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MEEU set to launch stir from Apr 1
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, February 14 2015 : Even as Works Minister Dr Kh Ratankumar has said that the State has seen improvement in the power situation in the past few years after the State Power Department has been changed into a corporation, Manipur Electricity Employees Union (MEEU) has threatened the Government to launch different forms of intense agitation including ceasework strike from April 1 this year if their demand for regularisation of 318 work-charge and muster-roll employees is not fulfilled by March 31 .

The Works Minister was speaking at the 48th general body meeting of Manipur Electricity Employees Union (MEEU) held at Lamyanba Shanglen, Palace compound today.

Ratankumar said that it is a must to improve the power situation as erratic power supply would not only hamper development of the State but also create problems in running industries.

Saying that employees might be facing some inconvenience after the State Power Department has been changed into a corporation, Dr Ratankumar urged the employees to bear it with the Government for some time.

He also requested the employees not to stage agitation by serving ultimatum to the Government or setting deadlines.

However, MEEU general secretary N Rajen while speaking at the meeting said the union would stage intense agitations including cease work strike from April 1 this year if their outstanding demand for regularisation of 318 work-charge and muster roll employees is not fulfilled by March 31 .

He said that the State Power Department earlier had 402 work charge and muster roll employees.

However, after passing away and retirement of some employees, the Department now has 318 work charge and muster roll employees.

Earlier at the meeting, the gathering observed a two-minute silence to mark respect to 12 late employees.

The meeting also witnessed presentation of gifts to 47 retired employees.

Works Minister Dr Kh Ratankumar, Hill Areas Committee Vice Chairman and INTUC Manipur Branch president Z Kikhonbou Newmai, INTUC Manipur Branch senior vice-chairman Elangbam Dolendra, Manipur State Power Distribution Company Ltd R Sudhan and Joint Secretary (Power) Th Kirankumar graced the meeting as chief guest, president and guests of honour respectively.


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