Coal India Limited has been shortly thinking of investing huge amount in machinery which will directly upgrade the production to one million tonne for the next five years. The introduction of highly technology based machines will hamper the labour trade some way or the other. Showing its concern towards the matter one of the trade union personnel stated that it would bring a chaos as 90% of human resource would get affected by it. The adverse affect will bring negativity to the company regarding job less scenario.
According to Baij Nath Rai, member of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, ”It is an open fact when super or high-tech technology comes, manpower reduces. So it is obvious when in Coal India such super technology will come with the multi-national companies and foreign power then automatically there will be huge job loss. So we strongly protest it.”
He further added that, they are trying their best to unite whole of trade union of CIL and thus have an open discussion over the matter. The higher dignitary authorities should also look up on it denoting towards Union Ministry of India. If the matter is not taken seriously and discussed as per rules then strike would be the only option left which would directly have a negative impact on coal production of the country.
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On the other hand, the conglomerate is ready to invest almost $20 billions to generate production in a rapid manner. One of the senior officials confirmed that bringing technology in accordance of coal production would not affect labour and they might continue with their work accordingly.
Indian National Mine Workers Federation Secretary General, S Zama, said that, ”“We are assured that there would not be any retrenchment.” Rather a strike has already been decided as of March 29, 2016 after a meeting was conducted between employees of CIL as trade unions and CIL management group.