Singareni workers strike work, strike peaceful
Sizable number of workers of Singareni Collieries Company Ltd voluntarily went on a strike here on Thursday in response to the call given by the five national workers’ unions demanding restoration of hereditary jobs in the company. Union leaders at Mandamarri and Srirampur divisions appealed to the workers to extend their support to the strike.
Mancherial: Sizable number of workers of Singareni Collieries Company Ltd voluntarily went on a strike here on Thursday in response to the call given by the five national workers’ unions demanding restoration of hereditary jobs in the company. Union leaders at Mandamarri and Srirampur divisions appealed to the workers to extend their support to the strike.
Addressing the workers, AITCU leader Sitaramaiah said that the State government and the Singareni management deceived the workers in the name of hereditary jobs. He alleged that a union affiliated to the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) was trying hard to disrupt the strike spending several lakhs of rupees which was actually the workers’ money.
Recalling the talks held at Hyderabad with the Singareni management, he said that they did not give any assurance over the hereditary jobs. He said that the strike would continue till the decision was taken over hereditary jobs.
On the other hand, the Singareni management and the leaders of recognized union have been relentlessly striving to disrupt the strike. They kept the workers of the late night shift back in the mines by providing them all the facilities.
Speaking to the media at Srirampur division, Planning and Projects Director Bhaskar Rao said that Singareni management has been seeking the advice of the experts over the hereditary jobs. He said that both the government and the Singareni management had clarified on the issue of hereditary employment.
Stating that the workers attended the duty as usual, the director said that more than 20,000 workers attended the work in all the mines of Singareni.
He ruled out any disruption of coal transport. He said that the Singareni used to transport nearly two lakh tonnes of coal everyday and the same would continue now.
He appealed to the workers who are on strike to reconsider their decision and join duties. “Those who could not attend the first shift could attend the second or third shift,” he announced the facility.Srirampur divisional manager Subhani was also present at the press conference.
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