NLC contract workers end 39 day-old strike
SUMIT KUMAR
October 29th, 2010
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Cuddalore : The 39 day-old strike by contract workers of the public sector Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) ended late last night following successful talks with the management at NLC’s headquarters ‘Neyveli House’.

The marathon talks that began at 1030 hrs in the morning ended at around 2200 hrs with the management agreeing to pay an additional wage of Rs 1,560 a month, a minimum bonus of 8.33 per cent and Rs 1,000 more, to the contract labourers, according to Chief Labour Commissioner here and AITUC Cuddalore District Secretary M Sekhar here.

The increase in the wages for contract labourers as well as other concessions would be made soon before the Chief Labour Commissioner in New Delhi under Section 12(3) of the Industrial Disputes Act, he said.

The management also agreed not to victimise workers who took part in the strike.

The contract labourers returned to work after the talks concluded, Mr Sekhar said.

Talks on other issues would be held on October 30, he said, adding the NLC management also agreed to reinstate three office bearers of the AITUC.

The prolonged strike, which had caused considerable anxiety on the power generation front since September 19, was the first such in the annals of NLC.

Source – UNI

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