PHD CHAMBER URGES TRADE UNIONS TO CALL OFF CIL STRIKE

PHD CHAMBER URGES TRADE UNIONS TO CALL OFF CIL STRIKE

PHD CHAMBER URGES TRADE UNIONS TO CALL OFF CIL STRIKE

 

No.PR-168
January 7, 2015
New Delhi
 

PHD CHAMBER URGES TRADE UNIONS TO CALL OFF CIL STRIKE
 

President PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mr. Alok B Shriram on Wednesday appealed to all trade unions to call off their ongoing strike against the government move to restructure Coal India Ltd. (CIL) and return to their respective work to accelerate coal production and sit on negotiation table with the government to resolve their concerns and grievances in an amicable manner.
 

In a statement issued here today, Mr. Shriram pointed out that the new government has begun an exercise to reform India with progressive and modest policies to put India on the path of accelerated growth and any sort of agitation and strike to oppose and obstruct the evolving policies would harm India’s economic interest as a whole.
 

The Chamber has always advocated for worker oriented growth and sought policies that can lead to benefiting the entire working class including the weak and vulnerable section.  However, it is of the view that the path of strike serves neither workers nor the policy makers, therefore, the working class of the Coal India ought to seek redressal of their grievances through negotiations.
 

Mr. Shriram added that restructuring of public and private utilities is the reality of the day and all of us should accept it in the right earnest as the Chamber is confident that the restructuring drive being proposed by the government for CIL is unlikely to lead to its privatization which is being faired by the Unions.
 

ENDS

Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal
Consultant (PR)