SHILLONG, April 9: The casual workers of the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL), under the banner of MeECL Progressive Workers’ Union (MPWU), will begin its agitation from April 12 against, what it said, the apathetic attitude of the magement in restarting the negotiation process on various demands of the union that include regularization, equal pay for equal work and entitlements such as PF, gratuity, leave, maternity leave, ESI, among others.
After several rounds of talks in December, the magement agreed to release wage arrears and to begin payments as per the latest wage rates. While some have received their arrears, it has now been blocked by the magement. Further, the magement had officially announced that post elections negotiations would once again resume between the MeECL magement and the union.
However, despite several reminders the magement remained silent, forcing the workers to choose the path of agitation.