Officials of the West Bengal Point out Electrical energy Distribution Firm Restricted (WBSEDCL) are in a tight location when it will come to providing uninterrupted ability all through Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s North Bengal take a look at as hundreds of contractual upkeep employees are going on a strike (Karmobiroti) on 2 and 3 February.
After inaugurating the north Bengal Competition here tomorrow, Overlook Banerjee is scheduled to go away for two other districts of Alipurduar and Cooch Behar to attend formal and political programmes on 2 and 3 February.
According to WBSEDCL resources, above 10,000 contractual servicing staff members throughout the point out have made the decision to go on a strike for two times, demanding hike in wage primarily based on the theme of “equal pay out for equal work” and based mostly on a judgement of the Supreme Court.
WBSEDCL officials have requested other contractors to keep their staff members on stand by alternatively to sustain the scenario throughout the CM’s take a look at.
Notably, WBSEDCL has outsourced its do the job and those employees get the job done on a war footing to restore energy in circumstance of any fault in their respective locality, centering a ability sub-station. At minimum 20 contractual team are engaged in each individual power substation across the condition.
“Demanding wage hike, the contractual staff will not hurry to restore electric power in circumstance of any fault. We have requested our other contractors to maintain their employees ready to manage the problem. We are making an attempt difficult to manage usual electricity provide,” a senior WBSEDCL formal reported.
On the other hand, agitating workers, who presently are getting wages primarily based on the state government’s labour legal guidelines, have circulated a movie clip, attractive to electricity buyers to be prepared for their agitation, although they have advised holding “alternative arrangements” prepared in case of power disruption.
In the charm, they have also requested buyers to buy candles, keep h2o and prepared energy backing methods to charge their cellular telephones.