West Bengal Medical and Sales Representatives’ Union (WBMSRU) was formed in 23rd September 1984. The then prevailing two organizations for field workers namely WBCRU and WBSSRU merged together to form the biggest state unit of Sales Promotion Employees and WBMSRU emancipated at Ice Skettking Rink , Kolkata on 23rd September 1984. In 2010 total membership strength of WBMSRU was 11214, largest among all state units of its all India federation i.e. Federation Of Medical and Sales Representatives' Associations of India ( FMRAI ).

Here is a glimpse of different conferences of WBMSRU. 

Conference

Year

Place

Elected President and General Secretary

Merger Conference

1984

Ice Sketting Rink- Kolkata

Pres:- Niranjan Mukherjee

Gen Sec:- Giridhari Goswami

1st Conference

1986

Rabindra Sarobar

-Do-

2nd Conference

1988

Uttarpara, Hooghly

Pres:- Niranjan Mukherjee

Gen Sec:- S R Roy

3rd Conference

1989

Bijoygarh, Kolkata

-Do-

4th Conference

1991

Siliguri

Pres:- Sukhendu Ghosh

Gen Sec:- S R Roy

5th Conference

1993

Abanmahal- Kolkata

Pres:- Rabin Deb

Gen Sec:- S R Roy

6th Conference

1995

Burdwan

-Do-

7th Conference

1998

NRS Academy-Kolkata

Pres:- Rabin Deb

Gen Sec:- Arun Ghosal

8th Conference

2000

Barrackpur- 24 Pgs(N)

-Do-

9th Conference

2002

Asansol

-Do-

10th Conference

2004

Haltu- 24 Pgs(S)

Pres:- Rabin Deb

Gen Sec:- Ashim Dasgupta

11th Conference

2006

Uttarpara, Hooghly

-Do-

12th Conference

2008

Barasat- 24 Pgs(N)

-Do-

13th Conference

2010

Bagbazar-Kolkata

Pres:- Rabin Deb

Gen Sec:- Sumahan Chakraborty

14th Conference

 

2012

 

Burdwan

 

-Do-

Since inception, aim of WBMSRU is to improve the service and working conditions of all Sales Promotion Employees working in the state of West Bengal. It is the objective of WBMSRU to achieve Legal, Bargaining and Trade Union rights for all SPEs through struggle and agitation in tune with its all India federation i.e. FMRAI. WBMSRU is thriving for emancipation of conceptual trade union movement of its members through regular meetings, seminars, conventions etc. The union is deeply associated with various programs called by different democratic platforms. WBMSRU is also regularly conducting and participating in different people awareness movement including protest against price rise of essential commodities, capitalists aggression , wide spread liberalization for MNCs in Indian market, sickening of public sector units.

WBMSRU exerted whistleblower role in medicine related movement for people’s welfare which has been acknowledged by cross section of society. WBMSRU demands reduction of medicine prices, wide spread availability of life savings drugs, people oriented drug policy, easy access of medicine and healthcare to the marginalized section, more number of medicines are to be brought under price control (DPCO), revival of drug manufacturing public sector units, stringent action against the companies who are involved in black marketing of medicines though unethical trade practices and marketing. The union also demands capital punishment for those involved in spreading of spurious drugs.