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Power strike: WBSEDCL officers in a take care of as CM excursions NB

Officials of the West Bengal Point out Electrical power Distribution Company Minimal (WBSEDCL) are in a restricted spot when it arrives to giving uninterrupted electricity during Main Minister Mamata Banerjee’s North Bengal visit as hundreds of contractual servicing staff are heading on a strike (Karmobiroti) on 2 and 3 February.

Just after inaugurating the north Bengal Pageant right here tomorrow, Pass up Banerjee is scheduled to leave for two other districts of Alipurduar and Cooch Behar to attend official and political programmes on 2 and 3 February.

In accordance to WBSEDCL resources, around 10,000 contractual servicing workers across the state have decided to go on a strike for two days, demanding hike in wage based on the concept of “equal fork out for equal work” and primarily based on a judgement of the Supreme Court docket.

WBSEDCL officers have questioned other contractors to maintain their staff members on stand by alternatively to retain the condition all through the CM’s stop by.

Notably, WBSEDCL has outsourced its operate and individuals workers get the job done on a war footing to restore energy in circumstance of any fault in their respective locality, centering a power sub-station. At the very least 20 contractual team are engaged in each and every power substation throughout the point out.

“Demanding wage hike, the contractual workers will not hurry to restore electricity in scenario of any fault. We have asked our other contractors to continue to keep their employees completely ready to manage the challenge. We are seeking difficult to manage regular power source,” a senior WBSEDCL formal mentioned.

On the other hand, agitating employees, who presently are getting wages dependent on the point out government’s labour rules, have circulated a online video clip, desirable to electricity individuals to be completely ready for their agitation, even though they have instructed maintaining “alternative arrangements” all set in situation of electricity disruption.

In the attractiveness, they have also requested shoppers to acquire candles, keep water and ready power backing programs to charge their cellular telephones.