Power sector employees across the country will be on strike in the next week on March 28 and 29. This strike is being done in protest against the privatization policies of the central government. For this reason, electricity can go missing for two days across the country.
In protest against the privatization policies of the central government, the power sector employees across the country have decided to go on strike on March 28 and 29. The decision of this nationwide strike has been taken in the meeting of National Coordination Committee of Electricity Employees and Engineers (NCCOEEE) on Wednesday. That is why it is being told that in these two days there may be a problem of electricity across the country.
Along with the electricity employees, workers of labor organizations across the country will also go on strike for two days. Shailendra Dubey, President of All India Power Engineers Federation said that the electricity employees of all the states will also join the strike in protest against the policy of privatization of the Central Government.
Know what are the main demands
Shailendra Dubey said that there is disappointment among the employees due to the privatization policies of the Center. The main demands of the electricity employees and engineers are that the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2021 should be withdrawn and all kinds of privatization process should be stopped. Apart from this, immediately cancel the decision to privatize electricity in the Union Territories, especially the profit making Chandigarh, Dadra Nagar Haveli, Daman Diu and Puducherry. All the electricity employees appointed after the dissolution of the electricity boards should be given the benefit of the old pension scheme.
Bank employees will also be on strike
On the other hand, employees of State Bank of India (SBI) will join the strike of March 28-29 in protest against privatization. Apart from this, employee organizations of various banks have called for a two-day strike on March 28-29. This may affect bank services. SBI has also alerted customers and stock market investors for this. The strike has been called in protest against the privatization of public sector banks and the Bank Law Amendment Bill 2021.