As per the directions of Chief Labour Commissioner (Central), the BSNL Management convened a meeting of all BSNL Unions on 16-10-2012 regarding framing of BSNL’s own recognition rules. Committee of BSNL Officers headed by PGM (SR) lead the meeting.
Nine unions including NFTE, FNTO gave a joint suggestion for recognizing multi-unions in BSNL scoring more than five percent of votes. (Copy of letter attached) .
BSNLEU also agreed for multi unions and proportional representation. However, they suggested for 15% minimum votes. One union proposed that the union scoring 51% and above only shall be recognized. As usual, the TEPU’s and BSNL MS’s stand was that “no change is needed”. However, they were also asking for minimum trade union facilities to all applicant unions. As in the present set–up there is no provision for minimum facilities to all applicant unions, codifying a new recognition rule is unavoidable and if they need minimum facilities they have to change their stand.
Management may fix another meeting shortly to discuss further. FNTO was represented by S/Shri Thomas John K, All India President & K.Jayprakash, GS FNTO.