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SLEW OF DEMANDS: Telecom employees staging a dharna in Tuticorin on Tuesday. Photo: N. Rajesh
SLEW OF DEMANDS: Telecom employees staging a dharna in Tuticorin on Tuesday. Photo: N. Rajesh

Staff Reporter

They stage dharna with a charter of demands in Tuticorin

Tuticorin: Members of National Federation of Telecom Employees staged a dharna in front of the office of General Manager, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), here on Tuesday to press their charter of demands.

Addressing the members, D. Ponraj, its State vice-president said steps should be taken to revise wages of employees through a pay fixation formula, and implement One-time Bound Promotion immediately.

He said qualified and trained `regular mazdoors' should be elevated to the rank of telecom mechanics.

He urged the government to accord `Navaratna' status to BSNL and added that any move for divestment in BSNL would be opposed.

The agitators asked the management to absorb all casual labourers and stop unwarranted transfers.

They demanded that fast track promotion pattern should be followed and fresh recruitments made to fill vacancies.

S. Balu, district president, spoke.

About 70 employees took part in the agitation.

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