BSNL staff go on 2-day strike demanding wage hike

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Kolkata, Aug 19: State-run telecom gaint Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) staff on Wednesday, Aug 19 began a two-day nation-wide strike demanding for hike in wages.

Senior member of BSNL Employees Union Dilip Das said, "Around 20,000 BSNL engineers and 250,000 group C and D employees have gone on a strike for two days (Aug 19, 20)."

Apart from higher wage hike, the other demands include regularisation of casual contract labourers and implementation of promotion policy.

"This strike will affect services to some extent. But we are addressing major equipment faults in the state immediately," Soumya Roy, chief general manager, West Bengal Circle of BSNL, told news agencies.

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