Whilst energy workers, together with engineers, in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday launched a statewide work boycott, their union was making ready to go on a 72-hour-long whole strike from Thursday 10 pm. The staff are demanding implementation of the December 3 accord amid vitality minister AK Sharma pleas to name off the strike.
The federal government has already despatched out sturdy indicators to the agitating staff that it’ll cope with them sternly in the event that they created any bother for the general public by disrupting energy provide in any method. Chief secretary Durga Shankar Mishra issued mandatory instructions on this regard to district magistrates in a video convention held on Tuesday night.
The strike name has been given by the UP Vidyut Karmchari Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti to press its demand for implementation of the December 3 settlement signed within the presence of the vitality minister earlier than energy workers agreed to name off their indefinite strike.
The settlement, amongst different issues, acknowledged that the federal government would provoke, on the earliest, the method of constructing appointments to high positions within the vitality company by means of the choice process as laid down by means of the traditional switch/posting route.
Addressing a press convention right here on Wednesday, Samiti convenor Shailendra Dubey stated workers had been compelled to go on a strike because the UP Power Company and the state authorities weren’t honouring the written pact.
He stated the vitality minister had sought 15 days to deal with the staff’ points, however nothing had been achieved until date even 112 days after the settlement was signed. The strike, he stated, was in response to the “cussed angle of the UPPCL’s high administration”.
“All workers, together with engineers and junior engineers, will launch a strike for 72 hours from Thursday 10 pm, and the administration and the federal government will probably be liable for any untoward incident throughout the protest,” he stated.
Dubey additionally claimed that 27 lakh energy workers throughout the nation would stage protest demonstrations of their respective state capitals on Thursday within the help of their counterparts in Uttar Pradesh.
The UP Power Officers’ Affiliation (UPOA), which represents Dalit engineers, in the meantime, declared that it was not collaborating within the strike. A delegation, led by affiliation’s working president Avdhesh Kumar Verma, met the vitality minister and warranted him that its engineers would proceed to take care of energy provide within the state.
Sharma, as soon as once more, appealed to the Samiti member to name off the agitation and warranted them that grievances could be redressed by means of dialogue.
Govt guarantees cashless therapy to workers, households
Power minister AK Sharma on Wednesday introduced that the state authorities has determined to offer cashless therapy to all energy workers, pensioners and their relations in authorities hospitals and medical schools.
The announcement is being seen as aware try and placate the agitating workers, who’ve introduced a 72-hour strike from Thursday night time.
Widening the scope of cashless therapy was one of many guarantees made within the December 3 settlement.