“Avoid strikes. Consider the impact of your actions,” UPPCL Chairman

UPPCL appeals for negotiations instead of strikes to resolve employee demands amidst financial crisis.

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The management of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) has appealed to employee unions to avoid going on a planned 72-hour strike and instead engage in negotiations to address their demands. The U.P. Vidyut Karmchari Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti had called for the strike from midnight on March 16 to demand the implementation of the December 3 agreement.

In a statement, UPPCL Chairman M Devraj urged employees to consider the impact of their actions on consumers and energy corporations, and to come to the negotiating table to resolve their issues. Devraj emphasised that the corporation is currently facing a financial crisis, with a monthly cash gap of INR 1,500 crore, which needs to be addressed by increasing revenue recovery.

Devraj also highlighted the corporation’s priorities, which include providing uninterrupted power supply to consumers during the upcoming summer season, maintaining supply during the civic polls, and executing MoUs signed during the recent Global Investors’ Summit. He emphasised that achieving these goals is only possible if employees work diligently and honestly.

Finally, Devraj assured employees that the corporation is always ready to address their legitimate demands and find mutually beneficial solutions through negotiations.

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