BSES staffers go on strike, parts of Delhi suffer power cuts

AAP MLA Somnath Bharti, who has been appointed the patron of the union, said the strike was “unwarranted” and he has requested the union to call it off.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 21, 2016 3:48 am

Large parts of south and west Delhi experienced power cuts after a section of BSES employees went on strike Wednesday.

“An unrecognised union has called for a strike and illegal disruption of work today. We have informed the Delhi government about this… we were largely able to ensure smooth power supply to our 38 lakh consumers… a few isolated pockets in west and south Delhi were affected… ,” said a BSES spokesperson.

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AAP MLA Somnath Bharti, who has been appointed the patron of the union, said the strike was “unwarranted” and he has requested the union to call it off. “… Their demands have been forwarded to the CM and meetings have also been held over this… ,” he said. The union has demanded abolition of the contractual employment system. ENS

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