AUAB calls on to organise Lunch Hour Demonstrations and Gate Meetings on 07-08-2019: A meeting of the AUAB was held on 01.08.2019, at NFTE’s office, New Delhi. The meeting was presided over by Com. S. Sivakumar, General Secretary, AIBSNLEA. General Secretaries / Representatives of BSNLEU, NFTE, SNEA, AIBSNLEA, AIGETOA, BSNL MS, BSNL ATM, TEPU and BSNLOA attended. The meeting expressed it’s extreme unhappiness that the Unions and Associations of BSNL are being completely kept in the dark, with regards to the so called revival package of BSNL. The meeting also expressed it’s deep concern about the deterioration of BSNL’s services due to lack of working capital. The meeting took serious exception to the repressive measures being taken by the BSNL Management, to deny legitimate trade union activities in BSNL. After serious discussions, the meeting decided to organise countrywide lunch hour demonstrations and gate meetings on 07.08.2019, on the following demands:-
>>>Honour the commitments given by the Union Cabinet in the year 2000, to ensure BSNL’s financial viability.
(a) Extend immediate financial support to BSNL, for the maintenance of the services.
(b) Extend soft loan to BSNL for it’s capital expenditures.
>>>Remove the total ban imposed on capital expenditure by BSNL. Allow field units to carry out capital expenditure, where revenue is assured.
>>>No retrenchment. Honour the commitment given on job security at the time of formation of BSNL.
>>>Stop repressive actions for even legitimate trade union activities.
All the Branch/ District Secretaries of AIBSNLEA are requested to effectively organise the lunch hour demonstration and gate meeting, by coordinating with the other constituents of the AUAB.