The joint forum of BSNL unions and associations of executives and non-executives staged a dharna in front of the telephone exchange here on Friday.

The forum said that it was against disinvestment and privatisation of BSNL. BSNL was planning to give voluntary retirement to one lakh employees, which was wrong. The forum was also against outsourcing of services. It demanded immediate procurement of mobile lines and pension revision. Convener of the forum Shashidhar Golla was present.

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