SCCL workers observe strike

Some 40 per cent of coal production hit due to strike

Staff Reporter

KHAMMAM: Coal workers in Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) stayed away from the mining operations in some of the coal projects today thus affecting the production by about 40 per cent as part of the nationwide strike called by the trade unions opposing the privatization moves of the Government.

Mining operations were hit by the strike in two of the opencast mines and 30 underground mines. Seven opencast mines and 21 underground mines worked as usual, according to the officials.

They said the strike was partial in JK 5 in Khammam district and all mines in Bhupalpalli. The coalmines observed strike in all mines except for two in Bellampalli.

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