Nationwide strike: BSNL employees to go on nationwide strike - The Economic Times
Employees of state-owned telecom firm BSNL have called a day-long nationwide strike on July 27 for not being given wage hike by the third pay revision committee.
"BSNL became a loss making entity not because of the employees but because of the anti-BSNL policies and measures adopted by the government. BSNL was not allowed to procure equipments for its mobile network expansion from 2006 to 2012," BSNL Employee Union convenor P Abhimanyu said in a statement said.
Abhimanyu alleged that tenders floated by BSNL to procure mobile equipments were cancelled one after another by the government to benefit the private telecom companies
"As a result of this blockade created by the government in the procurement of equipments, BSNL was not able to take advantage of the exponential growth witnessed in the mobile segment, during this period," he said.