BSNL staff on indefinite strike from today

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New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): Over three lakh staff of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) will begin an indefinite strike on Tuesday to protest VRS and divestment proposals of the Sam Pitroda committee.

The strike call has been given by a joint forum of unions that has both executives and non-executives as members.

The employees unions are protesting against the recommendations of the Pitroda Committee report that favoured 30 per cent divestment in the PSU and voluntary retirement to nearly one lakh staff.

The Sam Pitroda panel was set up by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to suggest ways to improve BSNL's financial health.

The unions are also demanding not to outsource any work of the company and revision of pension of the retirees.

General Secretary of National Federation of Telecom Employees Chandeshwar Singh said that the employees have not heard any concrete decision from the management or the government. (ANI)

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