Power workers strike hits Jharkhand hard
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Several parts of Jharkhand experienced a blackout as employees went on strike over the Jharkhand State Electricity Board (JSEB) signing a power distribution agreement with two private companies.
Sources claimed that disgruntled employees of the JSEB started switching off power in several parts of the state even as the deal with the Calcutta Electric Supply Company and Tata Power was being inked on Wednesday.
As employees continued to resist the imposition of Essential Services Maintenance Act on them, even Ranchi was not spared of the blackout. The JSEB Officers-Engineers-Employees Coordination Committee, which called the strike, claimed that the deal was made without taking the employees into confidence.
When the issue was raised in the state legislative assembly, CM Arjun Munda accused the employees of not serving a strike notice.
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