3,000 RINL VSP Employees to Protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi
The Great Andhra reported that as many as 3,000 workers opposed to the central government's privatisation plan of the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant will leave for Delhi on 31 July and protest on 2-3 August at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Also, 10 VSP workers union leaders left for Delhi to meet opposition party floor leaders in the Parliament and explain about the steel plant, their opposition to its sale plan, loss that would occur to Visakhapatnam & workers and whom the Centre is planning to benefit with this sale
According to the protesters, Rajya Sabha member and Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party leader Mr V Vijayasai Reddy has already assured that he would facilitate meetings with all the political parties' floor leaders in the Parliament, including the new steel minister.
VSP employees and workers have resolved that they will fight until the central government takes back its privatisation plan. Several workers fear that privatising the steel plant will lead to the non-implementation of reservation benefits.