ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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LABOUR-Mechanisation without Retrenchment

LABOUR Mechanisation without Retrenchment THE three and a half month long struggle of the Dalli-Rajhara miners finally reached a tentative conclusion with the settlement in June between the Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) management, the contractors/co-operative societies and the CMSS. The fundamental issue of departmentalisation over which the miners' very existence and that of their union is called into question has still to be settled. While the Union has been struggling over the last few years for departmentalisation, the latest struggle occurred over the arrest of their union secretary, Shankar Niyogi, and president, Sahadeb Sahu, under the NSA on February 11. In the context of the struggles launched by the CMSS, it was obvious that the NSA was resorted to by the administration in collusion with the local MLA, the liquor contractors and the BSP management.

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