The officers under the banner of Coal Mines Officers Association of India (CMOAI) have resorted to week-long protest by going to office wearing black badges since Monday. All 1900 officers working in various mines and offices of MCL headquarters here, Basundhara, Ib Valley Coalfields, Talcher Coalfields, Bhubaneswar and Kolkata offices have joined the protest.
Sources said the officers had served a notice on the Chairman of Coal India Limited (CIL) on June 12 for redressal of their long pending demands including finalisation of performance related pay, implementation of new pension scheme, revision of pay from January 1, 2012 and changing the promotion policy.
The CMOAI has planned to continue protest in all subsidiaries of CIL till August 9. They have also threatened to intensify their agitation with relay hunger strike from September 16 to September 20 concluding with demonstration and dharna, mass leave on September 24 before embarking on indefinite strike beginning any day after that if their grievances are not redressed.