Strike by workers may affect power supply in Ranchi

By Abha Manakatala - Wed Sep 23, 10:55 am

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More than 3,000 daily wage and contract labourers have gone on strike in Jharkhand, demanding preference in filling up around 600 posts in the state electricity board, an official has said.

The Jharkhand Electricity Board had published an advertisement for recruitment of people to fill 597 posts following which the Jharkhand Power Technical Labour Association (JPTLA) demanded preference should be given to people working as daily wage workers or skilled contract labourers.

“The vacancies do not mention giving preference to daily wage workers and contract workers which is a violation of the agreement reached with the board in the past” said JPTLA president Ajay Rai .

The strike may lead to further deterioration in the electricity supply in Ranchi which is already facing 10 to 14 hours of daily power cuts.

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