AITUC extends support to ED employees strike

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Puducherry, Jan 27 : All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) here on Thursday extended its full support to the indefinite strike called by the Puducherry Electricity Department (ED) employees to register their protest against the reported move of the Centre to privatize the Electricity Distribution Company (Discom) in the Union Territory.

It may be noted that the Union government had taken a decision to privatize the Electricity Distribution Companies (Discoms) in the Union Territories.

Maintaining that privatization will affect the employees and the power tariff could be increased mani-fold, the employees resorted to a series of agitations and called for an indefinite strike from February 1.

AITUC Secretary Sivakumar and President Sankaran in a joint statement endorsed the views of the ED employees and extended full support to the indefinite strike from next Tuesday.

UNIINDIA

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