A meeting of the Forum of BSNL Unions & Associations was held on 23rd February 2015 at BSNLMS office New Delhi. Com.C.Singh, Chairman, Forum presided. Comrades P.Abhimanyu, Swapan Chakraborty (BSNLEU), Suresh Kumar, Tomar (BSNLMS), K.K.Singh (NFTE), N.D.Ram(SEWA BSNL), R.K.Ram(BTU BSNL), K.Sebastin(SNEA), K.Jayaprakash, Mohinder Singh(FNTO) and Sunil Gautam(SNATTA) attended.
Com.V.A.N.Namboodiri, Convener, Forum, welcomed all and reported about the preparations already made for the Parliament March on 25th February 2015. Circle Conventions have been successfully conducted in about 15 circles with good participation. Memorandum to Prime Minister with lakhs of signatures has been received from some circles, and more bundles will be received on the day of Parliament March. TU leaders and M.P.s of various political parties have been invited to address. Other arrangements are also made. The details of the same have to be finalised in this meeting. We have to make the programme a big success.
All the members participated in the discussion. The following decisions were taken in the meeting:
* The question of admitting of new unions/associations to the Forum was discussed. It was decided that whichever union applies for admission to the Forum will be admitted. The admission of Casual & Contract Workers Federation is postponed for the next meeting.
* The arrangements for the Parliament March was finalised after detailed discussion. The March will start from 11.00 AM from Corporate Office. Complete discipline should be maintained in the procession as well as in the rally. In addition to the invited guests like MPs and TU leaders, the General Secretaries will address in the stipulated time. The received copies of Memorandum will be submitted to the Prime Minister. However, the Signature Campaign will continue till 31st March 2015. Serious preparation for the strike should continue.
* It was decided to hold a joint Circle Working Committee meeting of all the unions of Gujarat at Ahmedabad for preparation of strike. The date will be fixed later.
* The next meeting of the Forum will be held at 11.00 AM on 27th February 2015.