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Bihar powermen call off strike after assurance

Over 16,000 employees had planned to strike work to press for various demands starting Tuesday.

india Updated: Feb 21, 2006 13:22 IST
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Bihar State Electricity Board employees, who had threatened to go on an indefinite strike, have called off the stir after being promised that their demands will be sympathetically considered.

Over 16,000 employees had planned to strike work to press for various demands starting Tuesday.

"We have withdrawn our call for strike following an assurance by the government that it will look into our demands sympathetically," General Secretary of the Coordination Committee of 13 unions BL Yadav said.

Hesaid that Chief Secretary GS Kang, who led the government's team that held talks with the representatives of the committee, promised that the service conditions of the employees would not be compromised as a result of the proposed unbundling of the BSEB with the formation of six separate companies.

"We have been assured that the government will give alternative employment to employees of the board in case the companies to be formed do not absorb them", Yadav said. He added that the government assured the employees' representatives that nobody will lose his job owing to the move.