Kalakote coalmine workers’ strike enters 3rd day

Jammu, Dec 17: Chenab Hydro Power Projects Workers’ Union (CHPPWU) today condemned the alleged maltreatment meted out to the coal mine workers by the management of J&K Minerals Limited.
At a meeting here today the Union which is affiliated with CITU (Centre of Indian Trade Unions) took stock of the ‘fast unto death’ strike by the workers inside the Moghla coal mine in Kalakote, here. The strike today entered into third day.
Javed Ahmad Zargar, General Secretary CHPPWU and Working President CITU presided over the meeting which among others was attended by the executive members of the Union. Zargar criticised the government and the management of the J&K Minerals Limited accusing them of playing indifferent to the problems and plight of the workers.
He said the inflation has broken the back of poor workers and even the essential commodities are going out of their reach. “The workers are leading a miserable life due to the growing inflation which compels them to launch such programmes,” he said.

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