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Mar 09, 2016 07:34 PM IST | Source: PTI

Coal India strike; PSU management to meet unions next week

Last month, the government had said that four central trade unions (CTUs) of the coal sector had given notice to go on strike on March 29. The unions are protesting divestment of the coal PSU, among other issues.

 
 
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Amid a strike call by Coal India worker unions, the company management is likely to meet the protesting unions next week over the issue.

"Most probably next week the management of Coal India will meet the workers' unions," an official said, adding that the date for the meeting is yet to be fixed but "it is likely to be next week".

"During the meeting the management will try its best to convince the workers unions to call off the proposed strike," the official said.


The proposed strike on March 29 is likely to hit the production of the coal behemoth, the official said. Last month, the government had said that four central trade unions (CTUs) of the coal sector had given notice to go on strike on March 29. The unions are protesting divestment of the coal PSU, among other issues.

Indian National Mineworkers Federation Secretary General S Q Zama had earlier said trade unions during their meeting with CIL management will deliberate on various issues, including review of pension scheme and had added that the scheme has not been reviewed since its inception in 1995. 

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