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Updated: BSNL employee union to strike over the non-allocation of 4G spectrum

Update on December 3: The All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) has decided to postpone its indefinite strike to December 10th, reports The Economic Times. It will go ahead with the strike if its issues are not resolved in the proposed meeting with Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha. However, the report does not mention the date of the scheduled meeting. The decision was taken after the employee unions met the Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan and observed a progress in the issues they have been raising. Earlier, the AUAB had scheduled a strike which would start today. This was over the allotment of 4G spectrum, pension revision and payment of pension contribution by BSNL as per the government rule. ** Earlier on November 30: The employees and officers of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) are going on an indefinite strike starting December 3 against the non-allocation 4G spectrum to BSNL among the other demands. The All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB), which has called for the strike, believes that the government is doing this in order to help Reliance Jio to wipe out all its competition. A part of its statement says- "BSNL is a 100% government company. It is already four years since 4G service is rolled out by the private telecom companies. However, BSNL has not started the 4G service, since it is not allotted with 4G spectrum by the government. The AUAB is organising struggles for the last one year demanding the allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL.…

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