All India Strike Hits Coal Production in Singareni
The nationwide strike call given by all Trade Unions in protest against anti-workers and anti-farmers policies of the BJP government last week was near total in Singareni coal mines of Ramagundam area. Except for essential services, all workers stayed away from their duties. Except for the BJP affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, almost all the trade unions owing allegiance to the major central unions including the CITU, AITUC and INTUC participated in the strike in the coal belt region. The ruling TRS affiliated TGBKS also participated in the daylong strike.
Coal production in four opencast and 13 underground mines of Ramagundam region came to standstill with about 22,000 workers working in RG-I, II and III areas were stayed away from their duties. The strike resulted in a production loss to the tune of 1.50 lakh tonnes of coal in all 11 areas of the company spread across the vast coal belt region of the state
About 48,000 employees are working in 28 underground and 18 opencast mines across the Singareni in various districts.