People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 42

October 17, 2010


Strike & Protest Against

Disinvestment of Coal India Shares


The Centre of Indian Trade Unions and the All India Coal Workers’ Federation India have issued the following statement on October 13:


THE All India Coal Workers’ Federation (CITU) stands firm in its opposition against the proposed decision of Coal India to disinvest 10 per cent of its equity to private companies. The Federation calls for nationwide agitation programmes all through the three days from October 18  onwards  when initial public offer would open. The programme will include strikes, demonstrations, work to rule and all such activities voicing the strong disapproval of the entire workforce in coal industry against the disastrous ploy of disinvestment in Coal India. The All India Coal Workers’ Federation also supports the separate call issued by the HMS and BMS led federations calling for a nationwide strike on October 18 on the same issue.