Now Power employees announces agitation from Today

Now Power employees announces agitation from Today


Against the delay in implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations, the power employees and engineers have announced to launch their agitation from 22nd August. The employees are agitated that the UP power corporation Limited (UPPCL) is delaying the benefit of the revised pay scale even after making a categorical promise for implementing the new scales from July.

In the first phase, on Tuesday after the meeting of the members of the joint action committee of the power employees here a march would be taken out to Shakti Bhawan, where they will hand over a memorandum to the management of the UPPCL. Around 1000 delegates are likely to join the march for which the action committee had given notice to the UPPCL on August 8 last.

Convener of the Joint Action Committee Shailendra Dubey said here on Monday that it is unfortunate that even after promising to implement the seventh pay commission to the employees from July salary the UPPCL has taken no action so far.

Seeking the intervention of chief minister Yogi Adityanath in the matter, he said that several trade union leaders have given their support in the agitation of the power employees. The other demands of the power employees are to stop the purchase of power from the private sector power generation plants. Dube said deep resentment prevails among power employees over the government’s move to close down the public sector thermal power plants to purchase power from the private sector plants.

The Joint action committee has chalked out a strategy of long term agitation with sit in dharna at all the district headquarters and power plants on August 30. They have also given a notice to the government that if their demands are not met then the power employees would be forced to go on an indefinite strike from September 12.


  1. must be agitation due to low pay


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