CIL ops unaffected by protest call by CITU: Govt

CIL ops unaffected by protest call by CITU: Govt

To ensure smooth operations, CIL management put a multi-pronged plan into action at all company mines in the wake of yesterday’s protest call given by trade union CITU against commercial mining, the government today said.

Four central trade unions of CIL had served notice to go on a one-day strike on April 16, protesting against the commercial coal mining.

In a bid to ward off the strike, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal invited the four trade unions — BMS, HMS, AITUC and CITU — for a meeting in Mumbai where their apprehensions were dispelled in a proper perspective.

Subsequently, a next round of meeting was held with Coal Secretary Susheel Kumar, as a result of which, the four trade unions agreed to call off the strike in principle. Read More

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