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The 7th meeting of JBCCI-11, constituted for wage settlement of coal workers, will be held at Coal India’s headquarters, Kolkata, from 11 a.m. on Wednesday. So far 6 meetings have been inconclusive. There is a tussle between the Coal India management and the trade unions on the issue of Minimum Guaranteed Benefit (MGB).
A joint march of trade unions HMS, BMS, AITUC and CITU handed over a letter demanding 50% MGB to the management. After 6 meetings, the management had come up to 10% and the unions 30% MGB. Nathu Lal Pandey of HMS expressed hope that in Wednesday’s meeting, talks can move towards a respectable settlement.
Most of the JBCCI members reached Kolkata late on Tuesday night to attend the meeting. Some will reach on Wednesday morning. Before the meeting starts, the leaders of the unions will also hold a meeting among themselves.
Salary revision of 2.62 lakh workers pending for one and a half years
It is irrelevant that the term of JBCCI-10 has already ended one and a half year ago. Since then the wage revision of about 2.62 lakh coal workers is pending. In this regard, JBCCI member DD Ramanandan from CITU says that now everything depends on the attitude of the officials.
He expressed apprehension that the management of the guidelines of the Department of Public Enterprises may make a shield again. Coal India Director (Personnel and Industrial Relations) Vinay Ranjan has written to the Ministry of Coal seeking directions.
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