A day after the state government banning the strikes in the energy department, The AP State Power Employees Joint Action Committee (APSPEJAC) has said that they have decided to continue the protests as the managements have failed to resolve the issues raised by them on time.
The JAC chairman P Chandrasekhar, secretary general M Veda Vysa Rao and convenor B Saikrishna on Wednesday said that they were compelled to go into agitation mode as the managements have not responded to their repeated pleas in the last six months. “It was surprising that managements were trying to take the Covid-19 shield to suppress the agitation after ignoring their repeated representations,” they said. They deplored that the managements have not even treated the power employees as Covid-19 warriors despite their heroic work during the virus outbreak. They said that they have lost 65 employees of different cadres due to Covid-19.
They said that genco plants were turned into big liabilities due to wrong policies by the previous governments and APERC, which did not fix the tariff in line with the cost-to-serve.