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CIL Mahanadi Coalfields Unions Call for Strike on July 24

Coal News - Published on Tue, 14 Jul 2020

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PTI reported that the trade unions at the Coal India Odisha based subsidiary Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd have called for a strike on July 24 to protest against the miner's decision to cut wages for workers who had participated in a three day nationwide cease work early this month. The four trade unions AITUC, HMS, BMS and INTUC have jointly served the notice of a day's strike.

MCL had issued wage-cut order for workers who took part in the three-day strike from July 2 to protest against the centre's decision to start commercial coal mining. The miner had termed the three-day strike illegal. Most of 20,000 mine workers did not report for work during the cease work. MCL said in a notice dated July 3 "It is noted that the employees of Lakhanpur OCP, Belpahar OCM, Lillari OCP and GM office of Lakhanpur area, who have participated in this illegal strike which is violation of rule 26.10 of the certified standing orders of MCL. In view of this misconduct on their part, eight days wage deduction as per Section 20 of the Code on Wages Act 2019, is hereby ordered for their act of participation in the illegal strike."

This was the second time when such a wage-cut order was issued for a strike. The first instance of such an order was in 2010 when a section of workers went on a day's strike.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Tue, 14 Jul 2020
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