|14 June 2004|
|Ministry of Labour & Employment|
IRON ORE MINING INDUSTRY TO CONTINUE AS PUBLIC UTILITY SERVICE FOR ANOTHER SIX MONTHS
The Iron Ore Mining Industry has been declared a public utility service under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 for another six months with effect from June 18, 2004. The Labour Ministry in a notification issued here said that this has been done as the Central Government considers it necessary to extend the above said period for six months. The Iron Ore Mining Industry was declared a public utility service for six months from December 18, 2003.
The employees in this industry, as a result, would among other things be required to give notice to their employer six weeks in advance of proceeding on strike so that conciliatory proceedings could be started. During the conciliatory proceedings and seven days after their completion, the employees cannot go on strike.