jointly hold successful demonstration in West Bengal Telecom Circle in demand of payment of wage for 12 months to the contract workers and withdrawal of the unilateral decision of the management to implement 13days work in a month or 3 hours of working hours/day in a month for the contract workers. These have created huge dissatisfaction and commotion amongst the workers. Accordingly the workers have decided to go on bigger form of Trade Union action on 12th June, 2020 in the form of Dharmna. The demonstration programme was held at Asansol, Burdwan, Balurghat, CGMT Office, Krishnagar, Kharagpur, Memari, Rampurhat, Suri, Malda, Siliguri and Purulia. In CGMT Office, Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary, BSNLEU, WB and Secretary General, CCWF was the main speaker. <Photos>     

UPDATED ON 1-06-2020 AT 1900 HRS.

                                                                                       

BSNLEU, WB Circle pays tribute to Com. Sisir Bhattacharjee on his birth centenary: Today is birth centenary of our leader and teacher Com. Sisir Bhattacharjee. He was born on 1.06.1920. He had dedicated his entire life for the cause of the working class. He was the pioneer of the P&T movement. He also took a vital role to form BSNL Employees Union. He had taught us how to overcome the crisis which comes before us. We would surely overcome the present crisis which is prevailing in BSNL through his teachings which he had thought us throughout his life. BSNL Employees Union pays tribute to Com. Sisir Bhattacharjee on his birth centenary.  

UPDATED ON 29-05-2020 AT 2315 HRS.

 

                             

BSNLEU & BSNLCMU jointly hold agitation programme at CGMT office immediate after joining of CGMT: Today BSNLEU and BSNLCMU jointly hold agitation programme  against non-payment of wages to the contract workers, retrenchment, reduction of number of working days and hours etc. The programme was held maintaining social distancing as per  Govt. guide line. In the programme the main speaker was Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary. He narrated the entire situation prevailing in BSNL in the Covid-19 pandemic situation. He described before the members, present in the agitation programme, the miseries of the contract workers during the lock-down period. He said that the contract workers are being affected both ways due to the pending wages for one year and  the lock-down  in West Bengal. Later a delegation led by com Animesh Mitra met CGMT and demanded for immediate payment of wages to the contract workers and to withdraw the derogative order of the corporate office for reduction of working days and hours. After the programme 11 contract workers of CGMT office were given Rs 2500 each as relief.   

UPDATED ON 27-05-2020 AT 2330 HRS.

 

                                                                                                                

Take all Preparation to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of CITU: The 50th anniversary of CITU is going to be celebrated throughout the country on 30th May, 2020.  Human Chain would be formed on that day. BSNLEU, WB Circle cannot be left behind. Take all preparation to be the part of the celebration. Contact the leadership of CITU in their localities. Where and when the celebration( Human Chain) is going to be held. Discuss with the leaderships of BSNLCMU and AIBDPA, how could we celebrate the the 50th anniversary of CITU. Please ensure that the programmes are organised at District and Branch level in spite of adverse situation. Make the programme a grand success.  

Today the demonstration programme at the call of CITU attended by BSNLEU, WB Circle: Today, the 27th May, 2020 at the call CITU demonstration programme was held in West Bengal. The demonstration was held in protest of  the derogative decisions of the Central Govt. e.g. Reform of Labour Law, Increase of Working hours from 8hrs to 12hrs, No Privatisation of PSUs, Wage to all the workers of Jute mills, Tea gardens including all the industries in the Lockdown period etc. BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle was also part of this demonstration programme. So far the news received by the Circle Union that such programmes were attended by BSNLEU in  Kolkata, Durgapur, Katwa and Malda. In Kolkata Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary attended the programme along with other comrades. Circle Union expresses warm greetings to all the comrades of BSNLEU who attended the demonstration programmes.

UPDATED ON 23-05-2020 AT 1045 HRS.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

The workers and the common people of our country are getting united against the anti-people and anti-worker policies of the BJP Govt. : Yesterday, the 22nd May, the Central Trade Unions showed protest demonstration programme in Delhi against the anti-people labour policy and economic reforms of the BJP led Government. The Govt. is going to reform the existing Labour laws. The security which the labours of our country get through the existing law that too is going to be withdrawn. The Govt. is going to introduce 12hrs of working hours instead of 8hrs according  to ILO. Retrenchment of labourers, with holding of wages, reduction of  number of working days and hours etc. of the workers are taking place. The ruling class is giving  tax holiday to the corporate and big business houses and giving packages in the name of loan with the money of the taxpayers of the Indian nationals. And lastly reducing the interest of banks and post offices day by day which have already been created enormous problems to the interest dependant people particularly the senior citizens. The Govt. is trying to get rid of of the economic crisis through increased burdens on the common people and the working class. The BJP government is making the best use of an opportunity out of Covid-19 pandemic. The Trade Unions are getting united against these anti-people and anti-worker policies. In our state of West Bengal such programme is to be held on 27th May, 2020. A deputation will be given to the governor after the sit in hunger fast programme. BSNL workers are also going to take part in this programme.      

UPDATED ON 22-05-2020 AT 2330 HRS.

Corporate Office issued order to resume office with 50% of staff : It is perhaps going to be an end to relax at home in Lockdown due to Corona. After disbursing the salary for the month April on 20th May the corporate office has issued order on the very day to join duty maintaining 50% roster from 21st May, 2020. Otherwise leave application has to be submitted. But the public transport e.g local train, bus and auto etc. have not started plying full fledged. CHQ has given this issue  in their website. This message has to be conveyed to all the employees otherwise they would get into trouble. The administration has asked to resume office with 50% of employees. It is now a great worry to the employees how to reach office particularly those who reside far away from the office. It is the understanding of the corporate office that BSNL service has to be kept running to earn revenue.  There was fear of Corona later came freezing of DA. Now anxiety has been added of deduction of leave. <View order>    

UPDATED ON 21-05-2020 AT 2030 HRS.

Demonstration Programme held in West Bengal Circle overcoming the hurdle of devastating super cyclone 'Amphan': After the devastating super cyclone in West Bengal, 'Amphan' the life in our state particularly in South Bengal got disrupted. But still BSNLEU, WB Circle organised successful demonstration programme today the 21st May, 2020 at the call of CHQ amidst of Corona affected situation and super cyclone. The demonstration was held on 5 point charter of demands (i) Honour the ILO decision. Do not increase working hours from 8  hours to 12hours. (ii) Immediately disburse salary for April, 2020. Ensure on time payment of salary every month. (iii) Immediately pay the wages arrears of contract workers. Do not retrench contract workers through outsourcing of works. (iv) Withdraw the decision to reduce Outdoor Treatment ceiling from 23 to 15 days pay. The programme was held in CGMT office, CTO building, the main speaker was Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary. The other places were Berhampore, Burdwan, Asansol, Durgapur, Bankura, Purulia, Jalpaiguri, Memari (Burdwan Dist), Katwa (Burdwan Dist), Kumarpur (Asnasol Dist), Krishnagar, Kharagpur, Raiganj, Bolpur(Suri Dist) and Suri. <Pictures>  

UPDATED ON 19-05-2020 AT 1800 HRS.

 

                                                                                    

BSNLEU, WB Circle pays respectful homage to Com. Moni Bose:  Today is the 10th death anniversary of Com. Moni Bose, our leader, our teacher and guide. On this day we have lost this versatile man of Telecom movement and particularly of the working class movement. BSNLEU, West Bengal Circle used to commemorate this day with various organisation activities. But it is regretted that we could not organise any programme to commemorate our leader today due to adverse situation prevailing in the country due to Covid-19. Monida had taught us how to overcome the adverse situation and to work for the cause the workers. We will continue to follow the path of struggle and ideology which Com. Monida taught us over the years. On this occasion BSNEU, West Bengal Circle pays respectful homage to our leader Com. Moni Bose. Long live Com. Moni Bose .    

UPDATED ON 18-05-2020 AT 1800 HRS.

Circle Secretary writes to CGMT on the issue of health of the staffs and workers of West Bengal Circle in the Corona affected situation: Circle Secretary Com. Animesh Mitra writes to CGMT on the issue of health hazard of the staffs and workers of WBTC who are rendering Telecom service in the Covid-19 pandemic. He urged upon CGMT to year mark any hospital or nursing home for the treatment of our staffs, if they get affected by Corona. He also requested CGMT to bring to the notice of CMD, BSNL for introduction of Health Insurance for the staffs.<View letter> 

UPDATED ON 16-05-2020 AT 2345 HRS.

Preparation for the Demonstration Programme on 21st May is in full swing: As per the call of BSNLEU (CHQ) the BSNL workers of West Bengal Circle are preparing to protest on 21st May, 2020 against the Govt decisions  (i)  to Amend Labour laws, (ii) immediate Payment of Salary for April, 2020 to the BSNL employees (iii) immediate Payment of Arrear of Wages to the contract workers and (iv) withdraw the decision to reduce Outdoor Treatment ceiling from 23 days to 15 days. The preparation is in full swing amidst of Lock Down. It is the Modi Govt. who is taking the chance of the Lock Down to amend the Labour Laws in favour of the owner. It is also seen that the Govt. has decided to corporatise the defence sector which was withheld due to serious struggle by the defence comrades. The coal sector is going to be handed over to the private. ISRO our pride, Airport Authority and Power sector are also on the list of disinvestment/privatisation. The Govt. has chosen the time when all are being confined due Covid-19 pandemic. When the working class needs some relief from the Govt. in this acute adverse situation, in turn Govt. has pulled the workers in the slaughter house. The BSNL employees and workers can't be a silent spectator hence decided to protest against anti-worker decisions and demand for immediate payment of salary and wages etc.  Workers and leaders of BSNLEU and BSNLCMU are pasting hand written posters on the walls right from CGMT Office, CTO building to Bankura, Purulia and Suri. BSNLEU is always alert about any attack on the worker and rises to the occasion. All are requested to make the programme a great success on 21st May maintaining all the health criteria and social distancing, of course not mental distancing. <Picture> 

UPDATED ON 13-05-2020 AT 1515 HRS.

8th list of donors towards 'Contract Workers Relief Fund' of West Bengal Circle : <View List>

UPDATED ON 12-05-2020 AT 1000 HRS.

Food materials were distributed to the Contract Workers at Bankura & Birpara: Yesterday  the 11th May, 2020 food materials along with some cash were distributed among the 17 contract workers of Bankura SSA jointly by BSNLEU and BSNLCMU. The total amount spend was Rs 16550/- from the donation collected for the Contract Workers Relief Fund.

Yesterday the 11th May, 2020 eleven contract workers of Birpara Telephone exchange under Jalpaiguri District  were distributed food material jointly by BSNLEU and BSNLCMU.

It is another example of togetherness and comradely feelings. Circle Union extends heart felt warm greetings to all the comrades of Bankura and Birpara.<Picture>

UPDATED ON 10-05-2020 AT 1530 HRS.

Is the BSNL management taking the chance of Lock Down? Again the same story continues. The salary of the employees for the month of April, 2020 is yet to be paid. It is being delayed, as informed by the BSNL management, due to shortage of fund. Though there was good revenue collection in BSNL in the month of March, '20. It is learnt that the income of BSNL has been reached to the tune of Rs. 2243.55Cr for the month of March,2020 out of Rs. 2963Cr only. It is the 75.76% of the target of the revenue collection, as it was fixed  by the corporate office. So, it is a good achievement for the year ending month in a critical situation due to Covid-19. But the management is yet to make the payment of salary for the month of April. On quarry it is replied by the management that there is shortage of cash inflow to make the salary payment. But the record shows otherwise. Earlier the management had told that there will be no problem in payment of salary in the post VRS period. But after the successful VRS episode and in spite of good collection of revenue in the month of March'20, the management has failed to make the salary payment in due course. Is it a fact that the management is taking the opportunity to delay the payment of salary as the workforce is not in a position to express their resentment in Lock Down due to Covid-19?  

UPDATED ON 8-05-2020 AT 2345 HRS.

Telecom Factory, Kolkata extended their help to the Security Guards: Today the 8th May, 2020 BSNLEU, Telecom Factory, Kolkata has extended their help to 21 Security Guards of Alipur, Gopalpur and Kharagpur  of Telecom Factory Circle. In this programme the security guards were paid Rs2000/- each, since they are running out of money in the Lock Down situation and their wages are pending for than 10 months. Com. Om Prakash Singh, Circle Secretary, Telecom Factory, Com. Animesh Mitra, President, BSNLEU (CHQ) along with other leaders were present in the programme. BSNLEU, WB Circle congratulates all the comrades of Telecom Factory. <Picture>

UPDATED ON 7-05-2020 AT 2000 HRS.

Circle Secretary writes to CGMT  for Provision Pension to those who retired on or after January, 2020: A good number of employees who have superannuated from service from 31st January to 31st March, 2020 are yet to get their pension and other benefits. As a result the pensioners are passing through a hard days. Com. Animesh Mitra, Circle Secretary had a talk with CGMT and GM (Finance) over telephone and discussed the issue. He also intimated that a good number of cases are pending at different offices for submission to CCA. A letter was also written to to CGMT arranging for payment of provisional pension.<View Letter>  

UPDATED ON 6-05-2020 AT 1900 HRS.

Circle Secretary writes to CGMT on sanitization of offices: Circle Union of BSNLEU, WB circle expressed its deep concern over the sanitization of office building due to Corona infection. Accordingly Circle Secretary had a talk over Telephone with CGMT and GM(HR) and urged upon them for intensive sanitisation of all the offices/Customer Service Centres of West Bengal Circle. Since it will encourage our employees to attend their offices. It was learnt that some process of sanitization was started at CTO, ETR, Berhampore and Asansol, but that is not enough. Extensive sanitizations are required for all the offices. Accordingly, today Circle Secretary, Com. Animesh Mitra wrote a letter to CGMT urging for immediate sanitization of offices. <View Letter> 

UPDATED ON 4-05-2020 AT 2115 HRS.

Another phase of distribution of food materials held at Siliguri : Today the 4th May, 2020 another phase of distribution of food material amongst the contract workers of Siliguri held in the Union of BSNLEU. The total distribution of food materials were held under the presence of leaderships of BSNLEU, BSNLCMU and AIBDPA. Com. Mukaul Seal, District Secretary, BSNLEU, Com. Aamal Jana, Asstt. District Secretary and Com. Ram Kedar Yadav, Leader AIBDPA along with other comrades were present. Circle Union congratulates all the comrades of Siliguri for extending their cooperation towards the contract workers.  <Pictures>

UPDATED ON 1-05-2020 AT 1145 HRS.

 

 

                                                                                                                

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