Very recently a top Manager in Maruti Udyog has brutally been killed causing serious
concerns at all corners. Whatever be the cause for the cruel murder but the heinous act can
neither be justified nor appreciated. The violence has no place in Trade Union movement.
Nevertheless the management and administration of various PSUs including BSNL and the
private sector must ponder deeply on the incident and appreciate that the grievances and
problems of employees must get proper attention and there should not be casual approach
in the redressal. The workers should also be protected from exploitation and discrimination to
avoid such gruesome happening.
The greatest PSU, BSNL, is a service provider in which maintaining of industrial peace is
of great importance and significance. There should be congenial atmosphere for the workers
to contribute for the PSU and to serve the public without fear. This is obviously possible when
the workers are not ony discriminated but fairly treated. The administration at various levels
should be alive to their grievances and should not blame them for their own omissions,
commissions and failures.
Presently lakhs of employees in BSNL are working in the nook and corner of the country
and their problems are enormous. What to say of redressal of their grievances they are being
ill treated, discriminated and being denied their legitimate claims due to one union policy of
BSNL administration. Some officers sitting in the AC Room at BSNL Head Quarters and
within the secured zone are tight and determined to bulldoze the demand of Unions for
BSNL's own rules for recognition. This demand is to ensure that the workers representatives
are properly and adequately represented at negotiating machineries for settlement of their
problems. These officers are adopting casual and indifferent approach on the issue on one or
the other pretext causing unrest and dissatisfaction amongst the employees. While violence
has no place in Trade union movement but callousness some time provoke and compel the
employees to cross the Lakshman Rekha.
We request the top management to ensure that the proposals and suggestions are not
disposed of by lower level officers in a casual and arbitrary way resulting serious concerns