Coal India's production partially hit due to strike: Government
"Coal production in CIL and SCCL (Singareni Collieries Co Ltd) suffered partially due to two days nation-wide strike by 0.71 million tonnes (approx) and 0.1 million tonnes respectively," Minister of State for Coal Pratik Prakashbapu Patil said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.
Replying to question on the measures being taken to make
up the production losses the Minister said: "CIL has stated
that its subsidiary companies are taking various steps.including motivating the employees by Management and Union Representatives."
SCCL, he said, has stated that areas with potential for higher production have been identified "and measures have been
taken to ensure un-interrupted production."
The two-day nationwide strike on February 20 and February
21 was called by trade unions in support of their demands.
The unions have put forward a charter of 10 demands such
as end to disinvestment in PSUs, urgent steps to control price
rise, strict enforcement of labour laws in all places of work, social security net for workers in the unorganised sector and
raising minimum wage to Rs 10,000 a month.
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