The National Office bearers’ meetings of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), presided by Hiranmaya Pandya, All India President and deliberated by Ravindra Himte, All India Secretary, held on May 22 & 23, 2022, in Bhopal have decided to hold Six National Conventions on – “Privatisation and Corporatisation” related issues in between June and August 2022. This is a part of the mass awakening programme on – Disinvestment and Privatisation of Public Sectors and Corporatisation of Central Government Establishments.
These Conventions will be held at Cochin, Bhubaneswar, Bhopal, Kanpur, Ambala and Guwahati. Employees of all Public Sector Undertakings like Power, Telcom, Engineering, Banking, Insurance etc. and Central Government employees belonging to Defence, Railways and Postal sectors will be participating in these Conventions in large numbers.
The meeting has discussed in detail the new scopes and opportunities that arise after the enrolment of more than 27 Crores of Unorganized Sector workers on the E-shram portal. It has decided to expand the work among Street Vendors, Platform workers, Gig workers, Private Transport workers, Forest workers, Domestic Workers, sanitation workers and also different types of Scheme workers.
The Office bearers meeting welcomed the decision of the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to confer the Global Health Leaders’ Award to ASHA workers. “We appreciate the decision of the WHO and thank them for recognising the contribution of the ASHA workers. In India, during the COVID 19 crisis, the ASHA, Anganwadi, NHM & 108 Ambulance, Health workers and other workers have rendered exemplary services which cannot be imagined by a common man or the Government,” it said. BMS said it is the reward & recognition of their yeoman services and dedication.
The meeting also decided to conduct a two-day national level meeting of Organised Sector Women employees in Varanasi in the first week of December 2022.
A National level Convention of Safai Karmacharis to stop sewerage deaths will be held in Delhi on 2nd July 2022, in which delegates from all over the country will participate. The Convention will discuss the usage of modern technology and various methods to be adopted to prevent human deaths. After the convention, a high-level delegation will meet the Minister for Social Justice, Chairman National Commission of Safai Karmacharis and NITI Aayog.
The meeting has also reviewed the agitations that were held between May 3 & 6, 2022, throughout the country, demanding to restore the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) in place of the National Pension System (NPS) under the banner of the Government Employees National Confederation (GENC). The forthcoming Kendriya Karya Samithi meeting, which will be held at Bhubaneswar, will discuss all the Pension schemes and prepare an action plan accordingly.