SCCL worker suffers due to official apathy

SCCL worker suffers due to official apathy
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A Singareni worker has become a victim of the alleged indifference of an official who yielded to the pressure of the recognised trade union in assigning tasks to workers. 

Mancherial (Adilabad): A Singareni worker has become a victim of the alleged indifference of an official who yielded to the pressure of the recognised trade union in assigning tasks to workers.

Gorantla Yellaiah worked as a fitter in SRP 1 coal mine of Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) in Srirampur division for over two decades. He met with a train accident two years ago and lost his left leg.

As he was declared unfit to work in the underground mine, Yellaiah urged the local SCCL manager to appoint him as the fan operator on the mine surface in place of the retired staffer.

A leader of the recognised union also applied for the fan operator post citing that he suffered a leg fracture. Initially, Yellaiah was appointed as a fan operator giving priority to his application.

After working as a fan operator for two months, he was removed from the post and appointed as a painter. It is alleged that the local SCCL manager yielded to the pressure of the recognized trade union and changed the duty of Yellaiah without informing the matter to the higher officials.

Expressing his inability to work as a painter, Yellaiah accompanied by his wife Sailaja, was making rounds of the manager’s office for the past few days. But he did not get an opportunity to meet the manager to present
his case.

Narrating his plight to The Hans India, Yellaiah said: "I have two sons who are young. My mother is aged. I am the sole breadwinner of the family. I am left with no alternative except committing suicide along with my family members at the manager’s office if I am not reappointed as fan operator."

By:R Arunkumar

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