The Steering Committee of the Central Trade Unions in the Coal India Limited is meeting at Ranchi on 31st October 2014 to plan their next agitational programmes against the proposal of the government to denationalise the Coal Sector. CIL is one of the biggest PSUs in the country with about 5 lakhs of workers. The private corporates have been pressurising the government to denationalise the sector for a long time. In the meanwhile the 1.86 lakh crore coal scam also was exposed.

The BJP government is moving fast for the denationalisation, which will be completely against the interests of the workers and the country as a whole.

The move of the CTUs is correct. We fully support and express solidarity for the struggle of the coal workers and their unions.