Power Sector employees call for nationwide strike on Feb. 23 and 24: AIPEF

The All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) on Monday said that around 15 lakh power sector employees will go on nationwide strike for two days from February 23 to protest against privatisation. “National Coordination Committee of Electricity Employees & Engineers (NCCOEEE) has decided to resort to two days nationwide strike along with call given by All India Trade Unions on 23rd and 24th February,” an AIPEF statement said.
In a statement, AIPEF announced that the striking employees associated with the union and the National Coordination Committee of Electricity Employees & Engineers (NCCOEEE) have had to resort to a two-day nationwide strike on February 23 and 24. The call was given by the All India Trade Unions.
The major reason behind the strike is to stop the Government from implementing privatisation policies on the PSUs. Other demands include repealing of the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2021, disregarding the idea of privatisation of the profit-making power departments of the Union Territories of Chandigarh, Dadra Nagar Haveli Daman & Diu and Puducherry.
The union is also demanding to integrate unbundled power utilities such as the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) in Kerala and the Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board (HPSEB) in Himachal Pradesh, and the implementation of the old pension scheme for all power employees. Another demand the protesting employees have is the regularisation of the employment of all outsourced workforce employed with power companies, as the Telangana government has already done.
Source: PTI

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