Relief for now: BSNL staff defer indefinite strike to December 10

With the view to ensure an opportunity for having a discussion with the Minister of State for Communications, the All Unions and Associations of BSNL has decided to defer the indefinite strike.

Published: 03rd December 2018 05:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd December 2018 07:47 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: All employee unions of state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) decided to defer their indefinite strike to December 10 if they fail to resolve issues in the proposed meeting with Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha. 

The employee unions met Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan on Sunday and observed improvement in some of the issues that they have been raising, such as allotment of 4G spectrum, pension revision and payment of pension contribution by BSNL as per the govt rule.

In a statement, All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) said its constituents were not convinced with the reply of the secretary in respect to their demand on third pay revision. The strike was earlier proposed to start from December 3. Under these circumstances, with the view to ensure an opportunity for having a discussion with the Minister of State for Communications, the AUAB has decided to defer the indefinite strike for one week,” the statement said.

BSNL unions have been demanding allocation of 4G spectrum to the public sector firm so that it is able to compete in the market.

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