Opposing Electricity Amendment Bill, Power Employees to Hold National Convention in Delhi

Power sector employees across India have been opposing the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2014 — which seeks to extend privatisation to the distribution of electricity — ever since it was first introduced. Protests began again last year following news reports that the BJP-led NDA government was planning to reintroduce the Bill in Parliament.

Now, unions of electricity employees and engineers from all over the country are coming together in Delhi today to chart out the future course of their resistance against the amendment Bill.

A National Convention is being held in the Capital under the banner of the National Coordination Committee of Electricity Employees and Engineers (NCCOEEE) — a platform of all unions and federations in the power sector with more than 2.5 million members.

Published in News Click, 8th June, 2018