Report received from A. Venu Madhav, Vice President, Singareni Retired Employees Association, Hyderabad
AITUC General Secretary Vasireddy Sitaramaiah said that if the management does not respond positively to the problems of Singareni miners, the flag agenda will be set aside and all trade unions will be ready for struggle. He was addressing the workers at a meeting chaired by Branch Vice President Racharla Chandramohan at the Indaram-1A mine premises on Wednesday.
The major demand of workers include stopping of contracting of mines and arranging payment of income tax by the company on perks (allowances) to workers as already done for officials and ex-gratia payment of Rs 1 crore to workers killed in mine accident.
At a meeting to be held at the RLC in Hyderabad on the 21st of last month, the management was asked to respond positively to the demands of giving suitable Surface Job to those who are medically ill and providing 200 yards of land housing space for all workers.
Similarly, miners on Indaram-1A road are facing severe hardship and demanded that coal lorries should not be allowed on the road from Rajiv Road to Indaram-1A.
The meeting was attended by Deputy General Secretary SK Bajisaida, PIT Secretary Naveen Reddy, PIT Committee leaders Tongari Sattayya, Diddy Ramesh, Venkatesh, Suresh, Ramana, Mining Staff leaders Balakrishna, Tradesmen leaders Vijay Kumar, Sankarayya and Narsimhareddy.