Central Coalfields loses heavily due to strike

October 10th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, Oct 10 (IANS) Central Coalfields Limited (CCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL), suffered production loss of around 60,000 tonnes Monday due to a strike by the employees demanding higher bonus, said an official.

“We suffered production loss of around 60,000 tonnes of coal Monday due to strike,” a senior official of CCL told IANS on condition of anonymity. The official said “everyday CCL produces around one lakh tonnes of coal”.

Different labour organizations of CIL Monday called a strike demanding bonus of Rs.23,500. The CIL management had announced bonus of Rs.17,000 to its employees.

“We suffered dispatch loss of around 40 to 45 percent. Around 49,000 employees of the total 52,000 employees of CCL participated in the strike,” added the CCL official.

The CCL employees participated in the strike despite warning by R.K. Saha, CMD of CCL. Saha had warned that eight days salary of employees who participate in the strike would be deducted.

This year CCL had already suffered production loss of lakhs of tonnes of coal following heavy rainfall due to which many mines were flooded.

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