SHILLONG, Dec 16 - Employees of the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeCL) today suspended their agitation after a �fruitful meeting� with the management regarding their demands.
�The management called us for a discussion and the meeting was fruitful. So we are suspending our agitation,� general secretary of the Coordination Committee of Registered MeCL Employees Associations and Unions, Banshan Nongkhlaw said after the meeting.
He said both the management and the employees discussed the issues of pending salaries and the long-term plan for financial recovery of the corporation. Nongkhlaw said the management agreed to give an assurance in writing.
The employees were forced to organise the agitation as they had no other option, Nongkhlaw said.
The employees of the corporation have not received their salaries for the last three months. They are also against the move to privatise the organisation. They have also demanded shelving of a smart metering project.
However, the management has assured that there is no move to privatise the corporation. The salaries of the employees will be disbursed before Christmas, it added.
The employees went on a �pen-down� strike on Tuesday. They also staged a hunger strike today before the management called them for the meeting.