MASS CASUAL LEAVE ON 28.04.2017.
Good number of CL applications registered today and momentum is picking up. Remaining Executives should submit the CL or any eligible leave by tomorrow. All the Executives, irrespective of their membership should join this agitation programme and make it a grand success. It is the responsibility of every SNEA member to join this protest action as the number will give huge impact on the agitation and the settlement during negotiation. This number will be even monitored by the Govt. JF appeals to all the Executives to make a sacrifice for the cadre which had given everything to us. The number will give a clear picture to the management and DoT, how much the Executives are agitated over the demotion of the cadres, lowering of pay scales and non settlement of HR issues.
On the intervention of the Ministers office and on the initiative of BSNL management, DoT called JF for discussion tomorrow at 11 am. CMD/BSNL, DIR (HR) and other officers of BSNL are also called for the meeting.
DIR(HR) called a meeting of the Joint Forum today to discuss various demands. PGM(Estt), GM(SR) and DGM(Estt) also present. At the outset DIR(HR) clarified that BSNL is fully committed to the demand of E2 and E3 pay scales and written to DoT to reconsider the order issued on 28.03.2017 approving E1 and E2 scales and requesting to approve E2 and E3 scales as recommended by BSNL on 06.06.2016. DIR(HR) further informed that she didn’t told the PS to Hon MOSC that the PO is as per the BSNL proposal, in fact it is based on the earlier proposal of 2009, rejected by DoT twice. BSNL want to get E2 and E3 scales implemented. Another reminder has been issued by BSNL to DoT to approve its proposal of E2 and E3 scales. Further we had discussions on the meeting called by DoT, tomorrow.
Discussion on HR issues will be held on Monday in the presence of DIR(HR) after her return from tour.
Second day of Relay Hunger strike.
More participation reported from various Circles and momentum is picking up. More are more activists from other Assns joined the agitation today. All Circle/SSA Secretaries should ensure that actual report on number of Executives on hunger strike is sent by the SSA/Circles to BSNL management. Since it is a do or die situation, all the Executives are requested to join the agitation from tomorrow. More than 42000 Executives are working as either as JTO/JAO or SDE/AO equivalent grades and all of them facing reversion as cadre is downgraded. All the Executives are opposing this retrograde decision of DoT. Similarly other HR issues are to be resolved at the earliest. For that purpose, the agitations are to be intensified with more and more participation.
MASS CASUAL LEAVE ON 28.04.2017.
All the Executives, irrespective of their membership should join this agitation programme and make it a grand success. JF appeal to all the Executives to make a sacrifice for the cadre which had given everything to us. The number will give a clear picture to the management and DoT, how much the Executives are agitated. It will give further momentum to our agitation and settlement of other HR issues.
Meeting with PS to Hon MOSC:
JF leaders met Sri Nitheswar Kumar, IAS and PS to Hon MOSC and had further discussions on standard pay scale issue. We explained to him that the PO issued by DoT recently is based on the 2009 proposal which was rejected by DoT twice, in 2011 and 2014. After rejection of the proposal, BSNL modified its proposal on 06.06.2016. But DoT didn’t acted on this revised proposal.
PS told us that these facts are not known to them and BSNL management didn’t briefed the issue to the Ministers office so far. Surprisingly it was also told by the PS to MOSC that when he contacted, DIR(HR) informed that this new PO issued is as per the BSNL proposal. We had given details of the letter written by DIR(HR) to DoT on 03.04.2017 requesting to reconsider the PO issued by DoT. On this PS assured to speak to DIR(HR) again.
Comrades, this shows that so far CMD and DIR(HR) seriously not taken up this burning issue with MOSC or his office. We have to mount tremendous organizational pressure on CMD and DIR(HR) which compel them to seek the intervention of Hon MOSC.
First day of Relay Hunger Strike:
Outstanding response from almost all the Circles. Hundreds of Executives are on Hunger strike in all the Circles even during night hours. Executives taken this issues into their hearts and decided to fight for the cadre till the resolution of the issues. Joining of SNEA, AIGETOA and all other Assns together given momentum to the agitation. Further mobilisation required in HR and UP(West) Circles.
Large number of activists of AIBSNLEA also joined the Hunger Strike in various Circles. JAOs of 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2016 batches participated in the hunger strike expressing their concern over the issues. This shows the concern of the Executives towards core HR issues irrespective of Association affiliation.
JF reassure all the Executives participating in this crucial struggle for protecting the dignity and prestige of the cadres and settlement of other important HR issues, that it will not allow any victimization by the management.
Management invited the JF for a discussion today at 12.00 Hrs. However in protest against the management decision not to allow JF to erect tent at BSNLCO, JF decided not to go for discussions. In the evening police again denied permission to continue the Hunger strike after office hours. JF leaders categorically told the police officers that even if permission is not given, we will continue the Hunger strike up to tomorrow morning (24 Hrs) till next batch joins. Then police threatened to arrest all of us on Hunger fast and remove from the premises. We told police to do what they want to do and we are ready for arrest but will not leave the place. All the volunteers for hunger fast of 24 hours were ready to court arrest. This all happened at the instance of the management. However, after our strong stand, the police left without arresting us.
All the Executives should be prepared for a long struggle, without losing their conviction and commitment on the issues. Ultimate success will be ours.
72 hours Relay Hunger Strike starts from .
MASS CL ON by all the Execuitves.
Indefinite Relay Hunger Strike and Work According to Rule from 01st May.
Review the decision to downgrade the pay scales.
Approve standard pay scales of E2 and E3.
Against the demotion of the basic cadres of JTO/JAO and SDE/AO.
Against the pay loss.
For the settlement of burning HR issues.
The agitation to protect the Cadre from demotion, struggle for justified E2 and E3 pay scales is starting from tomorrow...
CHQ President, General Secretary and Joint Secretary(Central) are addressing the conference.
The 72 hours Relay Hunger Strike will be from 10:00 AM of 25th April 2017 to 10:00 AM of 28th April 2017. One batch will sit for 24 hours and will be replaced by another batch after 24 hours and so on. All Other will sit on Dharna. Maximum Participation of all the executives should be ensured in Dharna. Ladies Comrades should participate during day hours.
All the office bearers should apply leave for four days beginning from 25thApril 2017 to 28th April 2017. The members sitting on hunger fast should also apply leave. All the Circle Secretaries and District Secretaries should serve the copy of the protest action programs under the banner of Joint Forum to their CGMs and SSA heads. Mass Casual Leave by all executives for 28th April 2017 should be ensured by Saturday, the 22nd April 2017.
Office bearers and members should start preparations for intensifying the agitation programs and work according to rule w.e.f 1st May 2017.
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Joint Forum of BSNL Executives’ Associations
Urgent attention of all CSs, SSA and Branch Secretaries … If joint meeting not held so far, convene Joint Forum meeting at Circle and SSA level urgently and form Core committees at Circle and SSA level to monitor the agitation programs. Start combined campaign at all the levels.
The status should be sent to CHQ by all Circle Secretaries on a daily basis.
The issues are very complex and through toughest struggle only we can have breakthrough. Almost 80% of the Executives (approx 40,000) are JTO/JAOs or SDE/AOs and the pay scale of these cadres lowered to E1 and E2. The pay scale of more than 40,000 Executives working as JTO/JAO, SDE/AO equivalent lowered to E1 and E2. Other HR issues like promotions, Superannuation benefits, first TB promotions, pay parity, E1A and E2A for Civil/Elect/Arch/TF/PA/ PS etc, scrapping of DGM and MT RRs etc are the need of the hour and a very tough struggle is needed ahead. If we think that the issues will be resolved sitting in the comfort of the offices, then we are simply befooling ourselves. Each one of us shall have to be part of this program with 100% commitment and without any apprehensions in mind. Those trying to enjoy sitting on fences and trying to weaken the struggle should be reprimanded by each and every Executive and such persons should be shown their true worth.
Toughest agitational programmes are announced in a short notice. The participation, involvement and the impact of this struggle will decide our destiny. So make all out preparations to face any challenge.
72 hours relay hunger strike (day and night) from 25th to 27thwill be the first programme. List of Executives participating the Hunger strike may be prepared in advance. All the office bearers should apply leave for four days immediately and all the executives should ensure hundred percent participation.
28.04.2017 is the day of Mass Casual Leave by all the Executives. It requires massive campaign. Make sure that 100% joint forum members and other supporters also are submitting CL applications for 28.04.2017. We should ensure that each and every Executive who cares for the issues should apply leave.
From 01st May onwards, agitation programmes will be intensified. Indefinite Relay Hunger Strike and Work According to Rule will be starting from 01.05.2017.
Join the programs enmasse and make the programs a big success.Success of this struggle will lead to resolution of the issues. It is going to decide our future. It is going to decide the implementation of Pay, Promotion and Pensionary Benefits for all the BSNL Executives for ever.
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