Site updated on 19/05/2015
Courtesy meeting with new CGM on 22/05/2015:
Our circle union will meet the new CGM Smt.S.M.Kalavathi assume charge formally on 22/05/2015.The meeting shall take place at 12.00 Noon. The District secretaries, Asst Circle Secretaries along with Circle President, Circle secretary and Circle treasurer will meet the new CGM and greet her.
Reception Committee will meet regularly every week from 01/06/2015:
The reception committee constituted for conducting the 6th Circle conference will meet every week on Friday’S with effect from 01/06/2015; 03.00PM at Circle union office in Flower Bazaar. Members of the Reception committee are requested to attend the meeting without fail.
Secretariat Meeting held on 13/05/2015:
The Meeting of the Circle secretariat was held today and the following decisions were taken.
1.Seven Committees including Food, Volunteer etc were formed to meet the 6th Circle conference on 05&06/08/2015 successfully.
2.One month leave for Circle secretary from 14/05/2015 was granted and Com. S.C.Bose will officiate as Circle secretary during this period.
3.To celebrate the farewell function of Com.B.Varadhan,CVP,on 24/06/2015 at K.K.Nagar Telephone Exchange Complex.
New CGM POSTED TO Chennai telephones:
On 08/05/2015 the Corporate office issued orders promoting Smt S.M.Kalavathi as CGM and posted her to Chennai Telephones. NFTE-BSNL welcomes the New CGM and wish Madam S.M. Kalavathi every success in the new post.
FORUM MEETING ON 08/05/2015:
The Circle secretaries of FORUM met today at NFTE office reviewed both the strike and the talks with the secretary DOT on 01/05/2015. The meeting thanked all for the hundred percent strike in Chennai telephones. It also condemned the brutal attack on Com. C.K.Mathivanan. The meeting decided to be very vigilant till our demands are accepted.
Meeting with New CGM:
Our Circle union had a meeting with the New CGM Sri.Reddy who assumed charge in Chennai Telephones from 01/05/2015. Comrades C.K.Mathivanan, M.K.Ramaswamy, S.C. Bose, K.M.Elangovan and C.Ravi participated in the meeting. Seven important issues were discussed with the CGM and he was very positive on understanding of our issues.
ONE STEP FORWARD:
Only due to our united and historic strike for two days both the Minister Ravishankar prasad and DOT Secretary Rakesh Garg were compelled to discuss about the BSNL and other issues. It is a victory for the FORUM no doubt.On 24/04/2015 the Communication Minister held a meeting with Members of Parliament regarding BSNL services and infrastructure development. Similarly on 01/05/2015 the Secretary, DOT held meeting with FORUM leaders on most of our strike demands notified for two days Nationwide strike. But we are on the opinion that still the Govt(DOT) has not made up its mind to accept our demands fully within a time frame. The evasive and noncommittal replies of the DOT Secretary proves this point. Let us wait and watch and shall not lower our guard. On the whole the exercise is one step forward.
May day celebrations on 06/05/2015:
As already announced the Birth anniversary of Karl Marx and May Day celebration of Chennai telephones Circle union will be held in Adyar telephone Exchange at 01.00 PM. Com J.Lakshmanan, State secretary of AITUC, Tamil Nadu will be the Chief guest. All comrades are requested to assemble before lunch at Adyar since the Adyar Division Comrades have arranged lunch for all of us.
Thoughts for this May day-2015:
The Circle union of Chennai telephones conveys to all comrades its revolutionary greetings on the International Workers day popularly known as May day. When the entire working class celebrates the May day throughout the world on 01/05/2015 we wish to remind the duties and responsibilities of today to protect the freedom of the Country’s secularism and hard own rights of the working people.
We pay homage to the Martyrs of Chicago in America who raised the banner of revolt against the exploitation of Mankind and demanded eight hours duty for the working people. At that time the normal working hours for a day was more than 20 hours. Now lot of changes have taken place and the American imperialism is afraid of China. Any time from now on China may overtake America in wealth and Economic might. We all know the China is being ruled by the working class led by the Communist party.
Similarly in India also things have changed for the worst. Big companies and Industrialist are actually guiding the Modi government that is why anti poor and anti former policies are being implemented in our Country. There is no change of policy between the 10 years UPA rule and the one year NDA rule.Both Congress and BJP are two sides of the same coin.
The unity of the working people is must and continuous struggles against the wrong economic policies and rapid communal politics is the need of the hour.
Meeting with DOT secretary:
Today(01/05/2015) the meeting with secretary(DOT) on our strike demands will take place at 05.00 PM on Sanchar Bhavan, New Delhi. FORUM leaders were invited for the meeting.
FORUM met the Dy.Commissioner of police:
On 27/04/2015 at about 06.00 PM the FORUM leaders including Com.C.K.Mathivanan, K. Govindaraj along with hundreds of comrades met the Dy.Commissioner and the Inspector of Police,Kilpauk to inquire about the action taken in the FIR filed regarding the murderous attack on Com.C.K.Mathivanan on 22/04/2015 during the Nationwide two days strike. Both the police officers informed us the action taken on our complaints.
Circle council meeting:
The Meeting of the Circle council held today (27/04/2015) and many issues discussed by the staff side. At the end of the meeting the staff side organized farewell to the CGM Sri. Balasubramaniam who is retiring on 30/04/2015. Com. C.K.Mathivanan felicitated the CGM and spoke about his simplicity and honesty.
Com.C.K.Mathivanan is well and Recovered completely:
On the 2nd day of Nationwide strike(22/04/2015) Com.C.K.Mathivanan, Chairman, Chennai telephones FORUM was attacked in front of CGM office by a drunken ‘Anna union’ supporter (J.Stalin, Regular Mazdoor) for questioning his anti worker attitude during the strike.
TV INTERVIEW On two days strike:
Com. C.K.Mathivanan TV Interview will be telecasted as follows.
JAYA TV ..26/04/2015..09.00-10.00PM
JAYA PLUS TV...28/04/2015...09.30-10.30PM
May day Celebrations-2015:
The Circle union will observe this year May day on 06/05/2015 (01.00 PM)at Adayar Telephone Exchange complex and elaborate arrangement are being made for this. All comrades are requested to participate in the May day Celebration in time.
On 01/05/2015 all Branch unions should observe May Day by hoisting union flag at all Buildings and Exchanges.
In Chennai telephones and allover the Country also the two day’s strike call given by FORUM to save BSNL was a huge success. NFTE BSNL thanks each and every comrades who worked for the success of this protest action. In Chennai telephones not a single Employees or Executives barring few ITS officers reported for duty on 21& 22/04/2015. It is a historic success which reveals the determination and anger of BSNL Employees/ Executives. The O/o The CGM, Chennai telephones was locked and sealed on the first day of strike. However we permitted four ITS officers on both days to enter the CGM office after knowing in several parts of the Country ITS officers and even promoted CGM’s were permitted to enter the office by FORUM leadership at respective level. We also thank CGM, Sr. GM(HR) for their understanding of the situation and Co-operation that resulted in a peaceful massive strike in Chennai telephones.
Had the Govt of India or BSNL Management invited our leaders in time for meaningful talks on notified demands well before the strike action would have been averted. We condemn the irresponsibility of Secretary, DOT who has filed o initiate discussion on our demand but went on pleasure trip to Foreign Country while 2.5 lakh men and women in BSNL on strike. We hope atleast now both the Govt of India and the Management of BSNL will understand the feelings of the Employees/ Executives and help for an amicable settlement.
Interview on 19/04/2015 in Jaya TV:
Com. C.K.Mathivanan will participate in a TV interview on 18/04/2015(Saturday) at 09.00PM to 10.00PM. The subject matter will be ongoing 2G scam trail in CBI special court. The replay will be on 20/04/2015 in Jaya plus TV from 09.30 PM to 10.30PM.
Meeting with CMD on 17/04/2015:
Although the strike preparation in BSNL is going on cntinuously for last several months the Minster in-charge of Telecom Shri.Ravishankar Prasad has no time to meet the leaders of the FORUM to hold meaningful negotiation on our demand and avert the impending strike. However the CMD Shri. Anupam srivastava has kind enough to invite our leaders for talks on 17/04/2015. We do not have any illusion about the nature of talks and the settlement of demands. The present NDA govt headed by Shri. Narendra modi is not a collective one but a single man show only. When the PM was purchasing 123 war planes in FRANCE our defense Minister is very busy in purchasing fish in the market at is Native place, Goa, Similarly when the PM is touring each and every country one by one the Foreign affairs Minister Sushmaswaraj is busily engaged in New Delhi. This is the state of affairs of the present setup wherein PMO is more powerful than anybody else in this country. Naturally we hope until and other wise the Prime minister intervenes nothing canbe expected positively. Hence we request all our comrades not to get diverted by this or that talks but to concentrate on strike preparation with full vigor and commitment.
Big rally on 20/04/2015:
On the eve of two day Nationwide strike the Chennai telephones FORUM has decided to organize a big rally at Flower Bazaar telephone Exchange complex in the A/N of 20/04/2015 at 02.30 PM on Monday. All the comrades of every union/ Association in the FORUM are requested to assemble in large number. Make the rally a huge success.
Com.Bhagat singh's 84th martyrdom anniversary:
CPI leader Com. D.Lenin delivered speech on the occasion. NFPE leader V. Dharmadass and Com. C.K.Mathivanan presided over the meeting.
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FORMAL MEETING WITH CGM:
On 12/03/2015 our circle union met the CGM with notified agenda points. Sr GM(HR&Admn),Sr.GM(F),Addl GM(HR&Admn),SDE(SR) represented the management. Our union was represented by M.K.Ramaswamy, C.K.Mathivanan, M.Nagarajan, C.K.Raghunathan, Ekambaram and Anbu. The CGM and other officers are generally in agreement with our demands and agreed to resolve the issues raised with in a reasonable time.
Our union raised the issues about Contract labours regarding minimum wage, EPF nad ESI. We reminded the management that corporate office has already issued instructions to ensure minimum wage, ESI and EPF to contract labour. Our union pointed out the violations of labour laws by contractors and suggested a team to monitor the contract system.
Formal meeting with CGM On 12/03/2015:
On our request the CGM has agreed for a formal meeting with the circle union at 11.00 AM on 12/03/2015 besides CGM, Sr.GM(HR&Admn), GM(F) and Addl GM(Admn) are expected to participate. Our circle union has already notified 15 items as agenda points for the meeting.
Will MTNL BE CLOSED?:
As per the information of Central minister for Heavy Industries Mr.Anand Geethe that five Public sector units which are running on loss continuously are going to be closed. He listed Air India, MTNL, HMT, Hindustan Ship yard among the five companies to be closed. We are our own doubt that in the name of closure MTNL may be thrusted up on the BSNL by handing over the Telecom services of Delhi and Mumbai to BSNL. As we stoutly oppose the proposed merger of MTNL with BSNL we should not accept the Indirect way the Govt of India impose MTNL on BSNL.
Com .C.K.MATHIVANAN TV INTERVIEW IN JAYA TV:
An hour long TV interview on 2G scam will be telecasted in JAYA TV on 08/03/2015 at 09.00 PM.
International Women’s day on 08/03/2015:
Our Circle union extends warm greetings to all women of our country and particularly those working in BSNL on the International women’s day.
Meeting with Sr.GM(F) ON 07/03/2015:
Our Circle union had a meeting with the Sr. GM(F) on issues pertaining to ERP and Finance related difficulties and our Circle union was represented by Com. C.K.Mathivanan, S.C.Bose, K.M. Elangovan, G.Palaniappan and C.Ravi. Among other things our Circle union discussed about difficulties in BSNLMRS for dependence, delay in Payments of contract labours, TSM cadre should be treated as regular employees, wrong recoveries and rejection of several medical claims.
FORUM DEMONSTRATION ON 12/03/2015:
At Anna Road Exchange Complex a massive demonstration will be held at 04.00 PM. All comrades are requested to attend the demonstration without fail.
Telecom Companies are accumulating big amount of loan:
As per the As per the information for 2013-2014 financial year a total of 2.43 lakhs crores of loan was availed by all the telecom companies put together. BSNL has 4459 crores and MTNL has14120 crores of rupees as loan.
The customer base of BSNL has further shirnked to 7.81 crores as of 31/01/2015 from 9.45 crores as of 31/03/2012.However the loss of BSNL has reduced to Rs 7020 crores from Rs 8851 crores as per financial year 2013-2014.
Reception Committee formed for holding 6th Circle conference:
1.President: Com, T.R.Rajasekaran, Secretary,(CHQ)
2.Vice Precidents: Com. A.Kantha,CVP
Com. M.Nagarajan, District Secretary, Chennai South
Com. Dhan singh,ACS
Com. C.K.Raghunatahn, District Secretary, TVR
Com. Ekambaram,District Secretary,KCM
Com. K.Anbu,District Secretary,Chennai North
Com. V.Babu, Circle Treasurer,NFTCL
Com. Patric shylock,DS,Vadpalani
Com. Shanthakumar,DS,Haddows Road
Com. Sundaramurthy,DS,Anna Road
Com. Dilli Babu,DS,R.K.Nagar
General Council Meeting:
The next General Council meeting of our circle union will be held on 04/04/2015 at 02.00 PM in Dinroze RSU Exchnage.
6th Circle conference:
The Circle Executive meeting held on 03/03/2015 decided the following.
1.To hold the 6th Circle conference in July 2015.
2.The District union of South Chennai will organize the conference.
3.First day conference will be open to all. However second and third day conference will be strictly with elected delegates.
4.Each District union will be permitted with 25 observers only. All the 38 members of the E.C. will be automatic delegates.
DEMONSTRATION IN CHENNAI AIR PORT:
Com.C.K.Mathivanan spoke at the mass demonstration organized by the Chennai Airport Employees against handing over the operations of Chennai Airport to private players.
FORUM DEFERS INDEFINITE STRIKE DECISION:
Leadership of the FORUM has decided to modify the stike decision to enable widest participation Nation wide as follows.
1.Two days strike on 21/04/2015 and 22/04/2015.
2.Nationwide demonstration on 12/03/2015 on that day the strike notice will be served on the Management.
3.Press conference will be held all Circle HQ to explain modified strike demand to the General Public.
Secretariat meeting on 03/03/2015:
The meeting of the Circle union secretariat will be held at Flower Bazaar union office on 03/03/2015 at 03.00 PM. All secretariat members are requested to attend with out fail.
National Executive meeting at Jaipur:
Two days NAtional Executive meeting of our union will be held in Jaipur (Rajasthan) on 09/04/2015 and 10/04/2015.
Is Tamil Nadu Circle union derail from its traditional path?:
We all know the Tamil Nadu Circle union is having rich tradition and colorful history led by our leaders Jagan, Muthiyalu, R.Krishnamurthy and Mahalingam. But the recent development and happenings in that circle eversince the last Madurai Conference make us feel whether the Tamil Nadu Circle union is going away from the path of great leaders O.P.Gupta and Jagan. The intolerance and arrogance of Com.Pattabiraman has vertically divided our union in Tamil Nadu. He is showing disrespect to all those who oppose or differ from his opinion or policy. He never bothers to consult the Circle Executive Committee or to take decisions in the Executive Committee Meetings but arbitrarily decides everything. This is the root cause of disturbance in the circle union.
Yesterday( 10/02/2015) nearly 70 comrades of Chennai Telephones North and South District unions went to the Circle Executive of Tamil Nadu to submit a memorandum to the Circle secretary objecting his activities in violation of union constitution with regard to Sothern Telecom Region(STR) union setup. Instead of receiving the memorandum and discussing the issues peacefully he ordered his goons who were specially assembled from nearby Districts of Vellore, Cuddalore and Puducherry to attack our Comrades brutally and throw them out of the meeting hall. The CGM of Tamil Nadu Circle who came to address the meeting ran away through backdoor without speaking on seeing the violence unleashed by the Pattabiraman’s followers.Our Chennai Telephones comrades continued their demonstration outside the meeting hall which was locked from inside.The Police authorities came there and try to mediate but failed due to the stubborn and adamant attitude of Pattabiraman. In this situation the hall owner came to the spot and evicted everybody out of the compound and thus the said meeting came to an abrupt end. This is a very painful incident and we all should be ashamed off this ugly and violent activities of Pattabiraman’s followers. Even the Circle treasurer Comrades Asokarajan and Secretary (CHQ) G. Jayaraman were not spared by these goon elements.
Com.Pattabiram who is for left unity and unity of all trade union is not practicing the same with his own union members inside the Circle union. He should preach only whatever he can practice.Preaching something and acting opposite to that is not good for any organization.Even at this time we hope he will realize his mistakes and try to sort out the issues raised by our comrades in a peaceful and democratic manner.
General Council Meeting on 16/02/2015:
The General Council meeting of our Circle union will be held on 16/02/2015 at 02.00PM in Dinroze Exchnage complex under the Presidentship of Com M.K.Ramaswamy. On that day the Journal of the Circle union ( Sangamuzhakkam) will be distributed to the branches. Hence, all our members of the General council are requested to attend the same in time without fail.
Com. C.K.Mathivanan will be interviewed by journalist Sudhangan for an hour regarding the misuse of Power by former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran. This special interview will be telecasted in Jaya TV from 09.00 PM on Sunday(08/02/2015).
After two rounds of talks with Sr. GM(HR&Admn) and other officers our union accepted for a formula to redeploy the staffs at presently working in CMX since the Corporate office had handed over the service of 197 to private operators throughout the country two months ago. According to the formula arrived at nearly 50% of the staff will be retained in the Flower Bazzar telecom complex and the remaining 50% will be redeployed to the places were acute staff shortage exist. On 07/02/2015 a counselling for this will be conducted. After this orders will be issued by the Mangement.
Meeting with Sr.GM(HR&Admn):
On 03/02/2015 the management had a meeting with both the recognized unions in connections with the staffs redeployment from CMX. NFTE BSNL was represented in this meeting by comrades C.K.Mathivanan, K.M. Elangovan and Jayajothi. The meeting is not conclusive and hence one more meeting will be held to decide upon the CMX staff redeployment.
Meeting with Sr.GM(N) and DGM(NE) on 02/02/2015:
Our union had a meeting with Sr.GM(N) and DGM(NE). Our union was represented in this meeting by Comrades C.K.Mathivanan, K.M.Elangovan, K.Anbu, .C.Elumalai and Arumugam. In this meeting our union had discussed several items including the following.
1.Proper space accommodation for the 40 Sr.TOA officials of North Business Area(BA) who were brought from North West, North East and North areas to Flower Bazaar Exchange.
2.Action against the SDE in Anna Nagar who misbehaved with lady staffs.
3.Delay in payment of GPF Advance to Kalmandapam staffs.
4.Rebate given to the subscriber of 25352320 due to the mistake of CSC staffs.
Sr.GM(HR&ADMN) meeting on CMX staff redeployment on 04/02/2015:
There will be meeting of CMX staff redeployment with both the recognized union by Sr.GM(HR&ADMN) on 04/02/2015 at 11.00 Hrs.
AIYF General secretary appended his signature in the save BSNL signature campaign:
AIYF General secretary appended his signature in the save BSNL signature campaign:
Com. R.Thirumalai, General Secretary of All India Youth federation on his visit to Chennai appended his signature in the memorandum to be submitted to the PM of India during the Parliament march on 25/02/2015. Com C.K.Mathivanan, K.M. Elangovan, C. Ravi and K.Anbu witnessed.
Tamil and English News papers appreciate the contribution of Com. C.K.Mathivanan in exposing the scam of former Telecom Minister Dayanidhimaran in 323 illegal phone connection scandal:
Times Of India:
Com C.K.Mathivanan,CS,NFTE-BSNL has written letter to GS NFTE-BSNL regarding union setup in STR:
Welcome to 205 New Members:
In Chennai Telephones Circle 205 new members have joined on 14/01/2015. We welcome all of them. Details are as follows.
3.Chennai South District…32
4.Chennai North District….24
Seven more Co-Ordination Committees of FORUM formed:
In a meeting held at BSNLEU office today seven more CC’s were formed as follows.
1) Thiruvallur Coordination Committee:
Chairman- Com. C.K.Raghunathan, Dist Secretary(NFTE-BSNL)
Convener- Com. B.Baskar(BSNLEU)
2) Kancheepuram Coordination Committee:
Chairman- ComD.S.Ramprabhu, Circle Organizing Secretary(NFTE-BSNL)
3) Chenglepet Coordination Committee:
Chairman- Com. S.Ekambaram, Dist Secretary(NFTE-BSNL)
Convener- Com. Janardhanan
4) Development Coordination committee:
Chairman- Com. K.M.Elangovan, Asst Circle Secretary(NFTE-BSNL)
Convener- Com. Indirani(BSNLEU)
5) South East Coordination Committee:
Chairman- Com. M.Kabali, Asst Circle Secretary (NFTE-BSNL)
Convener- Com. C.Ganesh(BSNLEU)
6) South West Coordination Committee:
Chairman- Com. P.Elumalai, Circle vice president(NFTE-BSNL)
7) Central Coordination Committee:
Chairman- Com. M.Nagarajan, Dist Secretary(NFTE-BSNL)
In all 13 CC’s were formed in Chennai Telephones to Co Ordinate the activities of FORUM at area level.
One Crore Signature collection from Public:
As per the decision of National level leadership the Chennai Telephones circle has to collect 4.5 Lakh signature from the General Public to be submitted to the PM on 25/02/2015 during the March to parliament by FORUM. Accordingly the circle union decided to collect more than 2 Lakh signatures before 15/02/2015. The following comrades are nominated for this to lead campaign at the places mentioned against their name.
Com M.Kapali, ACS- Adayar
Com P.Elumalai, CVP-Guindy
Com T.R.Rajasekaran, Secretary(CHQ)-Anna Road
Com S.Ekambaram,Dist Sec,KCM-Chenglepet
Com Kothandapani,CVP-Central Railway Station
Com C.K.Raghunathan,Dist Sec, TVR-Thiruvallur
Com M.Nagarajan,Dist Sec, Chennai South- T.Nagar
Com E.S Anandadevan,DS,KPM-Kalmandapam
Com K.M.Elangovan,ACS-Koyambedu Central Bus stand
Com K.Anbu,Dist Sec,Chennai North- Flower Bazaar
Com P.Gopal,DS KCM-Kancheepuram
Com B.Varadhan,CVP-KK Nagar
Com M.K.Ramaswamy, President- Tambaram
Com C.K.Mathivanan,Circle Secretary-Purasaiwkkam
Co-Ordination Committees Formed:
The FORUM has formed 6 committees at
DGM area level in a meeting held at the NFTE-BSNL union office today.
1) North East Coordination Committee:
Chairman- Com. Anbu, North Chennai District secretary(NFTE-BSNL)
Convener- Com. M.Kanniappan(BSNLEU)
2) North West Coordination Committee:
Chairman- Com. G.Palaniappan, Circle Organizing Secretary(NFTE-BSNL)
Convener- Com. Z.Paulraj(BSNLEU)
3) North Peripheral Coordination Committee:
Chairman- Com. S.Mariappan, Circle Vice President(NFTE-BSNL)
Convener- Com. E.Natarajan(BSNLEU)
4) Head Quarters Coordination committee:
Chairperson- Com. T.Jayajothi, Secretary,CMX(NFTE-BSNL)
Convener- Com. D.k Vijayalakshmi(BSNLEU)
5) west Coordination Committee:
Chairman- Com. T. Dhansingh,ACS(NFTE-BSNL)
Convener- Com. Kandaswamy(BSNLEU)
6) STR/STP Coordination Committee:
Chairman- Com. S..Kesavan (NFTE-BSNL)
The remaining seven Co-Ordination Committees will be formed in
Tomorrow’s meeting at BSNLEU office in Flower Bazaar.
Consultation meeting for the formation of Co-Ordination committees of
FORUM:As decided by the National level leadership it has been decided in
Chennai Telephones to FORUM 13 Co-Ordination Committees of FORUM at DGM’s level.
Accordingly on 12/01/2015 and 13/01/2015 meeting of all unions /Associations of
particular zone will be held.
12/01/2015: 10 AM to 0100 PM: Ennore, Ponneri,
Kalmandapam, Harbour, Flower Bazaar, Kellys, Madhavaram, Anna Ngar, Avadi,
Poonamallee and Ambathur. Divisional Secretaries along with office bearers must
attend the meeting.
12/01/2015: 02.00 to 04.00 PM: Kodambakkam, Porur,
Vadapalani, K.K. Nagar and STR/STP. Divisional secretaries along with office
bearers should attend the meeting. Both the meeting on 12/01/2015 will take
place at the NFTE-BSNL union office in Flower Bazaar.
13/01/2015: 10AM to
01.00PM:Mylapore, RK.Nagar, Adayar, Velacherry, St. Mount, Chrompet, Tambaram,
Haddows Road and Anna Road. Divisional secretaries along with office bearers
should participate in the meeting.
13/01/2015: 02AM to 0400PM: Chenglepet,
Thiruvallur, Kancheeepuram. Divisional secretaries along with office bearers
should participate in the meeting. Both the meeting on 13/01/2015 will be held
at BSNLEU office in Flower Bazaar.
Emergent Circle Executive Committee meeting:On 10/01/2015(Saturday) to
discuss and decide for the formation of 13 Co-Ordination Committees of FORUM in
Chennai Telephones. The Circle Executive will meet at 03.00 PM on 10/01/2015 in
the union office, Flower Bazaar.
Com.Nallakannu began the one crore signature campaign:
NFTE Circle union
started signature campaign as per the decision of FORUM among the General
public. Accordingly on the 3rd day of the dharna at Anna Road Telephone Exchange
Com. Nallkannu,CPI leader initiated signature on the memorandum to be submitted
to the Prime minister of India. Sri Siva, MP also signed our memorandum along
with the GS of LPF Sri P.Shanmugam our Circle union will plan obtaining
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Com. GNANAIAH TURNS 95:We greet our great leader and former SG of NFPTE
Com. D.Gnanaiah on his 95th birthday. Sr. Leaders Erode Mali, Ernakulam
T.V.Paulose along with Com. G.Jayaraman, Secretary(CHQ), K.Ashokraj(Trasurer,
Tamilnadu circle union) and L.Subbaroyan( ACS, TamilNadu Circle union) and N.
Ramakrishnan, District secretary, Coimbatore personally visited his residence
today in Coimbatore and felicitated him. We wish him a very very purposeful life
at 95 years.
Homage to Com. O.P.Gupta on his 2nd death Anniversary:The Chennai
Telephones Circle union organized a massive homage function for our greatest
leader and father figure of P&T trade union movement Com.O.P.Gupta on
06/01/2015 in Thiruvallur in which 1000 of comrades enthusiastically
participated and paid their respectful homage to Com.O.P.Gupta. At the beginning
a bust bronze statue of Com. O.P.Gupta was declared open by Com. C.k.Mathivanan,
CS and floral tributes were done by Comrades M.Appadurai EX MP, K.Vallinayagam
former SG of FNTO, Comrades Mali,Secretaries of Federation CHQ, G.Jayaraman
& T.R.Rajasekaran and S.Veeraraghavan, President of the Tamil Nadu Telecom
Employees Co-Operative society. At the function a book written in tamil by Com.
L.Subbaroyan, Asst Circle secretary, Tamil Nadu Circle was released by CPI
leader Appadurai, Ex MP and first copy was received by Com. M.K.Ramaswamy,
Circle President. Among others C.K.Raghunathan, S. Anandan, Circle secretary
NFTCL and Sr. Leaders T.V. Paulose(Former CS Kerala Circle) R. Bhupathy(
Karaikudi) and T. Raghunathan(Cuddalore) participated and graced the occasion.
Comrades S.C.Bose, K.M.Elangovan, S.Rajendiran, A.Kantha, Pramela(Circle VP,
Kerala Circle), K.Ashok raj(Circle Tresurer, Tamil Nadu circle) V. Dhramadass(
RMS union Leader), P.Anbalagan(Circle Organizing secretary, Tamil Nadu),
Parimalam(Circle VP, Tamil Nadu) also spoke at the function. At the function
itself 300 books were sold out. The book costing Rs 100/- was put on sale for Rs
70/- only to mark the occasion of the death anniversary. The circle union thanks
the comrades and leaders who contributed for the success of this fuction
particularly the organizing committee. The Circle union express its sincere
thanks to comrades N. Dhanapal(President), C.K.Raghunathan(Secreatry) and
Vananjeyan(Trasurer) of the organizing committee for conducting this massive
function in a grand and planned manner. Let us remember the sacrifices of Com.
O.P.Gupta to advance the cause of working class in telecom.
3 Days dharna by FORUM:As per the decisions of the FORUM 3 day dharna
will be held in Chennai telephones in the following manner. 1. 06/01/2015-
Flower Bazaar Telephone Exchange. 2. 07/01/2015- CGM office, Purasaiwakkam 3.
08/01/2015- Anna Road Exchange. Since the 2nd death anniversary of Com.
O.P.Gupta is falling on 06/01/2015 we have informed the leadership of FORUM of
our difficulty in attending the dharna on 06/01/2015. Because all our comrades
will be gathering at Thiruvallur on that day to pay homage to Com. O.P.Gupta.
However our members are requested to attend the dharna of 07/01/2015 &
08/01/2015 at respective venues.
IDA Increased by 2.2%:With effect from 01/01/2015 the total IDA will be
100.3%, An increase of 2.2%. Orders are expected soon from the management.
Convention of Chennai Telephones FORUM on 29/01/2015:The FORUM has
decided to hold a convention of BSNL Employees and Executives to spread the
message of Nation Wide strike from 17/03/2015. NFTE-BSNL will be represented in
this convention by Com.G.Jayaraman, Secretary(CHQ) as Com . C.K.Mathivanan will
preside over the convention in his capacity as chairman of FORUM in Chennai
Telephones. All Branch secretaries are requested to mobilize our members in full
strength. The convention will begin at 02.00 PM on 29/01/2015 in Raja Anna Malai
Mandram near High Court Building.
2nd Death Anniversary of Com. O.P.Gupta on 06/01/2015:As already
notified through invitations and posters on 06/01/2015 at 11.00 Hrs the Bronze
statue of our Great Leader O.P.Gupta will be unveiled by Com. C.K. Mathivanan in
front of Thiruvallur Telephone Exchange. At the same time a book of 96 pages
written by Com. L.Subbaroyan, Circle treasurer, Tamil Nadu Circle will be
released by Com. M.Appadurai, former MP and Tamil Nadu state vice president of
AITUC. The book will cost Rs 100/-, However on the occasion of 2nd death
anniversary on 6/1/2015 only the book will be sold with 30% reduction in the
price ie Rs 70/-. After the Lunch break a symposium will be organized on Com.
Gupta’s achievements. The circle union has also organized a seminar on the same
venue at 03.00 PM on the topic "Implementation of ERP” in Chennai Telephones.
The management has been requested to grant a day's Sp-CL for this and hence all
our members are advised to apply for a day's Sp-CL on 06/01/2015 and attend the
function as well as the seminar at Thiruvallur.
TM postings and Transfers in CPT area:
Today both NFTE-BSNL and
BSNLEU Circle unions met the Sr GM(HR&Admn) along with Add GM(HR&Admn)
in CPT area. As the counseling for filling up the 44 vacancies of Telecom
Mechanic cadre for CPT area is fixed on 22&23/12/2014 we requested the
management to consider all the request transfers in that area which are
waitlisted as on 15/12/2013. During the new postings in the PM cadre the
management has agreed to our request accordingly 31 officials get their request
transfers in the CPT area which covers North, South and West Zone. We thank the
management for this.
The meeting to discuss the redeployment of employees due
to ERP implementation was rescheduled to Thursday afternoon ie on 23/12/2014
since full data was not available for a detailed discussion. Both the unions
have suggested for the postponement and the management has agreed to
The FORUM leaders will meet the CGM ON 22/12/2014 AT 03.00PM in the
conference Hall of CGM office to discuss mainly to suggest ways and means to
improve the quality of GSM services. All comrades are requested to immediately
inform the circle union both the area and locations where the GSM signal is very
poor so that we can pin point these things to the officers concerned at the
meeting on 22/12/2014.
Invitation for the 2nd Death Anniversary of Comrade O.P.Gupta at Thiruvallur on 06/01/2014:
GENERAL COUNCIL MEETING DECIDED TO OBSERVE 2ND DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF COM
O.P.GUPTA ON 06/01/2015:
On 12/12/2014 the General Council meeting was held
in Dinrose RSU Exchange and decided to observe Com. OPG’s 2nd death
Anniversary.The following decisions were taken in this regard. Readmore...,
NFTE&NFTCL CIRCLE UNIONS JOINTLY ObSERVING THE DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF Dr.
B.R.AMBEDKAR on 06/12/2014:Veteran Communist leader and freedom fighter who
is also the President of ‘ Tamil Nadu oppressed peoples movement’ Com R.
Nallakannu will be the chief guest at the special meeting organized jointly by
the circle unions of NFTE & NFTCL to observe the death anniversary Bharat
Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on 06/12/2014 at 04.00 PM in Adayar Telephone Exchange
complex. On the same day morning about 09.45 AM the leaders of both the union
will garland the statue of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar inside the Taylor’s Road staff
quarters. All comrades are requested to attend both the functions without fail.
Nationwide demonstration on 05/12/2014 by Central trade unions:In
response to the call given by all Central trade unions a demonstration will be
held near Chennai Collector Office(Opp to Beach Railway station) on 05/12/2014
evening 04.00 PM to protest against the anti people policies of Modi government.
Our Circle union has decided to join this agitation hence all are requested to
participate in the demonstration on 05/12/2014.
Meeting with Sr.GM(HR&Admn) on ERP implementation:Both the
recognized unions are called for a meeting with Sr. GM(HR&Admn) mainly to
discuss about the ERP implementation and staff redeployment on 04/12/2014 at
11.00 HRS. NFTE-BSNL will be represented by comrades
C.K.Mathivanan,K.M.Elangovan and G.Palaniappan.
Haddows Road Divisional Conference on 10/12/2014:At Vanimahal RSU Exge
the conference of Haddows Road Division will be held at 04.00 PM on 10/12/2014.
Circle union leaders and District union office bearers will address the
The General Council meeting on 12/12/2014:At Dinrose RSU Exge complex
at about 02.00 PM the General Council of the circle union for the month of
December-2014 will meet. On that day our circle union Journal Sangamuzhkkam will
be distributed to the branches.
Secretariat meeting on 01/12/2014:The meeting of the Circle union
secretariat was held at union office on 01/12/2014 from 05.00PM to 07.00PM under
the presidentship of Com M.K.Ramaswamy,Circle President.14 comrades attended the
meeting. It reviewed the 27/11/2014 one day strike participation in all the
Exchanges and Administrative offices. It is noted that by and large the majority
of Non-Executive Employees actually participated in the strike which while in
few places like Kancheeepuram, Haddows Road Divisions the strike was not so
JAC circular on 27/11/2014 strike:
The JAC,Chennai telephones issued
circular regarding 27/11/2014 strike and incharges for various centres. Click1..., Click2...,
The Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of NFPTE was organized in
Kalmandapam Exchange complex in which more than 450 comrades participated. Com
C.K.Mathivanan,CS,elaborately spoke on the trade union history of NFPTE, NFTE
and then NFTE-BSNL. Com. C.Elumalai,SSS and Tresurer, North Chennai District
union who is retiring this month also felicitated during this celebration. Click1..., Click2..., Click3..., Click4..., Click5..., Click6...,
Com.Basha,ACS,BSNLEU and 100 more comrades have
recently deserted BSNLEU and joined NFTE-BSNL in the presence of Com.
C.K.Mathivanan, Circle secretary, NFTE_BSNL. The circle union welcomes whole
heartedly all the comrades to the mother union. Click...,
NFPTE DIMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION AT COIMBATORE:
National Executive Member, NFTE-BSNL will attend the Diamond jubilee celebration
of NFPTE organized by the Coimbatore SSA,NFTE_BSNL on 28/11/2014. Click...,
Thiruvallur District Executive Committee meeting:
Executive Committee meeting of NFTE union was held today in Thirunindravur. It
discussed many issues including the proposed one day strike on 27-11-14.Circle
union office bearers Nagan,Rajendran, Kandasamy and CircleSecretary
C.K.Mathivanan took part in the meeting. Click...,
Campaign meeting by JAC on 27/11/2014 strike:
In Chennai telephones, the
JAC has decided to conduct 18 meetings from 17/11/2014 to 26/11/2014 excluding
23/11/2014 which falls on Sunday. The following is the list. Click...,
NFPTE 61st Anniversary Celebrations of NFPTE at Kalmandapam Exge:The
celebrations of formation day of NFPTE will begin at 11.00 AM on 24/11/2014and
all comrades are requested to attend the celebrations without fail.
Thiruvallur District Executive Meeting on 17/11/2014:At Thiruninravur
the meeting of the District Executive Committee of Thiruvallur will be held at
02.00PM on 17/11/2014. Comrade N. Dhanapal, District President will preside.
Circle secretary and other office bearers will attend the meeting. The main
agenda will be about organizing 27/11/2014 strike call given by JAC effectively
in Thiruvallur District.
Celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of NFPTE:
Article by Com.C.K.Mathivanan,
Meeting with Sr. GM(HR&Admn) on 30/10/2014:Our Comrades
C.K.Mathivanan, S.C Bose, T.R.Rajasekaran, K.M.Elangovan and C.Ravi on behalf of
the Circle Union met the Sr.GM(HR&Admn) and discussed 15 issues including
certain request transfers. Sr. GM agreed to consider all our demands favorably
without any delay. The Sr. GM(HR& Admn) assured us to fill up the 56 TM
vacancies of Chenglepet area by 31/12/2014 through counseling. We thank the
management for this.
FORUM has done it!Due to the opposition and protest lodged by the FORUM
to the CGM, Chennai telephones on 31/10/2014, the CGM, has agreed to stop the
Reliance info company for the 4G services sharaing the tower installed at the
CGM Office, Puraiwakkam. We thank the CGM and management for understanding the
feeling of the unions/ Associations.
Kancheepuram District Executive Committee meeting on 05/11/2014:The
district Executive Committee meeting of Kancheepuram district will be held at
union office in the GM (S) O ffice Complex, Guindy. Com. C.K.Mathivanan will
participate and address the participants.
Home coming!Former ACS of BSNLEU G.Y. Basha along with 50 comrades
including many branch secretaries and important functionaries of BSNLEU joined
NFTE-BSNL on 29/10/2014 in the presence of Com. C.K.Mathivanan, CS. We welcome
all of them whole heartedly.
Felicitation to newly elected CHQ office bearersAt Flower bazaar
telecom complex, Chennai telephones circle unit organized a grand function in
which more than 500 comrades participated on 29/10/2014 to felicitate the new
CHQ office bearers elected at Jabulpur conference. Senior leaders RK, Mali and
Comrades C.K.Mathivanan, Sethu, L.Subbarayan felicitated the office bearers. Com
M.Appadurai and TamilNadu State Vice president of AITUC handed over momentous
and medals to the newly office bearers. CHQ Secretaries G.Jayaraman,
S.S.Gopalakrishnan, T.R.Rajasekaran and permanent invitees P.Kamaraj and K.M.
Elngovan were honored and expressed to resolve to strengthen the NFTE-BSNL
Change of Vennue for the General Council meeting on 08/11/2014:Due to
unavoidable reasons the proposed General Council meeting on 08/11/2014 will be
held at 03.00PM in Kodambakkam Telephone Exchange Complex. All comrades are
requested to note for the change of General Council meeting.
The General Council Meeting on 08/11/2014:The next General Council
meeting of our circle union will be held on 08/11/2014 at 02.00 PM in Din rose
RSU compound. All General council members are requested to attend in time
Demonstration on 25/10/2014 by FORUM, Chennai Telephones:It has been
decided to organize a Lunch Hour demonstration on 25/10/2014 at Flower Bazaar in
support of striking contract labours in NLC and to oppose the closure of Nokia
factory at Sri Perumpudur. All comrades are requested to attend the
demonstration so as to express our solidarity with the working people.
Circle Executive Elects:The Circle executive met on 20/10/2014 elected
unanimously Comrade B. Selvaraj(Pammal) as Asst Circle secretary and comrade
B.Varadhan(KKN) as Circle vice president in the vacancies created by the
resignation of comrades T.R. Rajasekaran and J.P.Murali respectively. We
congratulate the newly elected office bearers.
Demonstration in support of striking NLC contrct labours:The state
secretary of Tamil Nadu NFTCL has announced a solidarity demonstration in
support of the striking contarct labours of the Neyveli Lignite Corporation(NLC)
at Chennai Collector Office near Beach Railway station on 25/10/2014 at 04.00
PM. The NFTE,Chennai telephones Circle union has decided to extend full support
to the demonstration on 25/10/2014. Hence, All our comrades are requested to
organize the Contract labours and regular employees to this demonstration called
by NFTCL, Tamil Nadu state committee.
The Circle Executive committee meeting:On 20/10/2014(Monday), 11.00 AM
the Circle Executive Committee Meeting will be held in the Circle union office
all the members are requested to attend in time.
The 4th All India conference of NFTE-BSNL was held at
the Christian Higher secondary School in Jabalpur(Madyapradesh) from 10/10/2014
to 12/10/2014 and more than 2000 Delegates/Observers enthusiastically
participated in it. Representing Chennai telephones 165 comrades attended the
more, All India
Office bearers List,
Circle union incharge during the absence of Circle secretary from 08/10/2014
to 16/10/2014:Com. S.Rajendiran, ACS will officiate as Circle secretary
during the period from 08/10/2014 to 16/10/2014 when Circle secretary and other
office bearers are in Jabalpur to attend the 4th AIC. Our comrades should
contact Com. Rajendiran in caes of emergency.
Meeting to Discuss the redeployment of Staffs due to ERP
On 07/10/2014 a meeting by CGM, Chennai telephones was
organized with NFTE and BSNLEU mainly to discuss about the redeployment of
staffs due to implementation of ERP from 01/11/2014. The NFTE Circle union was
represented by comrades C.K.Mathivanan and K.M.Elangovan. Read more,
Thanks a Lot:
NFTE Circle union thanks all the comrades who have
successfully implemented the two hours walkout strike yesterday as per the call
given by the JAC. We are happy to announce that nearly 95% of Employees in
Chennai telephones observed two hours walkout strike in each shift. 11.00 AM to
01.00PM, 03.00PM to 05.00PM and 09.00 PM to 11.00 PM our employees in all the
shifts observed the two hours walk out strike successfully. We also thank all
the office bearers and leaders of all Non- Executive unions for making this two
hours strike a huge success in Chennai telephones. At Flower Bazaar telephone
Exchange complex a meeting was organized by JAC from 11.00 AM to 01.00 PM on
30/09/2014 in which comrades C.K.Mathivanan, K. Govindarajan, S. Lingamurthy,
Kanniappan and C.Ravi addressed the striking employees. Com. A. Anbu, District
secretary,North Chennai, A.D.Bernard shaw, Divisional secretary, Flower Bazaaar,
Ramamurthy and other shouted slogans demanding settlement of Bonus etc before
the meeting. Click1, Click2, Click3, Click4,
Grand farewell function at Chennai on 26/09/2014:
Circle president of our union is retiring on 30/09/2014. To felicitate him a
grand farewell function was organized at Anna Road Exchange complex in which
veteran Comminist Leader Nallakannu, Appadurai(Ex Mp), CGM, Sr. GM(HR&Admn)
, Senior leaders R. K, Mali, Jayaraman( Secretary,CHQ), Subbarayan(ACS, NFTE,
Tamil Nadu) and Sister union leaders K. Govindarajan, S.Lingamurthy and A.
Vijayakumar greeted the circle president. Com. C.K.Mathivanan presided over the
function. Click1, Click2, Click3, Click4, Click5, Click6, Click7, Click8, Click9, Click10, Click11, Click12, Click13, Click14, Click15, Click16, Click17, Click18,
Massive Lunch Hour Demonstration by JAC:
A massive Lunch demonstration
was conducted in front of CGM office,Purasaiwakkam pressing the immediate
settlement of 30 long pending demands. Click1, Click2, Click3, Click4,
JAC Program:Due to Certain unavoidable situation in Chennai Telephones,
the JAC has decided observe the programs in a modified manner. 25/09/2014-
Launch Hour demonstration in front of CGM office at Purasaiwakkam and on
30/09/2014- Two Hours walkout strike.
To make effective campaign meetings at 10 centres: View Details,
ANDHRA PRADESH CIRCLE CONFERENCE:On 19&20/09/2014 the Circle
Conference of Andhra NFTE-BSNL will be held in Tirupathi. Comrades Chandeswar
Singh,GS and C.K.Mathivanan,Dy GS will attend the conference.
Bengaluru District union office opening on 27/09/2014:Comrades
Chandeswar Singh and C.K.Mathivanan were invited for the inaugural function of
Bengaluru District union office building by Com. Krishnamohan, District
secretary Bengaluru NFTE-BSNL. In this connection a seminar is being organized
there in which thousands of comrades are expected to attend.
General Council Meeting on 26/09/2014 :The meeting of our General
Council will be held on 26/09/2014;02.00PM at Anna Road Exchange Complex. All
members are requested to attend without fail. Special Sangamuzhzkkam will be
distributed on that day.
Karnataka Circle union 3rd Conference at Hassan:For two days from
11/09/2014 the 3rd Circle conference of the Karnataka Circle is being held at
Hassan.Comrades Chandeswar Singh,Islam Ahmad,C.K.Mathivanan,
Mukthali,K.S.Kulkarni, S.S.Gopalakrishnan and Tamil Nadu Circle Secretary
Pattabiraman are attending the Conference. Comrades Seshadri, Circle secretary
Karnataka Circle and Krishnamohan District secretary, Bengaluru are
participating and guiding the conference.
Letter on Bonus Issue: Click,
Com.C.K.M. will be out of Chennai from 03/09/2014 to 15/09/2014:In this
period Com. S.C. Bose senior most ACS will officiate as Circle secretary.
Comrades are requested to contact him regarding union matters.
Circle secretaries meeting at New Delhi on 06/09/2014:The Circle union
authorized Com. J.P. Murali Sr. VP of the Circle union to attend the meeting and
represent Chennai telephones Circle union.
The meeting with Sr GM(HR&Admn):Today 01/09/2014) our Circle union
met Sr. GM(HR&Admn) and discussed several important issues pertaining to
service and Staff. Comrades C.K.Mathivanan, S.C.Bose, T.R.Rajasekaran and K.M.
Elangovan represented the union. The management side was represented by Addl
GM(HR&Admn), AGM(Admn), SDE(SR) apart from Sr GM(HR&Admn).
Farewell function to Com. M.K.Ramaswamy, Circle President on
26/09/2014:A grand farewell function is being arranged on behalf of the
Circle union at Anna Road Exchange complex on 26/09/2014 to felicitate Com.
M.K.Ramaswamy our Circle President who is retiring on 30/09/2014. Comrades R.
Nallakannu, M. Appadurai, Erode Mali, G. Jayaraman and C.K.Mathivanan will speak
at the function.
Thiruvallur District Conference on 27/08/2014:
At Thiruninravur the
first District Conference of the Thiruvallur District union was held under the
Presidentship of Com. N.Dhanapal, District president. Nearly 400 comrsdes ig 353
delegates took part in the conference which was inaugurated by Com. K.Ashokraj,
Circle treasure, Tamil Nadu and greeted by Sr. GM(HR&Admn), GM(West),
DGM(AMB), Comrades M.K.Ramaswamy, C.K.Mathivanan, S.C.Bose, S.Rajendiran,
T.R.Rajasekaran and other leaders. The conference adopted unanimously the report
on activities and audited accounts. In the end the conference elected comrades
N.Dhanaopal, C.K.Ragunatahan and C.D.Purushothaman unanimously as District
President, District Secretary and District Treasurer respectively. With this
four District conferences as decided by the Executive have completed
successfully. However STR_STP District conference is yet to be completed. Click1, Click2, Click3, Click4, Click5, Click6, Click7, Click8, Click9, Click10,
Letter from Circle union to the General Secretary regarding 4th All India
conference at Jabalpur: Click,
The first District Conference of Kancheepuram on 26/08/2014:Nearly 400
comrades attended the Kancheepuram District Conference which was presided over
by Com. V.Ramakrishnan, District President. The conference was inaugurated by
Com. G.Jayaraman, Secretary (CHQ) and was greeted by comrades M.K.Ramaswamy,
C.K.Mathivanan and GM(West), GM(South) and DGM(KCM). The conference elected
unanimously comrades T. Panchatcharam, S.Ekambaram and P. Singaravelan as
District President, District Secretary and District Treasurer respectively.
Circle Executive committee meeting on 02/09/2014:The Circle Executive
committee meeting held under the presidentship of Circle President M.K.
Ramaswamy at the Flower Bazaar union office. The following shall be the agenda.
1.Fourth All India Conference. 2.Review of District Conferences.
The North Chennai District Conferences on 20/08/2014:
The first District
Conferences of North Chennai was held on 20/08/2014 under the presidentship of
Com. V.Ashokkumar, District President. The Conference was inaugurated by Com.
C.K.Mathivanan and greeted by Com. S. Anandan, Circle secretary, NFTCL, Tamil
Nadu state Committee and three Dy. GM’s of BSNL from North area. The conference
adopted the report of the activities submitted by K.Anbu, District secretary
with several amendments. The conference was attended by 280 delegates including
43 women comrades. The conference unanimously elected comrades K. Venkatesan,
Sr. TOA(P), K.Anbu, TM and C. Elumalai, Sr. TOA(G) as president, Distict
secretary and District treasurer respectively. Election of office bearers was
unanimous. The circle union conveys its best wishes to the new team. Click1, Click2,
The South Chennai District Conference on 19/08/2014:The first District
conference of the South Chennai was held under the Chairmanship of Com.
K.Sabapathi, District President and was inaugurated by Com. L.Subbarayan Asst
Circle secretary of NFTE-BSNL, Tamil Nadu. The conference was attended by 270
delegates including 12 women comrades. The conference was greeted by Com.
C.K.Mathivanan,GM(West) and others. The annual report was adopted unanimously.
The office bearers were also elected unanimously. Comrades K. Sabapathi( Rtd Sr.
TOA(P), m.Nagarajan, TM, and G. Kothandababu, TM were elected as District
President, District Secretary, District treasurer respectively. The Circle union
conveys its best wishes for the new team.
Massive demonstration by the FORUM:
A massive lunch hour demonstration
was conducted by the "FORUM" at Flower Bazaar telephone Exchange complex under
the Presidentship of Com. C.K.Mathivanan,CS(NFTE-BSNL) and more than 650
comrades were participated. Com. C.K.M. elaborately explained the “Deloittee”
consultant recommendations and its effect on the Employees and organization. The
other leaders who spoke in the demonstration from the Non-Executive Unions
include Comrades K.Govindarajan, CS(BSNLEU), Lingamurthy,CS (FNTO) and from the
Executives Associations Comrades Vaidyanathan, CS(AIBSNLEA)and Shanmugasundaram,
CS(SNEA) participated. clickhere...
FORUM CIRCULAR:Circular by FORUM Chairman in tamil,
Congratulations!:At the General Council meeting held on 09/08/2014, Com
. D.S. Ramprabhu, Sr. TOA(G), Kancheepuram was elected as the Circle Organizing
secretary. Comrades S. Gopal, M.Senthil, S.Anandadevan, Dilli Babu and
Prabhakaran were elected as Divisional secretaries at the Divisional conferences
held recently and respectively for Kancheepuram, Harbour, Kalmandapam, R.K.Nagar
and K.K.Nagar Divisions. The Circle union comngratulate all of them.
Glimpses of the victory celebrations at Kancheepurm: clickhere...
JAC agitation on 07/08/2014:All our comrades are requested to observe
the agitation call of JAC on 07/08/2014 without fail. Accordingly all must wear
badge while on duty for the whole day and participate in large number in the
demonstration during lunch hour at flower Bazaar Telephone Exchange Complex.
Necessary badges and printed circulars were already distributed to the branches
by the JAC.
On FORUM activities:Comrade K. Govindarajan, CS, BSNLEU contacted our
Circle secretary regarding the agitational call given by the FORUM on
12/08/2014. As we all know the FORUM is an organization of all the Non-Executive
unions and Executive Association. At the National level the General secretary of
NFTE-BSNL is the Chairman and the GS of BSNLEU is the Convener. In all other
circles the same pattern is adopted. But strangely in Chennai telephones
different stand has been adopted by the BSNLEU which forced NFTE-BSNL to keep
away from the activity of the said FORUM. However regarding JAC the BSNLEU
adopted the same pattern as at the National level hence NFTE-BSNL agreed to
participate by joining JAC. But , unless the mistakes committed in the formation
of FORUM is corrected NFTE-BSNL will not join the said FORUMS. Our circle unions
conveyed this to Circle secretary, BSNLEU today firmly. It is upto BSNLEU to
restore unity with regard to FORUM activity.
Congratulations!:We are happy to know that the Govt Telecom Employees
Co-Operative Society at Chennai has been selected as the “ Best Managed”
Co-Operative society by the Govt of India. We also understand that the said
society has been chosen for the “ Indo- Nepal Friendship award” and Com.
S.Veeraraghavan will receive the award in person at Katmandu, the capital of
Nepal in a function on 02/08/2014. NFTE_BSNL congratulate President and his team
for this achievement.
We condemn:In very ugly condemnable comment in the website of Defense
Ministry of Sri Lanka some Sinhalese Chauvinists with the help of Sri Lankan
Govt describe the exchange of correspondence between the Tamil Nadu Chief
Minister J. Jayalalitha and Prime Mister of India, Shri. Narendra Modi on the
frequent attacks of Sri Lankan Navy on Tamil Nadu Fisherman as” Love Letter”
written by J.Jayalaitha to Mr. Narendra Modi. The Govt of India shold recall its
Envoy from Colombo and order the Sri Lankan Ambassador in India to get out for
this indecent and atrocious act by the Defense Ministry of Sri Lanka. Mere
warning and reprimanding the Envoy of Sri Lanka in Delhi is not acceptable. The
Sri Lankan Govt through its Defense Ministry dishonoured the posts of Prime
Minister Of India and Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Further the correspondence
between Prime minister of the Country and Chief Minister of a state is an
internal matter of India in which no foreign Country should be allowed to
interrupt. Hence we demand strongest possible action on Sri Lankan Govt by the
NDA Govt of India.
07/08/2014 Program of JAC:The JAC meeting held on 30/07/2014 decided
the following: 1.The Nationwide call of JAC for wearing badge and lunchhore
demonstration on 07/08/2014 will be observed in Chennai telephones at Flower
Bazaar complex at 01.30 PM on07/08/20014. 2.Com. C.K.Mathivanan CS, NFTE-BSNL
and Com. K. Govindaraj CS, BSNLEU will be the Chairman and Convener respectively
for JAC in Chennai telephones. 3.In the near future at Districts level also JAC
will have to be formed as per the National JAC decision. All comrades are
requested to note this and organize program of 07/08/2014 in a grand manner.
NFTCL SPREADS WINGS IN Maharastra:On 03/08/2014 the District Committee
of NFTCL will be formed at the convention for both Bheed and Jalgon Districts.As
we all know already many District committee of NFTCL formed throughout the
country including Aurangabad(Maharastra), South Cennai( Tamil Nadu),
Cuddalore(Tamil Nadu). Pathanamthitta(Kerala) and Trichur etc.
A special meeting of Telecom Contract Labours on 21/08/2014 at
Chennai:A special meeting of Telecom contract labours under the banner of
NFTCL will be held at 02.00 PM in Chennai on 21/08/2014. In this meeting
National Co- Ordinator, Tamil Nadu, State Secretary of NFTECL will participate
and address the Telecom contract labours about the demands and struggles for
JAC in Chennai Telephones:As per decision of the Joint Action Committee
(JAC) of all Non-Executive unions in BSNL at the National level it is decided to
form JAC in Chennai telephones at the Circle level on 30/07/2014. A meeting of
all Non- Executive unions is called on that day to declare the formation of JAC
in Chennai telephones.
Glimpses of Com,C.K.M. recent organizational tour:
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Organizational tour:Our Circle union office bearers M.K.Ramaswamy,
C.K.Mathivanan, K.M.Elangovan, V.Ravi along with Kancheepuram District secretary
toured the Kancheepuram district area and met personally all the New members who
have recently joined NFTE-BSNL and welcomed them in Kancheepuram, Singaperumal
Koil, Maraimalai Nagar and Thiruporur Exchanges. The New members very
attentively heard our views and assured for working to strengthen the union. The
BSNLEU branches at both Singaperrumal Koil and Thiruporur Exchenages were
totally dissolved and new branches of NFTE-BSNL opened at both the places.
During the tour of Kancheepuram Telephone Exchange wherein more than 60 New
members joined our union, the important comrades met in the presence of circle
office bearers and decided to hold grand function on 08/08/2014 at New telephone
Exchange complex, Kancheepuram to welcome and felicitate the new members. The
meeting will be addressed by Sr. leader R.K., Comrades C.K.Mathivanan,
G.Jayaraman and Krishnamohan of Bangalore. We extend thanks once again for all
those comrades who worked for this achievement.
Nationwide demonstration by JAC on 07/08/2014:The JAC has decided to
observe a demands day throughout the Country on 07/08/2014 by wearing demands
badges and holding lunch hour demonstration. We are in touch with Circle
secretary of BSNLEU so that JAC is formed in Chennai telephones and demands day
is observed in Chennai telephones very effectively. Hence all are requested to
be prepare for the demands day. Further intimation will be given after the JAC
Deloitte committee Recommendations:
We strongly condemn the
recommendations of the “Deloitte Consultancy” which was forwarded to all circle
heads in BSNL for their comments and plan for implementation since their
recommendations are mainly to reduce the staff strength particularly
Non-Executive staff strength, merge and abolish SSA’s and reduce the expenditure
on Employees. We are not against the sincere attempt to revive BSNL and improve
its financial position. However in the name of restructuring we will not allow
the management to take decisions which are against the interests of both BSNL
and Service in BSNL. We hope the newly formed JAC will not waste any more time
for organizing effective struggle immediately against the retrograde “Deloitte”
recommendations. Our circle union in its meeting with the Sr.GM(HR&Admn) on
23/07/2014 will elicit the information regarding Chennai telephones in the
recommendations and the views of the management on it. Our circle union will
discuss this issue in the General council meeting to be held on 09/08/2014 to
decide upon our reactions and response. All are requested to study the said
recommendations and come prepared for thorough discussions on 09/08/2014. The
General council meeting will be held at Dinrose RSU on 09/8/2014 at 02.00 PM
sharply. Read More in
Meeting with CGM on 16/07/2014:
A formal meeting with CGM, Chennai
telephones was held on 16/07/2014, in which Sr. GM(HR&Admn), Addl
GM(HR&Admn), AGM (Esst), SDE(SR) also participated. Our Circle union was
represented by comrades M.K.Ramaswamy, C.K.Mathivanan, S.C. Bose, T.R.
Rajasekaran, K.M. Elangovan and C.Ravi. The following items were also discussed
in the course of the meeting, Read more...
Marching towards District Conferences:The District unions will hold
Executive meetings for the preparation of District Conferences. 1.19/07/2004… STR-STP District Executive Meeting. 2.23/07/2014… Kancheepuram District Executive Meeting. 3.28/07/2014.. North Chennai Executive Meeting. Already South
Chennai District and Thiruvallur District unions have conducted their Executive
Secretariat Meetings Decides:The meeting of the secretariat on
15/07/2014 decided to invite the following leaders as special guest for the
District conferences as mentioned below. 1.North Chennai District Conference on 20/08/2014:
Circle . 2.South Chennai District Conference on
Circle. 3.STR-STP District
Conference on 25/08/2014:Com.AshokRaj,Circletreasurer,Tamil Nadu Circle 4.Thiruvallur District Conference on 27/08/2014:Com.S.Mahalingam,Working President NFTCL,Tamil Nadu
Circle.5.Kancheepuram District Conference on
Committee formed to celebrate the retirement of Com. M.K.Ramaswamy Circle
The secretariat meeting of the circle union held on 15/07/2014
decided to form a committee to organize a grand farewell for our circle
president who will be retiring on 30/09/2014. Com. M.K.Ramaswamy is a very
senior leader of our union from the days of NFPTE. He worked as the Divisional
secretaries and Assitant Circle secretaries for the line staff union. After the
merger of E3 and E4 union to form NFTE-BSNL he was elected as the Circle
treasurer and continued till November-2012. In the last conference he was
elected as the Circle president of NFTE –BSNL. He led many struggles and
agitation and faced numerous victimization and the last one being the two days
FR-17A for his participation in the agitation during the last week of
December-2013. He is a fighter and a complete loyalist for the cause of working
class. Branch and Division unions are requested to plan for the big event in
President…. Com. T.Dhansingh,
Secretary…… Com. S.C. Bose, Treasurer…… Com. K.M.Elangovan, Members: C.Ravi, T.R.Rajasekaran, S. Rajendran, M.Kabali,
M.Nagarajan, C.K.Ragunathan, S.Ekambaram, K.Anbu and R. Anbalagan.
Welcome to New Members:
The Circle union very happily announce the
arrival of more than 280 members to NFTE-BSNL on 15/07/2014. We gained the new
membership mainly from BSNLEU, NFTBE,TEPU and FNTO. Leading comrades of BSNLEU
including its North-West district secretary K. Venkatesan have joined NFTE-BSNL
due to the undemocratic and castiest activities of BSNLEU. Similarly comrades
D.S.Ramprabhu and Panchatcharam of NFTBE left that union to join NFTE-BSNL with
more than 51 comrades. It is to be noted that comrade D.S. Ramprabhu is the
present circle secretary and Com. Panchatcharam is the present circle president
of NFTBE. With this NFTBE in Chennai telephones is almost finished. The Circle
union congratulates all the Divisional secretaries and District secretaries for
this massive New membership and thank them for achieving the target fixed for
2014. A detailed breakup figures vide District unions will be released in a few
NFTCL District unit opened on 13/07/2014 at Aurangabad(MAHARASTRA):
Danni has organized a well attended convention of Telecom Contract labours on
Sunday(13/07/2014) at Aurangabad(MH) in which the District body of NFTCL was
inaugurated. The comrades of Maharastra are moving forward to organize the state
convention of NFTCL in Maharastra after the Assembly election. We congratulate
and wish them every success.
New TTA postings and Request transfers of Existing TTA’s:
meeting was held under the chairmanship of CGM, Chennai telephones for which
both NFTE_BSNL and BSNLEU were invited. The main agenda for discussions in the
said meeting was the postings and transfers in the TTA cadre. In the meeting
NFTE-BSNL was represented by Com. C.K.Mathivanan, and Com. K.MElangovan, ACS.
The management side was represented by Sr. GM(F) , Sr. GM(HR&Admn), Addl. GM
(HR&Admn), AGM(HR&Admn), SDE(Rect) and SDE(Admn). BSNLEU was represented
by Com. K. Govindarajan, CS and Com. Jayavelu, ACS. Within next few days 35
Direct recruited TTA’s will complete their training and get their first posting
orders. Utilizing this opportunity both the unions demanded consideration of all
type of transfer request with in Chennai telephones from Chenglepet area to
Chennai telephones and to other circles. After detailed discussion the following
was agreed to by all concern. 1. 21 out of 35 new TTA’s will be posted in rural
areas and will be utilized to transfer all the 21 TTA’s( Both Directly recruited
and Promoted) to Chennai area. 2. Orders will be issued for all the 9 approved
Rule-8 transfers in the cadre of TTA’s. Further the remaining Rule-8 transfer
applications of TTA’s pending with the Administration will be forwarded to
respective circle immediately. We hope these decisions will benefit the existing
employees in the cadre of TTA since their long wait for more than six years to
get their transfer orders for their place of choice will be issued in a week’s
time. NFTE-BSNL convey its sincere thanks to the CGM, Sr.GM(HR&Admn) and
other officers for agreeing to the demands raised by our union for the sake of
both Directly recruited and promoted TTA’s.
Secretariat meeting on 15/07/2014:The meeting of the secretariat of the
Circle union will be held on 15/07/2014 at 15.00 Hrs in the Flower Bazaar union
office, the agenda for the meeting will be the successful conductance of all the
five District union conferences in the Month of August-2014.
Formation of JAC in Chennai Telephones circle:As per the decision of
the National JAC meeting NFTE-BSNL circle union has begun talks with BSNLEU for
forming JAC at circle/ District level in Chennai telephones. In this regard Com.
C.K.Mathivanan had discussion with BSNLEU on 03/04/2014.
Management calls both unions for discussions on TTA posting and
Transfer:The CGM will chair a meeting on 08/07/2014 at 02.30 PM in the
conference hall at CGM office for which both the recognized unions NFTE-BSNL and
BSNLEU are called. The main subject of discussion is expected to be the TTA
postings and transfers. NFTE-BSNL welcomes the move by the management to discuss
and settle this important issue across the table with unions.
District Conferences:As per the following schedule the District
Conferences of all the five District unions will be held in the month of
August-2014 well before the ensuing 5th All India conference in Jabalpur(MP
Circle) during October-2014. The Circle conference will not be held before the
AIC because it has not completed its two years tenure as yet. 1.STR-STP
District….05/08/2004 2.Chennai South District..18/08/2014 3.Kancheepuram
District…28/08/2014 4.Thiruvallur District…27/08/2014 5.Chennai North
District…20/08/2014 All are requested to cooperate with the District unions for
completing the conferences in time.
Future of Thousands of RM’s:We understand that the management has not
accepted the demand of the JAC for upgradation of RM cadre officials who are
waiting for more than 14 long years even after passing and completing training
for Telecom Mechanic cadre promotion. It is inhuman to keep these officials in
waiting mode for such a longtime to get their due promotion. No where this type
of delaying tactics is acceptable. Hence we request the CHQ to pursue the matter
to its logical conclusion and if necessary launch series of struggles for
achieving this demand. In Chennai telephones circle alone more than thousands of
RM’s are waiting for a long time to get TM promotion. We afraid many may retire
without getting promoted to TM cadre which will deny them higher pay fixation
and pensionary benefits permanently.
World War-I (1914-2014) Centenary:The World is observing the Centenary
of the first World War which resulted in the death of nearly 3 crore people as
History reveals. This World war was the result of greedy Nations of that time to
capture colonies and improve their Economy and business. The Great Britain which
boasted as an Empire where the “ Sun did not set” collapsed and lost its power
and authority due to this war. Of course, Russian revolution succeeded and the
first socialist republic was formed under the leadership of Com. Lenin in 1917
is one of the positive result of this World war. All the working people were
against the war. It is only the imperialist and Capitalist rulers impose war on
the world only to sell their weapons and get huge profits out of it.
Meeting with CGM :On 16/07/2014 at 11.00 AM the circle union will have
a meeting with CGM to discuss certain important issues including diversion of TM
post to CPT SSA, long pending transfer cases of TTA’s in view of new batch
completing training on 11/07/2014 and problems in BSNL MRS etc.
Sr.GM(HR&Admn) meeting with Circle union:At 03.00 PM, Circle union
leaders M.K.Ramaswamy, C.K.Mathivanan, S.C. Bose, T.R. Rajasekaran and
K.M.Elangovan had a one and half long meeting with Sr. GM(HR&Admn) along
with Addl GM(HR& Admn) and SDE(SR). The following isssues were agreed upon
for sympatheic considerations while on some of the issues orders were also
issued. 1.Com. K.Kesavakumar, TTA (Officiating JTO) transfer to K.K.Nagar
CSC(Orders issued). 2.Com. T.M.Munusaswamy, RM, Chenglepet transfer to
Thiruvelangadu (Orders issued). 3. Request transfer of Com. Sheela phancy Sr.
TOA(G) Kodambakkam and relieving of Com. Jayashree Sr. TOA(G) from central area.
4.Transfer case of E. Manoharan, Telegraph man to Kalmandabam. 5.Posting of a
suitable JTO for Madhavaram TXM unit. 6.TTA Postings and consideration of
request transfers. 7.Forwarding of Rule-8 transfers applications to other
circles. 8.Rule -8 transfer case Com. A. Sagaya selvam, Junior Sports Asst.
9.Utilization of services of drivers who are not having any vehicle to drive for
the last one year. 10.Transfer of Com. Subramaniyam, TM, Perungudi to
Congratulations for the New team of Kerala Circle union:On the 2nd day
of Circle conference(25/06/2014) a new team of 21 office bearers were
unanimously elected at the 5th circle conference at Trichur. Comrades P.K.
Radhakrishnan(Trichur), Lathika Nair(Calicut), Abdulah(Malappuram) were elected
as Circle president, Circle secretary and Circle treasurer respectively. Chennai
telephones circle union wish them every success.
Grand 5th Circle Conference of Kerala Circle:On 24/06/2014 at Trichur
the Kerala Circle Conference began with flag hoisting by General Secretary
Chandeswar Sing. More than 145 registered delegates and 50 odd visitors
participated in the conference representing all the SSA’s in Kerala circle. The
conference was presided over by circle president P.K. Radhakrishnan and formally
inaugurated by Com. Prakashbabu, State Asst secretary of Communist party. A
seminar on the topic of the challenges before public sector undertakings with
particular reference to BSNL’’ was organized under the presidentship of Com.
C.K. Mathivanan, Dy GS in which many speakers including Sri. Thambi, PGM,
Trichur SSA delivered speeches. In the evening opensession was held under the
presidentship of Com. S. Gopalakrishnan organizing secretary(CHQ) in which Com.
K.P.Rajendiran( Former Revenue Minister , Kerala state) delivered the key note
address. Many trade union leaders of Banks, Electricity board incvluding the
Member of Parliament C.N. Jayadevan greeted the conference. Com. L.Subbarayan,
Asst Circle secretary, TN circle, participated in the conference and addressed
the subjects committee. The conference is continuing for the 2nd day on
Central Govt should not and must not favor Private telecom
companies:After the formation of the new NDA Govt at the centre we often
hear few words like” TAX terrorism” from the Ministers. In this particular case
several BJP Ministers terms the initiative taken by Shri Pranab Mukerjee to
impose retrospective income TAX on Vodafone company when he was the Finance
minister in the UPA Govt. Now the amount said to be in arrear is almost 20,000
Crore rupees.. The Vodafone Company has audacity to defy the then Central Govt
through unnecessary litigation in the name of creating favorable investment. The
new BJP Ministers are invariably helping Vodafone by abusing the UPA Govt TAX
demand as “TAX terrorism”. This approach of BJP Ministers is against the
interest of the Country and surely help Vodafone Company. It is also rumoured
that the violation of 3G spectrum allotment by sharing the spectrum among them
in Non-licencing areas case is also being diluted in a similar way by the new
Govt. This will also help only Private telecom company such as Airtel, Idea,
Reliance and Vodafone but will spoil the chances of BSNL recovery. The refusal
of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who is number two in Modi’s Govt to involve
himself in these cases speaks volumes of wrong doings and favoritism.
Avail special casual leave on 23/06/2014:All circle Executive committee
members and special invitees are requested to apply and avail one day special CL
to attend the Circle Executive Committee meeting on 23/06/2014.
Comarde C.K.Mathivanan assumes charge:Com C.K.Mathivanan assumes charge
as Circle secretary of Chennai telephones after gap of 15 days leave
One day political orientation camp for BSNL Employees at Bhavani:At
Bhavani near Erode one day camp for BSNL employees of both Tamil Nadu and
Chennai telephones was organized by Erode comrades on 14/06/2014. More than 150
employees participated in the camp. Com. C.K.Mathivanan, Dy. GS NFTE-BSNL
presided the camp in which communist and central trade union leaders M.
Appadurai, M.VEERapandian, K.R. THirunavukkarasu and senior union leader Mali
spoke on various topics including relevant of Marxist philosophy and the role of
trade unions in the removal of poverty and unemployment from the country.
Comrades G. Jayaraman secretary(NFTE-BSNL), k.Ashokraj, Circle treasurer,
L.Subbarayan, ACS of NFTE-BSNL Tamil Nadu explained the challenges before the
telecom Industry and the responsibilities of Unions/ Associations in the present
difficult scenario. We thank Erode comrades Lazr(District secretary), Yasin
G.Kumar, Bangaru for organizing the one day camp very purposefully and in a
organized manner. Comrades C.K.Ragunathan, V.Babu, Gulzar Ahamed and Shanmugam
were felicitated at the camp for their election as directors in the Tamil Nadu
Telecom Co-Operative society.
Condolence:We deeply condole the untimely
demise of Com.Rashida Begum wife of Com. Islam Ahmed our National President
toady. Our Circle union convey its sincere condolence to Com. Islam Ahmed and
his family members and share their grief.
5th Circle conference of Kerala circle:On 24&25/06/2014 the 5th
circle conference of Kerala circle union will be held at Trichur in which the
General Secretary, Deputy general secretary and other leaders will
Periodical meetings with the Administration:Our request for periodical
meeting with the management has now been accepted and orders have been issued
accordingly. As per the following schedule meeting with the management will be
held. 1. Addl GM(HR&Admn)-1st & 3rd Wednesday at 15.00 Hrs. 2. Sr.
GM(HR& Admn)- 4th Wednesday at 15.00 Hrs.
Maran brothers may face the heat shortly:In the case of misuse of 323
ISDN phone connection and causing a loss of 440 crores to the BSNL the CBI has
summoned both Kalanidhi maran and Dayanidhimaran for investigation. Mr
Dayanidhimaran’s name was there in the FIR already has an accused along with
former CGM’s K.B. Bramadhathan and M.P. Veluchamy. The change of government at
centre is having its impact on this long delayed case. We are proud that our
circle union sustained struggle have resulted in this.
Circle executive committee meeting on 23/06/2014:A full day meeting of
the circle executive committee of our union will be held at flower bazaar union
office at 10.00 AM sharply. All circle office bearers, District secretaries and
permanent invitees are requested to attend the circle executive meeting without
Welfare Board Nominations:The Circle union nominated the following
three comrades to the Circle welfare board on 31/05/2014. Our comrades should
contact them and handover the issues to be discussed in the wefare board meeting
which will meet with in few weeks. 1.Com. A.Namachivayam ( Telegraph Man, TTM
RSU) 2.Com. Vairamani Sr .TOA(G), DGM(Admn) Office. 3. Com. Singaravelu, PM,
Grand Celebration at K.K.Nagar Telephone Exchange complex:
the Mayday and the grand election victory in Telecom Co-Operative Society
Election a meeting was organized by South Chennai district union on 30/05/2014.
The meeting was presided over by Com. K. Sabapathi, the District president and
addressed by comrades C.K.Mathivanan, S.Lingamurthy, D.S.Ramprabhu, S.Anandan,
Senior leaders D.Ragunathan, Ashokraj (Circle treasurer, Tamil Nadu),
M.K.Ramaswamy, P.N.Perumal and S.Veeraraghvan (President, Telecom Co-Operative
Society, Tamil Nadu). In all ten directors including the Vice president
C.K.Raghunathan and treasurer R. Thirusangu were felicitated at the meeting.
Comrades M.Nagrajan (Dist Secretary), Varadhan(Divisional President),V.Babu(ADS)
AND Prabhakaran (Divisional Secretary) with ateam of dedicated comrades made
this function a grand success. At the beginning Com. T. Dhansing (ACS) unfurled
the union fleg and comrades M.K.Ramaswamy (Circle president) opened a tablet to
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New team of Telecom Co-Operative Society takes over on 06/06/2014:Com.
S. Veeraraghavan, the reelected Prsident of the TamilNadu Telecom Co- Operative
Society announced at the K.K.Nagar felicitating meeting on 30/05/2014 that the
new team of President, Vice President and treasurer will assume duty formally on
05/06/2014 at 11.00 AM. Hence all our office bearers and activists are requested
to assemble at 10.30 AM itself infront of the Telecom Co- Operative society
building to witness the garlanding of Dr. Ambedkar’s statue and greet the new
team every success in their efforts to improving the functioning of the society
and early implementation of the assurances given to the employees. Our Circle
union wish the new team every success.
Com.C.K.Mathivanan is out HQ FROM 01/06/2014 TO 15/06/2014:Due to
compelling personal reasons Com. C.K.Mathivanan is availing 15 days leave and
will be out of Chennai. During this period Comrade S.C. Bose the Senior most ACS
will officiate as circle secretary and his mobile No: 9444663363 and
9445019511.All our comrades and office bearers are requested to contact only
comrade S.C. Bose for circle level issues. The Sr. GM(HR&Admn) was already
informed about this officiating arrangement.
Works committee meeting for Chennai telephones district:The meeting of
the works committee was held on 30/05/2014 under the chairmanship of CGM,
Chennai telephones. On behalf of NFTE_BSNL comrades Gandhi Chandrasekar,
Sundramurthy and Karunanidhi took part in the meeting and raised many important
issues in connection with the improvement of quality of service.
Landslide victory_ Historic Achievement:
The alliance led by NFTE-BSNL
in both Tamil Nadu and Chennai telephones circle have won all the 21 post of the
Directors in the election held for the Tamil Nadu Telecom Employees Co-Operative
society on 20/05/2014. The BSNLEU faced a humiliating and crushing defeat
without winning even a single post of DIRECTORS. It is to be recalled that from
2009 to Dec-2013 BSNLEU was controlling the management of the society. Their
money power and muscle power along with corrupt practices could not save them
from this crushing defeat. The Employees out rightly rejected their false
propaganda by handing over a big zero to them in this election. The surprise is
BSNLEU could not even get its own votes because of the arrogance of both the
Circle secretaries and unnecessary intervention of a political party. Comrades
S. Veeraraghavan (Tamil Nadu Circle), C.K.Ragunathan (NFTE-BSNL, Chennai
telephones) and R.. Thirusangu( FNTO, Chennai telephones) were unanimously
elected as for the post of president, Vice president and treasurer respectively
for the next five years tenure starting from 20/05/2014 to 19/05/2019. We thank
all the leaders and office bearers of alliance unions and employees who have
tirelessly for achieving the great success. A grand function is being organized
to felicitate the new team of TamilNadu Telecom Co-Operative Society on
30/05/2014 at 04.00 Pm in K.K. Nagar telephone exchange complex. Click...,
General council meeting:On 23/05/2014 at 02.00PM the General council
meeting will be held at Dinroze RSU complex. All the Branch/Divisional/ District
secretaries and circle office bearers along with invitees are requested to
attend the meeting without fail.
Homage:We pay our respectful homage for the sad demise of a freedom
fighter and veteran communist leader R. Umanath on 19/05/2014 at the age of 93.
NFTE-BSNL condoles the death of a tireless fighter and a true communist.
Ugly face of BSNLEU IN TAMIL NADU:After the Defeat of the BSNLEU
candidates in the ‘Telecom Co-operative Society’ RGB election both in Chennai
telephones and Tamil Nadu circle, we thought their leadership will regret for
its false propaganda and accept the victory of the NFTE-BSNL gracefully. But
their leaders once again started Horse trading among the RGB members for the
Board of Director’s election. We have concrete information that the BSNLEU
people approached our RGB members with money and other benefits to effect cross
voting in the Board of Directors election. This is undemocratic and against the
principles of democracy. Boasting themselves as Marxist and communist how can
these comrades indulge in such corrupt practices of steeling the votes of rival
union by corrupt methods. We condemn such undemocratic and corrupt activities of
BSNLEU and warn them to desist from such activities immediately.
In Narendira modi victory corporate companies are very Happy:The Indian
People have given a strong mandate for NDA and its Prime ministerial candidate
Narendira Modi on 16/05/2014 throughout the country except in Tamil Nadu,
Kerala, West Bengal, Odhisha for the first time. For the first time in 30 years
a political party has obtained single majority in the Lok Sabha. This is a good
thing after the bitter experience of unprincipled coalition governments at the
centre for the last 3 decades. We wish Narendira Modi and his team every success
ofcourse without indulging in communal and decisive activities. The RSS which is
claiming to be cultural organization is exposed thoroughly that it is backbone
of BJP and will function as remote control for the BJP which is not good for
democracy and secularism. We hope Narendiramodi fulfill all his promises to the
people since a clear mandate and no excuse of coalition compulsion. The congress
party which perused anti-people and Neo liberal policy for the last 10 years is
punished rightly by the people of India and we request that party too to rethink
its policies and priorities for the benefit of poor people. The left parties
also have been reduced to just ten from the earlier 62(2004) and 24(2009). The
left parties also have to analyze why they are being marginalized and sidelined.
In the end the Corporate companies have successfully implemented their agenda of
bringing Narendiramodi as the PM of the country. This is also very dangerous for
the future of our democracy.
First Citizen fails to vote:It is very sad indeed that president of our
Republic Pranab Mukherji did not cast his vote in the Parliament election held
on 12/05/2014 and failed perform his democratic duty. It is said that Shri
Pranab Mukherji did not vote to maintain Political neutrality. It is absurd and
unwise to justify the failure to vote in a election in the name of Political
neutrality. When Election commission and so many organizations are calling the
General public to come and exercise their vote the President of India has failed
to use even postal ballot is something unbelievable and unpardonable.
May day Celebration at K.K.Nagar telephone Exchange complex on
29/05/2014:A grand May day celebration is being arranged by K.K. Nagar
divisional union on 29/05/2014. All are requested to participate without
Wrong ruling by TDSAT:
We are shocked to note recent wrong ruling by
TDSAT( Telecom Dispute Settlement Apelate Tribunal) on the issue of sharing of
3G spectrum by some private telecom companies out of their licence areas. Read
NFTCL celebrates MAY DAY AT ADAYAR TELEPHONE EXCHANGE ON
10/05/2014:Com. S. Anandan CS of NFTCL in TN will host the union flag at
03.00 PM in Adayar Telephone exchange to mark the May Day celebration. NFTCL
circle treasurer V. Babu and other office bearers of NFTCL will participate in
the function. Com. C.K.Mathivanan and M. Nagarajan, District secretary, South
Chennai NFTE-BSNL will be the special invities for the celebration.
5th Circle conference of kerala circle will be at Thrichur on
24&25/06/2014:At a meeting on 06/05/2014 a reception committee has been
formed to hold the 5th circle conference of Kerala circle union under the
leadership of Com. K.P.Rajendiran former Revenue MINISTER OF Kerala. He will be
the patron and Com. C.N. Jayadevan CPI candidate for Thiruchur Loksabha seat
will be the Chirman. Com. Girija vallaban Nair, the district secretary of
NFTE-BSNL will be the convener for the reception committee. Com. C.K.Mathivanan
Dy GS, Sr. Leader T.V. Paulose and Circle president C.K. Radha Krishnan and many
other comrades attended and guided the meeting. Leaders of AITUC, AIBEA, AIBOA,
NFTCL and Kerala state Electicity workers union and many other sister
organization leaders very actively participated in the meeting of the reception
committee and assured all their help for a grand conference of NFTE-BSNL at
Thiruchur. CHQ member Com. P.M. Micheal could not attend the meeting since he
was undergoing JTO training at Trivandrum. Circle secretary P.V. Dharmadass
could not attend due to his illness. Com. Jaffer(Plakkad) and Com. Sasikumar(
Kottayam), Com. Manikandan and S.C. Mohankumar circle vice president among
others who participated in the meeting.
Grand May day celebration:Com. C.K.Mathivanan addressed a May Day
meeting at Thirukoilur in Villupuram district jointly organized by AITUC and
CITU. Large members of BSNL comrades attended this public meetic from
Villupuram/ Cuddalore area. In Chennai telephones a grand meeting was organized
on 03/05/2014 at Kellys telephone exchange complex in which more than 250
comrades participated. Com M. Appadurai former MP nad leader of CPI was the
chief guest at the meeting. Com. G.Jayaraman, secretary CHQ , FNTO and NFTBE
circle secretary along with Com. C.K. Mathivanan also addressed the
Com. Velayudam retired on 30/04/2014:The Divisional secretary of Flower
Bazaar external, Velayudam has retired after long innings in P&T, DOT and
BSNL. The Circle union wish him very happy retired life. A farewell meeting is
organized by our union for him at Flower bazaar exchange complec on 09/05/2014
evening. All are requested to attend the same.
NFTCL STATE UNIT FORMED IN KERALA ON 27/04/2014:Com. C.K.Mathivanan
inaugurated the state formation conference Kerala in Perumbavur near Ernakulam.
Com. S.P. Mohankumar was unanimously elected as the Secretary of State committee
of Kerala NFTCL. The formation conference was presided over by Com. P.K.
Radhakrishnan Circle president of the NFTE-BSNL and was addressed by comrades
P.V. Dharmadass (CS,NFTE-BSNL),P.M.Michel(CHQ,NFTE-BSNL) T.V.Paulose, S.
Anandan( Tamil Nadu, State secretary of NFTCL) and L. Subbarayan (ACS, TN Circle
NFTE-BSNL). Contract labours from Pathnamthitta and Trichur expressed their
difficulties at the conference. AITUC district secretary cOM.Asraf and CPI
leaders of Ernakulam district greeted the conference. Com. C.K.Mathivanan
expressed hope that within few months time state unit of NFTCL will be formed in
Karnataka, Maharastra and Bengal. The conference demanded equal pay for equal
work to contract labour as per the Supreme court judgment and demanded skilled
labour status for contract labour in telecom The Conference also resolved to
ensure permanent job for contract labours on the principles of permanent job be
done by permanent worker. The branch secretary of Perumbavur of NFTE-BSNL
proposed vote of thanks. Com. M. Ramakrishnan Dist Secretary Coimbatore
NFTE-BSNL along with Com. Kumaresan circle Organizing secretary of NFTCL graced
Meeting with Sr. GM(HR&Admn) on 25/04/2004:On 25/04/2014 the circle
union had a meeting with Sr. GM.(HR&Admn) and the circle union was
represented by Comrades M.K.Ramaswamy, C.K.Mathivanan, S.C.Bose, T.R.Rajasekaran
and K.M. Elangovan took part in the discussion.
NFTE Alliance wins hands down in the Tamil Nadu Telecom Co-Operative society
election:All the results for 195 seats in the RGB were declared by the
Election officer. Thus completing the process of the election which was
conducted in several stages since March -2014. The NFTE-Allinace emerged
victorious with a majority of 115 seats and BSNLEU alliance could secure only 85
seats despite money power, false propaganda against Com.C.K. Mathivanan the
BSNLEU leadership miserably failed in its attempt to capture the Telecom
Co-Opreative Society for a period of 5 more years. It is to be noted in 2009
Election BSNLEU emerged victorious only after indulging in horse trading and
corrupt practices. But now they were flatly rejected by our employees.
Com. A.Kantha retires on 30/04/2014:Our circle vice president A. Kantha
will be retiring on 30/04/2014 after a long eventful service to the company and
its employees. The Circle union and Anna Road divisional union are jointly
holding a farewell function at Anna Road complex on the evening of 02/05/2014
all our comrades are required to participate in the function and felicitate her.
The circle union wishes a very happy retired life to Com. A. Kantha.
May Day Celebrations:Chennai Telephones circle union will celebrate May
day at Kellys Exchange complex on 03/05/2014 at 03.00PM in which Com M.Appadurai
the state vice president of AITUC and Com. G.Jayaraman,Secretary(CHQ) will be
the chief guest for this year May day celebration of Chennai telephones. All are
requested to attend the celebrations without fail to mark our respectful homage
for the May day martyrs Spice, Engel, Parsan and Fisher. On 01/05/2014 all
branches are requested to hoist the union flag in the morning and spread the
message of May day among our employees.
An Appeal: Exercise vote; Perform democratic duty:
On 24/04/2014, the
whole of Tamil Nadu state and the union territory of Puducherry will vote to
elect 40 members of parliament to the 16th Lok sabha. Needless to point out that
people should use this golden opportunity to punish the corrupt UPA Govt led by
Congress party and the Communal BJP which helped the congress in every possible
way to pass as many bills in the last parliament with the sole intension of
helping the rich and powerful. Read more...
Com C.K.Mathivanan participate in a debate on 16th Parliamentary
Election:Doordarshan News Channel will telecast a one hour program at 04.00
PM on 19/04/2014(Saturday)on the 16th Loksabha Elections in English language in
which many political leaders will participate and debate Com. C.K.Mathivanan
representing Communist Party Of India(CPI) will participate in this debate and
speak about the chances of forming the next Govt at Centre by Non-Congress and
Non-BJP political formation. This Nationwide telecast will also be replayed on
the same day at 11.00 PM. Our Employees are requested to watch the debate
RGB THANKS GIVING MEETING AT FLOWER BAZAAR:
View glimses of the meeting,
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NFTE MARCHING AHEAD in Telecom Co- Operative society Election:
registered success in Chennai Telephones NFTE is marching ahead of BSNLEU in
Tamil Nadu circle also. As on date out of 119 results were declared both in
Chennai telephones and Tamilnadu circle the alliance led by NFTE has won 71
seats so far. BSNLEU led alliance could secure victory in 46 seats, Read
Big Thanks:Our Circle union thanks everyone who worked for the victory
of NFTE-BSNL in the recently held election for the Telecom Co-Operative society.
A meeting has been arranged for thanks giving on 12/04/2014 in Flower Bazaar
complex at about 03.00PM. All leader of the Save Telecom Society front will
participate and address the meeting. All are requested to attend the meeting
NFTE-FNTO Alliance wins in Chennai Telephones despite false propaganda by
BSNLEU:Out of 68 seats for the RGB membership in Chennai telephones” The
save Telecom Society front” which consisted NFTE_BSNL, FNTO, NFTBE, PEWA,
AIBSNLOA and BSNLEAU has won 37 Seats and in a position to win all the 8
director post for Telecom Co-Operative Society from Chennai Telephones despite
false propaganda and money distribution the alliance of BSNLEU, TEPU and
SEWA-BSNL could secure only 29 Seats.
TEPU’s OPPURTUNISTIC ALLIANCE:To protest the opportunistic alliance of
TEPU with BSNLEU in the Telecom –Co operative society election the following
four comrades of TEPU union left that union and joined NFTE-BSNL in the presence
of C.K.Mathivanan at Koyambedu election meeting on 29/03/2014. We welcome
comrades Swaminathan, Prasad, Sasidaran and Kumar under the leadership of Com.
Maran former Circle secretary of TEPU. Fourteen rebel candidates are contesting
the election protesting against the opportunistic alliance with BSNLEU. Several
BSNLEU rebel candidates including the district secretary K. Venkatesan(NW) are
also contesting as rebel candidate due to the factionalism and favoritism of
BSNLEU candidates. Thus the alliance of TEPU and BSNLEU is facing lot of inner
contradiction and could not move forward as a united team. Whereas the alliance
of Telecom Co-operative society protection front led by NFTE-BSNL is completely
united and moving forward with a single mission of save guarding the society
from the evil forces of BSNLEU/ TEPU.
As Coimbatore district union of NFTE- BSNL already given mouthful reply to
Chellappa’s falsehood through its official website we do not consider to reply
separately to the Tamil nadu BSNLEU Circle Secretary.Click...
Beware of Chellappa:Com. Chellappa who is the Circle secretary of Tamil
Nadu BSNLEU and now he is seems to be looking after the Chennai telephones
Circle union also. He is addressing number of meetings in Chennai by sidelining
Com. Govindarajan, the Chennai telephones Circle secretary only to campaign for
the corrupt alliance led by BSNLEU in the Telecom Co-operative society
New Organization for Contract Labours in Telecom Sector:
Federation of Telecom Contract Labour (NFTCL), a new organization has been
launched as per the guidance of the Central leadership of AITUC. This
organization is unique as it is the only organization which covers all the
contract labours in Telecom sector both private and public. Read
Felicitation for newly elected state office bearers of NFTCL:A grand
function was organized at the GM(Office) complex at Cuddalore on 24/02/2014 in
which several trade union leaders participated and greeted the new team of
Contract labour union. More than 250 comrades including 25 women comrades
attended the function. Senior leader Raghu unveiled the portrait of late Com.
Parvathi Krishnan and paid homage to her. Comrades M.Appaduari Ex MP and one of
the Vice presidents of Tamilnadu AITUC, M.Sekar District secretary AITUC and
prominent a leader of Neyveli lignite corporation contarct labour union, Erode
Mali, C.K.Mathivanan, G.Jayaraman, L.Subbarayan, Parimalam, Ashok Raj and
Anbalagan addressed the gathering. A Journal of the NFTCL was also released. All
the state level office bearers of the NFTCL were felicitated. In the meeting
more than 15 contract labours who left other unions joined NFTCL in the presence
of Com. S. Anandan, the state secretary. The meeting was presided over by Com.
P.Sundaramurthy, former District Secretary NFTE-BSNL.
Condolence:We condole the untimely demise of
the beloved daughter of Com. Islam Ahmed our National President at Allahabad
toady. Our Circle union convey its sincere condolence to Com. Islam Ahmed and
his family members and share their grief.
All India Conference of FNTO AT CHENNAI:The All India Conference of
FNTO is being held from today. Our Circle union greets the Conference every
success and extend a warm welcome to all the leaders and delegates from all over
the country to the great city of Chennai. The GS and the DyGS are expected to
address the open session on the evening of 21/03/2014.
Felicitation to newly elected state office bearers of NFTCL:There will
be felicitation function for the newly elected state office bearers of NFTECL at
Cuddalore on 24/03/2014 evening. All are requested to mobilize the contract
labours for this function in which Com. Mali of Erode who is the working
president of state body will introduce the flag of NFTCL and the flag hoisting
will be done by Com. M. Appadurai Ex MP and state vice president of AITUC. Com
C.K.Mathivanan Dy GS and Com. G.Jayaraman, Secretary(CHQ) will address.
Hectic campaign for for the RGB Election in K.K.NAGAR EXCHANGE:
Glimpses, Click1, Click2, Click3, Click4,
Hectic campaign for Telecom society election:The Save Telecom Society
front lead by NFTE has already organized ten public meetings in support of our
candidates at Mambalam Exchange, Hadows Road Exchnage, Kalmandapam Exchnage,
Chenglepet Exchnage, Anna Nagar Exchange, Ambattur Exchange, R.K.Nagar Exchange,
DGM(Admn) Office, and K.K.Nagar Exchnage. The Election will be held on
03/04/2014 and the result will be announced on the same day.
General Council meeting on 22/03/2014:The General Council meeting of
our circle union will be held on 22/03/2014 at Dinroze telephone Exchange
compound at about 03.00PM. On that day circle union journal ‘Sanghamuzhakkam’
will be distributed. All Branch secretaries, Divisional secretaries, District
secretaries, circle office bearers and special invitees are requested to attend
the meeting in time.
Our Vote-Our Weapon:
The Election for 16th Lokshaba was already notified
and will be completed in the month of May-2014. The UPA Govt is hard pressed
after its ten long years tenure at the centre to retain the power for further
five years. Read
First Campaign meeting at Mambalam telephone Exge on 12/03/2014:
‘Save Telecom Society Front’ has organized its first campaign meeting for the
ensuing RGB member Election at Mamblam telephone exchange which was attended by
more than 200 comrades. All the six candidates who are contesting the election
from South-East Chennai constituency were introduced. The meeting was presided
by the Chairman of the front S. Lingamurthy and was addressed by all the leaders
of the front. Com . C.K.Mathivanan, who is the Convener of the front, in a long
speech explained the achievements of the NFTE, FNTO with regard to Telecom
Society and exposed the utterly false propaganda by BSNLEU. Comrades
P.Udhayasurian(AIBSNLOA), K.Arumugam(PEWA) and D.S.Ramprabhu(NFTBE) and Com
A.Ameed(BSNLEAU) also explained the need for the success of all the 68
candidates of the front to safeguard the Telecom Co-Operative society from
BSNLEU and its political mentor. Click1, Click2, Click3, Click4, Click5, Click6...,
Betrayal of BSNLEU and our Efforts to Remove the Betrayal:
ago 14 TTA’s who were recruited in Chennai telephones were given postings after
the training in Chenagalpattu area which is a separate SSA under CGM, Chennai
RGB ELECTION-notice in tamil:
Notice in tamil for the RGB Election by
the 'Save Telecom society front', Click...
Meeting with CGM:On 06/03/2014 a formal meeting with CGM will be held
on 06/03/2014 to discuss important issues particularly victimization of
First Circle Council Meeting:
The first meeting of the circle council
was held on 03/03/2014 for full day for the first time under the chairmanship of
CGM, Chennai telephones. Management was represented by 2 PGMs, 2 Sr GMs, 3 GMs,
1 Addl GM besides AGM(Admn) and SDE(SR). NFTE_BSNL was represented by Comrades
C.K.Mathivanan leader staff side, M.K.Ramaswamy, T.R. Rajasekaran and C.Ravi. Read
Powerful demonstration opposite Anna Road head post office:
unions of NFTE, FNTO. AIBSNLOA, PEWA, NFTBE and ANNA Union have jointly
organized a protest demonstration on 01/03/2014 in which more than 100 comrades
participated enthusiastically. Sr. Com. V.K.Gopalan shouted slogans against the
proposed merger of BSNL and MTNL. Com S. Lingamurthy of FNTO presided over the
protest meeting in which comrades T.Udhayasurian(AIBSNLOA), K.Arumugam(PEWA),
A.Ameed(ANNA) and C.K.Mathivanan(NFTE) addressed the gathering. Click1, Click2, Click3, Click4, Click5, Click6...,
One Company;one pension;one provident fund;Equal Pay &
While we oppose the unilateral merger of BSNL and MTNL without
consulting the unions and addressing the staff related issues we feel there is
no need for two telecom companies that too in Public sector in our country.
Hence we share some our ideas on the question of merger which may be discussed
with Govt of India whenever discussion on the subject is held. Read
Lunch hour demonstration on 01/03/2014 at Anna Road Head post office:As
per the SMS received from GS at 09.00 PM on 27/02/2014 the FORUM has taken a
decision to hold lunch hour demonstration throughout the Country to oppose the
merger of BSNL and MTNL without sorting out the issue pertaining to the service
condition of Employees. Since the Circle union could not organize the demo with
in short period it was decided to hold the demonstration on 01/03/2014 for the
same purpose. Since NFTE-BSNL is not part of the FORUM in Chennai Telephones due
to the undemocratic attitude of BSNLEU. We organize the demonstration of the
FORUM separately along with FNTO, NFTBE, PEWA, ANNA Union and AIBSNLOA.
NFTE-BSNL wishes a very happy retired life:
On 28/02/2014 number of
Officers and Employees are retiring from service. The circle union extends a
very warm greetings to all of them for a happy retired life. Com. C.K.
Mathivanan personally greeted Sri Raman AGM(ADMN) at his chamber in the morning
along with comrades C. Ravi, K.M. Elangovan, Chandrasekar, Venkatesh, Venkatesan
and many more comrades on his retirement. Click..,
evening he will greet Com. Daniel , TM, Asthinapuram in a farewell meeting
organized at his office.
Victory atlast:Circle Secretary’s two days fast during December-2013
for better medical facility and empanelment of reputed hospitals atlast met with
success. When our CHQ leaders met the Director(HRD) on 24/02/2014 they
emphasized the demand of our circle union. The Director(HRD) has agreed and
assured us to issue necessary instructions to CGM, Chennai Telephones to
maintain parity in medical facilities for BSNL staff working in Chennai with the
other circles. Henceforth all the Hospitals recognized by CGM, Tamil Nadu circle
for Chennai will be available for Chennai Telephones staff also. Thus the
discrimination will soon end. We thank the CHQ for its help.
CHQ Leaders met Director HRD:On 24/02/2014 the President and GS met
Director (HRD) and discussed the issue of victimization in Chennai telephones in
detail. The Director(HRD) has agreed to intervene and set right the attitude of
the management in Chennai telephones which is blatantly misusing its authority
to victimize the members of NFTE-BSNL even for genuine trade union activities.
Our leaders pointed out the specific case of victimization which includes the
following. 1. Case of Smt A. Kantha Sr.OA(G) circle vice president who was
awarded Dies-Non, FR17A for two days when she was on sanctioned leave. Due to
FR17A the pension papers of Smt A.Kantha are not processed although she is due
for retirement in April-2014. 2. Case of Shri V.Ramakrishnan, JAO and
Kancheepuram District union President, who was awarded the Dies-Non and FR17A
for two days despite the fact he was on sanctioned leave on those dates. His
Phase-II training for JAO was also abruptly cancelled although there is no
provision for such thing during the FR-17A punishment. We hope the corporate
office surely intervene to protect the industrial peace and good relationship
with our union.
Indian People are poor; But political parties are rich:As per the
information provided by the Govt Of India 70% of Indian people are living in
poor condition with a meagre income of Rs 20/- even after 65 years of
independence. But political parties have a net income of Rs 4899/- crores in
India. Party wise income. 1.Indian National Congress -Rs 2365/- crores
2.Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) -Rs 1304/- crores 3. CPI(M) -Rs 521/- crores
4.Bahujan Samaj party(BSP) -Rs 498/- crores 5.Nationalist Congress Party(NCP)
-Rs 207/- crores The poor Communist party of India(CPI) is having the income of
Rs 10 Crores only.
At Chennai the first conference of the National Federation
of Telecom Contract Labours(NFTECL) of Tamil Nadu state committee was held at
Com. A.M. Gopu hall in the state HQ of AITUC. More than 250 delegates from all
over Tamil Nadu and Chennai gathered at the conference in which nearly 50 Women
contract labours were also participated. Read
Massive gathering at Flower Bazaar to mark Campaign inauguration on
The 'Save Telecom Society Front' has organized a grand meeting
at Flower Bazaar Telecom complex to introduce 74 candidates who are going to
contest the RGB election from Chennai telephones. More than 500 comrades
gathered and heard the speeches of the very attentively. The president of the
telecom Co-Operative society S. Veeraraghavan presided over the meeting. In his
hour long speech he explained the achievements and welfare activities of the
society during the last five years. Com. T.V. BeemRao, Vice president of the
Telecom society made a welcome speech. Comrades S. Lingamurthy(FNTO),
P.Udhayasurian(AIBSNLOA), A.Ameed( Anna Union) D.S. Ramprabhu(NFTEBE) and
C.K.Mathivanan spoke at the meeting and appealed to the employees to reelect
Com. S. Veeraraghavan as the President of the Telecom Co-Operative society to
continue his unbiased and Employees welfare measures for the next 5 years also.
They rejected the false propaganda unleashed by the opposition front. Com. C.
Elumalai, Director of the Telecom society proposed the vote of thanks. Click1, Click2, Click3, Click4..,
Com Parvathi Krishnan is no more:We got the sad news about
the death of veteran Communist leader Parvathi Krishnan at Coimbatore today
morning at 06.40.AM. She was three times Member of Parliament elected from
Coimbatore constituency which has predominantly working class population. She
was National Vice President of AITUC for several decades and married to late
Krishnan who was also veteran Communist leader from Kerala. Although she was 95
years old she was keen to know the trade union activities and political
activities of our Country. We pay our respectful homage to the departed leader
on behalf of NFTE-BSNL.
The first Circle Council Meeting will be held on 03/03/2014:As per the
information received from SDE(SR) it is learnt that the first meeting of the
reconstituted Circle Council of Chennai Telephones will meet under the
chairmanship of CGM on 03/03/2014 at about 10.00 AM. All Circle Council members
are requested to note this and attend the meeting without fail. Our Circle Union
consistent efforts to convene the Council meeting was agreed by the management
and we are thankful for this.
General Council Meeting of the Circle union:
On 18/02/2014 the General
Council meeting was held under the Presidentship of Com. M.K.Ramaswamy. More
than 200 comrades participated in this meeting. At the outset Com M.Appadurai Ex
MP and state vice president of AITUC spoke about Com. Singaravelar on his 155th
Birth Anniversary. Com. C.K.Mathivanan explained the agenda point and invited
all comrades for the meeting of the union at Flower Bazaar on 21/02/2014 to
introduce the 74 candidates of ‘Save Telecom Society Front’ for the upcoming RGB
election. The Journal of the union Sangamuzhakkam was also distributed. Click1, Click2, Click3...,
Remembering the great patriot and Communist:On 18/02/2014 the working
people our country fondly remember Com. Singaravelar on his 155th Birth
Anniversary. State Ministers, Political leaders including CPI leaders R.
Nallakkannu and CPM leader Ramakrishnan garlanded the statue of Com.
Singaravelar at Chennai Collectorate on his 155th Birthday. Com C.K.Mathivanan
on behalf of NFTE_BSNL paid floral tributes to the veteran trade union leader
who celebrated the Mayday in India for the first time in 1923.
Circle union greets newly wedded couple:
On 17/02/2014 the marriage
reception of son of S. Kothandapani, Circle vice president TOOK PLACE IN Chennai
in which large numbers of our staffs and union activists including Com.
C.K.Mathivanan, Circle Secretary participated and greeted the newly wedded
Resigned only to regain?:We felt very sad on the resignation of Delhi
ChiefMinister ArwindKejriwal on 14/02/2014 as his dream of bringing a Janlokpal
bill to fight corruption in the Govt was stopped by the unity of Congress and
BJP. We applaud Mr. Kejriwal for sacrificing his Chief Minister post for noble
cause amidst people sacrificing everything for the sake of power and position.
Undoubtedly Mr.Kejiriwal and his party in future to play a crucial role in
Indian politics. We wish him every success in his fight for rooting out
corruption both in politics and public life.
Selection process over:The 3 day interview for RGB aspirants from
NFTE_BSNL was over on 14/02/2014. Now the selection committee will meet at 11.00
AM on 21/02/2014 in the union office to select 41 candidates of NFTE_BSNL who
will be contesting the election for RGB membership. Com K.Arumugam of PEWA union
and COm A.Ameed of Anna union met Com C.K.Mathivanan on 14/02/2014 and discussed
about the alliance for telecom society election.
Well done Mr.Kejriwal:
We congratulate the young Chief Minister of Delhi
for his boldness to order filing of FIR on Mukesh Ambani, Veerappamoily and
others for looting the Country and gaining lakhs of cores of rupees through
increased prices for Natural gas. We all know that Com. Gurudass das Gupta, MP
and GS of AITUC vehemently exposed... Read more...
Meeting with Sr.GM(North):On 13/02/2014 on behalf of our circle union
comrades M.K. Ramaswamy C.K.Mathivanan, T.R.Rajasekaran, K.M.Elangovan,
C.K.Ragunatahan and K.Anbu met the new GM for the North area Mr. Ramesh as a
courtesy and discussed few issues pertaining to the North area.
Introduction of candidates for the RGB members Election:The Save
telecom society front will introduce all the 68 candidates who will contest in
the 10 constituency throughout Chennai telephones for the election to
representative General Body members of the Tamil Nadu Telecom Society for which
the election will be held on 04th Week of March-2014 at a grand function on
21/02/2014(Friday-01.00PM) in Flower Bazaar telephone exchange complex. All the
leaders of the our alliance will kick start the election campaign at this
meeting itself. All are requested to attend the meeting in time.
Divisional Conference on 12/02/2014:The Chrompet Division conference
under Kancheepuram District union was held at Chrompet telephone exchange under
the presidentship of Com. Kamalakkannan, Divisional president. Comrades
M.K.Ramaswamy, C.K.Mathivanan, V. Ramakrishhnan, S.Ekambaram, V.Ravi and
C.K.Ragunathan participated and addressed the conference. The conference
unanimously elected the office bearers. The circle union congratulated Com.
T.Sathya who is reelected as Divisional secretary and all his team
Citation to Com. C.K.Mathivanan:
A citation was presented to Com C.K.
Mathivanan during the organizational tour and convention held at Aurangabad SSA,
Maharastra circle. Click 1, Click 2,
Land of Shivaji offer good news for NFTE-BSNL:
Com C.K.Mathivanan DYGS
was on organizational tour for two days in Maharastra Circle and could meet
several comrades in two separate functions held at Aurangabad(09/02/2014) and
Pune(10/02/2014). The encouraging news gathered was on an average 1000 members
are joining every six month in to NFTE_BSNL in Maharastra circle. Read more...
New mobile Number of Com. C.K.MATHIVANAN:Due to some technical problem
his old mobile Number is not working for the last few days and the fault may be
rectified in a week’s time. Hence all are requested to contact him on his New mobile number :9445335577.
Retirement age to be increased to 65?:A parliamentary committee is
recommended recently to the Govt to increase the age of retirement to 65 from
the existing 60 in view of all round improvement in the health of the people and
the ever increasing life span of Indians. Now the Government has to decide on
this recommendation keeping in mind the unemployment situation among the youth
in our country and utilizing the experience of the Govt employees for a
additional period of five years. As a trade union we strongly oppose this
proposal for enhancement of retirement age. Further we demand lifting of ban on
recruitment for Group C&D category staffs in Govt sector that is continuing
for the last 30 years despite the rigid changes at Centre. We also demand
regularization of all Casual/ Contract labours employed in Govt sectors be
Huge outstanding amount:Nearly Rs 3212 Crores is outstanding for BSNL
from its customer as of 31/12/2013 as per the information given to parliament.
Out of this Rs 1110 Crores from Mobile service and Rs 2101 Crores from land line
services. In Chennai telephones the amount is Rs 33 Crores. We want the
management to take note of this huge amount of dues and initiate immediate
action to collect these dues so that the financial position of BSNL
MTNL and BSNL Merger?:We expect the merger of BSNL and MTNL sooner or
later since only one PSU should be handling Telecom services in the country. It
is our considered opinion that the merger should be effected without causing any
loss to the employees of both companies while making all out efforts to remove
all discrimination between them. As it was decided already to grant Govt pension
to MTNL employees also as in the case of BSNL employees the major discrimination
is over. However unions should be vigilant about impending
disinvestment/Privatization efforts of the govt. The merger of both the
companies will certainly reduce expenditure and improve the quality of
STR Union office opened on 06/12/2014:At Guindy CGM office of STR the
union office allotted to NFTE-BSNL was formally inaugurated on 06/12/2014 in
connection with the function a meeting was organized by district union in which
Senior leaders R.K, and Comrades S.C.Bose, District secretaries S.Ekambaram and
K.Anbu and other STR/STP comrades took part. The circle union extend its
greetings for the members of STR/STP District union on this occasion.
Union office opening in Pune:Pune District has arranged the opening of
its union office on 10/02/2014. Comrade C.K.Mathivanan, DYGS will inaugurate the
new union office.
Growing numbers of Contract labourers:A recent study revealed that in
all sectors the number of workers employed on contract basis over the years is
steadily growing. The management resort to large number of contract labours only
to increase profit and deny equal wage and facilities as of regular employees to
this poor and exploited contract labours. In telecom nearly 60% of the work
force is contract labours. It is high time NFTE_BSNL take initiative to organize
the contract labours Nationwide since it was only NFTE which regularized 1.3
Lakh casual labours in September-2000 prior to corporatization despite ban on
recruitment. Our Chennai circle union in a modest way decided to organize the
contract labours in Telecom and given the responsibility to Comrade V.Babu of
K.K.Nagar who is also the Assistant District Secretary of South Chennai District
Kellys meeting on 04/02/2014:More than 150comrades took part in the
meeting to welcome the New members who have joined NFTE-BSNL very recently.
Comrade G. Palaniappan, Circle Organizing secretary presided over the meeting.
Comrades M.K.Ramaswamy, C.K.Mathivanan, S.C.Bose, Rajendiarn and Somasankar
spoke at the meeting. They expressed happiness on joining of new members into
NFTE-BSNL. Com. C.K.Mathivanan urged the members to elect RGB members who were
sponsored by NFTE’s alliance so that the Co-Operative society of 22000 members
is managed by the neutral and sincere comrades as was during the last five
years. He also appealed to ensure the continuance of good services of the
present president S. Veeraraghavan who has promised flats for all the members
applied for the same and reduce interest rates for various loans disbursed by
Telecom Co-Operative society.
Meeting with AddlGM(HR&ADMN):The circle union representatives met
the AddlGM(HR&ADMN) today and discussed at length various staff grievance
and pending issues. Comrades C.K.Mathivanan,M.K.Ramaswamy,S.C.Bose,K.M.
Elangovan,C.Ravi and T.Jayajothi represented the circle union
BSNL eyes land bank for funds:
Facing a severe financial crunch, Bharat
Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has approached the Centre seeking its nod to utilise
its huge land bank to fund its expansion plans and for facing cut-throat
competition from private players. As part of the pilot project, the telecom PSU
has asked the government to allow development of land for commercial and
residential use in Mumbai and Noida which is likely to fetch over Rs.3,500
GoM asks govt to loan BSNL & MTNL to pay up salaries:
inter-ministerial group has asked the government to give loans to state-run
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) to help
both loss-making telcos pay a portion of their salary bills. Read
Meeting at Kellys ExCHANGE to Welcome New Members:On 04/02/2014 at
04.00 PM there will be a meeting of the union to welcome Twenty eight new
members who have recently joined NFTE-BSNL. Circle union office bearers and
District office bearers along with Kellys Divisional comrades will participate
in this meeting.
General Council Meeting postponed:Due to unavoidable circumstances the
place and the data of next general council meeting is changed. Now on 18/02/2014
at 03.00 PM the General council meeting will be held at Dinroze Exchange
complex. Kindly note this change.
Function at Thiruninravur Exchange:On 29/01/2014 in connection with the
retirement function of our senior leader S. Jothi, T.M. from service Com.
C.K.Mathivanan and other circle office bearers along with district and
divisional union leaders greeted Com. Jothi a very very happy retired life.
Prior to this the new notice board of the branch union was opened by Com.
C.K.Ragunathan, District Secretary, Thiruvallur and union flag was hoisted by
Com. K.Nagan, Circle Vice-President. Many officers including DGM/AGM etc also
took part in the farewell function and greeted Com Jothi.
Declaration of results for Direct Recruitment of TTA’s-2014
Vacancies:On 29/01/2014 a list of 44 candidates were declared as passed in
the examination held on 14/07/2013.Out of 123 vacancies for which 4677
Engineering Graduates written the examination. Results:OC:21, OBC:11, SC:12
Meeting With GM(West):On 30/01/2014 our union leaders met the GM(West)
and discussed the issues pertaining to west zone. Comrades C.K.Mathivanan,
Dhansingh, M. Nagarajan,V.Babu, T.Karunanidhi and Anbukumar participated in the
President Should not play partisan politics:
Recently there is a
discussion throughout the media and country about the Delhi Chief Minister
Arvind Kejriwal’s two days’s dharna before Rail bhavan to demand action on few
police men for their failure to act on the rapists. Non other than the president
of Indian Republic... Read
Massive gathering at Flower Bazaar Complex:
On 27/01/2014 in response to
the call given by the circle union nearly 300 comrades gathered during lunch
hour to felicitate all the 70 leaders who were victimized by the management
through Dies-non and FR17A punishment. Com M.K.Ramaswamy presided over the
meeting. Comrades C.K.Mathivanan, S.Lingamurthy(CS FNTO) and P.Udhayasurian(CS
AIBSNLOA) felicitated the victimized comrades and told the gatherings that their
victimization will only strengthen the determination of members to fight against
the management for justice. Com C.Ravi Circle treasurer delivered the vote of
Aurangabad District Conference:On 09/02/2014 the district conference
and a convention will be held at Aurangabad(Maharastra Circle) in which Com.
C.K.Mathivanan, Dy.GS will participate and deliver key note address.
Greetings on Republic day:We greet all fellow Indians on the 64th
Anniversary of Indian Republic on 26/01/2014. Let the aims and objects of the
Indian constitution be fulfilled atleast in the coming years.
25.01.2014:BOYCOTT OF REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION:
NFTE-BSNL Circle union has decided to boycott the Republic day
celebration at CGM office on 26/01/2014 in view of the continued victimization
on the members of NFTE_BSNL at the behest of CGM and GM(HR&ADMN).
Works Committee meeting of Chennai Area:On 25/01/2014 the works
committee meeting of Chennai area was held. Our members GandhiChandrasekaran,
Sundramurthy and Karunanidhi took up many issues to improve the quality of
services. NFTE-BSNL demanded bringing Broadband, Transmission and GSM under the
Control of respective area GMs so that delay is cutdown and more coordination is
General Council meeting on 15/02/2014:The General Council of the Circle
union will meet on 15/02/2014 in A.K. Nayak Bhavan at 02.00PM sharply.
Sangamuzhakkam journal will also be released at the meeting. All the RGB
candidates of our union will be introduced at this meeting. All General council
members are requested to attend the meeting.
Selection of RGB Candidates:As the Election for RGB members of telecom
Co-Operative society is scheduled to be held very shortly the candidate of
NFTE-BSNL will be selected and announced on 30/01/2014 at the first meeting of
the selection committee. Hence all District secretaries are requested to
handover the application form collected from the willing comrades on or before
Bonus formula review Committee meeting::The second meeting of the Bonus
formula Committee will be held today. As already reported due to the persistent
efforts of NFTE-BSNL a committee has been appointed by the management to review
the faulty Bonus formula agreed by BSNLEU when it was the sole recognized union.
Due to this faulty formula only our employees were denied Bonus for the last 4
years continuously. Now after getting recognition NFTE-BSNL forced the
management to review the Bonus formula and accordingly a committee was formed
including a representative from NFTE-BSNL. Already the first meeting of this
committee was over.
NFTE-BSNL support the struggle of ED Employees:On 22/01/2014 throughout
the country ED Employees of POSTAL department has organized a hunger fast on
their demands. Regularization and grant of Govt servanat status for 2.7 lakhs
Extra departmental employees are the main two demands. At Chennai near Chief PMG
office in Anna salai more than 400 ED Employees were observing a day’s hunger
fast. Throughout Tamil Nadu ED employees have gathered at the hunger fast site.
Com. C.K.Mathivanan addressed the protestors on behalf of NFTE-BSNL and
expressed complete solidarity for the demands of the ED employees. Com.
T.R.Rajasekaran ACS accompanied the circle secretary.
Urgent Secretariat meeting on 23/01/2014:At 03.OO PM an urgent
Secretariat meeting at the union office will be held. All members of the
Secretariat of our circle union are requested to attend the meeting in time
New posters released from Circle union:
Two new posters are released
from circle union today; Click 1, Click
Meeting with GM(South)::The Circle union will meet the GM(South) on
21/01/2014 along with Kancheepuram District union office bearers. The issue of
surplus staff transfer in the cadre of Sr.TOA(P) / Sr. TOA(G) will be taken up
in the meeting.
Trade union class at South Chennai District:On 20th January-2014 a
trade union class was conducted by the Chennai(South) district union at Dinroze
Exchange complex. Com.K. Sabapathy, District president has presided over the
class. A condolence resolution on the sudden demise of CHQ tresurer P.L. Dua was
passed and a minute silence was observed in the memory of Com. Dua. Com
C.K.Mathivanan Circle secretary took a class on the topic of trade union
struggles since 1954. He also explained the present status of various issues.
Several circle union office bearers participated in the discussion on the topic
of the class. In all 109 comrades participated in the trade union Class. Com.
Nagarajan, District secretary welcomed the participants of the class and
outlined the activities of the district union. A decision to conduct branch/
divisional conferences by March-20014 so that all conferences are completed
before the next all India conference at Jabalpur(MP) in April-2014.
Victimization:To day the management has imposed Dies-non/FR17A on 45
more comrades in second instalment for the hunger strike on 30th & 31st
December-2013 making the total numbers as 70. We hope there will be a third list
also!. Let the management understand that NFTE_BSNL cannot be bullied by these
type of madness. We shall defeat these victimization soon.
COMRADE P.L. DUA IS NO MORE:We deeply mourn the sudden
demise of Com. P.L. Dua our All India treasurer. NFTE, Chennai telephones pay
its respectful homage to the departed leader. Com P.L. Dua was in association
with NFPTE and NFTE long time and worked selflessly throughout his career for
the cause of the working class.
Over speed by Mr. Veerappa Moily:
After the exit of Smt Jayanthi
Natarajan from the Ministry of Environment & Forest Shri Veerappa Moily took
additional charge of the said Ministry on 22nd_December-2013. Within 20 days he
has cleared 65 files for project worth Rs 1 lakh crore. Readmore...
160 New Members joined NFTE-BSNL:Chennai telephone circle union whole
heartedly welcomes 160 new members who have joined NFTE-BSNL on 15/01/2014. Out
of these 160 more than 125 left BSNLEU and joined us. The circle union thank all
those who worked for this new membership.
Mr Anand Sharma please look at your face in the mirror:Hon’ble Union
Minister for Industry and Commerce has commented the decision of the Delhi state
govt led by AAP to disallow FDI in multibrand retail trade as irresponsible.
However it is a very good decision by the AAP govt to avoid jobloss and
unemployment. Hence we welcome this responsible decision of of AAP govt which
withdrew the earlier decision of the Congrees govt led by Smt. Sheela Dixit to
allow FDI in multibrand retail trading. We all know the AAP govt in Delhi is
supported by Congress party. Despite this the AAP govt has reversed the decision
of the Congress govt without fearing for loss of power or fall of their govt. Mr
Anand Sharma, the Union Minister for Commerce and Industry also questioned the
decision of the AAP govt since it is a minority ovt with outside support. We
wish to remind Mr Anand Sharma if that is the case that a minority govt cannot
take a policy decision then how UPA-II govt which is a minority govt from the
beginning and living on the borrowed outside support of SP,BSP and other parties
could implement many important policy decisions of the Congrees which are all
antipeople and anti worker but procorporate and multinational corporation. This
is a fine example of ‘The Pot calling the Kettle Black’.
Com. C.K.Mathivanan In Kerala:On 13/01/2014 comrade C.K.Mathivanan
participated in the Kerala Circle Executive meeting and opening function of
Ernakulam District union office. In the forenoon the District union office was
declare opened by Shri. Mathew, PGM Ernakulam District. Com C.K.Mathivanan
delivered the key note address in this function. Many DGM's and sister union
representatives greeted NFTE_BSNL for opening a new union office in Ernakulam
District. Comrades P.K.Radhakrishnan, Circle President, P.V.Dharmadas, Circle
secretary and Michael National Executive Committee member and others also spoke
at the occasion. In the afternoon Circle Executive Committee meeting was held at
the new union office. The Circle Executives decided to hold the 6th Circle
conference. The Vennue and the date will be decided at the next CEC meeting to
be held at Malapuram in the 2nd week of February-2014. Two new branches one at
Thodupuzha with 40 members in Ernakulam SSA and the second at Manarghat with 25
members have come with very recently in Kerala circle. All these new members had
left BSNLEU to join NFTE-BSNL.
Don't mandate only BSNL/MTNL connections for govt staff: COAI:
industry body COAI has written to Department of Telecom (DoT) not to implement a
proposal of "mandating only" BSNL and MTNL connections for government staff and
enterprises as it would be "anti-competitive". "We once again reiterate that any
such move would be arbitrary, incorrect and unjustified and would be anti-
competitive and against all principles of level playing field," COAI Director
General Rajan Mathews said in a letter to DoT Secretary M F Farooqui. Read
Trade union Classes:1. Thiruvallur District.
A trade union class was organized at Thiruvallur on 08/01/20014 by the District
union in which more than 140 comrades took part. Com. N.Dhanapal, District
president presided over the class. Com. M.K.Ramaswamy, Circle president
inaugurated the same. Com. C.K.Mathivanan took a class on ‘Trade union
functioning’. Com. C.K.Ragunathan, Dist secretary explained the present position
of the union regard to various issues. Many circle office bearers and district
office bearers also spoke at the class. 2.North Chennai
District. The trade union class for the district was organized on
10/01/2014 at Dinroze exchange complex. Com. K.Anbu District Secretary presided
over the class. Com. M.K.Ramaswamy, Circle president inaugurated the same.More
than 90 comrades took part in the class. Com. C.K.Mathivanan spoke on the anti
worker attitude of the Administration. Several circle office bearer also took
part in it.
BSNL, MTNL to get Rs 11,258 crore on spectrum surrender:
The Cabinet on
Thursday approved a Rs 11,258-crore bonanza to two beleaguered state-run
telecommunication companies and approved regulations for television rating
agencies. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd can
surrender their broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum and get refunds of Rs
11,258 crore, the Cabinet said Read
PIL wants protection for whistleblower:
The petitioners described BNSL
employee C K Mathivanan as a whistleblower and said he had led employees'
agitation against misuse of the 323-line telephone exchange which was allegedly
established during the tenure of Dayanidhi Maran as union telecom minister.
Though the Centre has drafted the Whistle Blowers Protection Bill, it was yet to
be implemented successfully, they said, adding that Mathivanan suffered
harassment as his retirement benefits were delayed inordinately. Read
Felicitation for brave hearts:The circle union will honour all those
brave hearts who were served with dies_non and FR-17A punishment for
participation in the peaceful hunger strike at CGM’s office on 30th & 31st
December 2013. A function will be organized on 27th January 2014 at Flower
Bazaar complex during Lunch hour to honor all those brave hearts.
TWO DAYS FAST UNDERTAKEN BY COM C K MATHIVANAN HAS ENDED AFTER AN AGREEMENT
REACHED WITH CGM CHENNAI TELEPHONES:
Chennai Telephones Circle Secretary
began fast at 9 AM on 30th December 2013 for demanding settlement of SIX
important demands. After two Rounds of discussion with Chief General Manager,
Senior GM (HR & Admn) an agreement was reached with CGM and a letter signed
by the CGM was handedover to the Circle Secretary on the settlement of demands.
At about 10 PM on 31st December 2013 Com C.K.Mathivanan after consulting the
circle office bearers announced the end of his fast and thereafter
Com.R.K,former Secretary NFTE gave the fruit juice to Com CKM and thus twodays
his fast for 37 hours came to an end with an agreement.
Leaders of various
Unions/Associations extended their support to the agitation particularly
Comrades RK, Pattabiraman (TN CS NFTE), P Udayasooriyan (CS AIBSNLOA),
S.Lingamurthi (CS FNTO), J Vijayakumar (CS TEPU) and R.Gunasekaran (CS BSNLDEU).
Nearly 400 comrades came to the agitation spot and sat all through the two days
and supported the agitation. Senior Comrades V.K.Gopalan, K Sabapathy, P
Ganapathy and M Munusamy also addressed the meeting which was presided over by
Com.M.K.Ramasamy Circle President.
The Main issue of empanelling the reputed
hospitals such as BILLROTH, MIOT, M V DIABATICS etc was agreed upon by the
Management and within three months the process of empanelment will be completed.
The average age of the BSNL employees being 50 years now, there is an urgent
need for a very effective medical scheme and reputed hospitals as empanelled
hospitals for BSNLMRS. In Tamil Nadu Circle & STR, STP Telecom Circles
number of reputed hospitals in Chennai are in the empanelled list. However,
these hospitals are not finding a place in the empanelled list of hospitals for
Chennai Telephones. This discrimination has to be removed immediately and NFTE
Circle union has taken this issue with all sincerity. The Management although
recognised more than 70 hospitals in Chennai majority of these hospitals are
under payment fecility. The Circle union demanded the inclusion of reputed
hospitals in the empanelled list so that our employees not require to pay for
their medical treatment in these reputed hospitas and claim reimbursement
WE hope the management will implement this agreement within THREE
MONTHS so that our employees are not facing acute financial difficulties and
financial loss for taking Medical treatment under BSNLMRS.
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