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Coal unions withdraw proposed strike on Monday

IANS  |  Kolkata 

The proposed one-day strike called by four central trade unions in to protest against the government decision of allowing commercial by private companies has been withdrawn due to lack of unity among them, a said on Saturday.

The four central trade unions CITU, BMS, HMS and AITUC had served the joint strike notice on March 14.

Subsequently, a meeting was conducted between and the trade unions on Thursday and another meeting was held with Friday.

"The BMS and HMS signed the minutes in Hindi to withdraw the proposed strike scheduled on Monday. AITUC and representative did not sign the minutes. We are left with no option but to withdraw our decision to go for one day strike," (affiliated to INTUC) said.

In a major reform in the coal sector since its nationalisation in 1973, the had decided to allow private companies to mine coal for commercial purposes - a move expected to put an end to monopoly of Coal India.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 22:20 IST
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