President of recognised steel plant union J Ayodhya Ram said unlike other PSUs, the VSp agitation against privatisation received support from all sections of people.
The Porata committee will hold a total blockade of all seven gates of the plant and will lay siege to the administrative building from 8 am on Thursday.
Minister for Tourism Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao said all parties should sink their differences and join the agitation to protect the steel plant.
President of the recognised union of the steel plant J Ayodhya Ram said they were holding an emergency meeting on Thursday to decide the future course of action.
Tata Steel CEO’s statement that the company is interested in acquiring RINL, drew sharp criticism from the Visakha Ukku Parirakshana Porata Committee, which is spearheading the agitation.
Despite the inclement weather, the steel plant workers started gathering even before 8 am and joined the porata committee leaders who staged a sit-in.
Visakha Ukku Parirakshana Porata Committee leaders are in New Delhi to mobilise support of the national parties and leaders.
The Andhra Pradesh government had placed the order for the “Navaratnalu Pedalandariki Illu” housing project. The consignment was handed over to the officials at Denduluru.
Holding placards, they rush to podium; don’t relent despite repeated requests
Delegation to visit capital on July 20 and 21 to mobilise support of all national parties for Vizag steel agitation.
The leaders who participated in the rally denounced the BJP government’s latest move to expedite the strategic sale of RINL, the corporate entity of VSP.
Agitating workers' unions leaders led by Visakha Ukku Parirakshana Porata Committee staged a sit-in at the plant main gate and even staff and workers of ‘A shift’ were not allowed to enter the plant.
Accordingly, the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management invited proposals for engagement of a legal advisor and transaction advisor for completing the transaction.
President of the recognised steel plant union J Ayodhyaram said that the strike was inevitable due to the adamant attitude of the government over wage revision and privatisation of the unit.
All unions have tried their best to convince the management for early commencement of wage negotiation with a positive approach.