UP’s power crisis is over, electricity workers’ strike ends after 64 hours IG News

  • Electricity workers in UP end strike
  • The decision was taken after a meeting with the Energy Minister
  • The government assured to take appropriate action

As the strike of electricity workers in Uttar Pradesh, which started on Thursday night, ended on Sunday afternoon, the power crisis that gripped the state has been removed. After talking to Power Minister RK Sharma, the Employees’ Struggle Committee announced the end of the strike.

Positive attitude of the government on the demand of employees

Energy Minister Sharma said that the government was ready for talks earlier. Government is positively considering all the demands of the employees. All the employees are requested to join their work. The power minister assured that the action taken against the employees would be withdrawn through legal means.

Employees will continue to fight for rights

Shailendra Dubey, the coordinator of the Karmariya Sangharsh Samiti said, “We don’t want to let the customers suffer at any cost.” Employees will continue to fight for rights. Now that the compromise has been assured to be implemented, the strike has been called off.

More than 3000 employees were released after the strike

The power corporation suspended 16 executive engineers, junior engineers and SDOs and laid off more than 3,000 contract workers in the state due to disruption of power supply due to the strike. A complaint was registered against a total of 29, including 22 employee leaders, under the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA). At the same time, the strike affected various parts of the state, including Purvanchal. In many places, the power thieves who shut down the feeders disappeared. In such circumstances, even after power generation, the common people had to suffer as the supply system was disrupted.