Production in UCIL mines comes to a halt as workers go on strike

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    Jamshedpur: More than 1000 workers of Turamdih Uranium Project at Sundernagar went on indefinite strike on Tuesday in support of the workers of Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL).

    The UCIL employees of Narwa Pahar Uranium Project went on strike on Monday after going underground.

    They announced their decision to go on strike from the underground mines to demand implementation of the wage revision agreement signed between the UCIL management and the workers union.

    The workers alleged that the implementation of the wage revision agreement was pending for the last several months and that the company management was ignoring their demands.

    Sources said the workers of various other uranium project sites including Banduhurang and Mahuldih (Seraikela-Kharsawan) have also announced to support the ongoing strike of Narwa Pahar workers.

    As a result of the strike, production activities came to a grinding halt in UCIL plant. The impact of the strike was felt at Bhatin, Bagjata (Mosabani) and Jadugora.

    Sources said the production was hampered at Banduhurang by 4500 metric tonnes while at Turamdih and Mahuldih the production was hampered by 1200 Metric tonnes and 500 Metric tonnes respectively.

    Besides, the grinding of Uranium ore has gone down by 4500 Metric tonnes per day.

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