Wednesday, September 16, 2009

BonusIssueInBsnl M-9426201999
Dharna / demonstration on bonus issue

Since our demand on bonus issue is not accepted by the BSNL management, United Forum calls upon, the employees to conduct dharna / demonstrations on 17.09.2009, at SSA levels. Organize effectively and make the programme a big success.

[15.09.2009]Notice for massive dharna on 11th August, 2009 at SSA / Circle level and 48-hours strike on 19-20 August, 2009 for settlement of wage revision and other demands <> <>

[15.09.2009]United Forum meets CMD, BSNL and Director (HRD) on Bonus issue:- As per decision of yesterday’s meeting of associations and unions of Executives and Non-Executives, meetings were held both with Shri Kuldeep Goyal, CMD, BSNL and Shri Gopal Das, Director (HRD) to-day, 15th September, 2009 on Bonus issue.

The unions demanded that the minimum bonus of Rs.7000/- to Rs.10,000/- be paid to the non-executives as paid during the last year. The CMD stated that since the profit has gone down only Rs.3500/- can be paid to non-executives and Rs.5000/- to executives. The CMD requested the unions to voluntarily forego Bonus this year in view of the company’s adverse financial positions. The unions protested and reiterated their demand for full bonus. NFTE, FNTO & BSNLWRU who were party to yesterday’s decision did not attend the meeting, despite they had agreed to come.

[15.09.2009]BSNL Associations & Unions Demand Full Bonus:- The meeting of the Associations / Unions of Executives and Non-executives held on 14.09.2009 at National Council Office, New Delhi, presided by Com. A.A. Khan (SNEA) strongly protested against the proposal of BSNL management to reduce this year Bonus to Rs.5000/- for executives and Rs.3500/- to non-executives. Com. V.A.N. Namboodiri, GS, BSNLEU explained the issue in detail.

After through discussion it was decided to meet the CMD BSNL on 15.09.2009 and convey our protest as also to demand for Bonus as last year.

[15.09.2009]National Convention of Workers held on 14th September, 2009 adopts action programmes on the burning issues facing working people:- The Historic National Convention of workers under the auspices of AITUC, BMS, CITU, HMS, INTUC, AIUTUC, TUCC, AICCTU and UTUC was held at Mavalankar Hall on 14th September, 2009. About 600 delegates from various unions participated. BSNLEU was represented by Coms. V.A.N. Namboodiri, GS and P. Abhimanyu, Dy. GS. Coms. M.K. Pandhe (CITU) Sanjeeva Reddy (INTUC) Gurudas Das Gupta (AITUC) Umraomal Purohit (HMS) and other leaders addressed.

The convention adopted a resolution against rising prices, job loss, violation of labour laws and Disinvestment of PSUs. It also demanded the government to ensure good wages and social security measures to unorganized workers.

The convention decided the following programme in support of the demands:

Meet the Prime Minster by all Central TU leaders.
Hold State level conventions.
Observe All India Protest Day on 28th October, 2009. For details <> M0-9426201999

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