As per the decision taken in the AUAB, Punjab meeting held at Ludhiana on 05-02-2019 the joint DEC meeting of AUAB, Patiala, was held at Leela Bhawan on 07-02-2019. Apart from the following representative of unions and Associations DEC members of all unions and associations participated in the meeting.
- Com. Balbir Singh, CS BSNLEU/Convener, AUAB, Punjab
- Com. Gurpreet Singh, CS SNEA
- Com. Narinder Pal Sharma, DS BSNLEU,
- Com. Ashok Kumar, Ahluwalia, DP BSNLEU,
- Prem Chand Sharma, ACS, NFTE
- Harinder Singh, CWC member, SNEA
- Rajinder Nath, DS, NFTE
- Harjot Singh, DS AIBSNLEA
Com. Charanjiv Lal, of SNEA conducted the proceeding of the meeting. Com. Gurpreet Singh, CS, SNEA, Prem Chand Sharma, ACS, NFTE, Harjot Singh, DS, AIBSNLEA and Com. Balbir Singh, CS, BSNLEU, Punjab addressed the meeting. The leaders explained in details the present status of wage revision, other demands, assurances given in the meetings held with the Secretary, DOT and Shri Manoj Sinha (MOS), financial position of BSNL, anti public sector policies of Modi government, and necessity of organising the three-day strike from February 18, 2019. Reasons for deferment of indefinite strike from December 3rd, 2018 were also explained to the participants. It was clarified that workers going to retire soon and direct recruited staff who are on probation can also join the strike as there is no any punishment except “No work no pay rule) as per the decision of honorable Supreme court. The meeting concluded with the decision that the AUAB, Patiala will approach every worker to make the strike call a grand success in Patiala.