Whether it is ESMA or NSA, we will not back down; We will strongly oppose privatization – announcement of Uttar Pradesh Vidyut Karmachari Sanyukta Sangharsh Samiti (Uttar Pradesh Electricity Employees Joint Struggle Committee)

Report of the press conference on 18 March 2023

Main points of the speech of the Convener of the Sangharsh Samiti, Shri Shailendra Dubey

• The strike started at 10 pm on March 16
• The formation of any committee does not end the strike.
• The Energy Minister is saying that the doors of talks are open
• We are also saying that the doors of dialogue are open
• No one has called us for talks
• 1332 poor contract workers have been fired
• It is written in the agreement that everyone will be given equal pay
• Our lawyers will handle the court case
• We were accused of sabotage
• The government is yours, you get the investigation done
• Obra’s 1000 MW production has gone to zero
• Most of the production units have shut down
• Power corporations have adopted stubborn attitude
• There is a written agreement of December 3 but it is not being implemented.
• False allegations of sabotage on SLDC engineers
• When the employees did not go to the office, then how did the vandalism happen?
• Obra and Anpara are gold mines, not coal mines
• Assets of Power Corporations are our mother and we worship them
• We stopped work peacefully
• When outsourcing getting Rs. 8000, how will it work
• There will be a 48-hour strike tonight
• We had said that if action is taken, we will go on indefinite work boycott.
• If arrested or punished, we will do a Jail Bharo campaign
• FIR was lodged against 22 office bearers of Sangharsh Samiti
• Arrest us if FIR is registered
• We have come here, we will not leave now
• We do not have any invitations to talk
• Will take back the removed employees only then will join duty
• Our aim is not to hurt the public
• Will go on an indefinite strike if the order of dismissal is issued
• We are ready for any inquiry


Declaration of the Sangharsh Samiti (Struggle Committee)

• Whether ESMA or NSA is imposed, we will not back down
• We will strongly oppose privatization


General Secretary’s call
• Management has descended to the level of dictatorship and repression
• All employees should be ready, no need to retreat

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