Concor workers urge Centre to reconsider strategic sale, protests on Thursday

The Concor Employees Union, representing the workers in Container Corporation, has decided to hold nationwide protests against the CCEA approval for strategic disinvestment in Concor along with transfer of management control. Urging the Centre to reconsider the decision, the Concor Union said it will hold nationwide protests on November 28 and will subsequently decide further course of action.

Union’s Joint Secretary Debasis Majumder told that, they will express solidarity with the BPCL employees who are also striking work on the same day.

The union said with the completion of Dedicated Freight Corridors the market value of Concor will increase to one lakh crore because all its container terminals are strategically located in the vicinity of dedicated freight corridors. “The total market share of Concor in multimodal logistic sector is 73 per cent,” Majumder said.

He said the employees built the company with their hard work but in the process of disinvestment and strategic sale, they are being ignored. “As a result, there is fear among employees regarding sudden change of service conditions and ambiguity regarding facilities and their rights,” he said.