Despite High Court order, NLC strike on

Published: 04th July 2013 07:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th July 2013 07:52 AM   |  A+A-

Hours after the the Madras High Court restrained the Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) Workers Progressive Union and 16 other trade unions from going on an indefinite strike from the midnight of July 3 or on any date thereafter, NLC workers refused to rollback their plan. However, the engineers’ and officers’ associations backed off from the strike.

Earlier in the day, the first bench of Acting Chief Justice R K Agrawal and Justice T Raja granted temporary relief to NLC, while passing interim orders on writ appeals by NLC general manager (HR), Neyveli.

Advocate G Masilamani assisted by NLC counsel F B Benjamin George, contended that the trade unions, without complying with the provisions in the Industrial Disputes Act and the legal formalities, could not go on strike at this stage as it would cause great loss to the State.


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