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NLC contract workers go on strike; ‘power output not hit’

Over 10,000 contract workers of state-owned Neyveli Lignite Corporation have begun an indefinite strike demanding regularisation of services even as NLC said it has not affected power generation and lignite production.

Power generation of the three thermal power stations was 2330 mw, NLC Chairman-cum-Managing Director B Surender Mohan on Thursday said.

The total capacity is 2490 mw. Two 150 mw thermal units of the first thermal station have been
taken for overhaul and repair works.

All the three lignite mines at Neyveli were producing lignite as per target, he said, adding, surplus lignite has been stocked in the stocking yard for emergency needs.

AITUC Trade Union District Secretary, M Sekar, said over 10,000 contract workers have begun an indefinite strike since  Wednesday night shift to press their charter of demands, including service regularisation of contract workers.
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