Infinite strike planned by BSNL employees

With Jio’s entry, one can say that it did lead to a stormy change in the Telecom Market. The telecom officers from the employee unions of the state-run Telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) planning to go on infinite strike from December 3 over non-issuance of the third pay revision.–IANS reports.

As reported by IANS, in a letter to Union Communications Minister Manoj Sinha on November 28 (Wednesday), the union has sought a level-playing field for the company in comparison to other players in the telecom sector.

“Thousands of workers (Non-Executives and Executives of BSNL) are retiring every month. Naturally, issues of their third pay revision are still pending despite clear commitment given to them in that regard and that has created serious resentment among them,” said the letter.

Furthermore, it said: “They are expecting at least 15 per cent enhancement/fitment in pay and payment of pension contribution by BSNL and revision of pension to BSNL retirees with effect from 01.01.2017, as made available to a number of public sector employees and officers.”

The employee’s union also sought the allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL, IANS reports.

Also,according to the report, the Centre of Indian Trade Union in a statement released in support of the demands said that the allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL “is being deliberately delayed by the government to allow advantage to private telecom operators at the cost of BSNL.”

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