Coal India workers refuse to end strike, production hit, losses worth Rs 70 crore incurred in a day

New Delhi: With talks between government officials and union representatives having failed, the Coal India workers have refused to end their five-day strike. The strike has halted production at over 75 per cent of the coal mines. Estimates suggest that on the first day itself, the strike caused losses to the tune of Rs 70 crore.

Nearly 5 lakh coal workers across the country joined a five-day strike on Tuesday. The strike is also likely to impact the fuel supply to thermal power plants.

Negotiations spanning over four hours till late on Tuesday night between government officials and union representatives in the national capital failed to end the strike, which is being billed as the biggest industrial action since 1977.

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