Coal privatization and commercial mining should be stopped in the name of outsourcing

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Press Statement

29-6-2020, Hyderabad

Civil Liberties Committee, Telangana fully supports the 72-hour strike by four and a half million Coal Mineworkers across India and Singareni Coal Mines on July 2, 3 & 4, 2020 against privatization of Coal Mines.

At the Call of National Trade Unions INTUC, AITUC, BMS, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, LPF, UTUC) and National Federations , the Civil Liberties Committee Telangana fully supports the strike.
Here in the state of Telangana as part of a nationwide strike let the 72-hour strike also be successful on July 2,3 & 4 at Singareni as the BJP’s Narendra Modi government has decided to privatize coal mines.
The state government of Jharkhand also has filed a PIL(public Interest Litigation ) in the supreme court against to the privatisation of coal mines and commercial coal mining
The e-auction of 41 coal blocks in the country was launched on the 18th of this month June.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, opposing these proposals.
Telengana rashtra samithi (TRS) Workers Union (TBGKS), on its own, has given call for only one-day strike on 2 nd July in protest of this privatization. The nation-wide national trade unions, the Revolutionary Trade Unions and the Singareni workers leading the strike, have also called on the TBGKS Union for participate in the remaining two days to support the strike on July 3 & 4 .
The Civil Liberties Committee ,Telangana is also urging The Telangana Coal Workers Union (TBGKS) to take part in the July 2, 3, &4 ,2020, 72-hour nationwide coal workers’ strike with integrity.

Demands…

1…..41 Coal blocks bidding must be canceled.

2..All 100% FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) permits in coal mining must be cancelled

3…. Coal privatization and commercial mining should be stopped in the name of outsourcing.

4….Coal India and SCCL contract workers must be paid high power wages.

5 … Clause 9.3.0… 9.4.0…., 9.5.0 should be implemented in the National Coal Workers Wage Board Agreement.
It is also also demanded that halt the changing of 44 labor laws in to 4 labor codes.
The Civil Liberties Committee has extended its support to 72-hour strike on July 2, 3,& 4, 2020, demanding that scrap all endorsed agreements of the natural resources and resources of this country to Corporates and Multi National Corporations to protect workers from privatization of coal mining in our public sector.

  1. Professor Gaddam Laxman, President,
    Civil liberties Committee ,Telangana.
  2. N. Narayana Rao, General Secretary, Civil liberties Committee Telangana.
    3 Madana kumaraswamy, Joint secretary ,
    Civil liberties Committee Telangana.

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