Neyveli Lignite Corporation

October 20, 2010 by Post Team 

Neyveli Lignite Corporation, Cuddalore: The rate of one day bandh called by opposition parties in the district of Cuddalore on Tuesday to lend their support to the striking contract workers from Neyveli Lignite Corporation evokes a mixed response. However, the day passed peacefully, without violence incidents are severely curtailed by a few street.

The windshield of three buses were damaged when demonstrators threw stones at Cuddalore. Police arrested 19 people for trying to be violent on the part of both sides of the demarcation.

Tension prevails in the region Vriddhachalam when DMK and AIADMK groups entered into a duel of many words. Police said that while the AIADMK cadres insisted commercial companies and commercial establishments close shop for the day, DMK cadres urged shops to remain open, leading to a discussion between the two parties. The tables began to physically shake each other when the police personnel reached the spot and brought the situation under control.

The bandh did not affect transport services, educational institutions and state offices and the central government in the district. However, most of the shops downed their shutters for fear of adverse events.

The bandh provoked a good response in Neyveli only while the response was poor in Chidambaram, and neighboring regions. Opposition parties including AIADMK, PMK, CPI, CPM, MDMK DMDK and called for bandh in support of NLC contract workers, while DMK government in turn asked the unions to resolve the issue amicably through talks peace.

13,000 contract workers-something had gone on indefinite strike from September 20, urging the administration to meet their demands of 10 charter. They are demanding among other things, for the regularization of their services and “equal pay for equal work” on a par with regular employees.

union sources said a delegation of parliamentarians from all major political parties DMK call barring Prime Minister and Minister of the Union coal in New Delhi on October 20, insist on a settlement to end the strike.

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