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KASSIA asks state govt to help call off DISCOM’s strikes

Updated: Mar 15, 2023 05:40:49pm

KASSIA asks state govt to help call off DISCOM’s strikes

Bengaluru, Mar 15 (KNN) The Karnataka government should hold talks with the employees of KPTCL and ESCOMs, and BMTC and State Transport Corporations and ensure they call off their proposed strike, said Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association (KASSIA).

K.N. Narasimhamurthy, President of KASSIA said that it would grievously harm the working of lakhs of micro and small scale industries of Karnataka.


According to reports, the employees of Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL) and all five Energy supply companies are going on an indefinite strike from March 16, 2023.

“BMTC and State Transport Corporations are going on strike from March 21, 2023 have alarmed the MSEs,” said Murthy.

“We are already reeling under the impact of the Ukraine war, supply-side disruptions, after-effects of the Covid-19, high domestic inflation and global recessionary conditions, and now cannot afford continuous power outages and lack of public transport,” he added.

Murthy further said that thousands of workers rely on public transport to go to work. Also, the factories would have to close down if there is no power and this will affect their bottom-line which is already under stress.

Also, as industries would have set their targets to complete before March 31, 2023 being the financial year end, SMEs will face lot of problems due to these developments.  (KNN Bureau)


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