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Unhappy over 100% FDI in coal mining, workers to go on strike on Sept 24

A day's strike can affect Coal India's production in the range of 1.5-2.5 million tonne

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coal policy | Coal India Limited | Coal India

Avishek Rakshit  |  Kolkata 

Five trade unions of Coal India and Singareni Collieries Company will strike work on September 24 to protest against the government's decision to allow 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI). The unions are affiliated with the Congress, Communist Party of India (CPI), CPI-Marxist, CPI-Liberation and the Belgium-based International Trade Union Confederation.

The BJP-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh will not join them. Union leaders said 100 per cent FDI will make Coal India uncompetitive, losing consumers and pricing power. “As the company loses revenue, it is ...

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First Published: Fri, September 06 2019. 18:16 IST
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