Monday, February 8, 2016

Indefinite strike begins in Udayamperoor IOC Gas plant

THRIPPUNNITHURA: Udayamperoor LPG gas plant workers have started indefinite strike on Monday. The distribution of gas cylinders has come to a standstill.

With this, the central Kerala will feel the shortage of the LPG gas supply. The strikers include more than hundred workers in housekeeping and loading session. The strikers held demonstrations and meeting in front of Udayamperoor company gate in the morning.   

The employees have been on go-slow strike for the past one week, demanding salary hike. The discussion held in Kochi in the presence of Labour Commissioner on Friday failed, following which the call was given for the strike. The Workers union had demanded Rs 14,000 as the basic salary and the contractors disagreed with this.

Though they offered to give a hike of Rs 1500 on their basic pay, the strikers rejected theoffer.

As many as 46000 cylinders are filled here every day and this has been reduced to half following the go-slow strike. 150 loads has been reduced to 70. To counter the shortage, the company has procured cylinders from Kozhikode and Coimbatore plants for distributing in areas where there is shortage of supply.

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