GPL goes on the defence calling the current strike action by unionised workers unfair – 28th Feb 2013
The power company brought out it’s executive management team condemning the strike action by NAACIE.
Brassington said GPL’s financial status and the ability to pay the increase along with the company’s ability to sustain the increases, were some of the reasons why it cannot meet the demands of the workers.
The Company said with the increase in oil prices over the last two years, the company’s fuel bill was some 24 billions dollars for 2012
The company’s CEO, Bharat Dindyal, told reporters that though the strike action is affecting operations, the company is still able to provide a continued supply of electricity to its customers.
Minister of Labour, Nanda Gopaul, has summoned both sides to a meeting on Friday with the intention of brokering a deal.
But while the company maintains it cannot pay the 8 percent increase across the board, its CEO takes home a whopping 2.4 million dollars monthly, which does not include allowances and other benefits.