Five major trade bodies of CIL today served a joint two-day 'work-to-rule' ultimatum on the coal major seeking retrieval of mines from private companies, and to protest any further disinvestment in it. “Recently the Supreme Court has decided allocation of coal blocks to the private as well as state/central public sectors since 1993 as illegal. Five CTUs had been consistently demanding to stop/retrieve back coal blocks allotted for captive use to private parties. We reiterate and demand to return back the coal blocks to CIL,” central trade unions (CTUs) said in a joint notice to Secretary, Coal. The CTUs — Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS), Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), AICWF and All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) — which represent CIL workers, said they would resort to work to rule from September 18 to 20 and would decide the future strategy on September 21 if their demands including immediate stop on any further disinvestment in CIL is not met.
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