BSNL union employees will go on an indefinite strike from 3rd December 2018 as employee of BSNL union alleged that the government of India is favoring Anil Ambani owned “Reliance jio” and not offering the 4G spectrum to BSNL.
The whole telecom industry is in crisis due to the Reliance jio affordable plans. From last one-year Reliance jio becomes the king across the entire telecom industry and wipe out all his competitors from the competition, which includes BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) also. Due to huge financials, Reliance jio offers very “below cost” plans to the customers and become successful to covert another company customers to Jio.
Due to this issue, the BSNL union announced an indefinite strike from December 3,2018 and they also blamed that the Reliance jio will surely increase the price of their plans in futre and will looted peoples when all the competitors of jio wiped out.They want Indian government to think about this concern and demanding the allotment of the 4G spectrum so that they can compete with other 4g Telecom companies
Instead of that they also want the wages revision of the BSNL union employees and pension revision of retirements from Jan 1, 2018.
The BSNL union empoyees said that From 2011 to 12 BSNL was in the significant loss of about more than 8,000 crore but due to their employee’s hard work and combine efforts of the management brings BSNL back and earn a profit of 672 crores in 2014-2015. BSNL improved in all the divisions including customer support, 2G and 3G technologies but due to the lack of 4G spectrum BSNL went again in a significant loss
JS Deepak (India’s Ambassador at WTO) wrote to TRAI demanding action against Reliance Jio for providing “below cost” plans, but the government instantly shunted him out from DOT. This also becomes one of the most important reason for this strike.
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