National Coordination Committee Of Electricity Employees & Engineers (NCCOEEE) has decided to observe one day strike on December 8 next against Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2014 during winter session of parliament.
Decision to go on a day strike has been taken by NCCOEEE in its meeting held at Delhi recently .
All India Power Engineers Federation(AIPEF) Chairman Shailendra Dubey said that NCCOEEE meeting was presided by veteran trade union leader A B Bardhan and attended by President & General Secretary of All India Power Engineers Federation, All India Power Diploma Engineers Federation, Electricity Employees Federation Of India (CITU), All India Federation Of Electricity Employees (AITUC), Indian National Electricity Workers Federation (INTUC) and All India Power Mens Federation.
Mr Dubey said NCCOEE has termed the proposed bill as anti people and has decided to oppose it tooth and nail.
He said that it has been decided to go on strike on December 8 throughout the country.
About 12 lakh power employees and engineers are likely to participate in nationwide power strike. Mr Dubey said that as per decision of NCCOEEE all state units of power engineers and employees will hold state conventions , mass demonstrations and rallies at state capitals in November to mobilize for December strike.
NCCOEEE has also planned for massive demonstration on November 6 at Kochi where power ministers conference of all states has been arranged by Ministry Of Power Government Of India.
The Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2014 initiated in the Parliament on December 19, 2014 with the purpose of further splitting of Electricity Distribution Sector into carriage and content to enable profit mongers to enter into supply business of urban and revenue potential area without any investment for development or expansion of the Power Industry.
The proposed Bill if enacted will open the sector for cherry picking by the suppliers pressing the poor and low end consumer to pay more for consumption of Electricity.
The NCCOEEE has appeal to Government of India to be restrained from the proposed action plan.UNI MB SY BD1645