The Coal India Limited management has stated that they are ready to talk with the unions on the issues of Strike given notice of by the unions. The Unions in CIL has jointly given notice for strike from 6th January 2015.
The charter of demands include stopping or withdrawing “process of denationalisation of coal sector” and stopping “disinvestment, restructuring of CIL” (Coal India), among others. The demands also include extending the National Coal Wage Agreement (NCWA) wages and other benefits to existing and prospective captive coal workers and lifting the ban on general recruitment. Regularising contract workers engaged in mining jobs in underground as well as open cast mines is another demand.
Earlier, the proposed strike on November 24 by CIL employee unions was deferred after a meeting between the Coal Ministry officials and trade unions.