BSNL Bachao Andolon with the Supporters of BSNL Worker’s


BSNL Bachao Andolon with the Supporters of BSNL Worker’s Struggle organised a dharna in front of BSNL Bhavan in Kolkata today. The dharna was presided by prominent social activist Medha Patkar who lead the landmark Narmada Bachao Andolon. Workers of BSNL have been agitating for quite sometime. BSNL has terminated the contract labourers without any notice. Most of them were working with BSNL for over 25 years and contributed to the expansion and growth of BSNL telephone services.

During the lockdown period due to covid 19 pandemic these workers who gave their services overcoming all constraints were paid half of the amount due to them. The decision to change JCL system to SLA system is a sheer injustice to workers fundamental rights. Medha Patkar appealed to continue the protest till the demand is made and stressed on the ongoing economic crisis due to corporatisation and social injustice by the Central Government. Activists from NAPM, West Bengal and other organisations were present to express their solidarity. They spoke on the same issue, stressing on the alarming situation and demanding workers rights and security.