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Coal unions to meet on Monday to decide next course of action

PTI Kolkata | Updated on September 29, 2019 Published on September 29, 2019

The five unions had observed the joint one-day strike. File photo   -  File photo

General Secretary of All India Coal Workers’ Federation says unions are open to dialogue with the Government

After the one-day strike in Coal India and Singareni Collieries on September 24, five major trade unions will be meeting on Monday to review its impact and decide on the next course of action.

All coal sector trade unions had called a strike against the Centre’s decision to allow 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in coal mining.

While five major trade unions had called a one-day strike on September 24, the RSS affiliated labour union Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), had separately called for a cease work from September 23 to 27.

The General Secretary of All India Coal Workers’ Federation, D D Ramanandan, said, said that the unions are open to dialogue with the Government.

If unions resort to strike, Coal India’s production target might go haywire. The company has a production target of 660 million tonnes in the current fiscal.

Coal India accounts for almost 80 per cent of national demand for the dry fuel.

The five unions that had observed the joint one-day strike were Indian National Mineworkers’ Federation (INTUC), Hind Khadan Mazdoor Federation (HMS), Indian Mineworkers’ Federation (AITUC), All India Coal Workers’ Federation (CITU) and All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU).

Published on September 29, 2019
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