We Thought You Should Know: As 500 000 Indian workers strike, coal shortage looms

 In one of the biggest directindustrial protests in recent times, over 500 000 coal workers across India went on a five-day strike on Tuesday as negotiations failed. Trade union representative said that talks between the unions and government lasted for several hours on Tuesday, with discussions taking place until midnight, but unions said that the government officials had nothing to offer to reverse the “denationalisation of the coal sector”.

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