Amid anti-CAA stir, Assam bans strikes by oil and gas sector employees under ESMA

Strikes by the officers, workmen, contract labourers, drivers and their helpers of tankers in the sector have been prohibited, a press release from the government said.

Published: 03rd January 2020 12:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd January 2020 12:26 AM   |  A+A-

Assamese people take part in a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 in Shillong Monday Dec. 16 2019. (Photo | PTI)

Assamese people take part in a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 in Shillong Monday Dec. 16 2019. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

GUWAHATI: The Assam government has banned strikes by employees of oil and gas sector in the state for six months from December 31, 2019 under the ESMA, an official release said on Thursday.

Strikes by the officers, workmen, contract labourers, drivers and their helpers of tankers in the sector have been prohibited under the Essential Services Maintenance (Assam) Act, 1980, the release said.

This has been done in public interest and any service in any oil field or refinery of any establishment or undertaking dealing with the production, supply of petroleum products including natural gas will fall under the purview of this order, it added.

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