Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh: Protesting against the Electricity Amendment Bill, all employees of the power department will remain on strike on Tuesday.
This one day strike is the second phase of protest announced by the National Coordination committee of electricity employees and engineers.
State convener of United Forum of Power Employees of Madhya Pradesh, VKS Parihar said that the government has paid no heed to the demand of power employees.
‘We will remain on strike on August 10 for one day. If the demands are not fulfilled then the employees will proceed on a three-day strike from August 24-26. Still, if we do not get any positive response from the government then the power employees across the nation will proceed on an indefinite strike from September 6,’ said Parihar.
This one day strike is expected to impact 1.59 consumers of the state as the complaints will not be addressed during the strike. Only those employees posted at emergency control rooms will remain on duty while others will participate in the strike.
The power employees are against privatization of the power sector. They are also demanding regularization of the employees working on contract basis or brought under outsourced category.
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