Coal workers’ strike: Trade unions to decide on future course of action

The 3-working day nationwide strike by coal personnel, which entered the 3rd working day on

The 3-working day nationwide strike by coal personnel, which entered the 3rd working day on Saturday, has been “one hundred per cent tranquil”, a trade union leader said.

Five trade unions, like RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), of Coal India (CIL) have been on strike since Thursday to protest against the government’s final decision to begin professional coal mining.

The 5 unions have a digital conference scheduled on Saturday to make a decision the upcoming training course of action.

“The 3-working day strike has been one hundred per cent tranquil, which in by itself is a achievements,” Nathulal Pandey, president of HMS-affiliated Hind Khadan Mazdoor Federation, said.

Stating the protest has been “self-oriented”, he said coal mines throughout the country which had been shut on Friday are not working on Saturday as effectively.

“The regulation and order scenario is normal,” he extra.

S Q Zama, secretary common of the Indian Nationwide Mineworkers’ Federation, affiliated to INTUC, said the strike is nevertheless continuing.

The participation of personnel in the strike has been close to eighty per cent, he said, including “seventy five-eighty per cent of the coal creation has been hit (this is the situation as on the to start with shift).”

At some sites, the management is striving to begin operate as a result of deal/outsourced personnel with the enable of area law enforcement, but activists of the 5 Central Trade Unions (CTUs) are resisting this and striving to end deal personnel from likely to operate in a tranquil and democratic fashion, he extra.

Tapan Sen, common secretary of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), said that in comparison to the preceding two times, additional personnel have joined the strike on Saturday.

“All trade unions are against professional mining by private gamers. We are established to resist that in the times to occur,” Sen said.


Amid the ongoing strike, CIL experienced on Friday said it despatched five.78 lakh tonnes (LT) of coal on Thursday.

This is close to forty two per cent of the normal off-take of fourteen LT per working day, calculated as the normal of ten times straight away prior to stoppage of operations, Coal India experienced said in a assertion.

Coal creation was 4.81 LT, which is shut to 38 per cent of the normal stage of 13 LT per working day.

Common attendance was shut to 34 per cent on Thursday, which is very likely to boost even more as some workmen have started out resuming their responsibilities, Coal India experienced said.

CIL CMD Pramod Agrawal on Thursday experienced appealed to the putting workmen to resume their responsibilities.

“Thinking of the Covid scenario in the country and the worldwide scenario, Coal India’s part assumes all the additional relevance and I earnestly enchantment to you to resume your responsibilities in the bigger desire of the nation,” he said in a assertion.

Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi as well experienced on Thursday urged Coal India personnel to conclude their strike and resume operate.