Electricity Employees to go on strike on Aug 10

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Puducherry, Aug 7 : Employees of the Puducherry Electricity Department will go on a one-day strike on next Tuesday to register their protest against the Centre to privatise electricity distribution company (Discom) in the Union Territory.

Employees Joint Action Committee General Secretary Velmurugan in a statement here on Saturday said that efforts to convert the electricity department into a private corporation was under process at a fast pace.

The BJP-led NDA government has to pass the Electricity Amendment Bill 2021 in the Parliament.

Opposing this, the electricity department employees and engineers all over the country formed a united forum to organize agitations.

On a call from the forum, it was decided that the electricity department employees in the UT will go on a one day strike on August 10, he added.


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