Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal told reporters today that government expects to raise around Rs 20,000 crore from the sale of 10 per cent stake in Coal India (CIL).
     
"We strongly oppose it (stake sale). We may also go on strike," Indian National Mine Workers' Federation Secretary General S Q Zama said. "We will try to meet soon to decide the next course of action," he added.

AITUC President Ramendra Kumar said, "We are opposing Coal India stake sale and other policies relating to coal industry. We will try our best to organise the workers to fight against the policies of the government.”
    
Jibon Roy with All India Coal Workers Federation said that the unions strongly oppose the government's move.
   
However, the workers called it off after two days, as the government assured trade unions that the CIL will not be privatised and the employees' interest will be protected.

 

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