Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) today said the ongoing strike by a few sections of workers' unions has not impacted coal production. The national trade unions AITUC, INTUC, CITU, HMS and BMS are among the unions to have decided to go on indefinite strike from June 15 demanding implementation of the revival of the Dependent Employment Scheme (DES) as promised by the TRS Government during elections. "There was 80 per cent attendance of employees when compared to ordinary days.
The coal production has gone up by 13 per cent during the past four days even as coal dispatches have been up by 8 per cent. "Workers are satisfied with the explanation given by the management on their demand," SCCL said in a statement. It further said that the coal production was over 1.71 lakh tonnes during the past four days against 1.52 tonnes a day before the beginning of the strike. Meanwhile, CITU in statement demanded that the management should immediately call agitating workers for a dialogue. The trade union today held a "round table" on the issue. A senior official of the miner, had earlier said the main recognised union Telangana Boggu Gani Karmika Sangam (TBGKS) which represents nearly 70 per cent of the 56,000 permanent workforce of the PSU is not participating in the strike and hence there may not be much impact on production.
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