Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 20, 2015
A delegation of AIADMK MPs today sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention for the "amicable" settlement of an ongoing strike by the workers of Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd (NLC) which has now continued for over a month.
Thursday January 29, 2015
A day after the government decided to sell up to 10 per cent stake in Coal India Ltd, some of trade unions the public sector company on Thursday said they are opposed to the move and may hold a strike later.
Thursday January 8, 2015
Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said that Coal India Ltd (CIL) trade unions have assured the government that they will try to make up for the loss in production of about one million tonnes on account of a workers strike which was called off the previous day.
Thursday January 8, 2015
The strike had resulted in massive production drop at Coal India. Its production dropped to 6.45 lakh tonnes on Tuesday, which is less than half of its usual daily output, according to Reuters.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Ketki Angre, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Thursday January 8, 2015
After a marathon meeting with Union coal minister Piyush Goyal that lasted more than six and a half hours, the striking trade unions have finally called off the coal strike. The minister said a committee will be formed to look into their concerns.
Wednesday January 7, 2015
The two-day old strike by coal workers across India was on Wednesday called off, with the government and the unions reportedly reaching an agreement after a marathon meeting.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday January 7, 2015
The two-day old strike by coal workers across India was today called off, with the government and the unions reportedly reaching an agreement after a marathon meeting.
Wednesday January 7, 2015
Coal India Ltd struggled to produce and ship less than half of its daily target on the first day of a five-day worker strike that began on Tuesday, hampering government efforts to reform the country's coal industry and ease its power crisis.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Ketki Angre, Edited by Anindita Sanyal (With agency inputs) | Wednesday January 7, 2015
On the second day of the coal strike, Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal is meeting the representatives of the striking trade unions to look for a solution to the impasse. The union leaders have claimed the authorities are using force against striking workers in Jharkhand.
India News | Written by Niha Masih | Wednesday January 7, 2015
The meeting between the representatives of five trade unions and Coal Secretary Anil Swarup to resolve the coal strike remained inconclusive on Tuesday. At the end of the over-four-hour meeting, the union leaders said the strike will continue on Wednesday - which would be the second day of the five-day strike.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Sandeep Phukan and Niha Masih, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Tuesday January 6, 2015
The talks between representatives of the five major trade unions and Coal Secretary Anil Swaroop have so far remained inconclusive on the first day of the coal strike. Both sides, however, have agreed to continue the discussion. The strike will continue, said representatives of the trade unions.
India News | Written by Siddharth Ranjan Das | Tuesday January 6, 2015
Work has been stalled at over 600 coal mines operated in Chhattisgarh and parts of Madhya Pradesh by Coal India subsidiary South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL), on the first day of the five-day stike called by trade unions.
India News | Written by Nikita Niraj Arora | Tuesday January 6, 2015
All mines of Western Coalfield, one of eight subsidiary companies of Coal India, have stopped production of coal, owing to a strike by the trade unions.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Siddharth Ranjan Das and Ketki Angre, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Tuesday January 6, 2015
The representatives of the five major trade unions, which have shut down production at all coalfields of Coal India Limited for five days starting today, will be meeting Coal Minister Piyush Goyal this evening. Asked if a power crisis was imminent, the minister told NDTV, "I don't think so".
Tuesday January 6, 2015
Strikes by unions have earlier cripples power plants in the country. Coal fuels 60 percent of India's power production.
Cheat Sheet | Agencies | Tuesday January 6, 2015
Five major trade unions have shut down production at all coalfields of Coal India Limited for five days starting today, despite a last minute appeal by the management of Coal India.
India News | Agencies | Tuesday January 6, 2015
Five major trade unions have shut down production at all coalfields of Coal India Limited for five days starting today, against the government's plan to allow private companies to mine and sell coal.
Monday January 5, 2015
To cover for the loss from the strike, Coal India has been transporting coal in 225 trains over the past few days instead of 207 per day, said one of the officials, both of whom did not want to be named as they are not authorised to talk to media.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday January 5, 2015
The Coal India management has appealed to its workers' unions to reconsider their decision to go on a five-day strike beginning Tuesday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday January 4, 2015
Boycotting a meeting convened by the government on Saturday, all major trade unions including BJP-backed BMS gave a go-ahead to coal workers across the country to launch a 5-day strike from Tuesday which may hit the power sector and cause a daily loss of up to Rs 150 crore.
Thursday December 18, 2014
The call for the strike exacerbates concerns about supplies from Coal India, the world's biggest coal miner which accounts for about 80 percent of India's output. The country uses coal to generate more than half of its electricity.
Wednesday December 17, 2014
Employee unions of state-owned Coal India Ltd (CIL) and SCCL on Wednesday warned of going on a five-day strike beginning January 6 to press for demands including rollback of the "process of denationalisation of coal sector" and stopping "disinvestment and restructuring" of CIL.
Sunday November 23, 2014
State-run Coal India's labour unions have called off a strike planned for Monday in protest against a stake sale and opening up of the industry, setting the stage for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to press ahead with energy reforms.
Thursday September 4, 2014
The "work-to-rule" strike would mean a limited number of miners will attend work with minimum disruption to daily activities. However, it would still aggravate an already severe shortage of the fuel in the country.