Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ex-servicemen warn of boycott

KOZHIKODE: Ex-servicemen have threatened to boycott Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) telephones and its broadband connections in protest against the reported move to dismiss all ex-servicemen on the BSNL payroll.



Haridas Pulpatta, working president of the Indian National Trade Union Congress-led Kerala State Ex-servicemen Industrial Workers� Confederation, alleged here on Tuesday that the dismissal of ex-servicemen was aimed at filling the vacancies with relatives of BSNL officials.



In just two years from 2007, the company had terminated the services of a large number of ex-servicemen. By the end of 2011, almost all of them would be fired, Mr. Pulpatta alleged in a statement.



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