Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) authority allowing private contractor agency to hold own programme inside the factory premises of DSP has been condemned by both INTUC and CITU. The contractor agency deployed for slag processing at the DSP organised a programme on 9 November inside DSP in which three state ministers were invited.
ECL headquarter through a communication on yesterday evening has informed the office of the Personnel Manager of ‘Kumardihi – B’ colliery, located in the ECL’s Bankola mining area near Durgapur that work has been suspended in the colliery for an indefinite period after a senior INTTUC office bearer threatened an executive of the colliery at gunpoint on August 30. The executives are scared to work at the mine said director (technical), ECL. as the reason of the suspension of work.
Mamata Banerjee while speaking at an election rally in Andal near Durgapur, yesterday warned her party men that factionalism within the party or its labour arm, INTTUC will not be tolerated. Knowingly or unknowingly she also acknowledged the allegation made by DSP authority in a recent letter to Subrata Mukherjee, national president of INTTUC, stating that factional feud within INTTUC is casting a cloud on DSP’s Rs 3,500-crore modernisation project.
In an unprecedented turn of event, management of Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) was left with no other option but to write to the national president of Trinamool’s labour arm INTTUC, seeking help and intervention to stop the infighting between the two factions of INTTUC, one led by veteran labour leader of Trinamool Sobhandeb and other led by Dola Sen, a close aide of Mamata Banerjee
Repeated rounds of clashes between factions of INTTUC, the labour wing of Trinamool Congress, in several parts of the state and in Durgapur in past few days, forced Trinamool chief, Mamata Banerjee to scrap the national committee she had set up nine months ago to streamline her party’s trade union activities.
For the second day in a row, clashes between the supporters of the two rival factions of INTTUC for the contractual workers of DSP continued. On Monday supporters of both the factions gathered in large number outside the Main gate of DSP, prompting DSP authority to inform and call state police and CISF into action.