TAMIL NADU

Telecom employees stage demonstration in Tuticorin

Staff Reporter

Tuticorin: Telecom employees affiliated to BSNL Employees Union and Tamil Nadu Telecom Contract Workers Union (TNTCWU) staged a demonstration to press their 13-point charter of demands, in front of the Office of the General Manager of BSNL here on Tuesday.

The agitators said that all contract workers employed by the BSNL should be treated on a par with the employees.

Wages of contract employees should be commensurate with the hours they put in at the workplace.

They should be given provident fund, pension and other social security benefits like housing.

Likewise, the kin of the contract workers should be given adequate compensation similar to the package extended to the people on permanent payroll, in the case of death in harness.

Exploitation of the contract workforce should be stopped immediately.

M. Jeyamurugan, district secretary of BSNL EU, P. Ramar, assistant district secretary, BSNL EU, and A. Paramasivam, district secretary of TNTCWU, spoke.