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CIL MCL Worker Unions Call Off July24 Strike

Coal News - Published on Mon, 20 Jul 2020

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Coal India Limited’s subsidiary Mahanadi Coalfields Limited has withdrawn the notice for an eight-day wage cut for workers who went on a three-day strike from July 2 protesting against commercial mining. The trade unions agreed to make up for the shortfall in production during the strike, the notice had been withdrawn. Following the development, the proposed strike called by the trade unions on July 24 has also been called off. Four trade unions AITUC, HMS, BMS and INTUC had jointly served the notice of a day's strike to the management of the Odisha-based subsidiary of the Maharatna PSU 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.

A tripartite meeting was called by the Bhubaneswar Labour Commissioner's office on July 23 for reconciliation of the proposed July 24 strike.

MCL had said in a wage cut 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”

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Mon, 20 Jul 2020
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