(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
October 02, 2011
WORKERS of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) throughout the country observed a one day fast on September 27, 2011, in protest against the proposal to retrench one lakh workers through the so called “voluntary” retirement scheme (VRS) and demanding restoration of medical, LTC and encashment of leave facilities as also immediate procurement of GSM lines, cables and broadband modems, settlement of ITS absorption etc. The call was given by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of BSNL Unions.
According to a statement issued by V A N
Namboodiri, convenor of the Joint Action Committee Of Associations and
Of BSNL Executives and Non-Executives, on the day, thousands of workers
participated in the fast at all the centres, the major ones being
Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad etc. Thus the fast was observed
the 300 and odd SSAs and also before the
In front of the BSNL Corporate Office,
Bharat Sanchar Bhawan in
The fast was undertaken as a measure in preparation for the one day strike decided to be organised on October 10, 2011.