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Meghalaya power employees resort to �pen-down� stir

By STAFF CORRESPONDENT

SHILLONG, Dec 15 - Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeCL) employees went on a �pen-down� strike today in protest against non-receipt of salaries.

The employees under the banner of the Coordination Committee of Registered MeCL Employees Associations and Unions (CCORMAU) earlier called for a series of agitation programmes.

CCORMAU vice president Arju Dkhar claimed that the pen-down strike was successful, and that nearly 3,000 employees came to office across the State, but did not attend to any work.

Only the employees at bill counters and handling other essential services worked during the day, Dkhar added.

The MeCL employees have not been paid their salaries for the last two months. They are also against the proposed move to privatise the corporation and procure loans for a smart metering project.

Meanwhile, MeCL Chairman- cum-Managing Director Arun Kembhavi said that the corporation would release the salaries of employees for October this week. The salaries for November and December will be cleared before Christmas, he added.

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Meghalaya power employees resort to �pen-down� stir

SHILLONG, Dec 15 - Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeCL) employees went on a �pen-down� strike today in protest against non-receipt of salaries.

The employees under the banner of the Coordination Committee of Registered MeCL Employees Associations and Unions (CCORMAU) earlier called for a series of agitation programmes.

CCORMAU vice president Arju Dkhar claimed that the pen-down strike was successful, and that nearly 3,000 employees came to office across the State, but did not attend to any work.

Only the employees at bill counters and handling other essential services worked during the day, Dkhar added.

The MeCL employees have not been paid their salaries for the last two months. They are also against the proposed move to privatise the corporation and procure loans for a smart metering project.

Meanwhile, MeCL Chairman- cum-Managing Director Arun Kembhavi said that the corporation would release the salaries of employees for October this week. The salaries for November and December will be cleared before Christmas, he added.