New Delhi: Coal India Ltd (CIL) executives went on a 3-day strike from today protesting against non-fulfilment of their demands including performance-related pay, a move which could add to the woes of the state-run PSU as its output may be hit.
The company said however that the production so far is near normal. “The officers are on strike but production is near normal as senior executives are coordinating coal production,” CIL Director (HR) R Mohan Das told PTI.
The Coal Mines Officers' Association of India (CMOAI), which has called the strike, said meanwhile that the production is bound to be impacted. It also said that management has convened a meeting with the association.
“Nearly 19,000 executives of CIL employed with various subsidiaries have proceeded on three day strike after a deadlock over talks between the management and (CMOAI) which called the strike failed,” said a CIL official.
On impact on production, the official said it is likely to be affected but any assessment could be made only in the evening.
Coal India has a strong 3.49 lakh workforce, of which 19,000 executives are on strike pressing for implementation of performance linked pay (PRP) and new pension scheme, which requires the Coal Ministry's nod.